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5 Books you MUST read that WILL make you FASTER on the bike

Being a Cycle Coach and Bike Fitter I am passionate about making athletes faster on the bike through training and their position on the bike. Not everybody is able to employ my services so I am often asked what's the best book out there to help me become faster. I have been on numerous training courses and read many books so have put together my top 5 books for you that are a MUST read!   Training and racing with a Power Meter - Hunter Allen and Andrew Coggan This [...]

By |2019-02-13T18:47:19+00:00February 12th, 2019|Bike Fit, Strength & Conditioning, Training|0 Comments

Stac Virtual Wind Tunnel

The Virtual Wind Tunnel (VWT) is an exciting new innovation by Canadian startup STAC Performance, co-founded by Andrew Buckrell. It allows triathletes and time trialists to get a complete, accurate aerodynamic analysis done in an affordable and convenient way. We start off the process with scanning which is the critical part. So we want to capture a good physical model of someone. This only takes around 2-3 minutes to complete. During this process you will be on your bike in the race position holding a static position so we can reconstruct this model in [...]

By |2019-01-28T11:36:42+00:00September 6th, 2018|Bike Fit|0 Comments

How to fit your ISM saddle

ISM seats are optimally shaped, and different to the traditional bike saddle. This is why it is so important to fit your ISM saddle correctly. The patented, anatomical design is nose-less and features two independent front arms. This results in superior blood flow, no numbness, and unprecedented comfort and performance. Due to the unique design of the saddle you will to take extra care when fitting to make sure it is in the correct position. How do I fit the ISM Saddle? Because the "nose" area has been eliminated, you [...]

By |2019-07-05T12:50:11+00:00August 20th, 2018|Bike Fit|Comments Off on How to fit your ISM saddle

How I got more aero with increasing pads by 10mm!

Well after spending a couple of sessions doing triathlon I have decided to switch to timetrialling so work on my position became more important! I attended the Retul triathlon/TT fit course at Physiohaus  and conveniently was used as a case study which was great for me. I was not happy with my position as looked and felt far to high and hence not very aero. Now everybody would naturally say just "slam the stem" but that is not always the answer as can lead to a reduction in power and [...]

By |2019-01-28T16:43:27+00:00February 24th, 2017|Bike Fit|Comments Off on How I got more aero with increasing pads by 10mm!

How to make your bike more comfortable…..

Whilst there is no substitute to a professional bike fit (as this takes into muscular limitation and flexibility issues and is done in motion so is the most accurate way to fit the bike) here are some simple pointers that you can do yourself at home to get your bike set up closer to being correct and hence more comfortable. This will in turn make you a faster and more efficient cyclist.   Saddle height Most people who start cycling have their saddle too low which I think stems from the thought [...]

By |2019-01-25T21:50:02+00:00December 28th, 2015|Bike Fit|Comments Off on How to make your bike more comfortable…..

Do you suffer from knee pain?

There are a number of  reasons for knee pain on the bike so having your bike set up is a very important starting point. Another contributing factor can be poor flexibility along with muscle imbalances/lack of strength so it is also important to have a good strength and conditioning program off the bike. Excessive lateral movement of the knee has also been known as a cause, although not everybody shares this view, it may be worth looking into? If the fit of your bike is correct then another cause of this [...]

By |2015-06-22T21:19:04+00:00June 22nd, 2015|Bike Fit|Comments Off on Do you suffer from knee pain?

Retul Bike Fit Retul is the global leader in Bicycle Fitting Technology and Solutions. The Dynamic 3D motion capture bike fit system coupled with the Retul Muve Dynamic Fit bike and software solutions such as Retul's Frame Finder are best-in-class products. In addition, Retul maintains a world leading bike fit education network called Retul University that offers hands on classes around practical bike fitting techniques using the latest technology.

By |2015-02-01T14:03:23+00:00February 1st, 2015|Bike Fit|Comments Off on Retul Bike Fit

Woman’s Specific Bikes

When looking at buying a new bike many women ask do I need a woman’s specific bike? What's different? There are some differences in the way that men and women sit on a bike which mean that female specific bikes can be a big improvement over a small men's or unisex bike. Size Matters Women tend to be smaller than men, which means that a medium women's bike will normally be smaller than a men's medium. The important measurement to take into account with any frame is the length of [...]

By |2015-01-19T07:04:06+00:00January 19th, 2015|Bike Fit|Comments Off on Woman’s Specific Bikes
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