Lack of power. Overused and/or unbalanced usage of muscle groups. Shooting pain in the neck, back, or shoulders. Inability to run well off the bike. Unbalanced usage of muscle groups. Tingling, numbness, "burning" and chafing. Injury. Or just plain discomfort......
If you've ever ridden a bike continuously more than an hour, you've probably experienced one or more of the above symptoms. For me (Kirk) it was always shooting pain in the left side of the neck, over-used muscles on the R outer hip, and fatigue of the quads. For Charity it was an on-going investigation of figuring out what was causing her knee pain -- saddle height, tilt, fore/aft? Or was it Cleat position?
Perhaps you're a competitive cyclist or triathlete wanting to optimize your power, comfort, and aerodynamics on the bike.
Not sure which crank length is ideal for you? What about Saddle? Handlebar ergonomics? Which aerobar extensions are the most comfortable?
Getting Dialed in on the bike is not as easy as we would all like it to be. Really, Who has the time, $$$, or ability to figure out their absolute most ideal riding position and the components that will accommodate that position?
We use a state-of-the-art Purely Custom Fitting Bike. With the right fitter (Kirk and Charity are F.I.S.T. Certified Fitters), this "fit bike" is capable of determining a rider's IDEAL position, IDEAL saddle choice, IDEAL crank length, and IDEAL Handlebar dimensions, all in just a couple hours' time. While pedaling, adjustments in every dimension can be made, the rider's power output monitored, and their optimal position can be determined.
Planning a new bike purchase? Bike Geometries vary by manufacturer and model of bike -- Don't make the mistake of buying the wrong size or model of bike!
IBB Power-Based Dynamic Bike Fit, aboard our Purely Custom Fit Bike:
A no-limits Bike Fit performed on our state-of-the-art Purely Custom Fit Bike, we leave no stone un-turned in our quest to find your absolute IDEAL position on the bike. In addition to dialing in your position, the Studio Fit also allows us to quickly find the most comfortable Saddle for your rear, the most ergonomic handlebars/aerobars/extensions for your hands and arms, and the most suitable Crank Length for your riding style. Positional changes are made while you pedal. In addition, your Power Output (in Watts) is monitored to find the perfect blend of comfort and power on the bike.
|DIALED IN - greater power output, greater comfort = faster and longer riding|
"Results" (your fit numbers) of your Studio fit can then be "applied" to your existing bike(s). Or, if you are planning a new bike purchase, your fit numbers can be used in determining the model(s) and size(s) that will accommodate your newly found "ideal" riding position (even if it's not a brand/model that we carry!).
Bike Fitters: Kirk and Charity Nelson. In addition to being F.I.S.T. Certified we draw from our combined 20+ years of professional triathlon racing, triathlon/cycling coaching, and bike fitting.
Lastly (important for those of you in the market for a new ride), $200 of the Studio Fit Cost may be applied toward the purchase of a new bike from us -- including both Stock and Custom-Spec Bike Options.
WHAT TO BRING:
Your bike, Riding Shorts, breathable jersey or shirt, cycling shoes with cleats, orthotics, insoles, wedges, and shims you either currently use or have used in the past.
It's OK to "Price" Shop used cars........ But Don't make the mistake of Price Shopping your next Bike Fit!
Nowadays, most shops offer some level of "bike-fitting" as a service, but very few are qualified, and most lack the necessary tools to do a Proper Bike Fit. For some shops, a Bike "Fit" means measuring the rider's top tube stand-over clearance as the end-all-be-all of sizing and fitting the bike. In some cases, we've had customers that actually paid money for a fitting describing this about their experience: pedaled on a trainer for 15 minutes, asked "How do you feel?", told "You look pretty good", not a single adjustment or measurement made, then simply told "go and ride a few weeks, and come back if something hurts". Seriously?
Bikes and cycling gear can be rather expensive. It's time to invest in a Proper fit. We have both the tools and the expertise to get you DIALED IN.
Contact us to schedule a fit or learn more.