Get a Bike Fit
Wicks believes dialing in your bike fit is one of the most important things you can do to improve your handling and speed. "If you're trying to ride a bike that's too big or too small, it's never going to feel right." A bike that's too big will feel cumbersome through the corners. If it's too small, the bike may feel hard to control, especially at higher speeds. A good bike shop can help you sort out your fit and make the necessary adjustments — such saddle and handlebar position — so that the bike works for you.