Bike fitting and Sizing? We can help you.
It's no secret.... If your bike doesn’t fit you, it’ll never feel right.
We offer a range of bike fitting options both in store and externally by appointment. We utilise the contract services of Peter Spencer of Gold Coast Bike Fit for all of our premium fitting services, which are provided after hours in our West End boutique.
Peter is a very experienced and respected Independent Provider of Bike Fitting services, with a core focus on injury management and rehabilitation, a truly holistic approach to bike fitting.
THE 4 STEPS OF FITTING
Think of it this way - It all starts at your feet. The second most common complaint we hear from customers is around numb feet. For some reason, the average cyclist has a belief that it's normal for your feet to be numb, or for you to experience pins and needles. Spoiler Alert.... It's not normal.
Ensuring correct shoe fitment and cleat placement is key to your fit.
SADDLE SIZE & POSITION
Hands down, the most common complaint we have from cyclists is numb genitals. Spoiler Alert.... It's not normal and it's extremely unhealthy.
Without first getting your feet powering the bike properly, we cannot even starting looking at pelvic position. If you imagine the pelvis as a toppled-pyramid, you would understand that it's wide at the base and narrow at the tip. As you rotate further forwards on your bike - often seen on road bikes - you require a narrower saddle for your pelvic arch to sit on. However, on a touring bike or city bike, with a more upright position you would seek more contact on the larger and wider part of your pelvic bones. There are many other factors, such as "Hip-Open" and "Hip-Close" angles which come in to play as well.
STEM LENGTH AND HEIGHT
If you're not racing, you don't need a slammed stem. Sure, it looks cool, but often slammed means short - and short isn't everything. Your stem is the integral part which connects your pelvis to your handlebar, via a bridge - The spine. Incorrect stem length can cause lower back pain and nerve issues. The correct length and height for your stem will vary rider to rider meaning a truly unique position for each person.
HANDLEBAR AND LEVER POSITION
Once we have a profile determined for your body, setting your hands in the correct position is the final puzzle piece. Numb hands are often a derivative of incorrect hand placement, incorrect lever positioning and a failure to be shown how to hold a handlebar correctly. Your hands have a bunch of sensitive nerves which are integral to the use of your fingers.... Numb hands? Guess what.. NOT NORMAL.
WHAT DO I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?
Your Bike with Pedals on
Your Cycling Shoes
Your Cycling Kit
An OPEN mind
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
This is always a tough one, but we often prepare customers by advising them about the "not so hidden" costs of fitting.
In many of our fits, we often change saddle and stem, and in more extreme cases handlebars and shoes.
WHAT DOES A REPORT COVER?
A Rëtul Fit report covers off a lot of things, which are mapped as X/Y co-ordinates or plot points which can be used in an array of different ways. For example, if you getting a new bike, a shop or fitter can convert these numbers into a physical set of numbers to match your report on your new setup. A fit report covers all the nitty-gritty plot points, but also how your body is interacting on the bike, or better worded - how your bike interacts as a result of your body. It's only
OK LET'S DO IT & HOW WHO DO I PAY?
Book in by dropping us an email and we will link you up with our fitter, and together will organise and facilitate an appointment. Pete Spencer is paid directly for his services on the night of your fit.