Bike Fitting Services
Having a proper position on your bike is important for all levels of cyclist. For a novice rider, having your bike adjusted to you ensures maximum comfort and cycling ease. Experienced riders will find that a good fit increases efficiency, power, and comfort. Simply put, cyclists of all levels will reduce their chance of developing cycling-related injuries with a proper fit.
The goal of the bike fit is to ensure the rider is comfortable with hands on the hoods, on the tops, and in the drops. The rider should be efficient while cruising, climbing, sprinting, or descending. The 15-step bike fit will put the rider in a powerful and comfortable position achieving a correct neutral fit that allows the rider to adapt to any terrain he or she encounters.
Fitting a bike begins with the bike being put into a trainer so our bike fitter can observe the position and movements of the rider on the bike. We check to be sure the rider is supported by the saddle and sits squarely so that he or she can achieve balanced power delivery. We will make adjustments to ensure alignment of the hip, knee, and foot throughout the pedal stroke. Finally, we work to achieve a comfortable reach with a slight bend in the elbow and a neutral bend at the wrist. Handlebars need to be the correct width so that the wrists, elbows, and shoulders are in alignment.
Any of the following bike fittings can be done with any bike and any type of rider. It is extremely helpful if you come ready to ride. Bring the shorts and shoes you currently ride in. If you are switching to a new pedal system, be sure to bring the new pedals and shoes.
Bike Sizing — Free with Bike Purchase
The Bike Sizing gives the rider an initial setup of the bike by looking at the three contact points. When the rider leaves the fit room, the saddle will be set at the correct height for proper leg extension, the saddle’s fore and aft position will be adjusted to put the rider’s knee in a neutral position, and rider’s reach and hands will be comfortable. This service is free with every new bike purchase!
Sport Fit — $75
The Sport Fit is a more intensive bike sizing for the rider looking to rider longer and farther. This fit includes all the steps of the regular bike sizing: setting the saddle height, setting the saddle’s fore and aft position, and examining the rider’s reach. In addition, the bike fitter will look at cleat placement, pedal stroke alignment, and saddle support to make the rider as comfortable and efficient as possible.
Racing Fit — $125
The Racing Fit is for the cyclist who is riding competitively and want to maximize the power output and endurance without sacrificing comfort. This fit covers everything done in the Sport Fit but with a stronger emphasis on a lower racing position on the bike.
Tri Fit — $250
The Tri Fit is for the triathlete wanting the best position on the bike to maximize the energy savings of an aerodynamic riding position without giving up comfort or power output. This fit involves everything done in the Sport Fit but with strong emphasis on achieving an aero fit on the bike. The Tri Fit often involves the changing around of stems, spacers, and aerobars on more complicated engineered tri bikes.
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