Bike Fitting & Saddle Fit – Comfort & Efficiency When You Ride
COVID 19 Update: Unfortunately due to social distancing requirements in store we are currently unable to provide our Bike or Saddle Fit Service.
If you are finding riding uncomfortable in any way such as numb hands or toes, knee pain, lower back pain, shoulder discomfort or any number of other aches and pains during or after riding your bike, it is likely due to improper bike fit.
You may also just want to get confirmation that you are riding the correct size of bike or confirm the frame size you should be looking for in a new bike. In either case getting a professional bike fit is one of the best investments you can make to start riding more efficiently, in comfort, pain free and to get the maximum enjoyment from your bike.
Our system is suitable for Road Bikes, Track, Cyclocross, Time Trial, Triathlon and Mountain Bikes.
Everyone’s body is different. Some of us have long legs and short torsos; some people struggle to reach their brake levers due to small hands. In addition to our bodies being the way they are, injuries or personal goals can affect how your bike should be set up to maximize comfort, efficiency and power.
How Long Will It Take and What To Wear
A full bike fit can take around 2 hours so it’s important to book your appointment well in advance. You should wear the clothing and shoes that you would usually wear when riding. We offer our full bike fit service in both Burton and Lichfield stores and are carried out by Dave or Paul.
Our main objectives with a bike fit are as follows:
Enhancing overall rider comfort
Eliminating saddle discomfort
Reducing or eliminating pain and numbness
Reducing rider fatigue by enhancing efficiency
Improving overall performance on the bike
Step 1 - Discussion
Before we start the fitting process we will begin with perhaps the most important part of the process, a general discussion about your current riding habits, any issues you currently have plus details of any historic injuries. We will also discuss future goals and what you are looking to achieve with your bike fit.
The information we get from this discussion along with the Bio Size data will help us determine your perfect size frame / riding position.
Step 2 - Body Fit (Bio Size)
At this stage we will check all important body measurements: crotch height, torso length, arm length, height, shoulders width, femur length.
At the body fit stage the measurements we are taking are beginning to give us an idea of what the frame size should be and saddle position. Remember you should arrive at your bike fit appointment wearing normal riding gear and your usual cycling shoes.
Complete Bodymetrics Measurement – Cost £100 including the Bio Size report
Bio Size Bike Report
Once our initial discussion and the sizing process is complete we have computer software that provides you with a comprehensive report showing the most efficient and comfortable riding postion for either a Mountain Bike or Road Bike. The report will show us the correct posture you are looking for on your bike, ideal handlebar width, stem and crank length and seatpost height.
Step 3 - Bike Fit
We use both a Shimano Bike Fit System and Bici “Bike Template System”, both have millimetre precision which allows us to take the most important measurements from your exisiting or new bike.
Using the report and information generated from the Body Fit we are then able to set your bike up correctly and specifically for you adjusting saddle height, saddle distance from your handlebars, stem and crank length.
The system also allows us to take measurements from an existing bike and match the measurements to another second bike.
Complete Bodymetrics Measurment & Report – Cost £100Carry Out Recommended Fit to one bike – Cost £20
Step 4 - Cleat Set Up
Our cleat positioning tool allows us to correctly position your cleats on your cycling shoes. This process can be the quickest but possibly one of the most important to improve rider comfort, eliminate uneccessary pain whilst riding and also avoid injury due to incorrect positioning.
Complete Cleat Set Up – Time Required 20 Minutes – Cost £30
We now offer an excellent saddle fit service in both stores using the “MY OWN Saddle Fit System” by Prologo – A complete Saddle Fit is £30
More details to follow.
Bici bike fit system is produced entirely in Italy and since 1976 has been a market and industry leader for 30 years. During that time Bici have been the supplier for the Italian National Team and some of the best Pro-Tour, Professional and Continental cycling teams.
All of our bike fits are by appointment only so we can ensure we have the time required to fit your bike correctly. If you think we can help, get in touch so we can discuss the options and book you an appointment. We offer our full bike fit service in both Burton and Lichfield stores and are carried out by Dave or Paul.
Remember, we offer a FREE bike fit when you purchase any bike from us over £1000
218 Dallow Street Burton on Trent Staffordshire DE14 2PG
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