We believe your correct Bike Fit position is as important as the bike you 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 to bikes since 2009….
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.