Bike sizing is done prior to bike fitting and should be done before you purchase a bicycle. Sizing focuses mainly with the size of a frame. The most accurate method for determing frame size utilizes the height and inseam combined with questions concerning cycling experience, type of cycling desired and quite possibly taking other measurements to help narrow down the proper frame size.
With today's bicycle geometries a cyclist could be considered to fit on up to 8 different frame sizes. No two riders are alike despite the fact they may be the same height, for instance, they may have vastly different upper and lower body proportions, and ride for totally different purposes – which could result in their bike sizes (and fit) being extremely different.
Once a correct frame size (bike sizing) has been determined, then and only then can a proper bike fitting be done. Trying to fit a rider on a bike of the wrong size fame is possible but very expensive endeavor. So the only appropriate starting point for a good fitting is a well-sized bike.
Bike fitting takes the bike and, through tweaks or changes to different components, fits the bike to the person. The big 3 are cleat fitting, saddle positioning and cockpit sizing which includes stem length and bar width.
Here at Revolutions Cyclery our bicycle fitting method utilizes years of experience, measuring devices, and software to enable us to fit cyclists with a safe and effective position on their bicycle. We utilize the "Fit Kit”, Paul Swift’s “Bike Fitting System”, SICI, Trek and Specialized Body Geometry and years of experience to increase comfort, efficiency, endurance, and power. We can also help consult on existing fit issues and on reducing injuries caused by improper fit. We can advise you on fit regarding a current bike or a new bike you may be considering.
Call (321) 751-5457 to get your fitting and/or sizing appointment.
A great starting point for any customer trying to determine the correct size and configuration before they puchase their dream bike. This static fit procedure will provide a recommendation for a rider’s fit based off body measurements.
* A Sizing procedure is FREE with the purchase of a new bike over $1000
A thorough examination aimed at maximizing performance and/or working with preexisting conditions.
The Bike Fitting procedures focus on existing fit related issues on an existing bicycle. The process provides the rider everything included in a sizing plus shoe and pedal alignment, knee alignment, and trouble shooting issues a cyclist maybe encountering that requires more than a sizing. Instruction in proper riding form and beneficial exercises may also be included.
The correct fitting of the cyclist on his bike starts with the adjustment of the shoe cleats. The movement of the legs is transmitted to the pedals through the shoe cleats. The correct position of the shoe cleats is not only important for the transmission of the force, but it can also prevent knee and muscle injuries. The position of the shoe cleats has also an effect on the pedal movement of the cyclist. The so called “ankling”.