How to safely set up your Keiser M3 indoor cycling bike

Welcome to our State of the Art Indoor Cycling Studio! We offer stadium-style seating, MYZONE heart rate monitoring board, towel service and water.  

We will walk you through the proper steps to setting up your Keiser M3.  Our goal is to give you all the information upfront to make your first ride with us a wonderful experience.

Standing next to the bike that you choose, lift your leg to a 90° angle next to the seat.  Your hip should be in line with your seat and placed at the correct letter (i.e., G or K) which is found on the shaft underneath the seat.  Behind the seat is a black knob that you can loosen and put at the height of your hip.  Next, come back around the bike and sit down; this is where you will either "clip in" or put your foot into the cage.  The "clip in" option would be if you have cycling shoes equipped with a cleat on the bottom.  Our bikes support SPD or LOOK clips.  If you will be riding with tennis shoes, you will turn the pedal over to allow your foot to slide into the cage.  The strap to the side is there to either tighten or loosen based on comfort level.   With your hands on the handle bars begin to slowly pedal.  One leg will be at 6 o'clock and the other at a 9 o'clock hour.  Your 6 o'clock leg is very important (for your seat height) and should have a slight bend in your knee.  If your leg is completely straight and you are hyper-extending your leg then your seat is too high.  If no adjustments are needed, next we will determine your 'fore' and 'aft'.  This is essentially your seat going forward and back to which you will understand while sitting on the bike.  Under the seat is a handle that will allow you to push the seat forward or backwards.  This system is determined by numbers opposed to the letters for the seat height.  While on the bike, with your hands on the handle bars and your legs at 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock.  Your 3 o'clock knee should be in line with the thickest part of the ball of your foot on that same leg. IF your knee is behind, right at the ankle, you may want to bring your seat forward a little.  If your knee is behind completely - definitely bring your seat forward. This is important because while riding you will only feel the knees and not the posterior chain. Make any adjustments at this time and get back on the bike.  Get back on the bike and begin pedaling with the handle bar height being your last adjustment.  If you are an experienced rider, you may want your bars lower and beginners a bit higher.  To make any adjustments,  the shaft underneath the bars will be where you would bring them up or down using the numbers that are facing the seat.  When you find the proper position, be sure that all knobs are tightened securely!  You are now ready to kick off an amazing ride with us at CORE!