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

The long and the short of leg length difference in cycling

The long and the short of leg length difference in cycling Leg length difference is something that comes up quite a bit in my line of work. As an Exercise Physiologist, I've had many patients and clients who have been diagnosed by a health professional as having a leg length difference. That is, one leg is shorter than the other and the difference is causing or contributing to dysfunction and pain. As a bike fitter I have some clients note issues like "one leg feels weaker than the other", "one leg feels stiffer", "I can't reach [...]

The drawbacks of bike fitting done on your own bike

The drawbacks of bike fitting on a trainer With the number of bike fitting methods around, you may be wondering which is the best one for optimising your position. Will the bike shop sizing serve me well? Should I have an angle based fit? A bike brand specific fit. What about having a biomechanist or sports scientist fit me? Is 3D video capture or saddle pressure mapping important? It can be a bit of minefield to wade through the fitters in your local area to decide who you will trust to solve your discomfort or contribute [...]

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 [...]

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