Bike Fitting Is An Ongoing Process Where Your Body Will Change And Adapt Over Time.

To ensure maximum benefit we recommend that you ride in your new position for a few weeks and then revisit us for a follow-up.

This helps us to improve your efficiency and power as well as keeping you injury free. Muscular tightness and/or weaknesses can cause sideways and rotating forces that reduce the power you can produce and also increase the stresses on joints. As such, incorrect biomechanics limits your performance potential and increases the likelihood of injury. During a pedalling technique session, we aim to lengthen tight muscles, activate and strengthen weak muscles and then teach you how to integrate it with correct pedalling .

If a rider’s position is incorrect, the body will adapt to try and interact with the contact points. Often this leads to the body making compromises to make the position work (e.g. dropping the heels to extend the knee when the saddle’s too low, flexing the spine to shorten the body on a bike that has too short a cockpit).

Everyday life can cause the body to adapt in sub optimal ways (e.g. extended periods of sitting can cause hip flexors to become short and tight etc.). Adjusting the bike to these adaptations only reinforces these movement patterns and does not challenge the body to change.

A bike fit adjusts the bike’s contact points but is only 50% of the puzzle as it doesn’t alter the learnt movement patterns that have been ingrained over many thousands of pedal revolutions. The body will adapt to new demands that are placed on it, therefore subjecting the body to specific exercises will force it to adapt to more biomechanically efficient movements, increasing power and efficiency while reducing injury risk. This is where a Via Fit session steps in.

Why Get A Bike Fit?
Far too often shops try to force round pegs into square holes. As such, it’s the rider who is expected to accommodate to the bike. The whole point of bike fitting is to flip that on its head – we get the bike to fit you. To do that we need to understand you, your body, your cycling history and your cycling goals. We also understand that the body does not exist in a vacuum – it’s a dynamic thing and you will gain and/or lose weight, fitness, core strength and flexibility over time. So a bike fitting needs to understand that your position may also evolve over time.

Via Fit

We recommend a Via Fit if you are:

  • Experiencing pain or discomfort on your existing bike
  • Riding or purchasing a new bike and have never been fit
  • Wanting to improve efficiency + power output
  • Wanting to prevent an injury
  • Recovering from a recent or long-term injury

During your fit, we will:

  • Rider Interview: Discuss your injury history, physical complaints while riding, riding experience and goals.
  • Measurement: We measure your current position to know where we started and record the body angles, posture and pedalling technique.
  • Postural & Movement Assessment: Iidentify any tightness, weaknesses and structural asymmetries. This may highlight further areas that can be improved with dedicated physiotherapy, pedalling technique or cycling strength and conditioning sessions.
  • Additional Positions: Assess and adjust the cleat position, footbeds, shoes size and shape, saddle position, handlebar and grip position.
  • Record Results: When the fitting is finished, the final position is recorded and a PDF document with the measurements is produced for you to keep.
  • Adjustments & Advice: If you need to change your bars, stem, seatpost, saddle or any other components to achieve the perfect position we will advise on the most suitable options, and keep a wide range in stock to suit all budgets. There’s no hard sell, we tell you what size you need, and our workshop can fit the parts if you choose to buy them from us.
  • Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
  • Cost: $200

To schedule your fit, call 970.930.1842