Fit Your Bike is a professional bike fitting service that was formed in July 2013 in order to offer a high quality experience to cyclists and triathletes in Essex. Since then Fit Your Bike has expanded to offer a further clinic in Birmingham, and will be moving services to the University of Birmingham when the new sports facility opens approx. June 2016.
Our fitter is a fully qualified physiotherapist who is trained in bike fitting and certified with the HCPC and CSP.
If you want to know more about our clinics then see our locations here.
Why get a bike fit?
A good bike fit is fundamental for injury prevention and optimal performance and comfort.
At Fit Your Bike we use the Retul technology for our fits, as it allows 3D analysis of a rider's position, and objective markers to identify changes should a progressive fit position be required. Retul are the official bike fitting system for Team Sky, Orica Greenedge and many more.
Dynamic fitting is the most realistic
Using motion capture technology, Retül records a rider's position while he or she is in motion; therefore, creating the most realistic picture of the rider's actual pedal strokes and body positions when out on the road and trails. Riding a bike is different than sitting on a bike, and capturing data dynamically presents a clearer and more accurate picture of a rider's movements.
Biomechanics are best assessed in 3D space
Fit data collected in a traditional two-dimensional plane (such as video) is fairly limited because the fitter has to isolate a single view at a time. In order to see how all of the applicable movements of the body are working together, the frontal and sagittal planes of a rider should be viewed as interdependent reference points. Retül's motion sensors simultaneously gather data on multiple angles of the rider in three dimensions so a fitter can not only see measurements such as knee and hip angles, but also lateral knee tracking and hip lateral travel.
Measurement accuracy is vital
Slight inaccuracies (the difference of millimeters) can drastically change a rider's feel after a ride. The Retül system is accurate to within less than a millimeter, creating true objective data which can be utilized by the fitter for the perfect biomechanical fit. Small adjustments can make a big difference in alleviating back, knee or neck pain, and those adjustments will improve a rider's performance. "