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Road Bike Hood Placement

  A well-placed hood on a drop bar gives you at least three useable hand positions; hoods, perches and drops. The hoods are designed to be the place where the majority of your riding happens. From the hood you should be able to easily access the brakes and the shifters. It’s recommended that your bar set up be such that…

Getting that “perfect” fit

The average person can walk into a clothing store and find clothing that fits. The problem is the average person isn’t anyone I know. They are a conglomeration of all of us and in the end, the clothing fits, but it’s not perfect. If you want perfect, you need a tailor. A skilled craftsman that can look at you, at…

Have you met our… BG Fit Technicians?

Red Rock Bicycle Co. is the only shop in Southern Utah that has a dedicated Fit Studio. When we first set up the Red Rock Service Center a few years ago, one of the main goals was to be able to have a space to properly perform bicycle fitting. This goal came to fruition and was our first BG Fit…

Stance Width

The Specialized Fat Boy has really big tires. It’s kind of fun having it in the store because everybody notices it and everybody wants to know about it. 4.6″ tires require some interesting frame specs. The rear end of the frame is way wider, 190mm compared to 135. The front hub is spaced at 135mm versus 100. And the one…

Center of Gravity

“Just get behind your saddle.” How many times have you heard that while your staring down the steepest line you’ve ever considered riding? It’s not necessarily bad advice, but there is a better way. Normally, while you ride, you naturally change the position of your body to accomodate for changing angles and to help you better control your bicycle. When…

The Point of Attachment

One of the most complex parts of fitting a bicycle to a rider is the contact point of the saddle and the sit bones. Not surprisingly, it also is one of the most common inquiries we hear at the shop. What can I do to be comfortable on my saddle or can you help me find a saddle that is…

Single Speeder’s Dilemma

Speaking from my background in bicycle mechanics, the single speed and fixed gear bike is a beautiful design that will never need a revision. The simple concept of one gear only equates to durable reliability. Gears are the solution to changes in elevation and which make for an energy smart system. So why are single speeds still so common? The…

Saddle Position

Uncomfortable Saddle Syndrome is something that almost every cyclist has experienced. Sometimes it’s a cronic issue that due to our own bull-headedness we let go for years. And sometimes, it’s an issue that has to be taken care of immediately. Choosing a saddle is an entirely personal preference, riding style, flexibility, sit bone width, shape and brand. All of these…

The IT Band and Saddle Height

Right Saddle Height = More Might & Less Fight Imagine a guitar string attached to the top of your hip and down slightly below your knee. Extending your leg or standing up would cause the string to pull tight—rubbing tightly on the knee. Lower yourself by bending both knees, and you’d notice this string becoming slack and relaxed, only to…