Why get a bike fit?
For most of us, it’s about being efficient and comfy on the bike.
How do you achieve that with a bike fit? By getting as balanced as possible on the bike. When I say balanced, I do not mean in a traditional sense i.e not falling off. I mean having your centre of gravity over the centre of the bike. Why is this important? Because it will help alleviate any pressure points and put you in the correct position to pedal more efficiently. Not to mention, more control over your bike.
If you are truly balanced on the bike you will be able to ride on the drops comfortably for long periods of time with the two powerhouse muscles in your legs (quads and hamstrings) working equally together to give you the most efficient and powerful pedalling action.
I offer two levels of bike fit service
Each level is performed on your own bike so please bring your bike, cycling shoes and cycling clothing.
The fits are based at my bike studio at Tri-1st in Birmingham, where I also have a range of products for you to try; including test saddles from ISM (popular in triathlon) and SMP (extremely comfortable).
Approx. 60 mins. £45
Ideal for anyone who has just purchased a new bike and doesn’t know where to start or anyone who needs general guidance of a suitable set-up for their existing bike. I will set you up on your bike and cover all your contact points, starting with your cleat position, saddle height, saddle forward and back position and finally your handlebar reach.
Approx. 2 hours. £90
I also offer a more comprehensive fit where I go into more about you, the cyclist. I like to find out about what kind of cyclist you are, what goals you have and talk you through the whole fit process from fitting your cleats to the kind of riding you do, to adjusting the reach on your bars depending on your flexibility and riding needs to name a few. Expect to do a fair bit of riding in this fit. To determine your ideal position I will use video capture analysis, lasers for tracking and rider feedback.
Midfoot Cleat Fitting
If you’d like to know more about the cost and what’s involved, give me a call on 0121 4720459 or email me.
Poorly fitting shoes are a common problem which I often see during bike fit appointments. Therefore I also offer heat moulded carbon soles to give you that extra bit of comfort and support in your cycling shoes. Please ask for more details during your fit.
Finally, if you’d like to find out more about my thoughts and philosophy on bike fitting, just visit my blog.