Importance of bike fit
Setting your bike up to suit your anatomy and physiology is very important. Even one hour of cycling can produce from 4,000 to 6,000. pedal revolutions.
That’s a lot of movement of the knees and hips and ankles. A poor bike fit can put more strain than there should be on many of the bodies muscles tendons and ligaments
Optimum bike fit
A good bike setup will assist with injury prevention, lessen fatigue. and assist with more efficient and faster cycling. I believe most people can set up their basic bike fit quite well with some assistance.
Introduction to cycling booklet
I have written a booklet Introduction to Cycling that will take you through the bike fit process step by step. And believe it or not you can have it for less than €5
- Correct saddle height
- Saddle position
- Handlebars height and width
- Shoes and cleats
- Cycling safety
- Training programmes from 40 to 200 k bike rides
- Cross training for runners, rowers, sailors and other athletes
- Dealing with punctures.
Step by step bike fit
The bike fit section is a step by step guide to setting your own bike fit up and reviewing it. Everyone should be able to set their own basic bike fit. As you progress with your cycling or have any biomechanical issues that are causing problems you may benefit from a visit to a bike fitter for more tweaks.
Cycling injuries / pain
Sometimes you may suffer with some niggles or pain in muscles or tendons during or after cycling. A lot of the time these are just from overuse through ramping up training too much. However they can sometimes also be caused by poor bike fit . Physio coach view
A coach and or physiotherapist could be the first port of call to review your workloads and assess the pain issues. either of these could refer you to a professional bike fitter.
There are a lot of people doing bike fits now. So if you are going to get a bike fit do some research as to who is the most experienced with good reputations. Also be sure that they actually understand bike fit really well.