BIKE FITMAKING SURE YOU CAN - ride further, faster and in greater comfort
BODY GEOMETRY FIT
RIDE FARTHER, FASTER, AND IN GREATER COMFORT
One of the many benefits of a Specialized Store is the Body Geometry Fit service we offer. Your fit on the bike is super important and it affects your power, comfort and efficiency – that’s why it is important to focus on proper fit. Whether you’re just starting out as a rider or a seasoned professional, having a poor fit can greatly affect the quality and enjoyment of your ride.
While there are many fit services to choose from, Body Geometry Fit is the most comprehensive fit system available to all riders, regardless of experience level or even the brand of bike they choose to ride. It goes beyond the basics offered by competitors, and is an Individualised, scientifically proven system focusing on all aspects of a rider’s position.
BE ONE WITH YOUR BIKE
Body Geometry Fit is the only fit methodology supported by an entire range of equipment to compliment every contact point of the bicycle. Specialized’s dedication to 3rd party testing by leading medical experts helps create the only ergonomically designed, medically tested line of products in the cycling industry.
SaddlesDeveloped with ergonomics expert Dr. Roger Minkow, M.D., Body Geometry saddles and shorts use customised shapes, cut-aways and multi-density padding to reduce pressure on arteries and soft tissue for improved blood flow and comfort. View all Saddles
Developed with Dr. Andy Pruitt of the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, Body Geometry shoes and High Performance Footbeds use built-in ergonomic features like the varus wedge, longitudinal arch, and metatarsal button to make the connection between body and bike more productive and more comfortable. View all Shoes
Featuring a unique pad system designed by Dr. Roger Minkow, M.D., Body Geometry gloves help reduce hand numbness (aka, cycling palsy) by relieving pressure on the ulnar nerve. Multi-density grips and bar coverings work together with Body Geometry gloves to improve comfort and endurance.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Every fit – whether you’re a novice or experienced cyclist– starts with a brief interview between you and your trained Body Geometry Fit technician. The 2-3 hour Body Geometry Fit process that follows will help your Fit Technician fully understand you, your riding and your body’s needs through:
20-Point Flexibility Assessment
This series of evaluations provides an accurate picture of your flexibility and other physical attributes that will determine your final riding position. Assessments include foot structure, knee position, spinal curve, and hip flexion, among others.
Front View Analysis
Analysis from frontal view will optimise your hip, knee and foot alignment for greater performance and balanced power delivery. Includes analysis of pedal and shoe placement and squareness on the saddle.
These questions allow your Fit Technician to sharpen the focus of their flexibility assessment. By learning your injury and riding history, flexibility issues that will affect your saddle position, handlebar drop and stance width can be anticipated.
Side View Analysis
By assessing the side view of you on your bike, your Fit Technician will establish a correct neutral position that’s both powerful and comfortable by precisely adjusting seat height, handlebar height, stem length and cleat position.
After a week or so, our Fit Technician will call you to discuss the effectiveness of the adjustments and answer any other questions or concerns you may have.
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Every fit is performed by a trained Body Geometry Fit technician. Each technician attends a 3 day course by specialists at Specialized. They learn to assess a rider’s unique bio-mechanical profile and adjust his/her bike to improve performance and power.
As part of the qualification programme each individual has to complete a minimum of 10 case studies and then be observed whilst performing a fit. It is only after this and they show skill and competence that they earn their qualification. Each fit is offered in a dedicated Fit room away from the shop floor and performed by an authorised Body Geometry Fit Technician.