Bike Fitting Details
The first step in the bike fitting process is the client interview. Andrea will ask about your racing or riding goals, training volume, injury history, and your specific questions and concerns. She will then complete a musculoskeletal screen, in which she assesses your total body flexibility, strength, and alignment. Your current bike position will be measured, recorded, and you will be assessed riding in your current position. Various on the bike measurements are taken to determine where your position compares to known “normal ranges” for joint angles and alignment of knee over pedal spindle. Adjustments are made, starting from the foot and working up to the knee, hip, trunk, and upper body. Once your position is finalized based on angle optimization and rider comfort, final measurements are taken and given to you. Your fit measurements are also kept on file at Class Cycles as a backup.
Andrea specializes in “hard to fit riders” who may have a leg length discrepancy, limited range of motion due to injury, or other biomechanical abnormalities. Traditional bike fitters often do not have the knowledge base to fit these types of riders, leaving them frustrated and considering hanging up the bike. Andrea’s extensive knowledge allows her to consider a greater range of options to allow a “hard to fit rider” to pedal with comfort, power, and efficiency. In addition, the Trek Pure Position fit bike allows fits to be completed with varying crank lengths. If you have a leg length discrepancy, Andrea has the ability to try any crank length between 165 and 180mm with the quick adjustment of two bolts.