We will readily admit that there are many competent road bike fitters, but we are not shy in our belief that no one understands, or conducts, tri-specific fits better than we do. It's a bit arrogant, we suppose, but it's common to see the results of triathlons dominated by our clients worldwide, who not only ride to the best bike splits, but also on to numerous podiums! A tri bike fits very differently than a road bike, or a Time Trial bike, for that matter. We work hard to maximize your position for the utmost in aerodynamic efficiency, power, and comfort. You'll not only be provided a fit optimized for triathlon, but you'll be educated as to why you've been fit the way you have, and will walk away with a better understanding of how to make the most of your bike leg for a better overall performance and placement in your next triathlon.
Retul + F.I.S.T.
Our tri-specific fits are conducted using the F.I.S.T. (Fit Insititute Slowtwitch) method, combined with Retul 3D Motion Capture Technology. Basically a tri fit on steroids (perhaps not a great joke for endurance sports!). We were one of the first adopters of both F.I.S.T and Retul; both have become very popular, and we would agree with anyone who chooses to use them to conduct a comprehensive triathlon fit. We are Retul Master Certified fitters, which is the most difficult certification to achieve in the world of bike fit, and we present Retul's "Position for Speed" class - the most advance class on aerodynamic positioning in the world. Like all other types of bike fit, the fitter plays an important role in the process: he/she must know how to communicate well with the athlete, properly utilize available technology for measurement, and educate the athlete about fit and equipment, including choosing a bike with the appropriate geometry for their riding style and chosen position.
Aero Knowledge Put to Good Use
With all the aero testing we conduct on both pro athletes and age-groupers, we've gained unequaled knowledge about what is, and isn't, aerodynamic. It's true that much of what works aerodynamically is quite individual and needs to be tested, but there's still quite a bit we know to be universal when it comes to helping our clients get faster. We can't help but bring this insight into the fit studio, and our clients are the benefactors as they receive tri-specific fittings which go beyond what anyone else can offer. Combined with all this knowledge is the understanding that you must be able to do things if your tri fit is to be successful - you must be able to run off the bike, and you need to digest nutrition on the bike. Combined, you achieve a powerful, aerodynamic, and comfortable position.
Tri-optimized fitting means placing the athlete in an efficient & aerodynamic position that is not only good for the bike leg, but for the entire event. It's about making our client a better triathlete, not just a better cyclist. Your Tri-Specific Fit includes the following:
Triathlon-Specific Fit Session: $275
- Flexibility Assessment
- Foot Structure Analysis
- Cleat & Shoe Analysis (shims and wedges at an additional cost)
- Initial 3D Motion Capture & Bike Fit Assessment
- Dynamic Fit Adjustments
- Post-Adjustment 3D Motion Capture w/Video Assessment
- Pre & Post Monitoring of Pulse and Oxygen Saturation
- Post-Fit Digital Bike Scan
- Comprehensive Post Fit Report via Email.
- Dynamic Fit Session includes Fitting at atleast three effective aeat Angles w/Pulse and Oxygen Saturation levels monitored
- Video Capture Utilization Included when indicated