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How to adjust your playa bike for the best riding position

The correct riding position can make all the difference between enjoying your pedaling time at Burning Man or a painful experience.

This short video shows how to adjust a playa bike for the most comfortable and efficient riding position. The example bike is a beach cruiser (probably the most commonly found bike on the playa) but the recommendations are applicable to all bikes.


  1.  The saddle should be level
  2.  Saddle height adjust so that when your downstroke leg is extended all the way down your knee is just slightly bent.
  3. Handlebars height adjusted to preference and comfort using the stem adjustment.
  4. Handlebar angle adjusted so that wrists are comfortable and not bent.