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Bike Fitting

Why Choose BikeFit for Your Bike Fit?

Many people say they can fit you to your bike. So how do you decide who to choose to do your fitting?  Based on years of feedback and experience, we are confident our system will give you the ideal fit. 

So why choose BikeFit? 

First, the BikeFit fitting system is the second oldest in the world.

Next, we are the first to incorporate the front view, and the first system based on angles and alignment rather than just using a formula, the basis for all software/vision bike fitting systems. 

Additionally, our products are used by Olympic Champions, World Champions, and Grand Tour winners, as well as average athletes. 

Finally, it is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. To that end, many of our products are used by our competition.

You've chosen BikeFit--what's next?

It's important to first understand the difference between bike sizing and a bike fit. If you're purchasing a new bike, remember that bike sizing is done to determine the correct bike frame size.

Bike fitting, on the other hand, alters the bike to fit the cyclist’s unique body architecture to maximize efficiency.  Bike sizing and bike fitting can - and sometimes should - go hand in hand.  We have fit some cyclists to their recently purchased bikes only to learn the frame size is too tall or short which limits the range of adjustments that can be done during a fit.Feet Seat and Hand bike contact points

A BikeFit bike fitting uses a multidimensional approach that looks at every aspect of the cyclist and their connection to their bike.

During a BikeFit fit the athlete is asked a series of questions to determine their cycling goals, identify prior injuries, highlight discomfort felt when riding, and other pertinent questions. We then watch the athlete pedal, measure the athlete both off the bike and on the bike, and continue asking questions about how they feel while he or she is riding.

One area where BikeFit differentiates itself from other fit systems is our focus on the foot-pedal interface.  For example, an average cyclist completing a 100 mile ride ("a century") will have rotated the pedals 54,000 times* their legs/feet are clearly doing a lot of work. In our emphasis on the foot/pedal connection, we cover fore/aft, side-to-side, tilt/angle, and rotation of the cleats. 

A BikeFit Pro fitter must complete BikeFit's Education course(s).  BikeFit Pros are divided into two levels; the fitters technical expertise and depth of knowledge increases with each level.

Level  Topic Color
Introductory bike fitting
Viewing the foot and hips/spine from the rear, in-depth pedal/foot, bike-specific
The colored logos next to the names of BikeFit Pros throughout the web site let you see the fitting Education level achieved by that fitter. Yellow and Black logos indicate BikeFit Instructors.

Ready to get your bike fit? 

Want to become a BikeFit Pro fitter? 

*54,000 = 5 hours @ 20 MPH * 90 pedal RPMs * 2 (for both feet/legs)