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Bike Fitting

Improved position and comfort means efficiency and power. Every cyclist should be comfortable, no matter how or what they ride.

Tom Mason is our bike fitter extraordinaire.

A lifelong cyclist who has pursued higher education in the art and science of bike fitting techniques, Tom Mason is our secret weapon for the discerning cyclist looking for the utmost performance, safety, and comfort in their biking experience.  Having endured both the highs and lows of cycling himself, including injuries and recovery, Tom has dedicated himself to supporting cyclists in their pursuit of fitness and fun of biking at every level.

In addition to his professional study of precise adjustments, body motion, and the individual’s relationship to the machine, Tom brings a patient and personal approach to each fitting session.  The result is an integrated dialogue between rider and bike, as Tom addresses all these issues in his introductory interview:

  • What are your goals? 
  • What are your strengths?
  • Your weaknesses? 
  • What hurts?  
  • What are your cycling joys or Your miseries you want to eliminate?  

 
The Sourland Cycles approach to bike fitting is a holistic one, not a rigid system of parameters and computer programs. While we use elements of other programs as well as common sense and years of riding experience, BikeFit is the foundation of our program. 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.

Our method starts with specific measurements, both on and off the bike. The angle of the forefoot is the cornerstone of a BikeFit session. Everything else, such as knee, hip alignment and lower back stress, flows from foot angle and position. After dialing that in, we address the following areas:

  • Saddle selection, height and fore/aft position
  • Handlebar positioning, width, reach, and drop
  • Crank arm length
  • Cleat tilt, position and rotation

When necessary, we also incorporate the Giant RightRide system which can help determine correct sizing of bikes, allow us to duplicate various settings and sizes so we can best determine what bike geometry and size is best for you. This system also lets us quickly swap saddles, saddle set-backs, stem lengths and handlebar widths to help determine which of these variables is the best fit and to make sure you are comfortable with your bike settings.


CERTIFICATIONS

Level 1 & 2 SICI / Greg Robidoux

Advanced Level 3 - SICI / Greg Robidoux

Level 1 & 2 - BikeFit Pro / Paul Swift

Intermediate Level - Bike Fitness Coaching / Rick Schultz
 Level 1 - IBFI

Bike Fit Options

Whether you’re on a brand new bike or you’re looking to shave seconds off of your next race time, you can benefit from a professional bike fit. Learn more about our fit services and schedule your appointment today.

Full Bike Fit

$300

This fit usually takes about 3 hours. 

To find out more about how we might be able to get you more comfortable and powerful, please contact us at the store.

Abbreviated Bike Fit

$200

This program contains the following items aimed at lower body alignment, reducing risk of injury to get you peddling efficiently on your bike. It does not address crank arm length, handlebar width and general upper body position.

  • Intake evaluation reviewing your cycling style, goals, past injuries.
  • Foot Pedal interface that includes cleat placement on your shoe and Fore – Aft position.
    • Medial – Lateral position and simple knee tracking.
    • Forefoot measurement with recommendation to possible corrective support with wedging. 
  • Foot pressure while pedaling.
  • Review of your position in relationship to the bike Bottom Bracket.
    • Saddle Fore – Aft position.

Saddle Fit

$100

This session focuses on saddle and upper body position and does not address foot/pedal interface and knee-tracking.

With our Right Ride sizing bike set up to match your bike geometry you will experience the full line of saddles offered at Sourland Cycles in quick secession.

The Peloton or Indoor Spin Bike Fit

$150

This addresses many of the variables listed above in the Abbreviated BikeFit. 

It is done in your home and includes a 30-minute (25 mile) one-way driving radius from Sourland Cycles. 

Additional transportation charges may apply if your location is further away.

About Bikefit

Detailed information about the BikeFit bike fitting system can be found at 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.
Laura

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.
Dave

Contact us to schedule your bike fit today.

If the Shoe Fits

For maximum power transfer on the road or trail and for exceptional comfort on a spin bike, we recommend clipless cycling shoes and pedals. With stiffer soles and the ability to click into and out of your pedal system easily, cycling shoes make your ride and your workout more efficient, more effective, and more comfortable. Never get stuck in a toe cage again!