Quick Haul Tips for Shorter Riders
Since we wanted the Quick Haul to be shared with your family (and that one friend who has been asking for a test ride), we designed it to accommodate riders of different body lengths. The Quick Haul has an adjustable seatpost and stem, and its low standover (490 mm / 19”) makes it a great bike for shorter riders.
However, some might still have difficulty finding their most comfortable riding position and balance. Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you consider yourself a smaller rider.
- Install a shorter seatpost
- Adjust your saddle position
- Adjust your Speedlifter stem
- Mind the weight distribution on your bike
1. Install a shorter seatpost
The Quick Haul is equipped with a 450 mm long standard seatpost and fits riders between 160 and 195 cm (5’3” - 6’5”). If you are shorter than 160 cm/5’3”, we recommend you switch to a 350 mm seatpost instead, which you can easily get from your dealer. This seatpost is suited for riders between 145 and 180 cm (4’9” - 5’11”) and may help you find that cozy riding position—not too upright, and not too relaxed.
2. Adjust your saddle position
Did you know that you could move your saddle forward, and even tilt it up or down? We’ve already prepared an article about how you can properly adjust your saddle, and how important it is to have the most comfortable riding position.
3. Adjust your Speedlifter stem
After adjusting your saddle a bit, you can try to set the Speedlifter stem to its lowest position and see how that goes. The Quick Haul should feel like your favorite trekking bike, meaning that it's not meant to give you an upright riding position. Or you could ask your dealer to help you change the stem and adjust its length as well.
4. Mind the weight distribution on your bike
Most riders—so not everyone—can comfortably carry up to 80% of their body weight. When you’re about to carry a passenger or haul some stuff, please be sure that the weight is not too heavy for you. If you are uncertain about what cargo weight you can safely carry, you could practice by starting with your daily shopping. Build your confidence at your own pace by gradually increasing the cargo weight, and practice riding around a quiet area. Check out our article with essential tips to keep yourself safe on the road.