Bike fit

Bike fit

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Our System
Our fit system has been crafted without the influence from any cycling manufacturer. Unlike many 
bike fit protocols out there formed by brands to assist in the selling process of their products - we 
are able to hand-pick products that best solve a riders discomfort regardless of brand.  
We offer two levels of bike fit. Both of which start with the same comprehensive questionnaire to 
help our fitter best advice you. Upon review of the questionnaire we may contact you prior to the fit
and suggest you choose a different appointment session. 
 
Basic Bike Fit
Our Basic Bike Fit is for anyone  who rides a bike. It pains us to be out on a bike ride and see 
someone who hasn’t got “the basics” right and looks to be in pain as a result! Cycling should not 
be painful - this session will involve the following:
 
● Seat height - the most common bike setup failure. 
● Handlebar height and reach.  
● Brake lever, gear shifter and grip alignment
The basics will also quickly discuss:
● Cleat set-up.
● The benefits of the Advanced fit.
● Suggestions for products and exercises that may further increase your cycling enjoyment. 
 
Advanced Fit
Our Advanced Fit starts with an in-depth look at your flexibility, functionality and strength off-the-
bike. We can then take this information to inform set-up choices and determine if your cycling 
posture is suited to your bike. 
Our physical assessment allows us to determine:
 
● Lower limb alignment and functionality
● Trunk stability and spinal flexibility
● Foot structure 
● Shoulder and neck range of motion
● Skeletal and functional asymmetries 
Position analysis 
 
Using information gathered from the pre-fit questionnaire and the physical assessment  we then 
assess your position on your bike and decide if this matches what we’d expect to see. 
We can then adjust your bike’s contact points and suggest products or exercises that will improve 
your body to bike relationship. 
 
This often includes :
● Demonstration and recommendation of different saddles
● Demonstration and recommendation of a different stem and/or handlebar 
● Adjustments to existing equipment 
○ Rotation of handlebars and brake levers
○ Adjustment of headset spacers, changes to the angle of the stem
○ Changes to the height,  fore-aft  and angle of the saddle. 
● Recommendations and customisation of the foot-pedal interface 
○ Advice and customisation of insoles and arch support
○ Cleat positioning  
○ Stance width 
○ Leg length shims.
● Recommendations to seek further guidance from a medical practitioner 
● Recommendations of flexibility and strengthening exercises that can help you achieve your 
desired cycling posture. 
 
Our fitter
Jon is hugely passionate about bikes, biomechanics and physiology.  He has experience using a 
wide variety of biomechanical and physiological testing procedures and equipment from his time 
studying Sport and Exercise Science BSc, as well as an internship shadowing some of the top 
coaches and scientists in the world at Aspire Academy in Doha, Qatar.  During his studies he 
focused on researching how the human body interacts with the bike and many of these finding 
have influenced his fitting philosophies.  
After graduating university he went on to study the BIKE FIT, Specialized Body Geometry Fit and 
Retul bike fitting processes and worked as a bike fitter in Vancouver using the Retul motion 
capture system.  After leaving Vancouver he then cycled his bike down the west coast of America 
to Mexico before flying back to England. He’s put many miles on many different types of bikes. 
Along the way he has had to deal with many personal injuries and limitations to his own fit 
position. This may be his biggest strength - the ability to understand and empathise the needs of 
every type of cyclist. 
 
 
Technology
“It was one thing to use computers as a tool, quite another to let them do your thinking for you.” 
During the advanced fit we use technology to inform our decisions but computers cannot fit 
people. No two humans are the same and the billions of variants are impossible to program a 
computer to account for.  
We keep our technology simple and only their to assist in the fitting process.  The goal of the bike 
fit is  qualitative not quantitative. So we use : 
● Video analysis to enhance our own vision and demonstrate changes.
● Lasers to allow the human eye to visualize alignment.
● Electronic forms to record and store information that we can access whenever from 
wherever. 
 
Dimensions and Follow-up
The electronic copy of your bike set up dimensions will be provided once a we have settled on a 
position that we are happy with. All the additional data from your fit can be sent to you upon your 
request. ​
Following on from the fit you can then communicate with our fitter via email to provide feedback 
and ask questions regarding your set-up. 
Our fitter will schedule a follow-up session either in the fit studio, over the phone or preferably... 
on a bike ride!  We can then make adjustments based on the feedback. 
Advanced Fit - Additional bike 
Following on from the advanced fit session you may also wish to have your position analysed on a
different bike.   
 
We can use the information gathered from your initial fit session to influence the set-up of your 
other bike. 
This maybe a winter bike, CX bike or gravel bike or it could a completely different style of bike 
such as a TT , triathlon, mountain or touring bike. 
Note that we can only do this within 6 weeks of the initial fitting. After that it suggested that we 
repeat the whole process again as your bodies functionality is likely to of changed. 
 
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