Expert Bike Fitting in Bath
Our specialist bike fitter, Jasper Clarke, is also an expert musculoskeletal Osteopath so is in a unique position to be able to assist riders in not only finding a comfortable position but also one that can minimise risk of injury and improve performance on the bike.
What is a bike fit?
There is often some confusion between the terms bike ‘sizing’ and bike ‘fitting’. Perhaps even before this it is important to have selected the right type of bike for your needs as there are now a bewildering array from road, mountain, gravel, cross, hybrid, triathlon etc. So, once you know what you are looking for your bike shop should be able to find the right size frame for you based on some simple measurements of your height or leg inseam. More often than not this gets you a bike that is in the right ball-park. However, once you have this bike it still has a very wide range of adjustments available and it is getting these working perfectly for you where bike fitting comes in.
Who needs a bike fit?
There is a general misconception that a bike fit is only for professionals or very serious cyclists. The reality is that any of us that ride a bike, whether its for road racing, mountain biking or commuting, may have a suitable bike that is set up poorly and causing discomfort, impaired performance or even an injury.
Most cycling injuries that we see in clinic will be from overuse-type issues. These problems tend to come on gradually and we often don’t notice them straight away. It may start with excess shifting in the saddle, feeling pressure on your hands or neck or some mild discomfort around your knee. Take heed of these signs as your bike fit is likely one of the main contributing factors.
Key Cycling issues that can be helped with bike fitting
Bath Rec Pavilion Clinic
Bath Recreation Ground
90 minute consult £150
(10% Discount Available For Local Cycling Clubs)