How do you choose a bike that will fit you properly? “Most novice cyclists buy bikes that are too big for them and that have a seat which is too low,” says Andrew Johnston, a former professional cyclist, author of Holistic Strength Training for Triathlon and owner of Triumph Training in Atlanta, Georgia. “You want to look for a traditional road frame or something geared more towards comfort, such as a ‘hybrid’ bike, and test ride several options before deciding on your purchase,” he explains. Visit a local, reputable bike shop to get expert assistance in picking out your bike. They can also adjust the seat height. Besides comfort, the seat position can prevent injury and pain.