MTB set up tips
They are three very underrated but very important parts you need to set up right. Your mountain bike’s saddle position, your bar and your brakes. All three parts directly influence your riding performance and safety on your bike. Therefore we wrote this blog post with important mtb set up tips especially for those parts.
Set your saddle position
The first big tip for the saddle is simple but very important: Your saddle should be horizontal.
The second tip is how your seat should be positioned vertically: Saddle position vertically is right, when the knee is in the same position as the center of the pedal. So the knee and the center of the pedal should be one line looking from the side. You can take a bar or something like that and control your vertical line.
And the last tip of the three mtb set up tips for your mountain bike saddle is about the height. The knee should be almost stretched when the pedal is pushed down and heel is on pedal. This is relevant for all enduro mountain biker out there. Also the height is considered right, when the saddle is a little bit below the upper edge hip bone. So when you are standing next to your bike.
Now we are going to talk about mtb set up tips for your bar
The rule of thumb is, the handlebar should show towards your upper body. Depending on if you ride a lot downhill or uphill your upper body position changes. Please adapt the handlebar accordingly.
What to watch out when setting up your brake
Here we have a very simple and powerful rule for you as well: Hand and Wrists should be one line with arms. And the point of pressure of the brake lever should be about 2-3 cm away from the handlebar.
We hope this tips help you with setting up your mountain bike. And do not forget to download our app SAGLY to tune, compare and document your mountain bike settings.