BIKE FITTING

Cycling should never cause acute pain. What’s the point of riding if you have to cut every adventure short due to aching limbs? It’s important to know that bicycles are not designed to be one-size-fits-all, and a lot of body pain while cycling can be alleviated with simple bicycle adjustments.

Signs that you would benefit from a bike fit include: sore knees or feet, pain in your hands, neck, shoulders, or lower back, and saddle sores.

 

Consider a bike fit if you want to:

  • Improve your efficiency and cycling performance
  • Improve your comfort during longer journeys
  • Eliminate pain while riding

We believe bike fitting should be affordable and meet your needs, so we tailor our fitting sessions to your unique riding style, flexibility, and functional movement, providing advice appropriate to your goals and situation. Cycling is an expensive sport, so we recommend new equipment only when absolutely necessary.

During each bike fit session we take detailed measurements and check that all aspects of your bike set-up is correct, including:

  • Foot alignment, shoe/cleat placement, and cleat wedging and shimming (learn more below)
  • Saddle height and fore-aft position
  • Saddle selection and fitting, if required (learn more below)
  • Hip/pelvic alignment
  • Handlebar height and overall reach
  • Aerobar setup for time trialist and triathletes, focusing on achieving an aerodynamic position without compromising on power

All of these elements result in a comfortable, efficient, and pleasurable cycling experience.

 

Cleat Fitting & Placement

Pervasive knee and foot pain can be alleviated by professionally installing cleats, using foot alignment and cleat placement techniques, as well as wedging and shimming if required. We can also help you with that pesky hot feet feeling while you’re riding.

 

Saddle Fitting

One of the biggest sources of cycling discomfort is the saddle. Take the guesswork out of finding the best saddle for you by testing out a variety of saddles! 360BikeFit has an excellent selection of saddles, including Selle SMP, Fabric, WTB, Chromag, and John Cobb. Each brand offers different shapes and features. There is a saddle out there that will help you get rid of your “pain in the butt”.

 

Contact us for your virtual bike fitting!