BikeDynamics Rules of Thumb
Only the very flexible will be able to sustain maximum and minimum hip angles less than 90° and 45° respectively.
Maximum knee angles may be a little lower than on a road bike.
Keep the upper arm to torso angle at approx 90° to 110°.
Don't worry about knee over pedal spindle (KOPS) as it is no longer valid on frames with steeper seat-tubes.
If you buy clip on bars to get more aero than your drops position, you will need to move the saddle forwards.
Tilt the nose of the saddle down slightly.
Single bend extension bars that ensure the wrists are straight are more comfortable, especially for long distances. Double bend or straight extensions look cooler but strain the wrists.
BikeDynamics Writing and Bibliography
You may be interested in some of the contents of the BikeDynamics library, including our new downloadable DIY guide.