Bike Fitting Service
Every cyclist should be comfortable, no matter how or what they ride. Our job is to make this a reality.
Our certified BikeFit specialist is Kerri Croland. Kerri is a cyclist, triathlete, group fitness and spin instructor and has helped hundreds of people get into cycling. If you are looking for greater comfort on longer rides, more speed or power, or you need some fine tuning to address flexibility or injury, Kerri can help.
BikeFit was started in 1995 by Paul Swift who is recognized one of the leaders in developing the bike fitting technologies. BikeFit was recognized by Bicycling Magazine as one of the most innovative fit programs in cycling.
The BikeFit starts with specific measurements, both on and off the bike; and then addresses the following areas:
- Saddle selection, height and fore/aft position
- Handlebar positioning, width, reach and drop
- Crank arm length
- Cleat, tilt, position and rotation
The angle of the forefoot is the cornerstone of a Bikefit session. From foot angle and position flows everything else: knee, hip and lower back.
Detailed information about the BikeFit bike fitting system is at www.bikefit.com
When I bought my bike at another shop 8 years ago, I thought that it fit me well. But there was often a little pinch here between my shoulder blades, or a creaky knee, after long rides. So I decided to try a BIKEFIT. The whole process was amazing. There was so much attention to the smallest details. I had been worried that they would try to sell me new components, but other than a new stem, they worked with the bike and its parts! I am riding much more comfortably on my bike these days.
I had been struggling with some foot discomfort that consistently kicked in at middle distances and had tried inserts, new shoes, and new pedals, to no avail. Kerri’s BIKEFIT analysis and adjustments took the pain out of long distance rides, which has been a game changer for me.
Notice how the knee is out on the upstroke and has to come back into alignment with the pedal on the down stroke. This common misalignment forces the hip and knee to absorb all corrections in the course of a ride because the foot position is fixed.
After the fitting, with adjustments to cleat position, varus foot wedges, and saddle position, hip and knee are in perfect alignment with pedal.