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.
- Past / present / future riding experience and intentions.
- Physical issues / limitations.
- Relevant injury / accident / medical history.
- Current and recurring symptoms of discomfort.
Observe and assess the rider to identify any off-bike issues that may influence the rider's position on the bike, including:
Measure Bike and Cyclist
- The bike's dimensions and configuration
- Body proportions
- Body position on the bike
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.
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.
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.