Bike fitting is not new, a few years ago, being able to reach the floor whilst standing over the bike was acceptable, this is not how it is done anymore, thankfully!
Bike fitting has become an essential for cyclists and Triathletes who have spent money getting their dream bike, only to find that they aren’t getting the most out of it. Triathlon Bike fitting is imperative for those looking to stay in position for endless hours during a race. tri online have BikeFit qualified staff offering some of the best advice around.
Whether you are new to cycling and want to have a comfortable and efficient set up, or you are a seasoned Triathlete looking to achieve an aerodynamic and powerful position and still be able to get off the bike and run, we can offer a fit to suit you.
Every rider is very unique, we ask every client to fill out a pre fit questionnaire giving us previous medical & cycling/triathlon history, as well as any issues or concerns they currently have. Flexibility, age, injuries, goals, body type and many other factors make up the unique Bike fit.
We use a multidimensional approach that looks at every aspect of the cyclist and their connection to their bike. We look at the foot-pedal interface to ensure that your cleats are positioned correctly, rotated to suit your feet or if any cleat wages are required and If the pedals are spaced correctly.
We look at the length of stem, saddle height, fore and aft position of saddle, handlebar position and rotation.
All the time we make these adjustments, we are ultimately looking for you to remain comfortable, whilst some adjustments may feel strange at first, this may well be correcting a problem that you have had for years and are completely unaware of it.
We make use of cleat wedges, shims, insoles and many more tools and tricks that we have tweaked over our bike fitting careers to provide the most comprehensive and effective fitting service.
Whilst Video technology is useful and can allow you, the rider, to see what is happening as we change different positions, it is an enhancement and we are not led by this alone. Taking manual measurements is more accurate and can allow us to identify any issues.