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Bike Fitting

You just purchased a Felt triathlon bike or a high end mountain bike. Maybe you elected to go the used bike route. Or maybe you added aero bars to your hot, new Trek road bike. Why not take the final step and get a bike fitting near you at our local bike shop?

Why? Because when the correct saddle height and frame length support your body, you will be much more comfortable, avoid injury, and perform phenomenally better.

Our bicycle fitting services draw from the experience that comes from having a cycling shop for five decades. We have performed thousands of successful fitting.

Check out our Testimonials Page for great feedback from other customers about our bike fitting services.

Why is Bike Fitting so Important?

It’s better to aim at a target before firing.  So why rush into selecting a bike? Despite repeated attempts by folks in the bicycle industry, there is no way a size chart captures what makes your body perform differently from some other cyclist.

Bicycles easily last a decade. So, any mistakes made during the purchase can haunt you a long time. That means taking the time to get things right. There is no way for a rider to get a bike fitting properly other than in person and in real-time. And we promise you will love the process and results.

We will not sell you a road bike without the information we gather during a bike fitting. A bike fitting is critical. Yes, we charge a nominal fee ($50) for the process. But when you purchase that perfectly fitted bike, we’ll refund that fee. Your ultimate cost to make sure your bike fits you is absolutely FREE. We also keep your bike fit card on file for future use.

We do not perform fittings for customers to outsource bikes from other stores or online sites. There will be no exceptions.

Bicycle frames come with different geometries because cyclists vary tremendously. There is no such thing as a stock bike because there’s no such thing as a stock person. We have even completed a fitting on identical twins, and their coordinates were dissimilar. Flexibility history, and other physical elements yield different results even with identical genetic makeups.

We Use State-of-the-Art Bike Fitting Technology

We use a variety of devices during the fit process.  We have invested in a new state-of-the-art fit bike made by Purely Custom that can recreate any configuration.

We recently fitted a six-foot-10-inch man for a custom  Co-Motion touring bike. The next rider was a four-foot-10-inch woman getting dialed for a hardtail mountain bike!  

During the service, we perform accurate, repeatable body measurements using a custom tool. Other tools help hone in on the ideal position, like a varus/valgus forefoot measuring tool because cycling shoes can influence the entire body.

Despite the technology, it all comes down to this: bike fitting is more of an art than a science. A trained eye can address the subtlety of a cyclist in motion better than a camera. Technology is no replacement for a professional bike fitter. But it can help avoid knee pain and other aches associated with a poorly fit bike.

When buying a new bike, a bike fitting may seem like an inconvenience. It typically takes 60-90 minutes for the session. But that time investment is worth it to ensure that every time you put your butt into that bike saddle, you have a comfortable ride.

Local cycling clubs and ride organizers consistently recommend a bike fitting. Why? Because every time a member gets fitted, they ride so much better! And remember, the fitting is FREE when you buy a bike from our local bike shop.

Listen to Bicycle Dealer Magazine.

Here’s what they had to say:

From a technical perspective, the fit-first sales process eliminates the guesswork that so often confronts retailers when attempting to optimize a consumer’s preferred riding position on a particular bike.

For example, many consumers can often ride multiple sizes of a given bike model. The old sales model would force a retailer to have to make a semi-educated guess on frame size based on height and inseam, or an in-store demo on both sizes on a trainer.

These options are inaccurate and time-consuming respectively, and ultimately do not provide consumers with a clear point of view on which model or size is the best choice for them. By following a fit-first sales protocol, platform selection (race vs. endurance) and appropriate size are addressed before a consumer even looks at colors or price points.

This protocol ensures that a consumer’s final bike selection will give them the best possible cycling experience. ,

The fit-first sales process has become the best approach for retailers to utilize when selling bikes to their consumers- one that is beneficial for both sides and improves the overall shopping experience.

Whether a consumer is in the market for a $500 commuter bike, or a $10,000 superbike, selecting a bike based on proper sizing and riding position is the best way to ensure that consumers make the right decision about the bike they wish to purchase. Welcome to the fit-first sales process (used with permission from the editors of Bicycle Dealer magazine).

What If I Already Own a Bike?

Even if you already own a bike, bike fitting is essential. It will optimize your comfort and efficiency. Even with an existing bike, you will benefit from our extensive experience and insight. We use the same approach we do with new bike purchases.

We’ll also talk with you about your cycling goals and any past injury history to make sure your bike fitting is perfect.

If your goal is a comfortable position for ultra-endurance events, a sprint, Olympic, Half, or Full Ironman, aero bar placement needs to be correct for each discipline. That may lead to component changes relating to your bike saddle, stem, handlebars or another item where additional charges for parts and labor may be applied. But, you’ll walk away knowing that you’ll ride at a level of comfort you’ve never experienced.

The existing bike fitting lasts 90-120 minutes. Make sure you bring your bike, cycling shorts and cycling shoes if you have them. We schedule bike fittings Tuesday through Friday. It’s a $200 investment on your part, but one you’ll thank us for the next time you hit the road or trail.

Measurements obtained during your fitting will remain on file in our bike shop. We do not provide measurements for use at other stores, or for online purchases.  

If you’re looking only for an aero bar fitting, your time investment is a mere 30 minutes for $40.00, plus the aero bar costs. Already own aero bars and just want a bicycle fitting? That’s $60.00. Just bring your bike, cycling shorts, jersey and cycling shoes.

Dynamic Cleat and Pedal Fitting

Getting your bike pedals and shoes accurately set up may be the most important thing you do as a proper bike fit extends up from your feet. Just as walking and standing affect your back and posture, cleat placement can have a huge impact on your efficiency and riding.

We’ll take the time to fit you for cycling shoes (if you don’t have them already) and align the cleats to the most optimal position for your body geometry and pedaling.

Allow 30 minutes for $50.00. We schedule fittings Tuesdays-Fridays. 

A Professional Bike Fitting Makes All The Difference

Bike fitting is the key to enjoying cycling. After thousands of successful fittings, we know how to make sure your riding experience is ideal.

We’ll sweat the details so that you can get out there and perform your best whether your training or just going for a casual ride! Give our bike shop a call to set up an appointment. You won’t be sorry!

Fittings at our Mt. Kisco cycle shop are by appointment. Please call the bike store to schedule, or use our contact link. Please be prompt for your scheduled appointment. Give us at least 24 hours’ notice if you need to reschedule. Bike fittings are scheduled Tuesdays-Fridays.

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