Bike Fit Case Studies2019-07-06T13:54:16+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 [...]

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 [...]

Case Study: Grand Fun

Bike Fit Case Study: Grand Fun Damian presented to Wining Position with a desire to complete some Gran Fondos in 2019. He is also a keen "Zwifter". Having been caught up in the Zwift indoor cycling craze myself, I completely understand! Damian's initial position had him feeling a little too high at the front end. He also suffered annoying heat and numbness in his right foot. I often encounter a desire among my clients (particularly the road racing types) to be "lower and more aero". It is not always a position that I recommend. What's possible [...]

Case Study: Decompression

Bike Fit Case Study: Decompression Following a road bike fit, Andrew, a Canberra local returned for a fit on his triathlon bike. The bike was fairly new and Andrew had only ridden it a few times. He reported that he had some saddle issues but otherwise felt ok. Looking at Andrew’s initial position, it was considerably compressed in the “engine room”. His knees were actually contacting the bars! This was not a great position for the diaphragm to operate effectively. Breathing and oxygen consumption were likely compromised.  Not to mention the continual knee friction and potential [...]

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