Sent to you to fill out and return before we meet. I will then review and prepare for your fitting. I want to make sure you receive the most pointed and specific information to your needs during your fitting.
Starts with a discussion about your answers to the questionnaire. Next is a series of anatomy and flexibility measurements. Along with evaluating foot structure, rotation, flexion, arch and forefoot angle, knee position, leg length comparison, sit bone width, shoulder width, arm reach/angle and spinal curve. We then use a motion capture video to view and evaluate your position on the bike.
The information attained is used to fit your bike to you to achieve maximal efficiency, comfort and performance as desired. Discuss necessary changes to saddle height, fore/aft and tilt position, stem length, height and angle, handlebar position, foot/cleat position. Taken into account is your torso & pelvis angle. Make sure your hands, arms, shoulders and neck positions are in line with your needs.
Identifying where it's essential or recommended and why.
Cycling foot beds to support your foot's natural arches ($30) Saddle to support your sit bone width (wide range of choices and prices) Gel padding/bar tape with road bikes to increase comfort with hands/shoulders ($20-40) Stem to optimize upper body position ($40+) Less common are shoes, pedals & handle bars
My goal is for you to leave your fitting with a higher level of awareness of your body & bike relationship. I will educate you during the fit process to help you understand not just why we made changes but how to utilize your position going forward. Exercise/workout advice: Off and on bike exercises to improve efficiency or to correct limitations.