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Why Should You Get A Bike Fit?

Jay P Bike Fitter

Riding your bike should be fun.  What is shouldn’t be is painful.  So if your hands or feet fall asleep on a ride, your saddle hurts or your knee aches when you ride you could benefit from a bike fit.  Whether you are a novice cyclist or a veteran racer, a professional bike fit can help you ride more efficiently, faster, and more comfortably.   And we have two expert bike fitters on staff – Jay P and Fitzy – both trained Serotta Certified Professional Fitters.

We specialize in Bio-Dynamic Fitting.  Bio-Dynamic fitting is the process where a cyclist’s personal history and current physical characteristics are closely evaluated by professionally trained fitters to create the best possible riding position for that individual.  We take into consideration the rider’s past injuries, current discomfort on the bike,  lifestyle, athletic experiences, personal cycling goals, and cycling habits. We then combine this information with the quantitative analysis of flexibility and physical characteristics to achieve a true Bio-Dynamic fit.

And we can do fits for both a new bike and an existing bike.   So if you are in the market for that perfect new bike, whether it’s a mountain bike or a road bike, a New Bike Fit can help you determine what bike and brand will be the best fitting.   And if you have a great bike that you love, but you are uncomfortable riding it, we can do an existing bike fit and make changes to your pedals, shoes, stem, handlebars and saddle so that you can ride comfortably.

Check out our Menu of Bike Fits:

Size Cycle Fitting – $185

Our professionally trained, certified fitters evaluate your personal history, current flexibility, cycling experience, and cycling goals to find your most efficient, comfortable, balanced, and powerful cycling position. Average duration: 2-3 hours.

Existing Bike Fitting – $150

We apply all the same principles described in the Size Cycle Fitting with your current bike to put you in the best position possible within the limitations of your existing frame. Average duration: 2-3 hours.

Aerobar Fitting – $50/hour

An effective aerobar position allows you to be aero, reasonably comfortable for the distance desired, and provide good power. In setting up aerobars most athletes have ignored common sense and relied on myth and lore. The effective use of aerobars requires keeping the principles of aerodynamics in mind, but only as they relate to other important aspects of bike set-up. Average duration: 1 hour.

Saddle Adjustment – $15

Looking for the ideal saddle height and fore/aft adjustment? We scientifically put your lower body in the perfect position to optimize power, comfort and efficiency. Average duration: 20 minutes.

Stem Fitting – $50/hour

Does your bike fit great except for the stem? We use the Salsa Size-o-Matic stem to analyze which length and angle will work best for you on your existing bike. Average duration: 1/2 hour – 1 hour.

Cleat Alignment – $50/hour

All bike fitting take into consideration cleat placement on the rider’s shoe. However, many cyclists can benefit further from an analysis of knee tracking patterns. We use a laser level to evaluate the potential cause of knee pain, IT band pain, foot discomfort / numbness, and hip pain. Average duration: 1/2 hour – 1 hour.

What to Bring:

- Cycling Shorts

- Close Fitting Jersey

- Cycling Gloves

- Your Current Cycling Shoes and Pedals

- Water Bottle

And don’t forget that a bike fitting is the perfect time to shop for new pedals, shoes, a saddle or even a new bike.   Call the shop today at 208-787-2453 to schedule your Bike Fit today.

One Response to “Why Should You Get A Bike Fit?”

  1. Richie says:

    Greetings from South African Bikers;thanks for a great blog

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