FIVE REASONS YOU NEED A BIKE FIT
TO OPTIMIZE YOUR CYCLING EXPERIENCE
Regardless of the type of cyclists you are or how fit you are, a bike fit will increase the size of your smile when you’re riding your bike. We believe that achieving optimal performance and comfort and an increased self confidence whilst riding a bike, is what every cyclists should aim for.
TO INCREASE YOUR COMFORT
The main goal of a bike fit is to increase your comfort on the bike. A well fitted bike is crucial if you want to ride it better, longer or even faster. Most sportive cyclists know how tough riding a bike can be, which is exactly why others would never choose cycling as their hobby. Despite the fact that cycling is one of the toughest sports around, injuries are relatively rare, providing that your position on the bike is aligned with your flexibility and your physical characteristics and your bike has been well adjusted of course.
TO IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE
Whether you use your bike for work or in the weekend as a hobby, all cyclists would like to ride their bikes faster with less effort. A bike fit helps you to apply your power to the pedals more efficiently and improve your pedaling stroke. This will save you energy and will allow you to beat your friends or ensure you get home from work that little bit quicker. During a bike fit, you learn more about your body, for example if you have any physical imbalances or if your body is perfectly symmetrical. It will also tell you which body parts are flexible and which ones less so. The answers to all these questions will lead you to the perfect position on a bike.
TO GAIN MORE SELF CONFIDENCE
If you know exactly which size bike you need and what size handlebar and saddle, you will feel more self-assured if you buy a new bike or bike part. If you then ride that bike, you will notice that you have more control and a greater pedaling efficiency. This will increase your self confidence when pedaling, turning, braking, accelerating and starting a sprint.
TO INCREASE THE ENJOYMENT IN YOUR LIFE
In general, a bike fit will increase your enjoyment both and off the bike. Less pain or discomfort means more fun whilst riding your bike and less chance of injuries both in the short and long term. With the right kit, you will improve your experience on a bike.
Please be aware that a bike fit doesn’t replace any treatments from a medical specialist for specific injuries.