Bike Fit

Based in the Ribble Valley, our cycling injuries and bike fitting service is a 3-Step process in which we combine our clinical assessment tools and bike mechanic skills for a unique evidence based approach, allowing you to enjoy your time in the saddle even more.

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Why consider a bike fit?

Whether cycling for recreational or competitive purposes, research shows that an improper body position (bike fit) can affect cycling comfort, increase your risk of overuse injury, and reduce your performance.   Efficient cycling relies on a marriage of harmony between the cyclist and cycle. Injuries and discomfort when riding can occur when the balance between rider and bike is disrupted.

Traditionally bike mechanics focus on the bike, however our bike fitting team consider both Intrinsic factors (related to rider) and Extrinsic (related to Cycle setup) when fitting.

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Common Overuse Cycling Injuries

The knee is the most common site of injury in cyclist, affecting an estimated 40% to 60% of all regular recreational and elite cyclists, both on and off the road.  Improper bike set up is a frequent cause of pain and injury in cycling.

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Why is Our Bike Fit Service Different?

What people don’t realise is that cycling related injuries can often stem from a weakness, imbalance in the rider, and the bike position exacerbates the problem. Therefore, if a rider is not screened prior to a bike fit, the cause of injury / discomfort can often be missed.

Unlike traditional mechanic bike fits, our team combines clinical therapists with (IBFI Certified Level 4 bike fitter with extensive bike mechanic experience. This allows us to examine both man and machine. Our unique approach has evolved from our own research at Manchester metropolitan university, acknowledged by Specialized (USA).

Our clinical team are able to assess rider's for any weaknesses, imbalances and injuries that may affect a rider's ability to achieve an optimal riding. Then we apply this knowledge to fine tune the bike fit specifically to the riders discipline of riding and injury / performance needs.

3 Step Bike Fit Process

Step 1 - Clinical Musculo-skeletal Assessment

We carry out a full injury and Musculo-skeletal assessment to identify joint restrictions, muscle imbalances, injury risks and foot alignment. We focus on assessing the rider on key cycling specific areas, as we often find the problem starts in the rider (intrinsic factors) not the actual bike setup.

Step 2 - Personal Exercise / Rehab Plan

Step 2 is a personalised cycling-based exercise plan specific to your cycling style and discipline and any findings from the clinical examination. Exercises target core stability, flexibility, and any weaknesses. We make your rehab program accessible online after your Bike fit so we can keep track and modify your progress.

Step 3 - Scientific Bike Fit (Discipline Specific)

We offer static and dynamic bike fits using the finding from our clinical assessment. Our dynamic video analysis software allows us to capture you in action and allows us to critically compare your Pre and Post images of your 'key positions'. We pay close attention to the crucial Foot / Pedal interface - as this is often the key for optimising power transfer - which also contributes to many lower limb injuries (knee) when incorrectly set up. We always explain the science and rationale behind our work, and we use current evidence based research and previous cycling experience and so that you get the most out of your visit.

Who Will Benefit?

Bike fits are suitable for cyclists of all ages, capabilities and disciplines, our 3-Step Bike fit packages are ideal for riders with existing injuries, those seeking extra power-output, or to improve performance, reduce injury risk or riders with discomfort in there riding position.

Packages

If you are not sure which is the right package for you contact the clinc

Standard Bike Fit 

This is a complete comprehensive static bike fit but excludes steps 1&2 (Musculoskeletal screening and rehab plan). 
We optimise saddle position, handle and stem, and the critical and complex foot/pedal interface. This option is designed to optimise your riding position at all 3 contact points (saddle, pedal and H/bars) and is delivered to meet your riding style, aims and objectives. 

This option also comes complete with a detailed personalised bike fitting report. Not recommended for riders with existing injury problems. 

(1.5 hours)

£100

Premium Bike Fit

This is ideal for a cycling related niggle or injury that is making cycling uncomfortable, alternatively you are looking to improve performance.  
Our integrated 3-Step Bike includes a cycling specific clinical / injury assessment, individual exercise program and a dynamic bike fit

On completion you will receive a comprehensive Personalised Bike Fitting Report which details the findings from the clinical Screening and a personalised exercise plan. 
The report also details the Pre-fit & Post-fit observations for each 'Key-position' and comes complete with a summary and recommendations.

(Allow up to 4 hours) 

£185

Basic Bike Fit

This is a entry level static Bike fit option. It does not include our unique musculoskeletal screening. We optimise saddle position (height and fore-and-aft), handlebar, and stem for comfort and efficiency. 
Settings are based on the type of riding you do and your aims and objectives. This option does not include optimisation of the complex foot/pedal interface. 

This option is not suitable if you have existing injury problems are if you are experiencing difficulties getting the cleat / foot position comfortable. 

(60 mins)

£65

Triathlete / Duathlete- Why not upgrade

Why not upgrade to include our running analysis to optimise your run performance.  Run specific clinical assessment and movement screening,  running technique analysis, and run specific exercise program

Our Team

Our team have master’s degrees (sports science, sports injuries / research and sports injury rehabilitation), Thus, we offer a highly effective blend of multidisciplinary skills. We are all keen cyclist and triathletes, we even are lucky enough to have a professional road cyclist in out NJD team.

Our Bike fitter is IBFI Level 4 Certified (link to page: https://ibfi-certification.com/ ). Practical experience includes winning National Titles (1994 Cyclo-Cross Series and Age-Group Standard Distance road and off road Duathlon) and former Sports Therapist to GB Cycling Teams and Manchester Wheelers.

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Bike Fit Covid-19 Update

We are back offering face to face and virtual Bike fits.  Please note bike fits are currently not available to book online, therefore call or email to book. Contact Form
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