WHAT IS A BIKE FIT?
Bikes and people come in all shapes and sizes. Finding the perfect match between the bike and the person does not happen by accident.
A "bike fit" is the process of adjusting a bike to better fit its rider. Bikes have enough adjustability to move the key components at least a couple inches to better fit the rider. Adjustments can include the drop, reach, angle, and width of the cockpit. Of course there is the height, fore/aft position, and tilt of the saddle. Even subtle adjustments can make all the difference.
ESSENTIAL FIT $20 $100 hourly rate
This tackles the basics. Depending on the bike and its equipment, this includes setting the seat height and fore/aft adjustment as well as adjusting the handlebars and/or stem for comfort.
All bikes sold from Bike World come with this fit to get you rolling.
RETÜL FIT $250 - 300
Our top-end bike fit experience. By using a cycling-specific motion-capture fitting system, our certified fitter (Bill Hardin, 20+ years experience) is given the most accurate bike fit data.
The system uses three-dimensional measurement, immediate report capability, and a millimeter-specific digitizing tool to eliminate any guess work during the fitting process. Motion capture technology allows for the bike to be fit to the way you ride.
A variety of triathlon/time trial-specific saddles and aerobars will be available to try during the fit process to ensure you are positioned in a way that feels right to you while maximizing performance.
All manners of adjustment will be considered including: seat height, seat fore/aft/tilt, reach, stack height of the head tube/stem complex, stem length, arm extension, crank length and shoe shims.
Take-aways will be a professional, accurate fit and a printout of rider angles with our comments.
Cost: Road Bikes = $250, Triathlon Bikes = $300
To schedule a Retul fit, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bif at our West Des Moines shop 515-222-1880