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DYNAMIC BIKE FIT

HOW IT WORKS!

No Short Cuts • No Cookie Cutters • No One Size Fits All Approach • No Plumb Bobs


Only with us will you find
Retul Motion Capture and Active Saddle Pressure Mapping
wrapped into a comprehensive fit solution in this region.



Time

Our process is comprehensive, requires setup, analysis and implementation. To give you the attention you deserve, expect to spend 2 – 3 hours for a Dynamic Bike Fit. On average, we take between 2.5 – 3 hours. Depending on the individual rider and their equipment, it can take a little more time or a little less. Ask yourself this, do you want QUICK or COMPREHENSIVE?


Detailed Rider History and Goals

  • Rider History
  • Riding Style(s)
  • Goals
  • Reasons for getting a fit
  • Aches, Pains and Discomforts
  • Past history of change to your bike and fit
  • Prior injuries
  • and more…

You deserve to have a fit based on your wants and needs…your individual characteristics. 27% of riders have previous injuries that may affect their fit.


Multi-step Off Bike Physical Assessment

  • Flexibility
  • Range of Motion issues
  • Core and Upper Body Strength
  • Foot Structure
  • Leg Length Differences
  • Pelvic Alignment
  • and more…

You cannot expect the body to assume a position on the bike that it cannot attain off the bike.


Retul Active 3D Motion Capture (Left and Right Sides)

We review both left and right side cycling kinematics of the body while actively riding under a load.

  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Foot
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Stack and Reach
  • and more…

Why do we look at both sides of the body?

Because you have two and they are not a mirror image of each other. Retul 3D Motion Capture Technology has been around for 10+ years and is still the best in the industry. More about the Retul Active 3D Motion Capture Technology


Active Saddle Pressure Mapping

99% of riders who have had our Dynamic Bike Fit process have their saddle issues resolved in a single visit.

Our active saddle pressure mapping shows EXACTLY how your body is interacting with the saddle WHILE RIDING YOUR BIKE

  • Measurement of the pressure distribution in different seating and handle bar positions
  • Comparison of different saddle types
  • Displaying of the results though a color code or a 3-D pressure chart
  • Features to analyze asymmetries and phases of loading.
  • We stock around 300 saddles in the studio for our study.

Why do we obsess with the saddle? It is the number one point of contact for comfort and discomfort.

Why would you not want to have detailed information on how your body interacts with it? We stock more than 250 saddles from a wide variety of manufacturers like Selle Italia, Fizik, Selle Royal, ISM, Cobb, Terry, Serfas, Brooks, Ergon and many more. We work to find the one that works best with you and your riding position.

More about Active Saddle Pressure Technology


Detailed Digital Bike Measurements (Pre and Post)

We feel it is as important to know where we started as it is to know where we finish. It helps build a history that we can use as time passes. If your current position is not working for you, it is a good idea to know the measurements that don’t work for you. Is it not?


Foot/Pedal Evaluation and Adjustments

We review

  • Cleat Position – medial/ lateral, fore/aft and rotation
  • The need for shims and wedges
  • Stance Width of Pedals
  • Insoles
  • Pedal System
  • Cleat Float
  • and more…

We have a plethora of pedal, shoe and foot interface items to help with most any problem including a custom footbed solution.


Bike Adjustments

We look at every aspect of contact on the bike including but not limited to

  • Saddle
  • Bars
  • Stem
  • Hood Position
  • Shoes – Inside and Out
  • Crank Arm length evaluation
  • Pedal System
  • and more…

We have tools that allow us to test many positions during the session including but not limited to bar reach, crank arm length, and saddles. We let you feel what it is like to go through a variety of positional changes on the fly.


Measurement Reports

Detailed report that provides measurements like :

  • Frame Stack and Reach
  • Bar Stack and Reach
  • Grip Reach
  • Saddle Angle, Fore/Aft and Height
  • Arm Pad Stack and Reach for TT/Tri
  • and much more…

This gives us reference points for the future. Many of my clients use these reports to buy/build new bikes or to rent one while on vacation.


In every case, the fit will be as individualized as you are.


Are you ready for a

comprehensive Dynamic Bike Fit?

Schedule a session today!


Previous fits were all about point in time measurements when I was stopped at various positions. This process tracked my motion and was able to identify issues as a result. The saddle pressure measurements were also different from any fit I’ve ever had. The knee pain I was feeling while riding is gone in both knees. I also gained some efficiency and power. Saddle comfort has increased as well. I just know I feel better now when I ride. The process was thorough. Craig had invested in effective technology and knew how to use it.  

Jeff