A Retul fitting session typically takes around 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 and ranges of motion.
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.
- Pre-fit interview, review of injury history
- Assessment of rider flexibility and ranges of motion
- Assessment of foot stability
- Personalised analysis of riding position using 3D motion capture
- Detailed examination of knee tracking
- Computerised analysis of riding position
- Advice on equipment selection
- Fitting of footbeds, cleat shims and/or wedges if necessary
- Free follow-up fit