At its essence, bike fitting is a process of adjusting the contact points and/or changing specific components of a bicycle to allow the body to apply force through the pedals in the most stable and efficient way possible. Sounds simple, right? Well, yes and no. There’s far more to bike fit than just adjusting the bike and, … Continue reading What Is Bike Fitting And Why Should You Care?
Experiencing GI issues during triathlon? You might want to look at your bike fit… A case study of Colin Norris, ex-pro Ironman triathlete. Let’s set the scene – you’ve invested a significant amount of time, money and effort into preparing for a peak race, only for the wheels to come off early on in the … Continue reading Solving GI Stress & Triathlon Performance With a Bike Fit
Without launching straight into a rant about a subject that has been the point of what I’d call ‘enthusiastic’ debate amongst fitters, bike manufacturers and riders alike in recent years, I’d like to go over some disclosures; these are my own personal views, arrived at through years of riding all kinds of bikes, through various … Continue reading Should You Change Crank Length?
If you’ve been looking around for a bike fit, you’ve likely encountered lots of different options – from AI powered apps to 3-4 hour sessions with a experienced practitioner. Whichever type of bike fit you end up choosing, no doubt the question of price will factor in your final decision. Price is an important part … Continue reading How Much Does a Bike Fit Cost?
So you’ve had a bike fit, your shoes feel great, but you’ve bought a shiny new pair… how do you set up the cleats so the new shoes feel just as good (if not better!) than your current kicks? This is a question we get asked all the time by our riders, so we thought … Continue reading How To: Set Up Cleats (Copying A Position)
As winter approaches and the roads get slippery, it’s time to dust off the turbo and take our training indoors. Before you get stuck into the meat of training itself, make sure you are set up for success by considering the following advice. (This article assumes you already have had a successful bike fit and … Continue reading 10 Tips For Indoor Training Success
If you are looking to replicate your position on a second bike or an indoor bike this winter, this is how to do it! The information here can also be used to check your position on your current bike or take a new set of measurements altogether. This article is most useful for riders who … Continue reading How To: Use Your Bike Fit Measurements
In this first article of the series on indoor trainers, we look at some different set-ups for indoor cycling on a budget. If you’re just getting into triathlon or cycling or you haven’t trained indoors before, this is for you. Things we especially look for in a set-up are: What differentiates this from your average … Continue reading Indoor Training on a Budget
Due to the exceptional circumstances of the pandemic, we are currently unable to offer any face-to-face services such as bike fitting, swim analysis and direct 1-1 coaching. We’ll be back as soon as the social distancing restrictions are lifted, but in the mean time we may still be able to offer useful advice, guidance and … Continue reading Remote Services During Covid 19
Female-specific training and nutrition Our hormones govern most processes in the body. And sex hormones influence more than just the reproductive system – estrogen, progesterone and several other hormones that fluctuate throughout women’s lives have a profound effect on how we cope with and adapt to training, how we metabolise energy, how we sleep, how … Continue reading “Women are not small men”