Comfort is top priority.
Comfort is the goal of proper bike fit whether one is a new rider or an experienced racer. A properly fit bike should be comfortable while providing maximum efficiency, power and safety. There is no reason for a person to be uncomfortable on a bicycle. We’ve been fitting people for over 30 years! We can improve your position and increase your comfort.
No two people are alike. Even people with identical anatomy have different flexibility thresholds, cycling goals and backgrounds. A bicycle must be adjusted to meet the specific needs of an individual rider, rather than the rider adjusting to accommodate the bicycle.
Once you have completed a Premium Bike Fit, we are happy to see you for a follow-up appointment if needed. A free follow up is included within the first 3 months after your initial fit. Any additional follow ups are $75/hr for up to 2 years.
Static Bicycle Sizing
Adjusting reach and setback, optimizing comfort and power.
“Happy Toes” Shoe Fit and Cleat Alignment Service
$75- 1 Hour
Make your feet happy! .
Premium Bicycle Fit
Includes analysis equipment, dynamic fit techniques, and physical assessment.
“Happy Butts” Saddle Fitment and Alignment Service
$75- 1 Hour
Make your butt happy! .
TT or Triathlon Bicycle Fit
Premium Bicycle Fit, with additional focus on aero positioning.
Follow Up Session- Post Fit
We provide free follow-ups for the first month after your fit. If you have additional needs, please schedule this follow-up.
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Years of Fitting Experience
Years of Fitting Experience
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I bring to my bike fit?
A. Helmet, Shoes, cycling or athletically fit clothing. Your current bike that is related to the fitting. Recently replaced shoes can be helpful too if you can bring em.
I have knee pain, will a bike fit help?
If it is a pain that is caused or exacerbated by cycling, YES! We can usually find the likely cause and the best solution. We will usually refer a client to a medical provider to correct body issues, our task is to get our clients riding now. After proper medical mitigation we can a happy solution.
Can I get a bike fit for my mountain bike?
Common question, yes the same issues and solutions apply to Road, Mtn, Tri any type of cycling.
What if I ride after my fit and I have pain or discomfort?
The follow up visit is an integral aspect of a fitting. We like to see our clients 3-5 weeks later for a no charge 30 minute session.
What's the difference between a sizing and a fit?
We offer two variations of fitting here at Spokesman Bicycles. There is a tendency for bike shops and fit studios to call their bike sizing service a fitting, let me clarify how we see the two as separate services.1. Sizing: In a sizing we set saddle height and saddle fore and aft (set back). We also set bar height and fore and aft (reach). These positions are based on long accepted “neutral” parameters and are done in concert with rider feed back on position and contact point comfort. On a new bike we will set the original equipment on the bike to the optimal position for rider comfort. We don’t trade out parts in order to adapt the fit on a new bike but, we do have a complete selection of components in our inventory.A sizing can be looked at as an X-Y fitting. We set back angle, arm-elbow-forearm angle, knee angle and we position knee rotation center relative to foot/pedal rotation center. Our aim is to find a position that the rider is comfortable in and hopefully as efficient as possible.
2. Fitting: A fitting starts off the bike with an interview and a full physical assessment. We fit the bike TO the rider! That means we don’t try to fit you to some ideal or preconceived notion of what a cyclist is supposed to look like on a bike. Our goal is to set the bike up in a way that will support you in YOUR best possible “optimal” position. The final fit has to be applicable to the rider’s physical limitations, strengths and weaknesses as well as addressing his or her goals and expectations. It might be a knee pain issue, neck or low back pain, foot numbness or saddle contact point discomfort, there is almost no limit to the issues we are asked to address. Most fits have a performance enhancement / optimization component that is an umbrella concern coloring every decision. By first doing a thorough physical assessment of a rider we can make more educated decisions on which change should be made in order to balance comfort and performance with their longer term riding goals. We help all cyclists from professionals with injuries mid season who need to be set up and back racing in a couple weeks to very casual cyclists who just want to be sure they are in an optimal position for their recreational cycling interests. A “fitting” can go anywhere from 90 minutes to 2.5 hours we also consider a no fee follow up session to be a critical part of the process. We utilize HD video (BG Data), Motion Capture (Retul) Remote Controlled Sizing Machine (Guru DFU) and MANY other fitting technologies.
What is the DFU?
A Dynamic Fit Unit is a motorized, fully adjustable fitting machine. Our friends at Roadworks made a nice quick video that describes it well.
You Tube Video
How long will the fit take?
Rarely less than 2 hours, up to 2.5
Will a bike fit make me faster?
One can rarely reach his/her fullest potential without a proper bike fit. We’ve worked with men and women professionals from the European pro peloton, pro triathletes, and mountain bike riders- they’re all hunting for speed! We’ve also spent many hours in the wind tunnel getting positions optimized for speed and performance. Short answer? Yes, a fitting absolutely CAN make a cyclist faster!
I did an online fit calculator for free, why should I get a bike fit from Spokesman?
A fit based on body measurements can ONLY be found on the Internet. In the rest of the fitting world we fit based on our clients strengths, weaknesses, range of motion and limitations in the upper and lower body, We look at stability, asymmetry and so many other aspects of our clients physical condition.
We might use body measurements as a starting point for a fit but, it’d be a rare instance that the final fit would look like an Internet solution.