Dynamic Bike Fitting
We offer the most advanced bike fitting service in Australia!
Getting the right fit is the most important factor in ensuring that you are comfortable on the bike, optimise your performance and minimise the risk of injury. It can also be one of the hardest things to achieve and just as crucial for occasional riders as it is for elite athletes in ensuring riding is rewarding and enjoyable.
TITAN has partnered with the experts at Elbows Akimbo and now offer the most advanced bike fitting service in Australia. The range of state-of-art kinematic (3D and 2D motion analysis) and kinetic (saddle and plantar pressure measurement and electromyography) biomechanical analysis technologies is unparalleled to anything you’ll find elsewhere in Australia and rivals the world’s best bike fitting studios.
Our dedicated bike fitter, Anthony Mezzini, is a Level 2 Certified Bike Fitter and University educated in Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy. His bike fitting processes and protocols are guided by the latest peer review research, education and experience. This combination of technology and knowledge equips Anthony to provide one of the leading centres for bike fitting services.
The process is comprehensive and starts with a detailed interview and physical assessment as well as an analysis of your existing position to establish a baseline that results can be compared against.
Once an assessment has been completed, bio-mechanical analysis tools are used to analyse your fit position. Together with the information gathered from the initial rider assessment, evidenced based decisions can then be made to determine what adjustments are required to achieve optimal alignment, stability and comfort across all body segments.
Areas of modification include:
- Cleat fore/aft position
- Cleat medial/lateral position
- Cleat rotation
- Cleat and/or ITS wedges
- Cleat shims
- Customisable insoles
- Saddle height
- Saddle fore/aft position
- Saddle tilt
- Saddle selection
- Handlebar height
- Handlebar orientation
- Lever position
- Handlebar selection
- Stem length
- Aero bar pad location (if appropriate)
- Aero bar extension length (if appropriate)
Bike Fit Data
At the end of the fitting you are provided with a comprehensive Consultation Record that details your positional parameters and measurements of your new bike set-up, allowing you to refer back to this data as needed.
Dynamic Bike Fits are beneficial for riders of all levels and are suitable for road, time trial (including UCI legal), triathlon and cyclocross.
|BIKE FIT PACKAGES|
|PRO BIKE FIT – $350||STANDARD BIKE FIT – $295||AERO OPTIMISATION – $95|
|Rider profile||Rider profile||Frontal area minimisation|
|Physical assessment||Physical assessment|
|Motion capture||Motion capture|
|Saddle pressure mapping||Saddle pressure mapping|
|Plantar pressure mapping||Plantar pressure mapping|
|Pedal stroke analysis||Equipment changes|
|Aero optimisation (TRI/TT)||Consultation record|
|ADDITIONAL BIKE(S) – P.O.A||FOLLOW-UP FIT – $150*|
|Analysis as required||Analysis as required|
|*If done within within 3 months of the initial consultation and there are no equipment changes a discounted rate of $95 applies|
Motion analysis systems allow movement to be studied at a level not possible with the human eye. Having partnered with Elbows Akimbo, you now have access to the only commercial bike fitting studio in Australia to provide full body 3D motion analysis coupled with synchronised high speed 2D video. Other 3D bike fitting systems only model half of the body at one time which means that critical information such as pelvic rotation and obliquity is not accurately captured.
In addition, the motion analysis system captures 3D data and video at 100 Hz (frames per second) and has been scientifically tested to provide medical research level accuracy with an error range of less than 1mm – far in excess of other well known 3D bike fit systems. This provides the best combination of highly accurate quantitative data and detailed video footage.
Saddle Pressure Mapping
Saddle discomfort not only impacts on your riding enjoyment and performance, if left untreated, it can also lead to chronic health issues.
The GP Bike Measurement System allows us to analyse saddle pressure distribution in different fit positions (i.e. saddle and handlebar position) and on different saddles so that we can find your optimal saddle and bike fit position.
At the heart of the system is a thin and flexible film with 64 pressure measurement sensors that when placed on the saddle allows the rider to sit uninhibited so that pressure distribution can be measured whilst pedalling. The recorded data is then transmitted wirelessly to a computer and the pressure distribution in the different saddle areas is displayed graphically using a colour scale.
The GP Bike Measurement System is superior to the more common and prevalent saddle fit tools that measure the width of the ischial tuberosities (sit bones) from an impression made on a gel pad as you sit statically on a box.
While these systems have some merit, they do not necessarily provide an understanding of how the rider will interact with a saddle whilst out on the road. The ability of the GP Bike Measurement System to capture data dynamically on the bike provides us with realistic quantitative data of how pressure is distributed on a particular saddle and in certain fit positions. This allows for selection of the most appropriate saddle with a degree of certainty not otherwise available.
In addition, the GP Bike Measurement System is not just a saddle fitting device. It also provides an invaluable and unique tool in the bike fitting process. In particular the system provides the ability to measure the effects of saddle, handlebar and cleat positional changes on comfort and stability as well as quantitative data to aid in the understanding of the functional effects and treatment of anatomical challenges such as:
- Leg length discrepancy
- Hip rotation and mobility
- Weak/asymmetric stabilising muscles
- Poor posture
Saddle pressure mapping is available as part of the Dynamic Bike Fitting service packages and we also offer a range of saddles from Cobb, ISM, Selle San Marco and Prologo to meet your requirement.
Plantar Pressure Mapping
Utilising a thin flexible film with 34 sensors, the GP Cycle Pro System allows the measurement of foot pressure and force inside the cycling shoe as well as power distribution (watts) at every point in the pedal stroke for both the left and right foot, independently and dynamically while pedalling.
This analysis assists in the optimisation of the foot/pedal interface – cleat positioning, orthotic device placement and shoe selection – to maximise stability, comfort and force transfer by ensuring that pressure within the shoe is located and distributed optimally. It is particularly relevant for riders who suffer from chronic foot pain and numbness as well as the ‘competitive’ cyclist who wants to maximise power output and efficiency throughout the entire pedal stroke.
In addition the GP Cycle Pro System provides a level of fit position and pedal stroke analysis otherwise not available. Through the analysis of time/force plots Anthony is able to identify potential asymmetries as well as analyse the riders pedalling efficiency at each crank position. In this way we are able to measure the effect of changes in fit position and technique on performance.
Aerodynamic drag contributes up to 90% of the resistance that a cyclist has to overcome. It is a function of a number of factors including: the drag coefficient; frontal area; fluid viscosity; and relative velocity. In cycling we are mostly concerned with optimising the factors that we can manipulate such as the frontal area (i.e. object size) and the drag coefficient (i.e object profile) – commonly referred to as the CdA. An achievable reduction in CdA of 5% can result in upwards of a 60 second saving over a distance of 40km.
The area measurement software allows us to focus on the most important and easiest to manipulate aspect of the CdA equation – frontal area reduction – so that an effective, accessible and affordable alternative to wind tunnel and velodrome testing is provided. The software allows us to test various positions, while maintaining a proper bio-mechanically efficient position, to minimise your frontal area and find the lowest possible drag.
Fill in the Contact Form below to arrange a time for our expert Bike Fitter to get you dialled in on your steed!
You will ride away with optimal comfort and the best positioning to deliver maximum performance and minimise the risk of injury.
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