Why is bike fit that important?
Proper position on a bike is critical for any level of cyclist, no matter your riding experience. A good position will allow you to adapt to changes in terrain, cadence, and effort while also remaining comfortable on your bike. A BG FIT for a novice rider will ensure maximum comfort and cycling ease. Experienced riders will benefit from a BG FIT with increased efficiency, power, and comfort – no matter what your riding level, a BG FIT will reduce your chance of cycling related injury.
The Body Geometry FIT
Body Geometry Fit is the most comprehensive fit system available to all riders, regardless of experience level or even the type of riding you choose to do. It goes beyond the basics offered by competitors, is an individualized, scientifically proven system that focuses on all aspects of your riding position. This is a bike fitting process specifically designed to help cyclists ride faster, longer, in greater comfort, and with a reduced chance of injury.
The Body Geometry FIT Process
Pre-fit interview - Whether you are a novice or experienced cyclist, every fit starts with a brief interview with our fit specialist that addresses your needs, goals and injury history.
Strength & Flexibility Assessment – This evaluation provides an accurate picture of your riding strength and flexibility. During this assessment we cover foot structure, knee position, spinal curve, shoulder extension, hip flexion and leg length, among others.
Side View – By observing your biomechanical posture your bike, the purpose is to determine your correct neutral position that’s both comfortable and efficient by adjusting the seat, handlebars, stem and cleats.
Front View – Analysis from the front to optimize hip, knee and foot alignment for optimum efficiency and power delivery. We will also review your pedal+shoe placement and how square your position is on the saddle.
Benefits of a Custom Bike Fitting Using the Specialized BG FIT System
We are trained muscle and skeletal anatomy related to the motion of cycling, common aches and pains associated with cycling, and the corrections necessary to address these issues.
By assessing your pedal stroke we can address any alignment issues with your feet/knees/hips by installing BG footbeds and varus/valgus wedges for maximum efficiency and comfort.
We can help you ride longer, faster, and in a healthy position so you can get the most out of your ride.
Your flexibility and riding strength is unique to YOU, the Specialized Body Geometry FIT system is designed to recommend adjustments and solutions that are unique to YOUR needs.