Stages Bike - StagesBike SB20 User Guide

Height, Stack and Angle

Before setting the stack, reach and angle on your StagesBike, determine the best clamp position for your handlebars.

Road bike with dotted lines indicating reach distance and stack height.

A Handlebar Reach
B Handlebar Stack

Stack (Height)

Handlebar stack height is the vertical distance the center of the bottom bracket to the center of the top of the handlebars.

  • If you know your handlebar stack height, use the laser-etched numbers on the handlebar height slider to set your bar height.
  • If you do not already know your handlebar stack height, begin by setting the bars level with the saddle and adjusting up or down for your desired comfort. Any adjustments from this neutral position should be small and incremental. Make sure you are able to move comfortably between the top of the bars and the drops.

To adjust the handlebar height, rotate the adjustment knob counter clockwise to loosen. Turn the knob clockwise to secure the handlebar slider at your desired height.
Handlebar assembly with adjustment knob located on the front of the headtube.

Reach (Distance from Saddle)

Reach is the horizontal distance from the center of the bottom bracket to the center of top of the handlebars.

  • If you know your handlebar reach: Use a measuring tape to find the same distance on the StagesBike, measuring from the center of the saddle to the center of the top of the handlebars.
  • If you do not already know your reach: Adjust the handlebar slider to a position in which your arms are at a 90° angle from your torso, wrists are straight and elbows can be slightly bent.

Use the lever located on the underside of the handlebar slider to adjust the distance from the saddle to the handlebars.

Lever loosens and tightens position with counterclockwise and clockwise rotation

  1. Pull the lever down and turn counter-clockwise to loosen.
  2. Push the adjustment bar forward or back to the desired reach distance.
  3. Turn the lever clockwise to secure.


Adjust the angle of your bars only after setting your saddle position, installing pedals, and setting the distance and height of the bars. To adjust the angle of your bars, loosen the stem plate bolts and adjust the bars so that:

  • The handlebars are parallel to the ground or angled slightly upward so your hands feel comfortable on both the hoods and the drops.
  • Wrists are straight.
  • You can easily pull the brake lever.
    Rider with their shoulders and arms at a 90-degree angle.