Bicycle Fitting Services
A properly fitted bicycle is key to enjoying your time on your bike – it’s one of the most important investments a rider can make to get the most out of their cycling experience. Every rider, whether they are new to cycling or if they’ve been riding for years, can reap the benefits of a fitting performed by a trained bike fit specialist. There’s a common misconception that every bike shop has a “bike fit guru”, but here are the facts – there are approximately 7000 bike shops in the US, and fewer than 1000 trained bike fit specialists. It’s important to be selective about who fits you to your bike, and T-Town Bicycles is one of the premier bike fit destinations in the country. Our fitting staff includes three Specialized Master Body Geometry Fit Specialists, two of whom are also Retul Bicycle Fit Specialists. Our fitters have also been trained in the Serotta Advanced Bicycle Fitting method, Slowtwitch FIST Triathlon Specific fit, bikefitting.com fit protocols, and Retul Custom Footbed forming . When you combine this training with our experience fitting thousands of riders over the years – from casual cyclists to professional racers – you can rest assured that your fit will be top notch.
We offer two types of cycling position adjustment – the Basic Bicycle Fitting and the Professional Bicycle Fitting. You can think of the services in these terms – a Basic Bicycle Fitting is similar to buying a suit or dress off the rack and doing some minor alterations. A Professional Bicycle Fitting is like having a suit or dress custom tailored to your body.
In addition to the fit services above, we offer Retul Custom Footbeds. Retul Custom Footbeds are ergonomically designed and scientifically tested to increase power, endurance and comfort through a precise, custom-level of hip, knee and foot alignment. Consider them a fast and easy way to take your performance to the highest possible level.
A Basic Bicycle Fitting consists of evaluating your position on the bike by setting proper saddle height, fore and aft saddle placement, and proper reach to the handlebars. We’ll also perform a sit bone measurement to ensure that you are using the correct saddle width. A Bicycle Sizing generally takes about 30 minutes, and you’ll need your bicycle, cycling shoes, and riding gear. We include this service with the purchase of the bikes that we sell, and it’s available to riders who purchased their bike elsewhere for a service fee.
A Professional Bicycle Fittting includes all aspects of a Basic Fitting, but we go much more in-depth to determine what will provide you the most comfort on the bike. We’ll perform a pre-fit assessment that covers your cycling goals, injury history, range of motion, foot structure, and joint movement. This assessment allows us to get an idea of a bicycle position that will optimize your comfort and performance. Once you’re on the bike, we’ll evaluate your pedal stroke from the front, side, and rear to maximize joint alignment and power transfer. We’ll also evaluate cleat position, handlebar height, handlebar width, and reach in multiple hand positions. A Professional Fitting takes about three hours, and you’ll need your bicycle, cycling shoes, and riding gear.
Benefits of a Professional Bicycle Fitting
We’re trained in muscle and skeletal anatomy related to the motion of cycling, common aches and pains associated with cycling, and the corrections necessary to address these issues. We can help you ride longer, faster, happier, and healthier so you get the most from your cycling.
Due to the volume of fittings we perform and because we want you to have our undivided attention during the Basic Fitting and Professional Fitting process, we offer these services by appointment only. Appointments available Monday-Friday at 10am and 2pm. Please call 918-749-7563 to schedule your appointment.