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-Elbows relaxed, bend at about 90 degrees. -Grip the bar firmly, but not too hard. If you see white knuckles, then you are gripping too tight. -Keep your back straight, at about 45 degrees from the ground surface. -Try to "stand" on the pedals. You still sit on the seat, but you don't place all your weight on it. -When not pedalling, always keep your pedals level. Others added: email@example.com -You may want to add that your grips should be about shoulder length apart, but that would only really affect small/large people. -You could mention that you can (or may have to) ride with pedals vertical (&/or with one foot loose) in tight turns. firstname.lastname@example.org Many people spin their pedals slower than is optimum. Faster feet in a lower gear will often give you more speed and less fatigue, although it can take some time to get used to spinning your legs ar 90+ rpm.