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What is a bike fit ? As a professional bicycle fitter, I am questioning myself daily what I can do differently, more or less of to support my clients with best results. I have studied ten protocols of bicycle fit and apply the same amount of any protocol to more than one. 90 days free follow up is in order to allow for the positive or negative adjustment of your body to the new position. While some adjustments may start to benefit right away, others may take as many as 15 to 20 hours of consistent and light to medium efforts to adapt. Just like a coach is looking for your feedback, we too will look for ways and means of improving your results. Bike Fit is an individual or group of ongoing adjustments associated to an individual’s lifestyle, experience, age, flexibility, stability, bicycle geometry, fit and type of riding style.
The following categories are highlighted areas on the bicycle associated to adjustments that can reflect both a good or negative bike fit.
Saddle height - can be started simply by subtracting 100 mm from the inseam measurement. But then where do you measure for the best results ? Where are you supposed to sit ? How do we determine the best solution for a saddle ? We use 6 methods of determining saddle height.
Saddle Fore and Aft - measuring the saddle tip in relationship to the center of bottom bracket designates a value of millimeters used to measure while a bicycle is leveled. Saddle moved in either direction can activate different muscle groups, add or reduce weight from your hands and open or close hip movement.
Hand Position - Handlebars are designed with different reaches, drops and widths. Flexibility, length of ride, position of levers, reach of levers, pitch of levers are just some of the questions asked in relationship to which handlebar and where your hands should be placed.
Foot and Pedal Interface - type of pedal, shoe, insole, movement of lower body, length and width of foot all can play a part of where your contact should be. With your foot locked into place onto the pedal, you are now limiting your lower body for movement. A knee can have as much of 10 kilometers of medial to lateral movement during a 100 km ride.