Custom Bike Fitting
Sizing is the free service that most shops provide to get a person on the right size bike for a test ride or even a purchase. It can certainly vary from shop to shop, but is generally free, and involves saddle height and making sure the rider can safely reach their shifters and brake levers. Sizing would be similar to finding the right size pair of pants. Custom bike fit would be similar to going to a tailor and having your pants hemmed and taken in a bit.
A custom bike fitting is a comprehensive analysis of your position on your bike to determine what changes will allow you to ride faster, more efficiently and with less pain. During a bike fit, there are limitless changes we can make to adapt the bike to your body regardless of your injury. Changing the seat height and handlebar position are only a few of the many ways for getting you riding your bike more comfortably. Whether you have pain in your neck, hands, low back, or knees, a few expert positional changes go a long way.
- Improve overall cycling comfort
- Eliminate bike related pain in any body part
- Improve cycling efficiency
- Improve power
- Improve cycling speed
- Identify areas of inflexibility or weakness that limit cycling
A static bike fit is a fit completed with a rider on a bike. Although there is some movement leading up to the fit, the measurements are made while the rider is in a static position. Traditional instruments like levels, lasers, plumb bobs and angle finders are used to create the optimal fit between rider and their bike. Static fit is a great place to start for minor or quick fit issues. Static fits are limited to 45 minutes.
After conducting a brief flexibility assessment we make the following adjustments during a static fit:
- Seat height
- Seat fore / aft adjustment
- Handlebar reach and height
- Basic cleat adjustment
|Many Stem Sizes||Adustable Salsa Stem||Lots of Handlebars|
Retül technology is the most advanced and precise bike fitting system on the market. The system incorporates 3D motion capture technology, immediate report capability, and millimeter-specific accuracy to provide the industry's most effective dynamic fitting solution.
A rider's position is best measured during dynamic pedaling action. Static measurements fail to give a qualified fitter complete data about how a rider's body reacts and interacts in biomechanical motion. An observer watching a cyclist while pedaling cannot measure lateral, vertical, and horizontal movement simultaneously. By collecting 3D, dynamic data, the Retül system eliminates the guesswork and assumptive nature of fitting, providing the fitter with the information to make the most qualified fitting decisions. The result is that the rider will have a true fit to his or her bike, maximizing efficiency and performance while avoiding discomfort or injury.
Retül does not replace qualified bike fitters. Retül allows the fitter to see data that he or she could not see with a standard fitting system, giving the fitter necessary information to best serve the clientn and provide the most accurate fit information possible. The fitter still has to understand the core aspects of biomechanics and cycling truly maximize the capabilities of Retül. However, the data from the Retül system:
- Provides measurement accuracy and repeatability, rather than using measurements subject to inaccuracy and human error.
- Views the rider in three dimensions rather than two, giving the fitter a broader snapshot of the rider's biomechanics on the bike.
- Allows the fitter to analyze a data set of averaged pedal strokes from the rider, rather than relying on a single frame of video.
- Calculates data reports within a matter of seconds, eliminating manual post-processing and saving time on the overall fit.
- Archives data reports for easy reference, eliminating the need for paper files.
Fittings takes between 45 minutes and 3 hours from the time we get you into the store till you get off your bike with your new fit. Because of the amount of time involved we do request that you schedule an appointment. We are usually booked out about a week at a time. Please keep that in mind while scheduling your fit. We do have the ability to sometimes work outside of store hours. Please visit the link below and we will be in touch with you shortly.