Comfort, Safety And Efficiency Begin With Fit
How well your bicycle fits you determines a lot. It can mean the difference between comfort and pain, fast and slow, safe and unsafe.
Proper fitting starts with selecting the right size bike frame. Most of our bikes are not one-size-fits-all, but rather, come in different frame measurements to help you obtain the best overall fit. Frame size is usually measured along the length of the seat tube (the tube which supports a bike’s seat and seatpost). While measurement standards vary a bit between different manufacturers, we can help you determine the ideal range of sizes that would offer you your best match to your body type and riding style.
What does body type have to do with fit? Well, have you ever heard someone say, “He’s a tall drink of water” or “She’s all legs”? The point is: Each of us has a different body style. And this has to be taken into account when fitting for a bike.
What Is Body Geometry Master Fitting
The tailored suit of bicycle fitting. Any rider who is looking to ride longer, faster, in greater comfort and with less risk of injury can benefit from a Body Geometry Fitting. During your fitting, your Certified Fit Specialist will learn about how you ride, your cycling goals, and other pertinent information to understand your needs as a rider. Next, we will take you through a 22-step physical assessment to help guide the customization of your bike position. Once on the bicycle, we assess the way that you ride and optimize the position using Retül technology and make it a complete, tailored bike position. In the end, saddle selection and position, shoes, footbeds, cleat position, and handlebar position are all optimized to your body.
What's Your Riding Style?
How does your riding style relate to proper fit? Let’s say you want to cruise the bike paths on a bike that lets you sit upright where you get a good view of the scenery. That calls for a different frame size, bike type and fit approach than, say, a time-trial racer who needs to be positioned for optimum aerodynamics and speed.
Better Bike Parts Can Be Adjusted
Beyond frame size, other components of a bike also contribute greatly to a good fit. Take seats, for instance. What's the best height for your bike seat? How far forward or back of center is your correct seat position? The tilt of the seat is also adjustable. Other factors to know more about include: stem length and height; crankarm length; and, what width and shape of handlebars work best for you. The correct fit on your bicycle is extremely important to us and we know how important it is for you, too! Whether you are a casual rider or just racing a bicycle, fitting is essential for all riders!
If you would like to schedule a fitting with our specialized BG Master Fitter, contact us.
No Matter Where You Bought Your Bike, Great Fit Starts Here
We love helping our customers get the right fit. And if you didn’t buy your bike from us, worry not. Just bring your bike in for a complimentary review of the fit basics so you know what changes, if any, you might want to consider. We look forward to seeing you.