First, the BikeFit fitting system is the second oldest in the world.
Next, we are the first to incorporate the front view, and the first system based on angles and alignment rather than just using a formula, the basis for all software/vision bike fitting systems.
Additionally, BikeFit products are used by Olympic Champions, World Champions, and Grand Tour winners, as well as average athletes.
It’s important to first understand the difference between bike sizing and a bike fit. If you’re purchasing a new bike, remember that bike sizing is done to determine the correct bike frame size.
Bike fitting, on the other hand, alters the bike to fit the cyclist’s unique body architecture to maximize efficiency. Bike sizing and bike fitting can – and sometimes should – go hand in hand.
A BikeFit bike fitting uses a multidimensional approach that looks at every aspect of the cyclist and their connection to their bike.
During a BikeFit fit the athlete is asked a series of questions to determine their cycling goals, identify prior injuries, highlight discomfort felt when riding, and other pertinent questions. We then watch the athlete pedal, measure the athlete both off the bike and on the bike, and continue asking questions about how they feel while he or she is riding.
One area where BikeFit differentiates itself from other fit systems is our focus on the foot-pedal interface. For example, an average cyclist completing a 100 mile ride (“a century”) will have rotated the pedals 54,000 times* their legs/feet are clearly doing a lot of work. In our emphasis on the foot/pedal connection, we cover fore/aft, side-to-side, tilt/angle, and rotation of the cleats.
BikeFits cost $350 and can be booked by calling 02 6583 6900.