Bike fitting

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A bike fit is one of the better investments you can make to improve your cycling whether you are relatively new to the sport or looking to get to the next level. Comfort, efficiency and injury prevention are really important, and a bike fit can help you achieve all of these. By being more efficient you will also be able to produce more power at the correct time.

Velosport’s bike fitters are Retül qualified.  You have the option to choose either a Level 1 or Level 2 Retül motion capture bike fit.

The details of each level of bike fit are outlined below. Please do give us a call on 020 8780 1978 to discuss your requirements and book your appointment.

Frame Sizing

Pre-sale frame only fitting
£45 Credited against bike purchase

Ensure you get the “right” frame

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  • Duration: 30 – 45 minutes
  • Uses the Retül adjustable Müve bike
  • Tests the “fit” of up to 6 different brands / models
  • You can bring a list of brands / models to test
  • Outcome: recommended brand / models and their corresponding frame size

*Fee is credited against any bicycle purchased from Velosport

Level 1

Static 2D bike fit
£120 Included with all bike purchases

A good starting point

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  • Duration: 1 – 1.5 hours
  • Uses the rider’s own bike
  • Discuss cycling goals / injury history / current pain-points
  • Physical assessment of the rider including the feet
  • Pre-fit position photo / video
  • Cleat positioning including the fitting of footbeds and wedges where needed
  • Place Retül markers at 8 key anatomic positions – single side
  • Take multiple Retül measurements while pedalling to assess the correct saddle height, knee position in relation to the pedal axle, bank angle and reach
  • Change position / remeasure until both the rider and the fitter are satisfied
  • Post-fit position photo / video
  • Outcome: PDF report, which may include some guidance noted on stretching exercises*

*Report is typically emailed within 2 days of the fitting

Level 2

Retül 3D bike fit
£200/£250 off-peak (weekdays) / peak (weekends)

Same fit as the Pro teams

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  • Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours
  • Uses the rider’s own bike
  • Discuss cycling goals / injury history / current pain-points
  • Measurements made using Retül 3D capture system
  • Pre-fit position photo / video
  • Cleat positioning  including the  fitting of footbeds and wedges where needed
  • Place Retül markers at 8 key anatomic positions per side
  • Take multiple Retül measurements while pedalling to assess the  correct saddle height, knee position in relation to the pedal axle, back angle and reach
  • Change position / re-measure until both the rider and the fitter are satisfied
  • Post-fit position photo / video
  • Outcome: PDF report which may include some guidance noted on stretching exercises.*

*Report is typically emailed within 2 days of the fitting

Level 3

Retül 3D bike fit
£300 1 rider / 2 bikes

Same fit as the Pro teams

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  • Duration: 2.5 – 4 hours
  • Uses the rider’s own bikes
  • Discuss cycling goals / injury history / current pain-points
  • Measurements made using Retül 3D capture system
  • Pre-fit position photo / video
  • Cleat positioning  including the  fitting of footbeds and wedges where needed
  • Place Retül markers at 8 key anatomic positions per side
  • Take multiple Retül measurements while pedalling to correct saddle height, knee position in relation to the pedal axle, back angle and reach
  • Change position / re-measure until both the rider and fitter are satisfied
  • Post-fit position photo / video
  • Outcome: PDF report which may include some guidance noted on stretching exercises*

*Report is typically emailed within 2 days of the fitting

The before and after shots in the Retül bike fit process illustrate how even small adjustments can make a significant difference to a cyclist’s comfort and efficiency.

BEFORE

AFTER

Meet the team

Our Retul-certified fitters, Steve and Dave will work with you to optimise both your performance and comfort on your bike. In addition to a thorough evaluation of physical factors (e.g. size, flexibility and strength) they will take into consideration your personal cycling habits and goals to provide you with recommendations.  At Velosport, a bike fit is a very collaborative process. Your feedback is important – not just the numbers on the screen. Most clients are genuinely surprised at the difference even a small adjustment can make.

Steve James

Steve James
Owner/Retul Bike Fitter

Bicycle: Legend Queen and Legend 11.5

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Steve got into cycling watching Lance Armstrong achieve seven consecutive Tour de France wins.

His love for the sport really blossomed when in 2007 he joined the local club Kingston Wheelers. It was on one of these community rides that a good mate gave him the idea of opening up a bike shop of his own.

In 2011, dream become a reality for Steve and his family with the creation of Velosport in Putney. The rest is history!

Steve loves his friends, beer and his wife’s homemade cake.

Buying a new bike?

We want to take some of the worry out to selecting the right bike. When you purchase a bike from Velosport, we will include a pre-sale frame sizing and recommend the make and model that is the best fit for you.

We also offer a post-sale Level 1 bike fit to set you up right on your new bike.