Do you know the difference? Sometimes cyclists think these two services are the same…but they just don’t compare. We’re breaking down the key elements of each.
Many athletes have had a sizing done at their local bike store. A sizing is a quick 15 minute or less adjustment of the saddle height and possibly fore-aft to get the saddle in a reasonable position for either a test ride or the first several weeks of riding. This allows you to get a feel for what needs to be adjusted.
A fit is a more detailed approach that utilizes measurements and posturing of a rider to optimize saddle positioning, cleat placement, cockpit setup as well as the athlete’s history, goals, and any past history of injury. With this information, a fit specialist uses biomechanical knowledge to properly place a rider in an optimal position.
Curious about how a professional bike fit can help your ride more comfortably and more efficiently? Check out all of our bike fit services.