WHAT CAN I EXPECT? WHAT IS BIKE FIT?
Bike fit is the process of changing a rider’s on-bike position to achieve an amicable interaction between several mechanical variables—all for better comfort, efficiency and rider safety. A proper bike-body integration can completely change your cycling experience.
In order to accomplish your goals of attaining a bike fit, we start with you. Eric will look at your flexibility (or lack thereof), discuss your general off-bike fitness routine, and your life outside of cycling (yes, that’s important).
Eric will then put your bike on a stationary trainer (he dislike them as well) and establish baseline measurements of where your position is currently. This includes exact measurements of important points on the bike, as well as joint angles with you on the bike. Video analysis is also used to help quantify your baseline as well as other objective measurements. By the end, you’ll see a side-by-side analysis to see what changed.
Eric will then utilize your baseline points of data to make recommendations for improved ergonomics. This is where the fun begins.
Eric will make a series of adjustments to the saddle, handlebar, cleat positioning and possibly more to achieve a position that works well. If alterations of equipment is recommended, you’ll be able to trial these pieces before committing to purchase.
That’s it? Well… no. Improving your on-bike experience involves many variables. The fit may feel different in your regular riding environment than on a static trainer. So go ride, take notes, and let’s reassess.
Don’t know what to take notes on or having difficulty quantifying what you're feeling?
Let’s do a "Twëk Rïde." We’ll head out to a local trail (on-road or off-road); Eric will listen to your feedback and make adjustments accordingly. Some of Eric’s best results have come from trailside adjustments.
It is recommended that you take several rides before scheduling a follow-up. That’s also why a "Twëk Rïde" off the trainer is important—it is real-world, immediate feedback.