WHY GET A BICYCLE FITTING?
Bike fitting has entered public awareness over the last few years. Unfortunately this has led to a few myths surrounding how it should truly be carried out.
Bike fitting has been adopted by many as a means of “prescriptive selling” - measure the feet to sell a shoe, measure the sit bones to sell a saddle, you see where we’re going with this?
Bike fitting’s true meaning should be the removal of a rider’s need to compensate.
At bicycle we have begun to adopt a more holistic and clinical approach to bike fitting - looking at the bigger picture rather than simply adhering to rule of thumb. Our approach is to observe dysfunction within a rider’s interaction with the bike then seek to remove it.
An example of this dysfunction might be to excessively point the toes through the bottom of the stroke as a result of an excessive saddle height or to carry too much weight on the hands because the reach to the handlebars is too far.
Bike fit can be used to overcome a multitude of ailments commonly experienced while out riding. These include but are not limited to : neck and shoulder discomfort, elbow pain, numb hands, low back pain, hip pain, knee pain, muscle cramping,
We are ingraining bike fitting throughout our whole business. With fit influencing the brands we stock so that we can provide our customers with a product that is genuinely suitable for them.
At bicycle we have now adopted a “fit first, buy later” mentality - the adage of our resident fitter James. This attitude puts the rider at the centre of focus, understanding their specific physiological needs and requirements.
Our bike fit sessions are genuinely tailored to the individual. Each client is carefully considered in an interview to gather information on their injury/trauma history, what they’d like to achieve from the fit and any discomforts that may arise on the bike.
Do we discount fit?
No, we do not ever discount our fitting services. A bike fit is not compulsory in order for you to buy a bike from us. We will guide you through a thorough sizing on our bike sizing jig but the only way to be absolutely sure on a good fit is to go through one of our sessions.