The skinny on handlebar width

The skinny on handlebar width In the first article of this series, we discussed some of the issues involved in finding your optimal road handlebar.  In the rest of the series, we will have a look at the different dimensions of the drop bar and how they affect fit.  This article concentrates on handlebar width.  Future articles will explore reach, drop and shape. For the remainder of this article we will be focusing on road handlebars. Some, [...]

By |2021-09-23T13:22:35+10:00September 22nd, 2021|Bicycle equipment, Bike fit|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2021-04-26T10:58:23+10:00April 26th, 2021|Bicycle equipment, Bike fit|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-08-03T11:35:59+10:00August 3rd, 2020|Bicycle equipment, Bike fit|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-03-07T21:03:01+11:00March 7th, 2020|Bike fit|0 Comments

The dynamic fit bike

The dynamic fit bike If you have been reading my earlier articles you will have seen references to the dynamic fit bike that I use.  So what on earth is a dynamic fit bike?  For starters a it rarely looks anything like a real bike.  Rather it's a tool built specifically for the purpose of finding a rider’s winning position. What is a dynamic fit bike? The properties that define a dynamic fit bike (at least in [...]

By |2019-02-17T13:32:35+11:00February 17th, 2019|Bike fit, Fitting tools|0 Comments

How to find the perfect saddle

How to find the perfect saddle I am a firm believer that a cyclist shouldn’t have to suffer saddle discomfort.  Far too many people accept saddle discomfort as an inevitable part of cycling.  They put up with it and hope that they will ‘toughen up’ over time.  At best this approach leads to a reduction in the joy of cycling and at worst to permanent damage to bits you really don’t want damaged.  I believe it is [...]

By |2019-02-17T13:42:31+11:00January 27th, 2019|Bicycle equipment, Bike fit, Fitting tools|0 Comments

Fit first, buy later

Fit first - buy later There is a mantra among most bike fitters that is along the lines of ‘fit first, buy later’.  Why do we say that?  Is it because we want to delay the gratification that is a new bike?  No, the real reason is that it is heart breaking to have to inform a client that the fabulous, efficient, comfortable position that we found together won’t work on their shiny new bike.  You know, [...]

By |2018-10-20T17:15:06+11:00October 20th, 2018|Bike fit|0 Comments

The perfect crank length

So I've titled this article 'the perfect crank length' which is a bit misleading of me. I don't believe that there is one crank length that is perfect for every rider. Instead the best crank length for any given rider is a balance of a number of factors. In this brief article I am not aiming to reinvent the wheel. Rather I will very briefly touch on some of the information that’s out there and then explain [...]

By |2019-02-17T13:47:27+11:00September 20th, 2018|Bike fit, Fitting tools|0 Comments

What’s in a bike fit?

What's in a bike fit? So what should you expect when you come for a Winning Position bike fit? A bike fit at Winning Position takes three to four hours and consists of several components. 1. We talk The first part of the session is spent discussing your goals both as a cyclist and also what you are looking to get out of the fit. These goals are usually one or more of the following: comfort, injury [...]

By |2021-07-12T20:25:23+10:00June 5th, 2018|Bike fit|0 Comments

Why Get A Bike Fit?

Why get a bike fit? Whether you are an elite racer, commuter or recreational rider, a bike fit is an investment that could very well give you the best return for your money. Cycling can be as expensive as you want to make it. We cyclists tend to always be tempted to spend our hard earned money on the newest, the lightest, the most aero equipment and clothing that we can get our hands on.  [...]

By |2019-02-17T13:57:11+11:00May 10th, 2018|Bike fit|0 Comments
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