Been Fit at Fit Werx Before? Have Things Changed? Time for a Review?
The Periodic Fit Assessment is for riders and triathletes who are ready for a review because something has changed (injury, advanced rider skill, riding more/less…); who want a refresher on their posture and technique; who want to verify things before buying a new bike; who want to experience newer fit technology/tools; or who just want to keep digging deeper into the details of their positioning potential.
The Periodic Fit Assessment is a streamlined version of our full fitting procedure that minimizes redundant elements that are unlikely to have changed, like skeletal measurements. It is priced at a discount as it takes less time than your initial fitting.
If you choose, we can make some or all of these changes to your bike immediately following your fit to guarantee that the position on your bike matches the position established on the Size Cycle (parts & labor priced separate).
Like your initial fitting, you receive a digital workbook that documents your position and technique before and after your fitting and includes all the key measurements needed to establish your position on any bike.
Time: 2-3 hours.
The information from this fitting can be used anytime in the future to help you find the right new bike at anytime. Partial credit for this fitting towards a new bike is frequently available. Contact us for additional information or to schedule.
Steps of a Fit Werx’s Periodic Fit Assessment
Your riding position is as dynamic or as static as you. If things have changed since your last fit assessment with us, a Periodic Fit Assessment keeps your riding position up-to-date with your body and goals.
A Periodic Assessment, like every Fit Werx fit, starts with a detailed interview that covers everything from your cycling goals and riding habits, to injuries as well as existing problems you are experiencing. The more we know about you, your riding and goals, the better we can help.
We review the results of the last body measurements we took and how they relate to you now.
Comparing to your initial fitting, we reassess your range of motion/mobility and balance/stability to build a position around your individual capabilities and needs. Assessment results are used on the size cycle to help you better understand your role in changing postural and technique habits that may be contributing to issues and to determine whether additional fit based accommodations may make sense. Additional information on this Bike Fit 2.0 approach can be found here.
Strong buildings are built on strong foundations. A good fit is not any different. We reassess your foot and leg alignment in order to make sure your feet, legs, pedals and shoes are in the most aligned and powerful position possible.
5) Bike Fit 2.0 Size Cycle Session
Proper Position + Proper Muscular Awareness/Balance = Greater Comfort & Greater Speed.
It is crucial to recognize that the fitter and the process being used are far more important than whether a piece of software or “type” of fit (Retul, FIST, etc.) is used. Bike fit in not defined by the tools, but rather by how those tools are used and the information they provide. It is the carpenter, far more than the hammer that matters.
A Fit Werx fitting is defined by our Bike Fit 2.0 process. We pair cycling science based positioning fundamentals to the rider as an individual with kinetic connections related to the rider’s muscular balance, posture and technique.
This being stated, Fit Werx offers one of the most complete fitting “tool kits” anywhere. When used properly by a qualified and experienced fitter, an adjustable Size Cycle combined with modern motion capture video analysis technology provide exceptional information.
Motion analysis technology, from companies like Dartfish Motion CaptureDartfish is a 2D motion capture system that is not cycling specific. The benefit of the system not being cycling specific is that a fitter can turn Dartfish into just about anything they want or need from an analysis perspective. The drawback is that few fitters take the time to understand or build out Dartfish to its potential. When setup well, Dartfish is an impressive tool. Dartfish is a multi-camera based system (www.dartfish.com) and it is very visual and an excellent tool to help athletes see and understand their posture and technique through dynamic video feedback and assessment tools. We frequently spend a lot of time in a Fit Werx fitting on posture and technique analysis and 2D motion capture is an excellent tool that helps us help you understand how to get the most comfort and performance out of your body out of your riding position and bike., RetulRetul is a bike specific 3D motion capture system that uses LED technology and sensors to allow the fitter to record an incredible number of key angles and averages from a rider as they ride. Retul provides data quicker than Dartfish and also provides averages and minimum/maximum ranges very quickly. The benefit to Retul for many fitters is that it is “Plug and Play”, but the disadvantage for the rider is that the program can be used as a crutch instead of a tool by a fitter who does not understand the biomechanics behind bike fitting. and CompuTrainerOur Purely Custom Size Cycles are all equipped with CompuTrainer units to help us analyze positioning changes and instruct you on how to get the most out of your pedal stroke with tools like SpinScan., helps us see your position as you pedal while helping us explain key technique and postural elements that are necessary for you to understand if you are to get the most out of your position and bike. A Fit Werx fitting also includes a gebioMized Pressure ScangebioMized Pressure Scanners are expensive investments, but they can be a very helpful tool for everything from saddle selection and problem solving to reviewing the effectiveness of cleat adjustment, shimming and other positioning changes to improve alignment and stability. Fit Werx purchased three of the very first gebioMized units available in the United States in 2011 and was at the forefront of developing assessment techniques and processes with the software. As of this writing, Fit Werx owns more gebioMized pressure scanners than any other single company in the United States. to assess saddle pressure, muscular imbalance, pelvic tracking and alignment.
The end result is two-fold: 1) A personalized position based in cycling science that addresses your current needs and goals and encourages you to ride as efficiently and as comfortably as possible. 2) Providing you with greater awareness on where to focus posturally and muscularly. This is far more likely to solve longer term chronic issues (saddle discomfort, numbness, back/knee issues…) than positioning changes on their own. The combination helps you truly reach your potential and riding goals.
To read more about motion capture analysis for bicycle fitting, click here.
To read more about pressure scanning for bicycle fitting, click here.
Your updated fitting data is always available so that it can be used to help you find the best fitting bikes when the time is right for a new ride using our proven and guaranteed Rider Matched Bike Selection process.