Bike Fit | Bike Barn
Why Is It Important To Get A Bike Fit?
Everyone at one point or another has had some kind of discomfort while riding a bicycle. It doesn’t have to be that way. A proper bike fit can make a huge difference in a rider’s overall performance and enjoyment.
Proper, however, is the keyword. There are many people who claim to be fitting experts. However, most fitting systems simply measure your body and then adjust your bike to put you into a position that is based on a predetermined standard. This ignores your unique goals and needs, especially those derived from the dynamics of your body as you ride.
Each fitting is done by appointment and is tailored to the individual riders needs to really get the perfect bike fit. Our bike shop offers bike fittings for everyone from elite racers to everyday riders who want to get more power, comfort, endurance, and fun from their time on the bike.
Meet Our BG Certified Fitting Expert
Bike Barn offers a professional fitting service done by experienced, certified fit experts using Specialized's Body Geometry Fitting system - the best and most advanced methodology. 2D and 3D Fits are dynamic - meaning that assessments about fit are tailored to how your body moves during cycling - not just the length of some of your body parts.
Bike Fit Packages
As a courtesy to our service professionals, if you are running late please notify us as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, due to the high number of appointments, we may have to reschedule your appointment. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please give us at least 30 minutes notice.
Body Geometry Seats, Shoes, and Gloves
BE ONE WITH YOUR BIKE
Body Geometry is the only complete system of products and bike fit that's ergonomically designed and scientifically tested to improve power, endurance, and comfort.
Proper Bicycle Fit Basics
Comfort, Safety And Efficiency Begin With Fit
How well your bicycle fits you determines a lot. It can mean the difference between comfort and pain, fast and slow, safe and unsafe.
What does body type have to do with fit? Well, have you ever heard someone say, “He’s a tall drink of water” or “She’s all legs”? The point is: Each of us has a different body style. And this has to be taken into account when fitting for a bike.
What's Your Riding Style?
How does your riding style relate to proper fit? Let’s say you want to cruise the bike paths on a bike that lets you sit upright where you get a good view of the scenery. That calls for a different frame size, bike type and fit approach than, say, a time-trial racer who needs to be positioned for optimum aerodynamics and speed.
Better Bike Parts Can Be Adjusted
Beyond frame size, other components of a bike also contribute greatly to a good fit. Take seats, for instance. What's the best height for your bike seat? How far forward or back of center is your correct seat position? The tilt of the seat is also adjustable. Some seats are even available in multiple widths, and we can help you determine what is best for you. Other factors to know more about include: stem length and height; crankarm length; and, what width and shape of handlebars work best for you.
No Matter Where You Bought Your Bike, Great Fit Starts Here
We love helping our customers get the right fit. And if you didn’t buy your bike from us, worry not. Just bring your bike in for a complimentary review of the fit basics so you know what changes, if any, you might want to consider. We look forward to seeing you.
Professional Bike Fitting at Bike Barn
All bikes purchased from Bike Barn include a basic fitting, but many riders greatly benefit from an in-depth professional bike fitting; seeing an increasing their comfort, performance, time in the saddle, and enjoyment. We offer the best fittings available with Specialized's Body Geometry system developed by Dr. Andy Pruitt of the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. These fittings are dynamic - so they are based on how your body works while riding, rather than other systems which simply measure the length of your body parts and forcing you into preset positions not based on your unique needs and performance issues.