We believe your correct Bike Fit position is as important as the kit you buy to ride, and that your Fit results and riding style should inform your bike choice and set-up – not the other way around.
Fitting is for everyone, not just the enthusiast and pro-racer –
We have fitted all sorts of people, from a family of four doing the End to End, competing Cat 2 Racers and Triathletes, several one legged people, and many a person with a back or knee complaint
If you are uncomfortable on your bike you will cycle less, likely aggravate any existing injuries / conditions, and possibly cause injury. All these things mean time off your bike to recover – and will probably only recur when you start cycling again.
What is Bike-fitting – and what do we do?
Bike fitting, in essence, is a process where a person is assessed for Bio-mechanics (Body shape, flexibility and fitness), and a bike is then altered, or chosen and customised to fit. There is far more to it than this of course – and the skills of the Fitter and the tools at their disposal are crucial to a correct assessment.
At Cycle–ops we have been fitting people for many years, and back in 2011 took this further to upgrade and benchmark our fitting services.
To ensure our Fitting Services meet the highest standards we have a state of the art studio – fitted with a Seastrom SizeCycle for precise positional adjustment, including real-time pedaling analysis, and all the other tools we need to provide a comfortable, professional service and the best outcomes for our customers.
We also use Dartfish Motion Analysis to measure your body metrics while in motion – all recorded on Dartfish TV for analysis during the session, and for future reference. This is a critically important tool – allowing us to see your body moving in real time, and slo-mo as well. This is great for assessing both muscle group activation and pelvic rotation.
The studio though is only the start; From experience we understand that the training and skill of the bike fitter is most important, and that technology is a tool to assist – not the be-all and end-all.
Our Lead Bike Fit Consultant, Paul, has been trained by the fit experts at CycleFit in London, and is a regular attendee at the International Cyclefit Symposium – where he keeps up-to-date with the latest thinking and techniques in the field.