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Pedal Power Bicycle Fitting Analysis

Pedal Power Bike FittingWhen was the last time you felt pain and discomfort free on your bicycle? Does your seat feel like a torture device? Do your hands go numb? Does your back feel stiff? Is your neck tight? Do your feet get tingly? Are you able to ride for more than an hour on the bike path? Are you unable to reach and comfortably ride in the drops on your road bike? If you answered yes to any of these, then you can benefit from a bicycle fitting.

The way that your bicycle fits you is very important for every rider, whether you're out on the bike path, doing your next charity road ride, trying to set a new PR at your next triathlon or even spending the day out on your local mountain bike trails. Bicycles are not a "one-size-fits-all" proposition as there are far too many variations in rider's body types for a bicycles to fit perfectly "off-the-rack". That's where Pedal Power's bicycle fitting analysis comes in.

A properly fitted bicycle will yield a position for you body that is safe, stable, comfortable, efficient, and powerful. Pedal Power offers several fitting services that will create a seamless marriage between your bicycle and your body. You'll be amazed at how comfortable you can be atop your ride! Click here to schedule your fit.

About Our Fitting Staff

What sets Pedal Power's fitting services apart? All of our bike fitters have been certified by organizations that are leaders in bike fitting in the cycling industry. We use current, cutting-edge technology and fitting tools (like Saddle Pressure Analysis and Video Motion Capture) to help us better understand the dynamics of your body, and bike-to-body interface while you are pedaling. This helps us to enable you to achieve your personal on-the-bike potential. When you book a fitting at Pedal Power, you are getting over 20 years and thousands-of-fittings combined experience between our bicycle-fit professionals. It’s their critical thinking skills, willingness to listen to your wants & needs, & applied fitting knowledge that will benefit you when choosing to go through the Pedal Power fit process. Our fitters also have many, many years of first-hand cycling experience from which to drawn upon when attempting to understand your specific cycling needs.

Meet our bike fit staff:

Pedal Power Bike Fit - Gary Mount Washington Wheelie
Gary wheelie-ing the finish at Mt Washington.

Gary is a life-long cyclist, & typically logs between 3 & 5 thousand miles a season. He rides both road & mountain bikes, and has completed the Mt Washington Hill Climb several years running. Gary also leads several Pedal Power road & mountain group rides per week, throughout the year. There are few places Gary would rather be than on his bike, jumping rocks in the woods, or sprinting for the town-line, or training to chase his PR up Mt. Washington. Gary has both Level 1 and Advanced certifications from SICI (Serotta International Cycling Institute), as well as Trek Precision Fit certifications: Levels I and II.

Bike Fitting Services

Pedal Power offers several different fitting services in order to benefit every type and skill level of bicycle rider. Please contact us via phone, web, or in person for a more detailed explanation of our fitting services or techniques.

  • Existing Bike Fit - Includes: extensive pre-fitting interview, our standard body analysis to gauge your flexibility, core strength, and range-of-motion; foot analysis, motion-video capture during the fitting, and one saddle pressure mapping during the baseline assessment. (You may upgrade to a full saddle pressure analysis if you desire). We perform the fitting on your current bicycle. Your pre-fit and post-fit bike dimensions are recorded and documented. Aerobars require an additional upgrade as they are time intensive to adjust.
  • Size Cycle Fit - You get the same interview, standard body & foot analysis, motion-video capture, & a single, baseline saddle pressure map as our Existing Fit. We perform the fitting on our fully adjustable Size Cycle, where we can determine your ideal position outside of the constraints of a pre-existing bicycle. This fitting is perfect if you have more than one bike that you would like to fit the same, & is part of our custom-made bicycle process. Aerobars require an upgrade as they are time intensive to adjust. A full saddle pressure analysis upgrade is available with this fitting as well.
  • Expanded Analysis Fit - Includes the same items as our Size Cycle Fit, and adds: an expanded body analysis (for a more thorough understanding of your body's range of motion, flexibility and physical limiters), our full saddle pressure mapping analysis, & can be performed with any style of handlebar, no upgrade required. This is the most comprehensive fit service that we offer.

Pedal Power also offers add-ons to our fitting services to allow them to be even further tailored to your specific cycling needs:

  • Saddle Pressure Analysis - Each fitting we perform includes one saddle pressure mapping when we establish your baseline fitting analysis. Upgrading to the a full saddle pressure analysis will enable our bike fit professionals to investigate how changes in saddle model or body position affect your dynamic saddle pressure, pelvic rotation, & pelvic movement. Saddle pressure is no longer an ambiguous, anecdotal measurement. Measurable data & a visual representation that doubles as biofeedback during your fitting elevates our ability to make you more stable, efficient & comfortable while riding. Can be performed with, or without a fitting. Standard price is pro-rated when packaged with on of our fitting services.
  • Aerobar Upgrade - Adding aerobars or clip-on bars changes the dynamics of cycling position. Certain fitting principles change, and aerobar adjustments are more time consuming than conventional handlebars.
  • Second Bike Match - Have a second bicycle that you'd like to fit the same as your first bike? We can measure, analyze & recommend parts to make another bicycle fit in the same fashion as your 'A' bike.
  • Other Services - Don't see a service that you would like performed? Feel free to contact us via phone, email or in-person. Chances are good that we can tailor something specific to align with your fitting needs.

All fittings are scheduled by appointment. When you are going to arrive for your fitting, you will need to bring all of your regular cycling clothing (jersey, shorts, shoes, etc). Snug fitting cycling clothing is importatnt as it allows your fitter to observe the contours of your body when you are pedaling. If you do not own cycling shorts or a jersey, we have an assortment for sale. Consider arriving early should you need to try on some options to find your favorite fit.

Trek Precision Fit

We utilize many aspects, theories & techniques learned at Trek Precision Fit classes. For more information on what we do during a fitting, watch this quick video: