How well your bicycle fits you determines a lot. It can mean the difference between comfort and pain, fast and slow, safe and unsafe.
Proper fitting starts with selecting the right size bike frame. Most of our bikes are not one-size-fits-all, but rather, come in different frame measurements to help you obtain the best overall fit. Frame size is usually measured along the length of the seat tube (the tube which supports a bike’s seat and seatpost). While measurement standards vary a bit between different manufacturers, we can help you determine the ideal range of sizes that would offer you your best match to your body type and riding style.
What does body type have to do with fit? Well, have you ever heard someone say, “He’s a tall drink of water” or “She’s all legs”? The point is: Each of us has a different body style. And this has to be taken into account when fitting for a bike.
How does your riding style relate to proper fit? Let’s say you want to cruise the bike paths on a bike that lets you sit upright where you get a good view of the scenery. That calls for a different frame size, bike type and fit approach than, say, a time-trial racer who needs to be positioned for optimum aerodynamics and speed.
Beyond frame size, other components of a bike also contribute greatly to a good fit. Take seats, for instance. What's the best height for your bike seat? How far forward or back of center is your correct seat position? The tilt of the seat is also adjustable. Other factors to know more about include: stem length and height; crankarm length; and, what width and shape of handlebars work best for you.
Our fitting staff, John, Rebecca and Derek combined have over 60 years of "Fit" training and experience.
This team has Fit Certifications in abundence including, "Master BG Fitter"
We have done fittings for National Champions, State Champions and Ironman Triathletes and all 3 of us have personal experience in competitive Road, Mouintain, Track, and Triathlon. Which give us unique insite from a "Fitter" and "Athlete" perspective and giving a higher level of empathy to specific fitting needs.
We offer many levels of "Fittings" dependant on the customers needs and budget.
A very useful (for safety and comfort and particularly useful on a new bike) floor fit consisting of proper saddle height/setback/tilt. With limited use of tools and materials. Usually $30
A more advanced fitment including the above in addition to reach adjustments (stem changes) (bar tilt/lever placement) (cleat adjustments without shims) and limited use of tools and resources. $75
Add cleat alignment and shim placements including insoles with tools related to lower leg analysis. $50 (especially useful for feet soreness, knee pain, power improvement.) This fit cannot be done without the previous advanced Fit.
The ultimate Fitment will include computer video analysis and full use of tools and resources. Approx 3+ hours of analysis and fitment and including all of the previous fitment resources. $375
Call one of us to set up a consultation and appointment for your own personalized bike fit. There is nearly nothing a proper bike fit will not fix. From back pain to saddle pain to neck and shoulder pain to hip and knee pain to foot pain. And not to mention MORE POWER!!! Ride faster and more comfortable... Get a proper bike fit.
E-Mail us for an initial contact and see if a professional "Bike Fitting" will help you be a better cyclist.
We love helping our customers get the right fit. And if you didn’t buy your bike from us, worry not. Just bring your bike in for a complimentary review of the fit basics so you know what changes, if any, you might want to consider. We look forward to seeing you.