Who needs a bicycle fitting?
Everyone who rides a bike should get a bike fit! Whether you are a recreational rider or a serious racer, your bicycle must fit. Just like your cycling shoes and shorts, your bike must fit properly in order for you to be comfortable, perform well and prevent injuries. Set up properly, every cyclist will have a better experience.
Why do we teach bike fitting?
Because every cyclist deserves to feel good on their bike. We also strongly believe that bike fit belongs to everyone in the industry, and is about matching the rider with the best bike for that individual. We believe that access to bike fitting education should be about the desire to promote the joy of cycling and not about promoting one brand over another. We want to cultivate "practitioners" of bike bike fit not merely technicians. Individuals who are able to collect data on each athlete and confidently make informed decisions about postion based on sound evidence based research.
What is the perfect fit?
The perfect fit is comfortable. It facilitates efficiency of movement and the ability to generate power and speed. In the proper position on the right bike, you can effectively balance, stabilize and easily handle the bike. The body and bike become one. Every cyclist deserves to be comfortable on their bike - and a bike fit can help make that happen.
How is the perfect fit achieved?
By applying the most up-to-date evidence based principals of bike fit, using a standardized and easily repeatable method. A "perfect fit" is not about how sophisticated the tools are that are employed to perform the fit, rather the education and skill of the fitter to use what ever tools at his or her disposal to tease out the best position for that athlete at that time. The perfect fit is based on the rider's unique history: lifestyle, goals, fitness level, body type, flexibility, range of motion, riding experience, past injuries, surgeries and current physical concerns as well as their biomechanical interaction with the bike. SICI certified bike fit professionals will work with you to achieve a position that allows you to meet your goals, while taking into consideration your abilities and limitations.
The SICI fitting process begins with an extensive interview and then progresses to measurements, a physical assessment and dynamic, on-bike positioning on a fully adjustable Serotta Size Cycle or your personal bike. The on-bike positioning begins with the feet and travels up the kinetic chain to the hands. We apply principles of physiology and biomechanics to tailor a position just for you.
Where can you get the perfect fit?
Look for SICI certified bike fit professionals in your area or search our directory. We are the longest running fit school in the country, so there is likely to be someone in your area who has the training and expertise to make sure you get the most from your cycling experience.