We believe that the fit and feel of the bicycle is the most important aspect of purchasing any bicycle. We have many customers that focus on components or color, which do matter. However, the three largest parts of the bicycle, the frame, fork, and wheels, are the key factors in creating a bicycle that will be stable, comfortable, and fun to ride. These are the three things that will separate any Trek or Gary Fisher bicycle from the competition.
Traditional bike fitting approaches (tool kits, articles etc.), are based on formulas and key measurements. These are "cookie-cutter" formulas that take every person and place them in a "position" that their body may, or may not, be able to adjust to.
We believe that every person has a unique body build (mechanical, muscular, etc.). In order to address each rider individually, our Fit System addresses each person on an individual basis, taking into account their anatomy, flexibility, range of motion and riding style.
We believe that the relationship between the rider and fit technician is imperative to a great riding experience. That is why our fittings are guaranteed for one full year. We know that body's change. And for better or worse, your bicycle should be able to react to these changes.
We believe in the fit technician. We feel that if a fitter who's advertising places greater emphasis their 'system' or 'technology' or 'certifications' (often multiple) than their skills and experience should be reviewed with caution.
We have prepared a page of information that you can print out, with details on fitting and what you need to bring to your fit session.
Floor Sizing ($20.00 for new bicycle - $50.00 for existing bicycle)
A Bike Sizing will allow us to select the proper frame size for your body. The bike sizing will allow us to place the rider in a "developmental" starting position where they can try many different bicycles until they are confident in the size/or model. It must be stated that this sizing makes sure that you begin your experience on the correct frame size. The sizing does not take into account injury, flexibility, range of motion, or other asymmetrical challenges of the individual. All of these are considered in our Performance Bicycle Fit. The sizing simply makes sure that you get the correct size frame that will be able to adapt to your body after a Performance Bicycle Fit.
Through three body measurements, we will be able to calculate a rough starting saddle height and correct frame size.
These specific measurements will accurately determine a starting point in which to begin your cycling experience. It is strongly recommended that you make an appointment for a Performance Fit within the first six months.