Bike Fitting

 

Pearson Precision Bike Fitting

 

The Process | Who should have a fit? | Women's bike fit | Services | Gift Vouchers | Reviews


You can book your session for our Sutton or Sheen stores here. Deposit £25 payable here with balance to pay in store after your session

 

Cyclefit     Trek Precision

 

Pearson’s technicians are Cyclefit and Trek Precision Fit accredited and thus provide the same comprehensive and rigorous bike fitting service that has been developed at Cyclefit and Trek HQ over the last thirteen years.

 

Cyclefit has always believed that the training and skill of the bike fitter is more important than any technology; Cyclefit has spent many weeks in its fitting studios training their technicians providing more expertise and hands-on experience than any other ‘bike-fitting’ system currently offers.

Our technicians offer an excellent service to ensure that our bike fitting meets the gold standard for bike fitting in the UK and Europe.

"The whole team at Pearsons has been unfailingly helpful and friendly throughout the process..." Phil Cavell - Director, Cyclefit.

Bookings for Pearson Precision Bike Fitting Sutton are available Monday to Saturday, bookings for Sheen are available Monday to Sunday. Please book using widgets above or by calling 020 8642 2095.

 

For any further information for Sutton fittings, or if you have any questions, please email us at proshop@pearsoncycles.co.uk

For any further information for Sheen fittings, or if you have any questions, please email us at performance@pearsoncycles.co.uk

 

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 The Process

The Pearson Precision Bike Fitting appointment takes up to three hours and is a very personal and considered appraisal of an individual's cycling physiology, technique and alignment. Everything about you as an individual is evaluated and assessed.

 

Cycling/sporting history

Your technician will want detailed information of how long, far and at what level you have cycled in the past, or if you are migrating from another sport altogether.

Future cycling aspiration

We need to know your targets and goals. It affects (in consultation with you) how far your technician will compromise comfort for performance - e.g. You will most likely use a different position for an IronMan triathlon than you would use for a Sprint or Olympic event.

Your position should be right for every event and occasion.

Injury/Pain concerns

We will be looking for underlying cause from your bike-position, set-up and history - we are not physios or osteos but can refer you to recommended colleagues wherever necessary and mutually agreed.

Asymmetry

"the ride home, though dark and cold, was a revelation"

Cycling equipment is generally symmetrical and fixed - it is therefore the body that inevitably has to yield and change in respond in the interface process. Asymmetry in our own bodies exacerbates this process. A Pearson Precision Bike Fitting will take account of these asymmeties and adjust the bike interface accordingly.

Ranges of motion

Particularly around hip/pelvis area and hamstrings - will affect fluidity of pedalling motion, posture and muscle-recruitment patterns. Posture can affect muscle recruitment, comfort and efficiency.

Core-condition

Can affect ability to hold good cycling posture, power transmission and stability of the pelvis as well as protecting the lower back from pain and injury.

Muscle-recruitment

Using spin-scan analysis we can build a picture of which muscles are being utilised in different sectors of the pedal-stroke

Cleat position/foot/arch-shape

The most vital interface for power and comfort - In cycling the leg's kinetic chain is closed by the pelvis/saddle contact at one end and by the shoe/pedal interface at the other. Your technician will devote a large part of the session aligning and balancing your foot/cleat position. An optional custom molded footbed will be recommended for greater comfort, stability and power transfer.

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Who should have a Precision Bike Fitting?

Anyone who plans to ride a bike for any period of time should consider having their position assessed to ensure optimal effieciency, comfort and injury prevention.

All cyclists, no matter how long they have been riding or their ability, can improve their cycling biomechanics by having a thorough analysis at Pearson Precision Bike Fitting.

We have seen many cyclists who have bought a bike without any assessment and have subsequently visited us with back pain, knee pain, neck pain etc.

If you are considering buying a new bike and want to ensure that your bike will fit you perfectly and not cause you injury or discomfort, then you should come to Pearson Precision Bike Fitting.

We work with the world's best frame builders who build bikes for individuals and care how you fit to their bikes.

All of our customers perform better and enjoy their riding more as a consequence.

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Women at Pearson Precision Bike Fitting

This section should not have to exist at all but for a badly misconceived 'shrink and pink' approach by so many manufacturers to women's bikes and frames. In fact it is our opinion that women have been historically poorly served in general by an often myopic male-centric cycling industry. In contrast a Bike Fitting session is the same regardless of how many ribs you have - you are an individual and your position and set-up should reflect exactly that.

The shrink and pink attitude is often spectacularly misguided - for example when manufacturers arbitrarily decide to use steeper seat-angles on their women's frame designs, when in fact many women have proportionally longer femurs (in relation to torso length) than men so need slacker seat-angle to get an ideal relationship to the bottom-bracket and pedal-axles.

Thankfully the climate is slowly changing as many more women take up cycling and triathlon and are less inclined to compromise on comfort and performance. And many of the newer products such as saddles and handlebars do offer real ergonomic advantage to many riders.

When you have a CycleFit we will take time and care to use the best selection of individual components to make sure that you feel absolutely perfect. There is no compromise.

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Pearson Precision Bike Fitting Services

Precision Bike Fit on the jig  £195

Our most popular session. Allow 2-3 hours one to one with our fit technician. Determine your optimum road, commute or tri position on our precision bike fitting jig. Range of motion test, analysis of shoes & cleats, through to full body position, Dartfish video capture and balance using Spin Scan power output. 

Precision 2 Bike Fits on the jig £295

One session 2 positions. Allow 3-4 hours with our fit technician. Determine your optimum position for two types of bike or positions. Choose from road, commute or tri/TT positions utilising our precision bike fitting jig. Analysis of shoes & cleats, through to full body position, Dartfish video capture and balance using Spin Scan power output.

'On Your Bike Fit' £125

You will spend approximately 1 1/2 hours with one of our fit technicians. Bring your existing bike to have a full assessment of your optimal bike position whilst on our turbo trainer. Your shoes and cleats will be adjusted for maximum power, efficiency, and injury prevention. Wedges, screws and footbeds not included in the price, allow up to £95

"The position was like sitting in an armchair after the uncomfortable way I have been perched for the last two years, I felt lazy just sitting there pedalling, but when I went to the drops it was just the same. I now realise my weight was far too far forwards over the handlebars..."

Bike Fitting Follow-up and Hourly Rate £95/hour

For check-ups on customers who have already had a fitting, cleat fitting and alignment on new shoes, and anything else that we can help with.

eSoles eFit Supportive Footbeds £65

eSole's modular footbed has four arch support options for low to high arches and two met pad options.

Your fitting technician will help you choose the footbed that will work best for you.

Shoe & Cleat Set-up £75

If you are happy with your bike fit, but want to make sure your shoes are adjusted correctly for comfort, performance and injury prevention. Your fitting technician will measure the size of your feet, the varus or valgus tilt and advise on the correct shoe design (get £25.00 off the fee when you purchase new shoes).

Custom footbeds can be made for internal support and Wedges fitted if required. For fine tuning, please bring your bike.

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BIKE FITTING GIFT VOUCHERS

Precision Bike fit voucher

Please click here for a Pearson Precision Bike Fitting voucher £195

OYB fit voucher

Please click here for a Pearson On Your Bike Fit voucher £125

To make a booking, please call 020 8642 2095 or e-mail us at sales@pearsoncycles.co.uk.

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Reviews and testimonials

I made it to Cannes - 1500Kn over 5.5 days...I had no injuries on the ride and I can honestly say that I think a vast majority of this was down to having a Pearson fitting.

Charmaie Brown

 

"As an inexperienced 60 year old cyclist, Pearson's fitting has been a great help to resolve all kinds of problems with the configuration of my cycle and posture. The process was thoughtful and has made a real difference to my enjoyment. I have just completed 225 miles to Paris on the back of the Cycle Fit. I am now definitely much more balanced than before. I don't think I could have done the Paris trip without a precision fitting. Perhaps you can pass this onto Morgan and James..."

David Seddon

 
I would just like to say how incredibly impressed I was with Ronan and the bike fitting I had yesterday.
Having previously had what I thought was the market leading Retul bike fit I can honestly say your fit was leagues ahead. Ronan really ensured he took the time to understand my cycling requirements, what my body could/ couldn't do and translated that into the correct set up of my bike. It was a really personalised fit. I thought I would get that from the Retul fit but compared to yours I was very disappointed.
He also gave me an invaluable insight into all things cycling. It was without doubt the best £200 I have spent on anything related to my new passion of cycling.

Eric Jelinek

I have say a big thank you even though my cannondale will not be 100% because  we discovered the top tube is far to long. When I purchased that bike I had no plans on getting back into racing so I was just going to make do with the way it fit. But as I am getting a new custom frame just for racing I wanted it to be spot on and I feel like it will. Tim is amazing and I enjoyed the entire fit process. Riding home last night felt so good I was looking for every chance I could climb a hill again thank you.

Innis Looby

 

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