Our Bike Fit Will Change Your Relationship With Your Bike
At The Wheelhouse our mindset is the rider always comes first, not the bike! Whether you are purchasing a bike from us or another shop we encourage all riders to get a proper bike fit before dropping any cash on a new bike.
Your cycling position needs to be right for you. We all have distinct bodies with unique biomechanics and different cycling ambitions. During our pre-fit interview, we take all of these factors into account to accurately fit your bike and alleviate any cycling related pains you may have.
At the end of our 2-hour bike fitting process, you will have a report that you can take to any bike shop to make sure you’re getting a bike that will be the most comfortable for you and not something simply off the bike shop floor.
The Wheelhouse Bike Fit Process
1 - LET’S CHAT
To best understand what type of rider you are (or aspire to be) requires a little conversation. We can creep on your Strava account all day, but that doesn’t give us the detail we are looking for. So, in this stage we will grab a quick java and get to know what the rider inside you is like, and what part of the body is screaming at you to stop. Any past injuries or physical limitations should be brought up at this part of bike fitting in Calgary, and of course let us know what you want to get out of the session.
2 - OVERVIEW OF THE IDMATCH BIKE FIT SYSTEM
We will explain the dynamic IDmatch Bike Fit System and walk you through the scanning system. The system will assess the way you stand, your foot posture and stability, your pelvic rotation and any asymmetries that exist.
3 - CURRENT BIKE SCANNING
Having a bike fit system that can mimic exactly your current bike is one of the biggest benefits to the IDmatch Bike Fit System. We will take a scan of your current bike which will automatically set up the fitting jig to match your current riding position. From here we begin the analysis to get you dialed into a more comfortable and power producing position.
4 - CLEAT SET UP & FOOT ACTIVATION
One of the most important parts of the bike fit process is your feet and the connection to the bike. The foot is where all the power goes, however, cleat set up and foot positioning is a secondary thought for most cyclists. Being one of the only shops with the best bike fitting in Calgary with a clean fit system, we will get your foot in the most powerful position while increasing the comfort on your saddle.
5 - OPTIMAL RIDING POSITION
Now that we have all your measurements, dimensions, scanned your current bike and have your feet setup correctly, we can get you on the bike fitting machine to start optimizing your cycling position. Saddle height, setback, reach, bar width and drop will all be optimized to get you more comfortable. All the changes happen in real time on the IDmatch Bike Fit System so you can experience how the changes will make you feel before swapping out parts on your bike to test out on the road.
6 - BIKE SETUP AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Once the bike fit is complete, you have the ability to dig into our vast database of bikes and see which one is best suited for you. Over 4000 bikes from most brands are built into the database and constantly growing. It will also recommend the best handlebar and seat based on our fit data.
Of course we would love the opportunity to build your custom dream bike, however, with the personalized generated report outlining all your bike fit data, it can be taken to any bike shop ensuring you are getting a bike that will be perfectly fitted for you.
THE FIRST MARKER-LESS BIKE FIT SYSTEM
If you have any questions or want to come check out our bike fit system, please hit the chat below or stop by for a coffee and get an overview of the most advanced Calgary Bike Fit process in the city.