Bikefitting

BIKEFITTING AT INGEAR CYCLESPORT

Whether you’re a racer, enjoy sportives, or simply cycle in order to stay fit, at InGear we’re 100 per cent committed to ensuring that your riding experience is as enjoyable as possible. Key to this is making sure that your position on the bike is efficient, comfortable and takes account of any injury issues that you may have. Our bikefitting service is designed to achieve your optimum, active riding position and uses Specialized Body Geometry techniques in conjunction with Retul motion capture technology to consider the unique connection between your body and your bike.

Both Pete and Matt are BG Fit qualified, and Matt, our Retul fitter, has been trained in Trek Precision Fit and Tony Corke’s Body Position fitting method, and has achieved Level II Certification from the International Bike Fitting Institute. It’s this familiarity with several different fitting techniques - not to mention a quarter of a century’s experience working with bikes and riders – that enables us to makes sure your position is right, which in turn means you’ll be riding confidently and with less fatigue.

WHEN SHOULD I GET A FIT?

WHEN BUYING A NEW BIKE Knowing the nuances and measurements of your body can help guide your purchase to select a bike that better fits you from the start, enabling you to get the most out of your ride.

WHEN SETTING NEW GOALS If you’re looking to increase your training volume or speed, a proper bike fitting can help reduce your chances of injury, and increase efficiency and power as you adapt to your new regimen.

IF YOUR FITNESS HAS IMPROVED Have you made significant changes to your strength or flexibility recently? A bike fit can ensure that you continue to maximise your power, endurance and comfort.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A FIT

A Retul fitting session typically takes between two and three hours, and is a personalised, one-on-one consultation with a professionally trained specialist, designed to help you get the best experience from your ride. During a pre-fit interview we will discuss your experience and ambitions as a cyclist, as well as any past or current injury concerns, and this is followed assessment of your flexibility, ranges of motion and lower leg structure.

From there, we move you on to your bike to assess and optimise your position, ensuring that your motion on the bike matches your body’s natural range, paying particular attention to knee tracking – often a crucial factor in injury cure and prevention.

This is accomplished using LED markers, strategically placed on eight anatomical points of the rider: the wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, heel, and toe. As the rider pedals, Retül's sensor bar gathers real-time, three-dimensional data of the rider's pedal strokes and movements. The rider's data is compiled into a reader-friendly report for analysis by the fitter. The fitter can then assess the rider's position and make necessary adjustments.

Finally, a handheld digitizer allows the fitter to digitally measure the rider's bike at over a dozen points, providing a complete digital map of the bike.

The fit information, comprising the rider's personal profile, measurements from the fit, bike measurements, and the rider's final fit position, are all stored on computer for future reference, making it easy to track historical fit data for the client.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Please bring your normal riding kit – shoes, lycra shorts, cycling jersey etc – and, of course, your bike. Note that Retul motion capture technology relies on the rider wearing tight-fitting clothing, and will not work accurately with loose fitting garments. If the weather is warm you may also wish to bring a water bottle and towel, as the fitting process does involve a reasonable level of activity! We would also ask that your bike and shoes/cleats are reasonably clean and that your seatpost moves freely within the seat tube – time spent freeing up a seized post may, unfortunately, have a negative impact on the time available for carrying out you fit.

OUR OTHER FIT SERVICES

As an alternative to our full fit, we also offer a more basic level of fitting using a computerised system from Bikefitting.com. A series of accurate body measurements enable us to set your bike up for your preferred riding style, and your details our stored on computer for future reference. This level of fit is perfect for newer riders or perhaps for someone who is considering a new bike and requires guidance on sizing etc, and is included free of charge for anybody buying a bicycle from us.

Or if you have already had a fit elsewhere that didn’t include setting up of your shoes and cleats, we offer this as a standalone service. Once again, we will look in detail at your foot structure and stability and , if necessary, fit appropriate cycling-specific footbeds and wedges in order to ensure you have a stable pedalling platform.

Fitting prices

Full 3D motion capture fit with Matt, Retul trained bikefitter: £150.00

Basic fit: £75.00 (Free with new bicycle purchase)

Cleat and pedal consultation: £50.00

 

 

Retul Fit

Basic Fit

Cleat & pedal

Pre-fit interview, review of injury history

Yes

 

 

Assessment of rider flexibility and ranges of motion

Yes

 

 

Assessment of lower leg structure and foot stability

Yes

 

Yes

Measurement of body metrics

 

Yes

 

Personalised analysis of riding position using 3D motion capture

Yes

 

 

Detailed examination of knee tracking

Yes

 

Yes

Computerised analysis of riding position

 

Yes

 

Advice on equipment selection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Fitting of footbeds, cleat shims and/or wedges if necessary

Yes

 

Yes

Free follow-up fit

Yes