A bike fit is crucial for cyclists at any level, from beginners to elite athletes. The right set up can enhance performance and improve comfort whilst also reducing the risk of developing overuse injuries.
Bike fittings are designed to be thorough and target the individual needs of the rider. However, a few adjustments might still be needed after the bike fitting to feel truly comfortable on the bike.
The following is a guide on the options for making those final adjustments after a bike fitting.
What To Expect From A Bike Fitting
As technology advances, bike fittings are becoming more and more accurate and dialled into the rider. The correct saddle height, body position, foot placement, and handlebar height, amongst other factors, can positively impact power output and efficiency. It can also optimise biomechanics on the bike to prevent the risk of musculoskeletal injuries, instantly changing the feel and comfort of the bike.
But a few changes might still be needed after a bike fitting. So what are the options?
What To Do After A Bike Fitting
The ultimate goal of a bike fitting is to make the rider feel comfortable. To get the best results, a good rule of thumb is to choose a reputable fitter with the right experience, qualifications, and equipment for the fitting.
But what happens if the bike still doesn’t feel right afterwards? Here are a few options:
- Contact The Bike Fitter: If there are any problems after the bike fitting, speak up! Although fitters know what works, even the most experienced fitter won’t get it right every time. A professional fitter should be happy to make adjustments after the appointment if the fit isn’t feeling comfortable.
- Make The Adjustments: There is no “perfect” position on the bike. But riders are intuitive and can feel when something isn’t right. Experienced bike fitters understand this and usually offer advice on a few tweaks the rider can make if needed. These guided tweaks can help the rider fine-tune the bike after the fitting.
- Wait And See: Bike fittings are an investment, so it can feel disheartening if the fit isn’t comfortable afterwards. However, the solution might be as simple as trusting the process and allowing time for the body to adjust to the new cycling position. If that still doesn’t work, check back with the fitter to see what other changes might help.
- Choose Another Fitter: Just because the bike doesn’t feel right after the fitting, it doesn’t mean the fitter did a poor job. However, sometimes things just don’t work out, and the only option is to find another fitter.
Our bike fitting service at Evoker is ideal for anyone who cycles. Combining biomechanical and anatomical expertise, our physiotherapists deliver the most comprehensive bike fitting service in Sydney. A professional bike fitting goes a long way!
Want to experience enhanced performance and comfort on your bike? Book a bike fitting with our experienced team and feel the difference.