What is a Bike Fit?
We here at CyclingGifts.cc can’t recommend a bike fit highly enough. When one considers how much a bike and all the kit to go along with it actually cost, it only seems logical that a bike fit should be factored in.
Here is what you can expect from a bike fit (taken from IBFI.com):
- An interview with the cyclist, covering their goals, cycling history and any relevant medical issues
- An on- and off-bike evaluation, which can vary depending on the rider’s needs. This is followed by making any necessary alterations to the bike
- The fitter may also recommend excercises and stretches to help improve flexibility or correct a strength inbalance
- Tools and technologies are often used to assist the fitter during the bike fit. However, the quality of the fit is largely dependent on the training and skill of the fitter, and not a result of the technologies used
- In terms of buying a bike fit as a gift, make sure the recipient hasn’t already had a fit, most bike shops offer a fit as part of the buying process.
- If you are considering it, search around and call a few fitters before hand to find out more information about the fit and also whether you can buy a fit as a voucher to go in a card. The IBFI offer a find a fitter service.
How much are bike fits?
Typically you can expect to pay anywhere between £150 and £300 for a bike fit. If the fit you’re looking into cost less than £100 it would be right to question how good it will be – seek some customer reviews.