Cycloform
Optimising Cycling Performance. North Yorkshire

Bike Fitting

Producing a Professional dynamic bike fit. Optimising performance and injury prevention all led by a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist. 

... many in the know now consider the industry to be diverging into two categories: those who bike fit to a neutral set of ranges versus those who possess the skills and experience to complete an accommodative fit.
— Phil Burt, Head Physiotherapist at British Cycling (2014)

A Cycloform Assessment will produce a dynamic accommodative bike fit. Why is this important? A detailed understanding of human performance and the physics of cycling will allow passionate cyclists to reach optimum performance and consequently, maximum enjoyment of the sport. This notion is as important to the Elite level racer as it is to the casual cafe rider.

The process of Bike Fitting seeks to optimise the bespoke needs of an individual, based upon their own requirements for comfort, power and aerodynamics. Cycloform uses, Dartfish Image Capture software to analyse movement and positioning, but moreover, we draw on extensive experience in human movement, strength and conditioning and injury management.

Historically, Bike Fitting has been the domain of bike experts, who understand the equipment. Here at Cycloform we pride ourselves in being experts in the person - have you ever heard a bike complaining after a hard ride?


Cycloform - Expert Physiotherapy led Bike Fit - £150

STAGE ONE - PRE ASSESSMENT

In-depth consultation providing expert evaluation of historical and current musculoskeletal function. This will include performance goal setting, expert diagnosis of dysfunction and prognostic evaluation of potential for future physical gains. 

STAGE TWO - PRE-FIT BIKE SET-UP

Document current set up, acting as a reference point for future changes. 

STAGE THREE - EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE

Current functional performance evaluation. This is augmented by the use of Dartfish motion capture software. In-depth assessment of shoes, cleats, saddle position (including size and type) and 'cockpit' (handlebars, brake levers, stem) is made to highlight potential areas for performance gain. This will focus on endurance, power production and aerodynamics. 

STAGE FOUR - EQUIPMENT RECOMMENDATIONS 

Formulation of a detailed report highlighting areas for all bike set-up changes and how these will be implemented to maximise the effect. Any adjustments that can be made within the constraints of the existing componentry will be discussed and executed. When componentry does not support optimisation any recommendations for new equipment will be given. 

STAGE FIVE - RE-EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE

After changes have been made rider performance will be further evaluated to ensure that the best current accommodative fit has been achieved.

STAGE SIX - ATHLETE RECOMMENDATIONS 

A plan can be formulated providing a strategy to embed further performance gains by optimisation of athlete strength and conditioning. At extra cost follow up physiotherapy input and further motion analysis is available as optimal bike fit is always something that is developed over time.

Follow up - £70

SPECIALIST CYCLE SPECIFIC PHYSIOTHERAPY AND MOTION ANALYSIS 

One hour follow up session aimed at developing optimal bike fit over time. This will include physiotherapy aimed at embedding athlete focussed optimisation, further motion capture analysis and any bike fit changes required.