Precision Bike Fitting

 

THE PROCESS | WHO SHOULD HAVE A FIT? | WOMEN'S BIKE FIT | SERVICES | TESTIMONIALS


Pearson Precision Fitting is a process driven system whereby any rider can be assessed to find their optimum position. An optimum position constitutes the best comfort, efficiency and peak power output. As perfect a process to help evaluate position to purchase a new bike, as it is to improve the set up of an existing machine.

 

You can book your session here. Deposit £25 payable here with the balance to pay in store after your session.

 

Pearson’s technicians are accredited by Trek Precision Fit, who provide a comprehensive and rigorous bike fitting service which is continuously reviewed and developed to the highest standard. 

 

Trek has always believed that the training and skill of the bike fitter are more important than any technology. Trek UK dedicate many weeks in training our technicians, providing more expertise and hands-on experience than any other ‘bike-fitting’ system currently offered. In turn, our technicians provide a service which meets the gold standard for bike fitting globally.

 

'The whole team at Pearson's has been unfailingly engaging and friendly throughout the process...' Phil Cavell (Director, Cyclefit)

 

 

"Of our total customer feedback in 2018 to date, 99.9% would recommend our bike fitting to a friend."

(Source: Precision Precision Bike fit Survey 2018) 

 

 

Book an appointment using our online widget or by calling 020 8642 2095. For precision fitting gift vouchers, please click here. For any further information for fittings, please email us at sales@pearsoncycles.co.uk


THE PROCESS

A Pearson Precision Bike Fitting appointment takes up to three hours. It is a very personal and considered appraisal of an individual's cycling physiology, technique and alignment. 

 

Cycling and sporting history

Your technician will request detailed information of how long, far and at what level you have cycled in the past.

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 a 100 mile sportive to a commuting position, or 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 physiotherapists or osteopaths but can refer you to recommended colleagues wherever necessary and mutually agreed.

Asymmetry

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

Ranges of motion

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

Core-condition

Can affect the 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 utilised in different sectors of the pedal-stroke.

Cleat position/foot/arch-shape

The most important interface for power and comfort in cycling are the rider's leg's - the pelvis/saddle contact closes a kinetic chain at one end and the shoe/pedal interface at the other. Your technician will devote a part of the session aligning and balancing your foot/cleat position. An optional custom footbed maybe recommended for greater comfort, stability and power transfer.

 


WHO SHOULD HAVE A PRECISION BIKE FITTING?

Anyone who plans to ride a bike for any period should consider having their position assessed to ensure optimal efficiency, 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.

 

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 purchasing a new bike and want to ensure that your bike will fit you perfectly and not cause you injury or discomfort, then you should book in with us before your decision.  


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. It is our opinion that an often myopic male-centric cycling industry has historically poorly served women. 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 precisely 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 longer femurs (in relation to torso length) than men proportionally, they need slacker seat-angle to get an ideal relationship to the bottom bracket and pedal axles.

 

Thankfully the climate is changing as many more women take up cycling and triathlon and are less inclined to compromise on comfort and performance. Many of the latest women's bikes and products such as saddles and handlebars do offer a real ergonomic advantage to many riders.

 

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


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. A 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 two 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 while on our turbo trainer. Your shoes and cleats will be adjusted for maximum power, efficiency, and injury prevention. 

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 other minor adjustments. 



TESTIMONIALS

"I had a delightful session with Tim. He took time to explain everything as we went along and I found the entire experience fascinating. I can’t wait to get back out on my bike again now. I love coming to Pearson’s, a nice place run by genuinely nice people who put their customers needs right at the heart of everything they do. "

Ceri

 

"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. "

Charmaine

 

"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 made the Paris trip without a precision fitting. Perhaps you can pass this onto Morgan and James..."

David

 

"Having had what I thought was the market leading retail bike fit previously, I can honestly say your fit was leagues ahead. Tim 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 personalised fit. He also gave me an invaluable insight into all things cycling, it was without a doubt the best £200 I have spent on anything related to my new passion for cycling."

Eric

 

"I have to say a big thank you even though my Cannondale will not be 100% because we discovered the top tube is far too long. When I purchased that bike, I had no plans on getting back into racing, so I was 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


CONTACT US

For further information or to arrange a Bike Fit, please contact us via sales@pearsoncycles.co.uk or call 020 8642 2095.