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Articles2018-05-12T16:40:34+10:00

Case Study: The cycling musician

Bike Fit Case Study: The cycling musician I am fortunate enough to encounter many interesting and diverse clients each year. Everyone has a story to tell... There is no one recipe for every fit. Instead I have a system of assessment that I apply in each bike fit. This, combined with my experience, helps me to find solutions to the client's unique combination of physiology, goals and concerns. Something that I see quite often is a rider with a “twisted pelvis”. There are many causes, each requiring different remedial action. I work hard to avoid [...]

The costs involved in a bike fit

The costs involved in a bike fit You might be wondering what sort of costs you are up for when seeking your Winning Position. My philosophy is to make this process as cost effective as possible. I like to accommodate a cyclist’s existing equipment where possible. That said, it's common that additional equipment is required to achieve a comfortable and efficient position. I'll now outline some of the common expenses that customers encounter in implementing a bike fit. The fit First of all, there is the cost of the fit itself. Your outlay here is paying [...]

What your saddle could be telling me about your fit

What your saddle could be saying about your fit When cyclists come for a fit at Winning Position, there are a number of 'tells' that I look for. These tells can provide an insight into what's going on with their fit. One of the things I look at is saddle position. In this article I'm going to share with you some of the saddle presentations that I see and some possible reasons as to why a cyclist might be positioning their saddle in this way. Nose up If the saddle nose points skyward, the saddle could [...]

Case study: Running Into Niggles

Bike Fit Case Study: Running Into Niggles Tracy is new(ish) to triathlon and has a huge potential to progress further in this sport. She comes from a running background and is fairly new to the bike. Whilst there were no major discomforts or issues when riding, Tracy reported some lower limb niggles when running. When fitting triathletes, I aim to preserve the function of the calves. This is because they are one of the key muscle groups you use when running. It makes sense to reduce the load on the calves during the bike leg (where [...]

Avoiding Mistakes Even Pros Make (Velonews Podcast)

If you haven't checked out Velonews' training podcast Fast Talk you really should.  I particularly enjoyed the discussion about the perils of not getting a proper bike fit in Episode 77: Avoiding mistakes even pros make.  (Discussion starts at 57 minutes in.)  Go listen! I have copied a few of my favourite quotes below... The biggest fit mistake is that even pros - not just young riders, not just masters - they want their bike to look a certain way.  They want their bike to look like either their hero's bike or [...]

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