The bike fit process includes adjustment of the bike to fit your body and finding ways for the body to best adapt to the activity of bicycling. Good bike fits pay attention to the three primary contact points of the bicycle: saddle, pedals and handlebar. Good bike fit sessions also include attention to the body. Being best prepared for bicycling requires certain coordination, flexibility and strength. A complete bike fit session should include exercises to best adapt you to the demands of bicycling. This is best performed by a Physical Therapist who is knowledgeable in both the body and bicycling issues such as equipment and geometry.
I can’t tell you how often I hear people say they love riding their bike, but their knee hurts afterward. Or their hip, or wrists, or lower back, or neck.
You shouldn’t have to suffer to ride a bike.
Everyone has different goals on the bike. Some people need to commute to work, others want simply to ride 30 miles, some people want to ride a Gran Fondo, while others just want to ride with their friends. Some people aspire to race too. No matter what your goal is, proper bike fit can help you make it happen.
We’re bringing you our extensive musculo-skeletal knowledge, bike industry and equipment experience, and looking at the goals of bike riders from all walks of life. We’re sharing our experience, knowledge of physicality – strength, flexibility and conditioning – to work out everyday on-the-bike issues that hold you back from reaching your goals.
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