BIKE FITTING / SETUP
BICYCLE FITTING / SETUP
A correct fitting bicycle is essential for comfort, safety, injury prevention, & peak performance. We use the BikeFit system & tools to get you in the correct position. We also have a CompuTrainer setup to assist in this process, which has the benefit of readout for wattage & pedal torque readings, like Spin Scan.
The usual BikeFit consists of:
- Static (measurements at rest)
- Dynamic (measurements while pedaling)
- Feet - (Shoes) - Pedals
- Pelvis - (Clothing) - Saddle
- Hands - (Gloves) - Bars
The first point of contact is between the Feet (Shoes) & Pedals. Cleat positioning, is the most important part of this step, with wedges & shims enabling the cycling shoe to connect with the pedal naturally. This is included in the Race and Aero BikeFits, although isn't included in the Sport BikeFit.
The second point of contact is between the Pelvis (Clothing) & Saddle. The saddle position is probably the most important part of any BikeFit & can sometimes be the most troublesome. This is where it starts on the Sport BikeFit.
The third point of contact is between the Hands (Gloves) & Handlebars. The position of the bars is probably the most personal in all of the BikeFit process, as there are so many variables to help deliver the best position for comfort & performance. This can be the big difference between a comfortable position and an uncomfortable position. I have always said, that there is no point being aero and racy, if you have to keep sitting up due to being uncomfortable.
BikeFit Items that can be Covered:
- Flexibility Testing
- Cleat & Foot Position
- Static Fit
- Testing & Adjusting
- Dynamic Fit
- Spin Scan
- Power Testing