It’s September… Already!?!?! Back to school, back to work, the summer is ending, the days are getting shorter, cyclo-cross is coming… Well, maybe summer never really came this year, but cyclo-cross is still coming and I am getting excited for that! But before you start pulling out the arm-warmers and mudguards, I want you to … Continue reading The Best Time Of Year To Get A Bike Fit
Matt Phillips just became my hero for writing the article pictured above. It’s that time of year when the big brands are launching their latest and greatest. The big ‘S’ just launched their Tarmac SL8 “Speed Sniffer“, quickly followed by the new Canyon Endurace CFR (Canyon Factory Racing). There’s no doubt these are both beautiful, well made, high performing machines (I love … Continue reading Can You Avoid The Perils Of Integrated Handlebars?
I’ve got that familiar, rather lost feeling that happens every time an exciting sporting spectacle finishes… It happens when the Tour finishes, the Giro, Roubaix, the Olympics, Kona, the Six Nations, the World Cup. But when it comes to the Cycling World Championships, strangely I’ve never had the same level of excitement or goose bumps … Continue reading Super Worlds: A Bike Fitter’s Perspective
Cycling is a sport of repetition… quite literally… we make around 10,000 pedal strokes an hour… yup, that’s a lot! So we like to think practice makes perfect (or per-fit!) But there seems to be special significance to this number. Malcolm Gladwell popularized the 10,000 hours to become a master concept and of course there’s the … Continue reading Practice Makes Per-fit
Is there still a place for them in an industry where the big manufacturers are doing their level best to sell us ‘off the shelf’ sizes? Many consider that custom bikes are essentially dead. But they said the same about vinyl didn’t they… This was our topic of discussion on our recent podcast. Give it … Continue reading Are Custom Bikes Dead?
We thought it was time for something a bit different… so we made a podcast! Mat and I have teamed up with Lee (bike fitter) and Ev (wheel builder) for some weekly juice about the underbelly of the bike industry. Between the four of us, there’s over half a century of experience working within the industry, riding (and crashing!) bikes, … Continue reading Soft Issues: We Made a Podcast!
I reached the milestone of 40 this year, which means I’m officially in the ‘Masters’ category for racing. They say age is just a number, but I am definitely feeling the physiological changes beyond the growing number of grey hairs! I just can’t do the late nights anymore and hard rides take more than a … Continue reading Thoughts From a Mid-life Cyclist: 40 Years Young!
Wow! I’m bowled over… I can’t thank everyone enough who came to our first studio open day last Saturday! The energy, the smiles, the workshops, the enthusiasm… I’ve never seen the fit room explode like that… we even had a tandem in there at one point… We’ve got more events coming soon… there’s a bike demo day … Continue reading Bike Fit Studio Open Day In Pictures
1. Why it’s not always about the saddle The first thing you should figure out before choosing a saddle is: Is my saddle position correct? If your saddle is too high – every saddle you try will feel uncomfortable. Let’s imagine what happens when a saddle is too high. In order to turn the pedals … Continue reading How To Choose a Comfortable Saddle: 5 Tips From a Bike Fitter
Thinking about using clip-on aero bars? Here are some important things to consider… When Greg Lemond won the 1989 Tour de France, snatching victory over Laurent Fignon in the ITT on Stage 21, a strange looking contraption that was attached to his handlebars caught the attention of the cycling world at large. The Scott clip-on aero … Continue reading Should You Be Using Clip-On Aero Bars?