This page provides the ebook. If you want the print book, please order it directly from Amazon.
Dialed helps you select and set up your mountain bike to fit your body and riding style.
- Ride your best.
- Save money by buying smart.
- Reduce injuries.
- Maximize fun.
Dialed was created by world renowned mountain bike instructor Lee McCormack of Lee Likes Bikes. Lee has written 10 books on mountain biking and taught thousands of riders of all levels and styles.
Dialed includes a free month and half of ensuing months at the Lee Likes Bikes Online MTB School. There you will access the RideLogic online bike setup calculator, LLBMTB riding school and more.
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
Formats: Ebook (non-printable PDF) and print book (available directly from Amazon)
Why are we here?
We’ve long had methods to set up bikes for riding in the saddle. If you enjoy road, dirt roads and non-technical trails, these systems work well.
Until now, we haven’t had a way to set up bikes for shredding. The Dialed — powered by the RideLogic bike setup system — is for riders who want to float up ledges, carve corners, pump rocks, float drops, boost jumps and do other fun things.
If all of your riding is non-technical, this isn’t for you.
If you want to rip up and down technical terrain: This is for you. Give the RideLogic approach a try. Adjust as needed. Have fun.
Table of Contents
Why are we here?
Can we agree on these ideas?
Join us online
Rider Area Distance (RAD)
Finding your ideal bike RAD
Rider Height/Bike RAD table
Finding your RAD with RipRow
How to measure your bike’s RAD
RideLogic On-Bike RAD Check
How to adjust your RAD
Rider Area Angle in Degrees (RAAD)
RAAD and riding style
The arc of awesomeness
What RAAD is best for you?
RAD, RAAD, Reach and Stack Table
Steering/Hands Offset (SHO)
What is SHO?
What does SHO mean?
How can you adjust SHO?
How does SHO affect your bike choice and setup?
How to measure SHO
Are your bars the correct width for you?
It’s all about the elbows
Calculating your sweet spot handlebar width
Rider height/handlebar width chart
Dialing in your handlebar width
Adjust your grip width for different situations
How much sweep do handlebars usually have?
Consider your handlebar sweep
How low can you get your bars?
Estimated stem/bar rises for various setups
Handlebar <> saddle position
How high should my bars be relative to my saddle?
Pick the perfect frame for you
Quickie way to choose a bike size
Rider Heights and Bike Reaches Table
Calculate your next bike (average proportions)
Calculate your next bike (special proportions)
Making your bike fit you
And let’s not forget …
Position your saddle for comfort and power
Find your ideal crank length
Dial in your controls
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“Thank you so much for the work you’ve put in to the Dialed book. I have struggled for years trying to “dial” my bikes in. This book is a game changer for me.
“I’m also using the advice to fit my kids to their bikes. It’s been great!”
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World-champion support for Dialed approach:
Q: Shouldn’t we be measuring bikes in a different way? For instance from pedals to grips?
A: Thats how Sam Hill measures his bike, he gets on any bike, no point telling him any numbers, he just gets a tape measure and measures feet to bars, and if it makes sense, then he’s happy, and away he goes. I do think that’s the only true measurement you can work off.
– Ali Beckett, mountain bike designer, the man behind Sam’s Nukeproof Mega