Is a professional bike fit worth it?

Is a professional bike fit worth it?

Getting a professional bike fit is one of the most commonly skipped steps when buying a new bike, but it is one of the most important. If you want to ride happily and pain-free for many years and miles to come, do yourself a favor and give yourself the gift of a proper bicycle fit.

What is a professional bike fit?

A pro bicycle fit takes 2-3 hours to complete and often uses an adjustable fit machine to make millimetre by millimetre adjustments. A pro fit starts with a discussion about your cycling goals, then your body will be assessed closely for any anomalies as well as your level of flexibility and strength.

How much is a Retul bike fit?

A Retül fit starts at $350, so it isn’t inexpensive. But compared to a bike that costs several thousand dollars it’s really not crazy.

Do pro cyclists use smaller frames?

In more modern times, pros often use a smaller frame that a similarly sized recreational rider because they want to ride a big drop to the handlebars. As head tubes continue to grow for a given frame size, pros are forced onto smaller frames to maintain their positions.

Why is bike fitting expensive?

“During bike fitting sessions, the optimal cyclist’ position is determined. Finding this optimal cycling position is often a time-consuming and labor-intensive process, i.e., a standard bike fitting procedure takes at least two hours when done by an expert bike fitter.”

How do I know what bike fits me?

Look for listed standover heights, and compare that number to your inseam. The difference between your inseam and the standover height should fall within the target ranges. (For example, if you have a 30” inseam, you’ll want a road bike with a 29” standover height.)

Is Retül any good?

Retul is the most advanced bicycle fitting system available today. The system incorporates an amazingly precise three-dimensional motion capture technology, immediate report capability, and millimeter-specific digitizing tool to provide the most accurate dynamic fitting solution in the industry.

What is Retül fit?

Using 3D motion capture technology, the Retül system accurately measures every degree of movement and millimeter of distance, providing you and the fitter with data to support the choices made during the fit for your cycling equipment and personal riding experience.

How long does a bike fitting take?

Though they range in cost, a quality bike fitting generally comes in around $200 and usually takes no less than two hours.

Does a bike fit make you faster?

Getting a bike fit can feel like an expensive indulgence reserved for pro cyclists. But it isn’t really—good bike fit is just as important an investment as the bike itself, and can not only increase your comfort on the bike, but make you faster and stronger without a single interval or endurance ride.

Should my feet touch the ground on a bike?

The height of your saddle is important for the most comfortable position and safe riding style. When you sit on the saddle, both feet should reach the floor and the balls of your feet should be touching the ground.

What is retul fit?

What is the best system for bike fitting?

There is no “best” system for bike fitting. Technology is a tool to expedite and simplify the fitting process, which does not necessairly provide good outcomes. Nearly 75% of my clients are the product of failed fittings, generated from cutting-edge systems.

How does the bikefit app work?

With the BikeFit App you can complete an entire professional bike fit using only your iPad or iPhone. The Goniometer, self-leveling laser, and Forefoot Measuring Device tools use dynamic video analysis.

Why choose bikefit?

At BikeFit we’re passionate about making cycling enjoyable, whatever bicycle you ride. While most bikes are technically sound, improper positioning on the bike can result in a disappointing ride. Proper fitting ensures maximum comfort and a great ride with superior power.

What is the bikefit foot fit calculator?

The BikeFit Foot Fit Calculator helps you discover how to customize the fit of your bicycle shoes to your pedals. The app walks you through the process of figuring out the ideal pedal to foot connection angle and then recommends a solution to optimize your foot fit.