About Our Fit Process
We have several certified fit technicians that have traveled to New York to learn the Serotta International Cycling Institute’s (SICI) fitting methodology. We have chosen this method for several reasons. SICI’s fit process is a science based procedure that is reliable, repeatable, and medically sound. It is continually refined as advances are made in studies of biomechanics. It also takes a holistic approach to each unique cyclist and takes you, the rider, into account instead of just your physical dimensions. All of this culminates in a fit that is more efficient, comfortable, and enjoyable for the rider.
Fitting Services Offered
Every new bicycle we sell comes with a complementary fitting that ensures that the cyclist will be comfortable on their new ride. We also have options if you want to improve the ride of your current bike or are looking for a truly custom riding experience.
We offer a Cleat Fitting to ensure that your feet are aligned properly, as your foot/pedal interface is the foundation of your cycling form.
Our Existing Bike Fit is a 2-3 hour process that will ensure that the you are as comfortable and efficient as possible on your current bicycle by following the standards set by the leading fitting school in the world.
Our Custom Bike Fit utilizes our infinitely adjustable Serotta Size Cycle to generate an ideal geometry for you as an individual, without any restrictions dictated by the stock geometry of an off the shelf frame.
“We fit your bicycle to you, instead of making you fit your bicycle.”
What To Expect
Both the Existing and Custom fittings start off with a personal interview to familiarize the fitting technician with your riding goals and habits, any problem areas with your current fit, and any prior injuries.
Then the fitter performs a physical assesment, measuring both your flexibility and key proportions.
Next your riding position is analyzed on either your current bike or the Serotta Size Cycle and adjustments are made as necessary. The new position is then documented as a reference for the fitter and you.
How Will You Benefit?
It depends on how you ride, but common reasons for getting a fitting done are to increase comfort, efficiency, and power output, as well as to avoid injury.
Riding a bicycle shouldn’t be painful. A bike is a highly adjustable machine, and small changes to your position can make a big difference in comfort. Additionally, we have a variety of test saddles for you to try out and evaluate to ensure that you are riding on one that suits your individual needs.
A comfortable cyclist will inherently be more efficient. Your fitting technician will also ensure that you are in a position that will best utilize your power output.
Verifying that you are in the right position on your bike can also reduce the risk of strain or injury. A recreational rider on a moderate length ride will easily do thousands of repetitions of the same motion during the course of one ride. Riding in an improper stance can easily cause unnecessary strain on your body.