Bike Fitting

The goal of Omer and Bob’s fit services is to make the cyclist comfortable on his or her bicycle, optimize performance and to prevent overuse injuries.  These objectives will be achieved by evaluating the riders physical size, flexibility, bio-mechanics, and riding style.  The fitter is striving to find a balance between aerodynamics, power output, and a sustainable , comfortable riding position.

Available fit services

Bike Sizing:This service is $20 and is provided free of charge with the purchase of any new road or mountain bike from Omer and Bob’s.  A bike sizing will determine a rider’s proper frame size and beginning seat height.  It will also determine the proper for and aft position and saddle to stem height relationship.  These are basic but key fit points that are essential for a rider to be efficient and comfortable on his or her bicycle.  Proper sizing takes knowledge, experience, and time but assures that the rider will be off to a good start with his or her riding experience.

Body fit:  A full body  fitting  will take up to 2 hours.  The cost is $90 plus any parts that may be needed to get the bike fit right.  The difference between getting a rider properly sized on a bike and getting  their bike “fitted”  is in lots of little details that will turn a stock bike into a custom fitted machine and make the rider more comfortable, more efficient, and reduce his or her risk of cycling injuries.  This fitting can be used in the search for the perfectly fitting new bike or to get a current bike fitting better.

This fitting covers the rider’s leg, hip, back, arm, hand, neck and head position.  If a foot fitting or cleat adjustment is needed those services are described after this section.

We start a body fitting with an interview where we discuss the riders  cycling history  and where they want to take their riding.  Then we have a number of body measurements and flexibility tests that will tell us a lot about what to look for with the fitting process.

After the rider is measured up, we get the bike set up in the fit area and measure it up to get our starting bike fit numbers.  Now we are ready to get on the bike and ride.  After a warm up we going through the adjustments starting with saddle placement and going to the cockpit.  Through the process, the riders feedback is critical.  We will give our suggestions and observations  but it always up to the rider  whether they want to go ahead with any particular change.

All the changes and observations are recorded and a copy given to the rider.   The first rides after a fit are an important part of the fitting process as a few hours of saddle time will give your body time to adjust to the changes.  A follow up fitting visit is included to make any further adjustments needed after those rides.

Foot Fitting:  This takes around 45 min. and is $40.  The foot to pedal connection is extremely important when cycling, as it affects joint alignment and thus pedaling motion from the ankle all the way up through the hips. Because pedaling is a repetitive motion even a small amount of misalignment can cause discomfort or even injury.  The main foot features that are addressed in this fitting are amount of foot pronation or supination, forefoot varus or valgus, metatarsal position in the shoe, stance width, and any leg length discrepancy.

Cleat Fitting or R.A.D:  45 min. $40, There is no charge for those who purchase the shoes and pedals from us.  This service is for the purpose of precisely aligning the cleats of your clipless pedals to best match the rider’s pedaling stroke.  This is done via fit pedals that show exactly how the foot rotates laterally as the rider pedals.  We then change the cleat angle to match that motion.  This can prevent considerable stress and possible injury to the knees.

Notes about bike fitting: All of our fit work is guaranteed because we are confident that the rider will be a more powerful and comfortable rider after our fit.

Cyclists should remember that the correct bicycle fit will change over time; as riders age and/or their riding habits change their fitting needs will be different.   This is why the bike that used to be comfortable may now need some adjustments.