"If a cyclist can do only one thing to improve his or her riding experience it is adjusting the bike to fit better"
CEO of Specialized
A proper bike fit is the most important factor in successful riding, whether you ride a £500 or a £5,000 bike. A professional fit will ensure the most efficient position and prevent potential pain common in the knee, hip, lower back and shoulder.
Cyclists are increasingly demanding of their bodies and many amateur riders are training at a level that would have been regarded as professional 20 years ago. They are investing in high end equipment and engaging in sports science to maximise their performance; but traditional bike set up and fitting methods don’t take into account the uniqueness of the individual and in many cases prohibit riders from getting the best out of themselves and their bikes.
Modern bike fitting is better suited to the skills of the sports therapist rather than the mechanic. A good bike fit is key to successful riding whether for recreational or sportive riders, road racers or triathletes and will increase performance and avoid pain.
Jonathan O’Neil is a qualified sport and remedial masseur and a bike fitting technician trained at the renowned Cyclefit studios in Covent Garden. He is also a trained bike mechanic and the combination of these skills means Jonathan has a full understanding of every element of the fit. He has a long association with cycling, having worked with many pro riders and teams including the Great Britain Cycling Team. He has worked on UCI stage races and the Olympics as well as domestic events like the Tour Series.
SpokeFits last approximately two hours and include a biomechanical assessment. We use your own bike instead of a jig so that nothing is lost in translation while our 4D camera system also ensures that riders can fully see their position on the bike. Full records of the fit are kept allowing the rider to review their position over time as their fitness and/or bike changes.
SpokeFit costs £120.