We are very please to be working with ‘Cycle Symmetry’ run by Richard Sturdy. You can now get a professional bike fit in the shop at a time that suits you.
Since 2014 Richard has been offering professional bike fitting. He has fitted over 200 cyclists in that time, from paraolympic triathletes to recreational cyclists, all of them have experienced improved comfort on their bikes and as a consequence increased power output.
a full bit fit typically takes 2½ hrs and costs £130
Bike fitting is a technical process designed to achieve maximum power and efficiency
The aim is to adjust your bike to fit your physiology and aspirations
“A great fit doesn’t happen by chance”
You will be given a biomechanical physical assessment, taking you through a range of movement the findings are recorded and used to reflect your fit. As part of the assessment we include a foot assessment and cleat setup. Our goals are to increase your power output to increase your efficiency and decrease your chances of injury and to make you more comfortable on your bike.
To achieve these goals we use Spin scan analysis, this shows us your power split and helps to balance your left and right side and to increase your pedaling efficiency.
E Soles provide a stable platform for the foot to transfer power to the pedal and to reduce watts of power lost through unnecessary flexion these insoles help maintain the function of not only the foot but also the knee and hip.
Wedges and Blocks
Knee pain. Cyclist’s with knee pain keep us very busy by using the Bikefit wedges during the Cyclefit we can stabilise a rider’s forefoot and improve knee tracking and reduce or even eliminate discomfort on the bike.
BFS Wedges can also correct leg-length discrepancies. As the wedges are symmetrical, leg-length adjustments can be made by using a reverse stacking method. Approximately 96% of the population has what is known as a forefoot tilt.
This is where the front of your foot is not flat but rather has an angle or tilt. Modern clip-in pedal systems do not accommodate this tilt, instead forcing the foot into an unnatural flat position. The body compensates for this with a lateral (side to side) motion of the knee during the pedal cycle. The result of increased lateral knee movement over time will cause pain and injury in the knee and any of the above symptoms.
Do you have any of the following?
Lower back pain and hip pain?
Leg length discrepancy?
Illiotibial band tightness and lateral knee pain?
Do you pronate?
Tightly clenched toes and/or aching on the outside of your feet during rides?
Feet hot spots?
Lack of power?
Excessive movement of one or both legs while pedaling?
One foot that never feels quite right in the shoe/pedal?
One good leg, one not so good?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above Cycle symmetry can help.
“I cycled 155 miles to Porthcawl most of into a headwind then 70 miles back two days later. No discomfort at all! And non when running either. Due to the distance my speed was ‘steady’ no more than av 15mph but nice and comfy and felt very balanced. Certainly worthwhile not just for the mechanical adjustments but for the psychological boost of knowing everything is how it should be.” May 2015.