Last week we attended the Precision Fit Course at the Trek Bikes European HQ in Milton Keynes. The course was attended by a small group of 10 bike shop owners and managers. Lasting two and a half days, the course is designed to teach participants how to do a Precision Fit, a technique developed by Cyclefit and Trek. The target riders are road, time trial and triathlon riders.
A Precision Fit is a highly technical bike fitting involving three main steps: a rider questionnaire, physical assessment, and on the bike review (starting position, lower body and upper body set ups). The aim is to optimise comfort and performance on the bike. Depending on the type of rider you are, if you are training for an event, and the frequency and length of your rides, we can fit your bike to your specific requirements.
If you are looking to buy a new bike, the bike fit will give you the opportunity to find a bike and components that perfectly suits you. If you already have a bike, the fit can ensure that you are making the most of what your bike can offer you. A bike fit can help reduce the chances of injury and can also remedy common nagging problems such as pins and needles in the hands and feet, knee pain, and lower and upper back pain. Very often these problems are easily fixed by for example getting the appropriate shoes, changing the length of the handlebars or size of the saddle, or simply by making small adjustments to the rider’s position on the bike.
We will look at everything from your shoes, cleats, pedals, position on the saddle and handlebars, and address any body asymmetries, always bearing in mind past injuries and general strength and flexibility.
So what does this mean for you? It means you can soon come to our shop for a bike fitting! Give us a call to ask any questions you have and book your bike fitting. We will be offering two levels of Precision Fit.