Le Col
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 12:52

The Full Works

We offer a range of service packages, with fast turnaround.

The Full Works is our General Service but your bicycle will be fully stripped and includes deep clean of frame, forks and components

- it is typically recommended every 12 months.

The Full Works package is the ultimate overhaul - ideal for that once a year pampering before the bike is put away for the end of the season, or to thoroughly deep clean a bike that's maybe been neglected a bit.

*Please note service prices are exclusive of parts

Drivetrain checked for wear
Brake pads checked for wear
Tyres checked for wear
Rims checked for wear
Frame and fork alignment checked
Frame and fork cleaned & polished
Wheels trued
Gears adjusted
Brakes adjusted
Headset checked and adjusted
Seatpost removed, cleaned and greased
All bolts torqued to manufacturer's settings
Bottom bracket removed and degreased
Drivetrain degreased and re-lubricated
Headset serviced
Hubs serviced
Frame and fork polished

Book Now £155

Published in Workshop
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 15:21

The General

We offer a range of service packages, with fast turnaround.

The General is our most popular option - an interim service for a busy bike - and is typically recommended every 6-12 months. Includes deep clean of frame, forks and components

*Please note service prices are exclusive of parts

Drivetrain checked for wear
Brake pads checked for wear
Tyres checked for wear
Rims checked for wear
Frame and fork alignment checked
Frame and fork cleaned & polished
Wheels trued
Gears adjusted
Brakes adjusted
Headset checked and adjusted
Seatpost removed, cleaned and greased
All bolts torqued to manufacturer's settings

 

Book Now £95

Published in Workshop
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 09:19

Foot Consultation

Foot Consultation


Bicycle Sidas Custom Insoles

Improve Performance, Increase Comfort and Reduce Injury

Our custom insoles help individuals from elite athletes to recreational sportsmen and sportswomen.

Custom insoles and orthotics have been widely used to treat foot, ankle and lower leg problems and injuries for years.

Increasingly, custom insoles have become standard equipment for elite athletes including runners, football, rugby, tennis, hockey players, cyclists and more.

If you are injured or recovering from an injury Bicycle Sidas Custom Insoles can help with: plantar fasciitis, achilles-tendon pain, knee pain, and hip and lower back pain as well as many more foot and body alignment issues.


The Foundations for Alignment and MovementFoot Consultation

A foot with poor support is like a building with poor foundations. The lack of support can lead to problems not only in the foot itself, but also in the rest of the body such as the knee, hip, back, etc

The sole of the foot is the primary method of supporting and propelling the body. Ensuring it is correctly supported is critical to improving performance, increasing comfort and reducing the risk of injury.


FORCES AND INJURY

Activities such as walking, running, skiing, tennis, football, etc. subject the body’s musculoskeletal system to forces both external (ground reaction forces/gravity etc.) and internal (muscle and joint reaction forces). The body is usually well adapted to cope but key issues may develop:

1. When these forces increase beyond the normal range the joint/body can physically manage, the joint/body becomes overloaded, leading to injury (strains etc.).
2. Issues of mobility, strength, and any structural abnormalities and the type and frequency of activity can exaggerate the forces, either leading to increased risk of injury.
3. Injury may be immediate or progressive over time i.e. bunions are caused by overloading joints in the feet over many years, not just tight shoes.

Foot Consultation 


THE SOLUTION

Good foundations improve performance, increase comfort and reduce injury.

Custom Insoles and orthotics have been proven to reduce and/or modify the forces on the body allowing it to function within a (more) normal range, thus reducing injury potential and improving performance.

The additional energy used to counter the excessive forces also results in the onset of early fatigue, hence less energy is available to perform your chosen activity.

Please note any orthotics/insoles or wedges needed to complete the fit are an additional cost.

 

 

Published in Bicycle Fitting
Monday, 02 October 2017 18:21

Bicycle fitting

WHY GET A BICYCLE FITTING?

Bike fitting at Bicycle
 
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. 
Published in Bicycle Fitting

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