Is Mac Ride compatible with your bike?
1. WILL MAC RIDE FIT ON ANY BIKE?
Mac Ride will fit on any bike with 1 1/8" steerer tube. Going forward, we aim to have a spacer to fit the new 1 1/4" Overdrive 2 from Giant and a quill stem adapter (from Sept/Oct 2017).
2. WHAT AMOUNT OF SPACE DO I NEED UNDER MY STEM FOR THE MAC RIDE SPACER?
You will need at least a 10mm headset spacer under your stem. This original spacer will be replaced by the Mac Ride spacer bracket. Please check that you have at least 10mm of spacers to enable the Mac Ride spacer to fit.
3. WHICH MOUNTING BRACKET SPACER DOES MY BIKE NEED?
Mac Ride comes with two mounting bracket standard spacers-- 1 1/8". If you do not have a common bike, you will need to purchase different spacers. Which ones? The answer lies in the steerer tube. There are four main steerer tube sizes:
1 1/8" - Threadless steerer tube - the most common - on most modern mountain bikes, most road bikes and many commuter bikes - Mac Ride compatible; 2 provided with a Mac Ride purchase
1 1/4" - Threadless steerer tube - less common, only Giant bikes ~2011-2014 (Overdrive 2) - Mac Ride compatible. Must be purchased online.
1.5" - Threadless steerer tube - less common and being phased out - not compatible with Mac Ride
1" - Quill type stem with threaded steerer tube - not compatible with Mac Ride (until an adapter is for sale, in Sept/Oct 2017)
4. WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM WIDTH FOR MY TOP TUBE AND DOWN TUBE?
Your tubes should be no more than 60mm wide. This will ensure the stirrups have clearance on either side of your bike. Tthe total distance from stirrup to stirrup is 70mm.
5. CAN I USE MAC RIDE WITH A BIKE WITH DROPPED BARS?
Mac Ride is not recommended for bikes with dropped bars.
6. CAN I USE MAC RIDE WITH A BIKE WITH A CANNONDALE LEFTY OR A BRAMPTON FOLDING BIKE?
7. IS MAC RIDE COMPATIBLE WITH A MOPEDS OR ELECTRIC BIKES?
Mac Ride is not suitable for mopeds or electric bikes.
8. IS MAC RIDE COMPATIBLE WITH A CARBON FIBER BIKE?
Yes. As long as the stem, top tube and down tube parts meet the above requirements, carbon fiber bikes are fine, including carbon fiber seat posts.
If you are unsure, you can measure with a rule and/or take a look online at your bike specifications or talk to your bike dealer or local bike shop.