Improve your ride (part 3)

Road bike fitting

Bicycle riders come in many different shapes and sizes, yet the manufacturers make us believe that the four or five frame sizes they produce are supposed to fit all. Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large – often this is all we are left to chose from when buying a bike. Yet, there are many other factors which will affect the bonding between bike and rider.

Stem length, bar width, seat height and position, seat shape, crank length – all of these can be adjusted to make you more comfortable and help you deliver more power through the pedals.

An incorrect bike fit reduces the comfort and power delivery. This will also reduce the endurance and over time can result in injuries.

The bike fits we offer can be adjusted for speed, comfrot or endurance. A road bike fit usually takes about two hours. We do not use computerised systems as they don’t always produce the desired result, since every rider is different and every fit is individual. The bike fit is based on our experience with thousands of cyclists and consists of active itneraction between you and the bike fitter.

We also have an extensive saddle library and are confident that we can find the right one to make you comfortable. We also offer shoe fitting (Lake shoes only) and custom foot beds to suit any type of road cycling shoe.

We find that often the changes to the bike geometry may be too big and it will take some time for your body to adjust. This is why we will ask you to come back after a certain time so we can check and micro-adjust your position for the optimal result.

If you would like to book a bike fitting session with us, feel free to use our booking form here.

Looking forward to seeing you in our workshop.