Bike fitting is about properly adjusting the bicycle to the rider so that they can achieve maximum comfort and performance. This allows the rider to train longer and work harder to reach their personal goals.
While most bikes are technically sound, improper positioning on the bike can result in a disappointing ride. Proper fitting ensures maximum comfort and a great ride with superior power. Anything less means riding with sore or numb hands, feet or derriere, with the ultimate result being inefficient performance. Here’s how our products serve as the foundation of a great fit.
Cycling shoes force feet flat, creating undue tension against the natural tilt in the foot of nearly every cyclist. This is frequently the cause of knee and back pain, “hot spots” and power loss.
By creating more clearance between your foot and the crank arm, pedal pacers remedy common problems related to lateral knee rotation.
Our high density plastic shims provide a 3mm rise to correct small differences in leg length that can add up to big problems over the miles.
One of the most important aspects in bike fittings is the tilt and angle of the forefoot. Studies show that 96% of all cyclists are misaligned in their connection to the bicycle, decreasing comfort and efficiency. Of these cyclists, most have what is known as a Forefoot Varus (the inside of the foot tilts upward). This causes a misalignment as soon as you clip into a pedal because the pedal is flat.
To position the cleat correctly and have a comfortable fit, either fore or aft on the pedal spindle, is critical for any kind of endurance-oriented cycling event. When we perform a professional fit, we are positioning the cleats back from where a cyclist typically has been taught to install their cleats from a bike shop. Proper cleat adjustment ensures a more comfortable fit, thus increasing the longevity of a ride.
Correct handlebar adjustment is a crucial part of the bike riding experience, the bike riding life. It doesn’t matter which handlebar style is used, Bike Fit addresses and adjusts the complexities of stem height, reach, bar rotation, lever medial-lateral and lever placement. When these areas are properly working together stress is not put on the wrists, arms, neck and/or back no matter how long the ride is.
No one wants to be in pain during or after their bike ride. No one wants their attention focused on anything other than the ride or the race. The poor fit of the bike’s seat should not take away from the joy of cycling, but it can without a proper bike fitting. Bike Fit takes into consideration the tilt or angle, height, and fore-aft or position fit of the individual’s seat to their individual bike seat. If one of these areas is off, then the seat and the ride not only feels off, the rider will most likely feel pain. Bike Fit customizes the bike to the rider.