Believe it or not, some folks have never had a proper bike fit. They hop on and go. Maybe they’ve been riding for a few months, maybe for decades, but they’ve never had the experience of customizing their bike to their body, riding style, and goals.
Now, I know my clients have all been fit, but do you realize that bike fit isn’t typically “one and done?” There are three reasons why you should re-visit your bike fit. Which of these applies to you?
It’s NEW BIKE Day!
You’ve got a NEW BODY!
You’ve got some NEW GOALS!
You should get a new fit each time you get a new bike, even if it’s a similar bike. As much as we’d like to be able to transfer your fit from bike to bike, the difference in geometry (or style of bike) means that you should re-visit your bike fit.
Has your body changed? Has your weight increased or decreased? Have you gained or lost flexibility or strength? Are you recovering from an injury? These are all reasons to be re-fit on your bike. Although you may hope to adapt to these changes, you really should fit your bike for the body you have now.
Have you been riding endurance events but now want to try criterium racing? Would you like to race triathlon on your road bike that was fit for centuries? Been racing road but now want to ride double century rides? If your riding goals have changed, we can fit you in the most appropriate position for your new events.
The long and short of it is that there’s no “one and done” in bike fit. If your body, your bike, or your goals have changed, it’s time to re-visit your bike fit, too!