Bike fit

 

Our bike fitting services are available separately as well as being included in our coaching packages.

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Getting the right bike fit is an essential part of getting what you want out of cycling, whether it be performance in a time trial or road race, or simply being able to ride all day in comfort. There is no ‘correct’ bike fit (although there are many incorrect ones!) and it can be an ongoing process to improve your interaction with the bike, especially if you are currently a long way from a good position, and/or if your flexibility needs work to get to the position you would like.

An important part of the process is to understand where on the compromise between comfort, power and aerodynamics you need to be, based on your goals. For a short distance time trial, power and aerodynamics are key, while comfort is only as issue in making your position sustainable for the race duration. For a long sportive in comparison, comfort is the main factor, with power and aerodynamics secondary to this.

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Our bike fit process starts with assessing your flexibility and looking for important issues like leg length discrepancy. We then make sure your cleat setup is correct before getting you onto the bike and making a basic assessment. Getting the saddle position right is the next key step, as it is key to power generation and comfort that you are in the right position relative to the pedals. Once that is correct, we look at the front end of the bike, with the bar height, reach and width all important factors.

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Putting all of this together will give you improved performance and comfort on the bike, helping you to achieve your goals.

 

Bike fit services

 

Road bike fit

  • Fundamental road bike position

  • Physiology and flexibility assessment

  • Cleat position

  • Saddle height and fore-aft position, using static measurements and dynamic video assessment

  • Reach and stack assessment

  • Advice on any specific issues/pain caused by current position

  • Ongoing improvements based on feedback

  • £50

  • Any required parts charged extra at cost

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Time-trial aero bike fit

  • For TT bike or aero-bars on road bike (road bikes are limited in some respects)

  • Physiology and flexibility assessment

  • Cleat position

  • Saddle height and fore-aft position (UCI-compliant or not as required), using static measurements and dynamic video assessment

  • Aero-bar position/angle/width for best power/aero compromise (UCI-compliant or not as required)

  • Advice on any specific issues/pain caused by current position

  • Ongoing improvements based on feedback

  • £100

  • Any required parts charged extra at cost

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