|Dynamic plus Shoe & Cleats||Additional Bike|
|2 - 3 Hours||½ - 1½ Hours|
|Posture, flexibility and key anatomical measurements.||✔|
|Measure sit bone width using a Shimano Fit Cube.||✔|
|Establish suitable test conditions and continually monitor speed,
power and cadence on a turbo trainer.
|Dynamically measure key body angles and trajectories.||✔||✔|
|Assess upper body stability.||✔||✔|
|Optimise saddle height, set back and tilt.||✔||✔|
|Determine appropriate minimum hip angle.||✔||✔|
|Determine optimum crank length.||✔||✔|
|Optimise handlebar and TT / triathlon bar positions, recommend
suitable handlebar width.
|Optimise shifter location.||✔||✔|
|Assess frontal x-sectional area and explore opportunities for
|Measure forefoot posture, longitudinal arch and toe in/out.||✔|
|Assess propensity for insteps to fall under load.||✔|
|Optimise cleat location.||✔|
|Track lateral knee displacements and determine suitable shoe,
shim, spacer or insole recommendations.
|Investigate pedalling style opportunities to minimise stroke
'dead spots'and improve efficiency.
|Complete all feasible adjustments, torque check fixings and
conduct safety checks.
|Recommend suitable stretching / strengthening exercises.||✔||✔|
Summary of recommendations, conclusions and key geometry.
Sent by e-mail within 24 hours.
Bike fit - Options
Dynamic Fit plus Shoe and Cleat
The Bike Fitting process goes through the stages of Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Report. The Define stage is a customer interview to establish the objectives for the fitting. This will discuss their current riding activities, discomforts, injury histories and aspirations.
The fitting will then move into the Measurement phase. Principally this will involve the use of Dartfish Motion Capture to define key body angles and trajectories throughout the pedal cycle. Other measurements will include pedalling efficiency metrics, flexibilities, body dimensions, arch height, foot posture, sit bone width and numerous other observations required to support the fitting process.
The Analysis phase correlates the suite of measurements against the objectives generated in the Define phase. Hypotheses are sought for the discomforts / problems of the original fit and countermeasures identified.
The Improve phase is where it gets quite exciting. Initially the Shoe / Cleat / Pedal system is addressed with the cleats placed correctly, including appropriate leg length shims and varus / valgus wedges. The shoe itself and the level of arch support will also be considered. Idealy the Fit will occur on the customer's bike, but could move onto the Shimano Fit Bike if required. This fully adjustable jig facilitates the coarse and fine tuning of all bike fit parameters. Saddles and handlebars can be swapped easily and effective saddle heights, stems lengths etc. changed quickly and accurately. The jig also offers the fantastic opportunity to quickly change crank lengths. Measurements can be retaken on the jig, which also has the capability for detailed pedal stroke analysis.
The set up established on the jig can then be transferred back and validated on the customer's own bike.
The Report phase includes the recording of the key bike fit parameters as well as any recommendations for pedalling technique / stretches etc. The customer's bike is fully safety checked including all fixing torques before release.
Very few cyclists are satisfied with owning only the one bike, with summer, winter, mountain, fixed wheel, gravel, time trial, triathlon and many other machines taking up space in garages, sheds and houses. Replicating the recommended position on a similar geometry frame with an identical saddle is relatively straightforward, but even small differences will necessitate going through the Dynamic Fit process again.