Improve Your Comfort & Performance
Most ‘off-the-rack’ bikes are not very well tailored to the people riding them. You only touch your bike with your feet, seat, and hands, but a poorly fitted bike can hurt you all over! Fortunately there are a lot of options for moving or changing these contact points according to what works best for you. That’s what bike fitting is about – assessing your body and your riding style and setting the bike up so that it works well for you.
If you are a casual cyclist, a properly fitted bike means a more comfortable, stable, and efficient experience on the road. This keeps you safe, boosts your confidence, and makes riding much more enjoyable. For more serious riders, the improved handling and power transfer of a well-fitted bike will help you avoid injury and allow you to go further, faster.
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.
Should I get a fit?
Whenever your body, your bike, or your biking changes, it’s a good time to get a fit.
That mean's if you find your bike uncomfortable, want to change your riding position, or the way you ride has changed due to training, inactivity, or injury, a fit can help. Likewise, if you are on a new (or new-to-you) bike, planning a big trip or race, riding with more or less intensity, or just wanting to change your style of handlebars, booking a fit is a good idea.
What can I expect during a bike fit session?
We’ll chat about your cycling history and future plans, then we’ll put your bike on a stationary trainer and assess your riding position using a combination of measuring tools, video analysis, and collaborative observation (“That looks better, but how does it feel?”). Then we'll start making some small adjustments to see how we can improve the fit of your bicycle.
Expect to spend about half the time chatting and half the time pedalling.
What do I need to bring?
Bring your bike, whatever shoes you normally ride in, and riding kit or fitted clothing so we can clearly see your body angles.
When can I schedule an appointment?
You can book online or get in touch with us directly. We take a $20 deposit at time of booking, refundable if you need to cancel or reschedule with at least 24 hours’ notice.
What is the scope of the bike fit program?
Our fits are almost always able to help people get more comfortable and stronger on their bikes, but if you have serious long term health or mobility concerns, we would recommend getting an ‘adaptive’ fit from a medical professional trained to work with complex bike-body challenges. If you are an elite athlete, we would recommend you see an bike fitter who specializes in the kind of riding you do. There are some great people offering these services in Vancouver and we would be happy to refer you.
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!