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What Is Bike Fitting and How Can It Help You?

Blog Post Image - What Is Bike Fitting and How Can It Help You - by Evan Thomas at Dockside Physiotherapy in Victoria BC

Bike fitting is an important part of optimizing your ride experience, both for comfort and performance. It involves making precise adjustments to your bike to ensure that it fits you properly so you can achieve maximum efficiency and safety while cycling. Learn more about how bike fitting works and how it can help you become a better and more resilient cyclist!

What Is Bike Fitting?

Bike fitting is the process of adjusting your bike to fit your body and riding style. It involves making sure that the saddle, handlebars, brake levers, gear shifters, and other components are in the most efficient position for you – both in terms of comfort and performance. This is exactly what we do at Dockside Physiotherapy.

The Benefits of Bike Fitting.

When done properly, the main benefit of bike fitting is that it helps you maximize your comfort, performance, and safety on the bike. As a result, you can ride with greater efficiency and reduce the risk of injury by having every component of your bike setup properly. Bike fitting also allows you to customize your bike for specific needs like terrain, distance, and riding style, which can help increase speed and improve overall control and handling.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Bike Fit.

It’s important to take full advantage of your BikeFit experience. Ideally, your professional bike fitter should provide you with a detailed measurement sheet at the end of your appointment so you have a baseline in which you can refer to in case you decide to make any position adjustments, repairs, or switch components in the future (e.g. new saddle, wider/narrow bars, etc). It’s also worthwhile discussing riding positioning and cycling technique with your bike fitter is as these are also incredibly important in terms of your cycling performance and comfort.

How to Find the Right Bike Fitter.

It is important to find the right professional bike fitter for your individual needs. First, you’ll want to research bike fitting professionals in your area and read reviews or ask people about their experience with these fitters. You should also check out the certifications they have and make sure they’re up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies. Once you have narrowed down a few options, be sure to contact the business by phone or email to answer any other questions you may have to help you make an informed decision. You can reach our certified bike fitter and physiotherapist, Evan Thomas, via email or by calling the clinic at 250.590.5840.