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How to Adjust the Handlebars on a Schwinn Hybrid Bicycle

author image Heather Steele
Heather Steele is a nutritional sciences graduate from the University of Oklahoma. She is a nationally registered dietitian and medically licensed. Steele currently practices dietetics in multiple public school systems promoting healthy eating, exercise and well-being by providing nutrition educations.
How to Adjust the Handlebars on a Schwinn Hybrid Bicycle
Handlebar height is key for a rider's comfort. Photo Credit: Thinkstock/Stockbyte/Getty Images

A hybrid bike contains features of both a mountain and comfort bike allowing the rider to ride on almost any terrain comfortably. A key feature of a hybrid is that handlebars are straight. Due to this style, the handlebars can only be adjust up and down in height. Start with the handlebars at saddle height, then adjust as necessary.

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Step 1

Pull off the protective cap where the stem wedge is located.

Step 2

Loosen the stem bolt with a 6-millimeter Allen wrench by turning the wrench counterclockwise.

Step 3

Raise or lower the handlebars to your appropriate height. .

Step 4

Align the front wheel of the bicycle in the same direction as the center pole on the handlebars.

Step 5

Retighten the bolt turning your Allen wrench clockwise and return the protective cap.

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