Bike Fit Services in San Diego
My commitment is to help you ride in the most effective and comfortable way possible
If your bicycle (does not matter if it’s a road bike, mountain bike, time-trial bike, hybrid bike, or any type of bicycle) is well fitted for you specifically, riding it will become way more comfortable and convenient. You will be able to ride longer while at the same time improve your ability to distribute your power more efficiently. All of this while minimizing your fatigue and any muscular issues that a non-properly fitted bicycle could attract.
Cycling should be enjoyable, especially if you love it. However, after long hours of riding with a bike that hasn’t been fitted, the ache you will fill could make you want to consider walking or even stopping instead.
Bike fitting is a real blessing to riders, and anyone can do it. It’s not limited to any particular set of riders, nor is it just meant for professional riders. It is for all cyclists like those who love riding for fun, as well as for new athletes, especially for them it is very important to get fitted. This way, they can get start riding with no complications which might cause them pain in the future.
Why is a Bicycle Fit Needed?
Bicycle fitting is probably one of the most necessary tasks a rider should complete. It doesn’t just make riding more comfortable; it makes it possible for a cyclist to push more watts for long hours with ease. A well-fitted bike can as well reduce the risk of accidents and muscular issues. In our bike fitting I will make sure that the fit is neither too long / low nor too short / high, but a good balance specific to you and your way of riding.
What are some of the most common issues a proper bike fit may fix?
- Foot numbness and pain
- Achilles pain
- Hand numbness and pain
- Neck or shoulder pains
- Lower and upper back discomfort
- Knee pain and discomfort
- Numbness on pelvis area
- Can’t reach or stay in drops
- Repeated saddle sores
- Excessive cramping
A bike fit will make a bicycle that is right for you to one that is tailored to your body and style of riding
Here is a summary of the steps that I take when fitting an athlete to his/her bike:
- Athlete Questionnaire
- Learn about the athlete
- Primary Discipline
- Mountain Bike
- Time Trialist
- Amateur Rider
- What (if any) are the cyclist issues?
- Record body metrics
- Primary Discipline
- Learn about the bike
- Record initial positions
- Learn about the athlete
- Perform indoor bike fit on stationary trainer
- Record initial position (picture or video)
- Complete on the bike fit
- Lower Body Bike Fit
- Upper Body Bike Fit
- Record final position (picture or video)
- Outdoor Testing
- Adjust as Necessary
- Record Final Position
- Deliver customer a copy of initial and final assessments
Optimizing your bike fit will radically improve the way you ride
During this fitting process there are some key areas that need to be addressed. When having a proper bike fit completed it is important to consider multiple factors, but it is always a good place to start by checking the following areas:
- Improve pressure balance on the three contact areas:
- Levers / Hoods
- Seat post
- Cyclist Shorts
- Crank (Length)
- Check Angle / Extension Measurements
- Achieve a balanced position with a good reach
- Elbow relaxed
- Balance back angle (Not too aggressive or relaxed)
- Balanced neck and head position (naturally looking up the road)
- Balanced ankle position (Neither overreaching nor with heel-down)
Why do I need a professional bike fit, if I can do it myself?
A bike fit could be done at home, but it is best done professionally. This way you’re sure of getting the right result, as bike fitting problems do not tend to occur overnight. As a USA Cycling Coach, I can offer you one of the best bicycle fittings in San Diego County. As a professional cyclist coach, great success should be expected when I render a bike fit service since I know exactly what is needed to be done. I use my professional and competent hands in a combination with the best tools to achieve the best result possible. I take each step on the bicycle fitting process carefully, this in order to avoid mistakes. Especially when dealing with junior, endurance, and amateur athletes, we have to make sure that it’s the right fit for the rider-specific purpose. They will be the most impacted in the long run if their bikes are not fitted properly. I fit all types of bicycles, whether it’s a mountain bike, a hybrid bike, or a road bike for men, women, or children. Like I mentioned earlier, anyone can get a bicycle fitted, and they should as it is highly recommended. As a cycling coach with over 15 years of racing experience and over 5 years of coaching professionally with athletes of different levels, I can provide you the reliable assistance that you have been looking for.
If you are on the market to buy a new bike, I recommend taking into consideration the type and size of the bike to get first, this should be able to both achieve a proper reach and leg extension for the type of position that the selected riding style will require. Things like the brake lever location, length of crankarms, handlebar width, stem length, seat angle, and other factors can be modified to assist us in obtaining the right fit for you.
What should I do if I want to get a bike fit?
Contact me today for so that we can perform a professional bike fitting on your bike. Let me help you find the right balance that will allow you to deliver the best performance possible. I offer on site and mobile services to better accommodate your schedule.
Basic Fit Package
A great package for commuters and beginner riders
Active Fit Package
A great place to start for beginners and amateur riders
Virtual Fit Package
Need a bike fit but can't travel? Here's your solution
In-Depth Fit Package
For the riders that spend a lot of time on their bicycle