FITTING PROCESS

A bike fit moves through a process of information gathering, measuring, observing and assessing, followed by adjustments to the bike. The rider provides critical insight and important feedback during the process.

Studio Tour

bike fitting interview

Cyclist Interview

  • Past / present / future riding experience and intentions.
  • Physical issues / limitations.
  • Relevant injury / accident / medical history.
  • Current and recurring symptoms of discomfort.
bike fitting interview

Physical Assessment

Observe and assess the rider to identify any off-bike issues that may influence the rider's position on the bike, including:

  • posture
  • mobility
  • stability
meauring the top tube length of a bicycle

Measure Bike and Cyclist

  • The bike's dimensions and configuration
  • Body proportions
  • Body position on the bike
KOP plumb bob

Observe and Assess

  • You riding your bike on a stationery trainer, including on the bike measurements.
  • Video capture may be used for further analysis and before / after comparisons. This now includes the option for a LIVE FEED so you can see yourself riding, while you are riding.
  • Determine cause and effect relationships and potential adjustments.
bike fitting seat adjustment

Adjustments and Recommendations

  • Discuss the measurements and observations with the rider.
  • Adjustments may be made to cleat position, seat height, angle or location, handlebar height and reach, position of controls.
  • Recommendations may be made regarding changes to the seat, seatpost, handlebar, stem, and cycling shoes.
measure handlebar width

Documentation, Action Plan and Follow-up

  • Adjustments and final bike set up are recorded.
  • Further recommendations are provided, as relevant.
  • Dialogue is maintained through follow up to get your feedback and refine the fit as needed.