Every fit session is different and needs to be individualized to the rider’s goals. Regardless of the level of rider, we apply the same assessment protocol and process of assessment. Each fit will start with an interview to establish details like goals, specific races or discipline e.g. triathlon, time trials, distance/sportives, health and fitness. Discussing previous injuries both on and off the bike, and any specific comfort issues, will give us information about what we may see when we do the on-bike assessment.
A detailed physical assessment is then performed prior to getting on the bike that gives us a baseline of mobility and stability in key cycling specific areas.
On the bike, we utilise Retul 3D motion capture technology to help us to quantify how the rider moves and interacts with the bike. We always measure both left and right sides. The human body not surprisingly is not symmetrical and this manifests itself when we ride. Using your existing position is useful to establish a baseline and also work out why you might have had issues.
Using the tech, insights and data available to us, adjustments can be made to the bike that may involve componentry changes e.g. saddle, bars, stem, TT extensions, wedges, arm cups etc. Each stage of the process is explained, reasoned through and reassessed for feedback and data analysis.
At the end of the session, the finished position is scanned digitally to produce a comprehensive report that is emailed for your records.