Bike Fitting & Coaching

Please note due to current COVID-19 precautions, we are unable to provide a bike fitting service at this time.

Bike Fitting & Coaching

To find the best bike fit a combination of both analysis and personal care is required. That is why at Bay Cycles we choose Trek’s proven ‘Precision Fit’ process. Emphasising on your goals, the Precision Fit process targets a bike fit position that yields exactly the benefits you want and need. Furthermore, working with KOM Coaching, Bay Cycles offers a holistic approach to improving your comfort, efficiency and Cycling performance.

Trek Precision Fit Philosophy

Anatomical analysis

This part of the equation is all about determining what unique properties of your physique and range of motion are impacting ride quality. Our Precision Fit Technician will focus on putting you in a position where you can create the most force on the pedals, and maintain that force for the longest possible time.

Individualised focus

Individualised focus means engaging in dialogue about your goals, what’s holding you back and how you would like to see your riding or ride quality improve. Precision Fit is all about getting the right set-up for you and only you, and that begins with the right questions.

Critical Thinking

Precision Fit is evidence-based, but data is analysed on a case-by-case basis that is guided by the customer’s focus. We have amazing technology to compile data on every element affecting comfort and performance, but at the end of the day this data is only as good as the technician who has the critical thinking skills to apply it to your situation.

The Precision Fit Process

Precision Fit couples a personal understanding of your relationship with cycling and your bicycle with advanced sport science technologies and quantitative analysis. Precision Fit considers both preference and performance, making it applicable to anyone who is hoping to get more enjoyment out of their bicycle.

Interview

During the interview, the Precision Fit technician will get an idea of who you are as a rider, and who you want to be. The interview considers physical fitness, the type of riding you primarily do or want to do, and any current or past injuries you might have. We’ll ask about where you experience discomfort on the bike. Our technicians are first trained to listen, and this is where the process is tailored to you.

Off-bike Assessment

The off-bike assessment is an exhaustive series of measurements and tests that determine proper sizing in addition to providing a baseline measure of strength and flexibility. The technician will evaluate alignment and size of critical body parts, and take an assessment of your posture. You will perform basic strength exercises and flexibility tests to see what type of set up your body can actually handle. This accurate sense of where you are physically will guide the technician as you move onto the bike.

On-bike Assessment

With a thorough understanding of your background, goals and physiology, it is now time to step onto the bike. The on-bike assessment works from the ground up, evaluating proper positioning of the saddle for optimal knee bend. The technician will set up your cleats, ensuring that you are centred over the pedal and getting maximum power output with each stroke. They will evaluate your posture and adjust handlebar length and position to give you a neutral spine, the most comfortable and efficient position to sit on the bike.

Motion Capture Dynamic Analysis

The human eye can comprehend approximately 17 frames per second, and is unable to catch many of the smallest motions made on the bike. Precision Fit employs a 60 frame-per-second Motion Capture Camera to identify the subtlest intricacies of your pedal stroke and positioning. Coupled with analysis software, the images that this camera provides are compared against a desired set of angular norms and ranges to identify inconsistencies. By utilising this high-speed video, Our Bay Cycles Precision Fit technicians are able to conduct an analysis of your biomechanics and movement that simply could not be done as thoroughly with the naked eye.

Our Precision Fit and Coaching Team

Lisa Gubby BSc (Hons), Precision Fit Level 2

Qualified to Precision Fit level 2, with 5 years of bike fitting experience plus a professional background in Emergency Care, Lisa has helped many riders find their optimum position. Whether you are a recreational rider looking for enhanced comfort, efficiency and injury prevention or a pro athlete looking for marginal gains and UCI positioning, Lisa has the experience, knowledge and skills to help you achieve your goals.

Jez Barker Trek Fit Services Level 1, Cytech Master Technician

Having been one of the very first people to have qualified with Trek in Bike Fitting in 2009, and having over 30 years in the cycling industry, Jez brings a wealth of experience to the team. Further, as a Level 3 Cytech Master Technician, Jez is able to add an invaluable technical element to any necessary or desired component selection during the fit process.

Martin Burrows (KOM Coaching)BSc (Hons), British Cycling Level 3 Coach

At Bay Cycles we are proud to work closely with Martin from KOM Coaching . With nearly 20 years of coaching experience, Martin is one of the highest qualified coaches in the South West of England. Regularly employed by British Cycling to train new coaches, he is able to draw on a wealth of practical and technical experience in his coaching of riders of all abilities. Martin specialises in providing an individualised approach to everyone he coaches. ensuring clients have the best opportunity to reach their full potential and cycling aspirations. This client focused approach aligns perfectly with Bay Cycles own ethos of putting the customer at the core of the services we provide.

Precision Fit Packages and Prices

ServicePrice
Bike Fit - inc Motion Capture analysis (3 - 4 hrs)£175.00
Bike Fit Follow-up and Hourly Rate£50.00
Shoe & Cleat set up and footbed control session£50.00
Next Level Fit & Coaching Package£250.00

Including a Motion capture Precision Bike Fit with Bay Cycles and, a month of personalised coaching with Martin from KOM, who will work with you to help to achieve your cycling goals. This could involve confidence building, roadcraft, improving your cycling efficiency, specific skills sessions or training plans for someone targeting a sportive or personal challenge. Whatever your next goal, this package is designed to take your riding to the next level!