Bicycle fitting is one of the keys to riding faster or even just having fun on the bike.
Does your bicycle fit you like a glove? Was it designed for your weight, riding style, and use? Are you making the most of your time on the bike? Would you like to go faster on your bike with no additional training or effort?
Bicycle fitting is the first step to getting more out of your riding.
The way you interact with your bike doesn’t need to look like a top-tier professional rider. It should look right for you and your body, how you ride and where your ride. Most of us get caught up in what the media is telling us to look like on the bike. We forget or never even realize that in order to achieve our full potential on the bike we need to first have it fit our bodies and our unique movement patterns.
Be more comfortable and minimize injuries.
With your bicycle position to fit your body, you will see improvements in your power and comfort and be able to maximize your position for aerodynamics. It will enable you to train harder with less chance of injury and also eliminate some of those aches and pains that come from riding a bike that has not been fit for you.
Go faster with less effort.
Your body accounts for more than 90% of the aerodynamic drag. Therefore, it is somewhat meaningless to buy an aerodynamic bike if you haven’t first maximized your body’s aerodynamics. You will see greater benefits from having your bike fit you properly than spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on the latest aerodynamic bike or gadget. Your bicycle fit or position is critical to be comfortable and if you are comfortable you will be more likley to ride faster and longer.