FAQ’s about Bike Fit

What is a bike fit?

Bike fit is the science of identifying and achieving the best possible position for an individual rider on his or her bike. Ideal to prevent injury and improve performance, it incorporates anatomical and biomechanical factors, as well as aerodynamics and power output.

What is RETUL bike fit?

Retül bike fitting is a market leading bike-fit technology that was born in Colorado in 2007. It delivers motion-capture bike-fit technology and service to the retail market, combining expertise from the fields of biomechanics, engineering and sports marketing. The optimum fitting parameters used in Retül bike fitting have been devised following many years of dedicated research in the Institute of Sport in Boulder, Colorado, and from practical working with professional cycling teams such as SKY and Orica GreenEDGE.

Retül bike fitting utilises a cycling-specific, 3-D motion-capture system. It simulates real-time cycling conditions and captures and records an individual rider’s movements by power loading. The data is collected and then comprehensively analysed by your Retül bike fitter.

Each and every bike fitter is unique with regards to their specialities and experience. During your personal bike-fitting session, your bike fitter will draw on his or her training, expertise and experience to define a bike fit for you that maximises your cycling potential. It incorporates your cycling objectives, category of cycling, physiological capabilities, and uses highly accurate fit data to guide your customised bike-fitting and frame-sizing alterations.

Why should I have a bike fit?

A SBR bike fit is the gold standard in bike fitting. By identifying the optimum position for you on your bike, you will enjoy a more comfortable, safer ride with enhanced performance and less likelihood of cycling-related injury.

What to bring to your bike fit?

1. Your bike.
2. All components that came with your bike (for example, integrated seat-post shims, aero bar risers, etc) or other components (such as clip-on aero bars) that you wish to try.
3. All of your cycling non-baggy or loose wear – including shoes, socks, cycling bibs or shorts, and wearing an open shouldered garment (for example, sleeveless jersey, tri-top or a singlet) is preferred.
4. A cold drink.

Is a follow-up appointment required?

Sometimes. Many bike fits will be successful after one visit and will allow you to enjoy your bike for as long as you choose to ride it. Those focused on performance, injury-management, juniors and so on will benefit from a Fit Adjustment Follow Up visit and are arranged on a “as-needed” basis in consultation with your fitter. If you purchase a new bike then generally there is a need for a new bike fit.

Can I find out from someone about what bike fit might best suit me?

Yes you can. Please send an email to [email protected] with your question/s and one of our fitters will contact you as soon as they can.

How to decide if you need a bike fit?

1. Preparation for major competition advantage
2. Body aches after ride
3. Numbness after ride (groin, palms, foot)
4. Brought a new bike
5. 1-2 years after the old bike fit

What types of bikes do we fit?

1. Time Trial & Triathlon
2. Road
3. Track
4. Mountain Bike XC
5. Recreational / commuter

I’m just a recreational weekend cyclist – will I benefit from a professional fit?

Generally, if you are serious enough to clip into the pedals, you will definitely benefit from a bike fit. Whether you are a professional, competitive or a weekend rider, it is vital that your bike and its contact points are positioned in a manner that promotes comfort, power, and aerodynamics. It is undoubtedly the most economical and effective way to improve performance, minimise the risk of overuse injuries, and maximise your enjoyment!

If my bike components needs to be changed, do I need to book a second fit?

When changing components such as the saddle, stem or a handle bar, then you will need to do a Fit Adjustment. When change is made, the alignment of your body will be influenced which could have a compromising effect in long term. In order to provide our clients with convenience, SBR Bike Fit retains an extensive range of contact-point products in stock. Our goal is to provide you with holistic and seamless service, so we have a variety of saddles, bars, shoes, pedals and cleats, handlebars, seat posts, stems and spacers in the studio.

Do I get to take my results home?

Absolutely! SBR Bike Fit provides you with a comprehensive electronic report detailing every element of your fit within 24 hours. We will go through it with you on-screen at the conclusion of the session, and break it down for easy understanding.

How hard will I be exercising?

All analysis occurs when you are riding at a moderate to firm intensity. We don’t want to get you worked up into too much of a lather or the markers will come off! The studio is air conditioned for your comfort, and we also have floor fans should you require them.

How long do I have to spend in the studio?

Depending on complexity of the fit, it will range from a minimum 90 minutes to 150 minutes.

What if I feel that I need some adjustment after I leave the studio?

All follow up adjustments is free for 15 days after your first Pro Bike Fit. Thereafter, any Follow Up will be charge at SGD 290.00

Can I cycle to the studio for my fit?

Yes, you may cycle there. However you will need to change to fresh set of cycling top and bottom, have clean and dry cycling shoes before the fit.

How do I pay for the fit session?

1. You are required to place an Appointment Booking Deposit of SGD 50.00 to confirm the appointment slot for the fit within 48 hours.
2. The Booking Deposit of SGD 50.00 is included in the overall cost of the Fit, you only need to settle up with the balance when the fit is completed.

What if I need to cancel due to emergency?

You are allowed to reschedule a maximum of 1 time, 72 hours prior to the appointment. To reschedule, please contact us via email at [email protected] only.

What if I cancel cos I don’t want a fit anymore?

If you are cancelling and not re-booking another slot, a cancellation fee of SGD 50.00 will be levied on the deposit. You can drop us a mail at [email protected] to indicate intent with your account number for reimbursement.

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