Bike Fit, VO2 Testing, Bike Sales, and Bike Rentals
One aspect to consider when getting a bike fit is the “mechanical aspect” this is the type of bike you are riding, the size, geometry and the mechanical adjustments to the bike. This is the most common aspect of the bike fit process. However, it is just a small part of the bike fit process when it comes to rider comfort, performance, and efficiency.
Another aspect to consider is the rider’s physical abilities in regards to mobility, stability, range of motion, and asymmetries. Below is a picture of a client who was not stable on the bike due to a pelvic malalignment. After an assessment I found his bike was initially set up too aggressive with his aero bars too low (mechanical) and his pelvis was off axis due to a rotational (right forward) and inflare (right side) presentation (asymmetry).
Once I made the bike adjustments and demonstrated a basic muscle energy technique (M.E.T.) for him to perform he was more stable on the bike. He was also pain free.