What is RAAD?
As we’ve been learning, the most important measurement, from a MTB and BMX shredding perspective, is the length of your bike’s rider area. The ideal Rider Area Distance (RAD) gives you both control and power.
If you’re on the correct size frame with a proper rider area (usually created with a short stem), your bike should feel great.
To dial in your cockpit for your riding style, we need to go beyond RAD … to RAAD.
Rider Area Angle in Degrees (RAAD)
RAAD is the angle of your rider area compared with the ground.
This angle correlates with the style of riding your bike is intended for.