We are clear that in cycling and triathlon the KEY to success is power and economy on the bike. Bike fitting is critical to achieving this. It’s not just about the pure biomechanics of power development. Equally important is balancing the aerodynamic effect versus power output. This ensures the fastest possible forward motion with the least resistance and maximal power output.
With Andy’s experience both as a qualified fitter who has now fitted over 100 athletes, and his high level racing experience we are uniquely placed.
Bike Fitting for ...
Triathlon is about balancing aerodynamics, power generation and economy. This ensures you are fresh for the important run. We also look specifically at your target races to make sure your set up meets your needs.
The goal of TTs is to maximise forward motion for less effort. The ‘enemy’ is air resistance. We work on your CDA and make adjustments to reduce it. Even a 2% decrease can save 30secs in a typical 1 hour TT!
Aerodynamics are just as important in road racing and sportives. We work with clients to make sure their position maximises both speed and power, through a balance of biomechanical and aerodynamic fits.
Our Approach to Bike Fitting
Biomechanical and Aerodynamic Goals
1. Optimise your position
Firstly, it makes you faster for the same effort through simply ensuring the correct fit.
2. Increase your comfort and efficiency
Secondly, a well fitted bike is comfortable for long distances. This ensures you are as energy economical as possible.
3. Reduce, prevent or rule out injury
Finally, an optimum bike position avoids unnecessary strain on knees, back or shoulders.
Our training and experience has meant that at Peaks we uniquely offer both biomechanical and aerodynamic bike fits. We have been trained by the best in the UK, to offer full IBFI recognised biomechanical fits. The result is the balance of maximal power generation with comfort and efficiency that covers all branches of cycling. Whether it’s road, triathlon, track, time trial or mountain bikes, the perfect bike fit will deliver better performance.
NEW for 2019 we are now utilising the Bioracer AERO system to further enhance the experience offered, The latest technology, fitting expertise & Andy’s unique experience from 20+ years of high level racing in Triathlon, short & ultra distance Time trials, Road & MTB racing.
Using Bioracer aero we measure your frontal area and aligned with our expertise, analyse the most optimal position for you. We see ‘real time’ feedback on what potential savings in watts that changes in your position will deliver – so you go away knowing the optimal position to race in!
We also then advise on HOW to train in this position to make it become ‘second nature’ and for you to deliver those benefits when racing.
Bike Fitting In Action
Peaks Bike Fitting Levels
Road / MTB / Cross Bike Fit
- Physical assessment
- Cleat set up
- Full adjustment
- Approx 2 hrs
- Extra bike £75
TT / Tri Bike Fit
- As road bike fit plus …
- Aerodynamic setup
- Bioracer aero software
- Approx 2-3 hrs
- Extra bike £75
Our bike fit levels
We want to keep it simple and offer 2 types of fits – Road Fit and Aero Fit.
Why the difference? Within our TT/Triathlon fit we spend detailed time analysing your frontal area via motion capture software, to determine your ‘aerodynamic silhouette’. Utilising Andy’s experience from elite racing we will look to put you in a position to balance aerodynamics and power generation. We then ‘test’ power output to ensure we optimise this position. Finally, we also offer advice on components and the best ‘wind cheating’ technology.
With our partners at Aerocoach, we can also facilitate ‘real life’ aero testing. On a velodrome we use computer analysis of air flow so we can make micro adjustments to maximise your forward motion.
With both our Road and Aero fits you get full detailed reports to take away and keep. There is also the option for a free 4 weekly follow up. Plus, we offer a discounted rate for additional bikes.
Call us on 07917 617988 or email email@example.com