A bike that fits you properly will be more safe, comfortable, efficient and fun.
Whether you're getting your first bicycle, wanting to upgrade to that custom built dream machine, or you just want to ride your current bike more comfortably. Bicycle Sport Shop’s trained fit staff would be happy to take you through the process of a proper bike fit.
We ensure that after your session with one of our bike fitting experts you'll have a clear understanding of how your body works on a bicycle and why a proper fitting bicycle is so important to your riding experience. A bike that fits you correctly will be safer, more comfortable and more fun. Bicycle Sport Shop's ultimate goal is for you to be able to ride longer, with less stress on your body.
We strongly recommend our bike fit service for anyone who suffers from any of the following symptoms:
Numb, tingling or sore hands
Aching lower back
Hot spots on your feet
CHOOSE YOUR FIT
Body Geometry Fit
Body Geometry Fit is the ultimate fit option for anyone looking to improve the quality of their riding experience. Many people think that this advanced fit method is only for the experienced cyclist or racer looking to gain ultimate efficiency from their machine. While the Body Geometry Fit method will certainly do this, it also maximizes comfort while decreasing the potential for injury, making the Body Geometry Fit ideal for all riders.
The Body Geometry Fit process consists of five main parts:
Rider Profile Interview: Every fit, whether for a novice or an experienced cyclist, starts with an interview between the trained Fit Specialist and the rider in order to understand a rider’s injury history, needs and goals.
Physical Assessment: This is the key to the Body Geometry Fit process— allowing a Fit Specialist to develop an accurate picture of a rider’s flexibility and other physical attributes, so they’ll be able to make the proper adjustments to help them be one with their bike.
Side View: Assessed from the side, the goal is to determine the rider’s unique active riding position, that's both powerful and comfortable, through adjustments to seat height, handlebar position, stem length, and cleat placement.
Front View: Unique to the Body Geometry Fit process, this frontal view analysis will optimize the hip, knee, and foot alignment for greater performance and balanced power delivery.
Follow Up: After a week or so, the Fit Specialist will call to ensure that the adjustments were effective and to answer any other questions or concerns the rider may have.
Time: Approximately 2-3 hours
What to bring: Current bike, shoes, pedals, jersey, shorts, gloves, towel, and water bottle.
Our Basic Positional Fit starts with documentation of your current fit. This is followed by a brief interview regarding your cycling history, your cycling goals and any past injuries on and off the bike which may directly affect your flexibility and ultimate comfort on the bike as it relates to the three contact points on the bike: the feet, your rear end and hands.
With this in mind your Basic Fit session will include:
Cleat fore/aft and rotation adjustment which will be at or around neutral to reduce/relieve foot pain or numbness and increase efficiency with correct or improved knee alignment.
Instruction of clipless pedals, if needed, to improve pedal stroke bio-mechanics.
Correct saddle height, fore/aft and angle adjustments to decrease potential for hip/lower back and knee injury or pain. Can help utilize proper muscle groups for improved efficiency, stability and power. Stabilize the hips/sit bones for relief of saddle pressure and pain.
Instruction on neutral spine position to increase comfort, involve proper muscle groups, reduce neck, back, shoulder, and hand related issues.
Stem length/angle to reduce back, shoulder, neck, hand pain, and improve weight distribution for a better handling machine.
Discussion of proper handle bar width and its relation to upper back, elbow and shoulders comfort. Open airways for better breathing and increased lung capacity while improving control/handling of the machine.
Saddle to handle bar drop, reduce fatigue in back, hands, shoulders and neck. Increase aerodynamics and discuss how much is too much.
Handlebar rotation and position set up correctly can reduce pain in hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders.
Discussion of proper technique and posture. Increase aerodynamics, efficiency and your ability to produce power by position. Reduce pain from repetitive motion, gain control of your bicycle and prolong comfort.
Discussion of properly fitting clothing as it relates to comfort and equipment analysis.
Suggest solutions to improve your fit and overall cycling experience.
Time: approximately 1 hour
What to bring: Current bike, shoes, pedals, jersey, shorts, gloves, towel and water bottle.
Three Locations Serving Austin 517 S. Lamar Blvd- 512. 477. 3472 10947 Research Blvd- 512. 345. 7460 9900 W. Parmer Lane- 512. 637. 6890