What should I bring to the fit session?
During a fit session you will pedal your bike, so wear your cycling clothing. Cycling Shoes are an important part of the fit process. Please make sure they are clean and dry as this makes the cleat wedge assessment easier and more accurate. If you have old worn out cycling shoes I might recommend purchasing a new pair prior to being fit.
Please also ensure that your bike is clean and is in good working order.
How long does a bike fit session take?
It is often hard to put an exact time on a fit session. Everyone is unique. Some people need a lot of adjustment and others are close but may require more minor changes.
You should be prepared for a 2-hour session.
How much does a bike fit cost?
For current pricing please visit the Pricing & Details page.
What times are available to schedule a bike fit session?
What does the 2-hour fit session include?
During the 2-hour session we will start with a short interview to gather information about the rider’s history. Following that we begin with assessing saddle height, saddle fore/aft, cockpit length, handlebar drop and rotation. Also a front on pedal stoke evaluation will be performed in order to asses if any cleat adjustment are needed including varus (inside) or valgus (outside) wedging.
If any follow up visits are needed for minor adjustments they are free of charge.
All customers receive a complimentary pair of Smartwool cycling socks.
Why is bike fit important, how does it help a cyclist?
The benefits to having a bike fit are more power, more efficiency, and more comfort while preventing injuries and performing up to your potential. All this will ultimately lead to you having more fun on your bike!
What are the consequences of not getting a bike properly fit to you?
80 to 90% of all cyclists have some kind of misaligned foot–pedal set up. This can often lead to some kind of overuse injury or discomfort on the bike. When discomfort sets in the motivation to ride lessens, until eventually you don’t ride your bike anymore. That is no good! A bike fit will keep you happy in the saddle and hopefully prevent any bike related injury.
Is bike fit important regardless of the type of rider you are (commuter, mountain bike, advanced road cyclist)
Yes, bike fit is for everyone at all levels. At one time bike fitting was a service only widely used by pro riders. Pro riders have years of experience and an enormous amount of resources available to them. With the recent growth in cycling many people are just getting into the sport and they do need help with taking the guesswork out of “How should I be set up?”
What is the most important part or step in the bike fit process?
There are many important aspects of the bike fit process but the key areas that we want to look at are the 5 contact points on the body to the bike. This includes 1 saddle, 2 grips on the handle bar and 2 pedals to which the feet attach. If something is not right with one contact point it can have a negative impact on the feel of the bike and the riding experience.
For those who can't get out to a specialist what are a few things they can be done at home themselves to help the fit?
Without doing myself out of a job my advice is to not be scared of trying to make minor adjustments to your bike. Most cyclists own an allen key. If your seat feels too high or low, then it probably is. Take an allen key and lower or raise your seat to a more desirable height. This adjustment can be done easily and can often have positive results. Simply put, if something feels uncomfortable on the bike, change it.
NOTE: If you have little experience working on bikes and you are a novice rider I strongly recommend that you go to your local bike shop and ask for assistance with any adjustment to your bike. Or, better yet, get a bike fit!