"He has plenty of devices to measure but his mind is the best tool." (customer review)
If you are looking for a fitter with a certain toolset, below is a list of the main fitting tools I have. What I use depends on the situation I am dealing with. Tools help a bike fitter do a good job. The tools and technology don’t do the fitting, they just provide a method to get data which then needs interpretation and application – which is the skill of a bike fitter.
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A mechanically adjustable size cycle for setting up and testing fit positions. Used for all pre-purchase fit sessions, tri bike fitting and some saddle fit sessions.
The stationary trainer supports your bike with you on it during a fit session. The Rock n Roll is the best choice for simulating being on a bike outside, while actually being inside.
For leveling a bike in the stationary trainer, as well as being able to adjust height to simulate climbing.
Your morphology (skeletal proportions) provide important insights into your relationship to a bicycle.
For measuring sit bone width, which is just one of many factors determining a suitable saddle.
Enables fast saddle changes while you are on the bike so you can compare and contrast saddles in quick succession.
For giving visibility into pressure distribution and hot spots on a saddle while you are riding. Useful for helping diagnose and validate saddle discomfort and evaluating changes to saddle position or the saddle itself.
A wide range of saddles for all bike types, any of which can be tested during a fit session or taken for a demo ride. 12 brands and 60 saddles.
Used on your bike for testing out hand positions through quickly changing stem length and angle.
For testing different road bike handlebar widths. This often overlooked factor is game changer for some cyclists.
A precision diagnostic tool for setting cleat rotation to prevent knee issues.
For documenting where your contact points are on the bike frame. Can be used for reassembly of your bike after travel.
A fixed side view video camera and a portable video camera for getting any perspective, which you can view on 32 inch screen in real time. Mostly used for postural coaching and before/after comparison. Can be used for video analysis.
For overlaying joint angle analysis over a video file.
For assessing joint angles and range of motion. Motion capture systems are simply digital measuring sticks that provide data. Although I have the technology and am trained in its use, I rarely use it because I take a more holistic approach of direct observation of functional movement on the bike, instead of looking at angles in isolation.
Simulated wind tunnel for assessing the effect of fit position and postural changes on front area and cda.
Gaming level laptop for its graphics processing capacity for recording and replaying video and running motion capture systems.
32” screen for showing your video feed and pressure map results, as well as keeping you motivated with exciting cycling images!