November 29, 2023

MyVeloFit Partners with Speed Skating Canada

OTTAWA, ON, CAN: Nov 29, 2023 We at MyVeloFit are thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Speed Skating Canada. This collaboration is set to revolutionize the training landscape for Canada’s elite speed skaters by integrating our cutting-edge AI-based bike fitting technology into their off-ice training regimen. Bridging Cycling and Speed Skating Cycling is an integral component of a speed skater’s training program. It helps build endurance, strength, and technique that are crucial on the ice. Recognizing this synergy, our partnership aims to optimize the cycling experience for these athletes, ensuring that their time spent on two wheels translates effectively to their performance on ice. MyVeloFit’s Role At MyVeloFit, we leverage advanced AI-based video analysis to provide personalized bike fitting and sizing recommendations. This technology will now be accessible to all members of the Canadian speed skating community, helping […]
October 31, 2023

Beyond Saddle Height: The Crucial Roles Of Fore-aft, Tilt, And Equipment Choice In Your Saddle Position

Your bike’s saddle height is often touted as the most important part of your bike fit, and rightfully so. How you “sit” on the bike is largely considered to be the foundation of your overall position and plays a critical role in a comfortable, efficient and injury free riding experience. What is often overlooked is that height is really only part of the equation, what matters more is your saddle’s overall position. What is the saddle position you ask? Well, it’s the combination of the three adjustments available for your saddle: Saddle height Saddle fore-aft (aka setback) Saddle tilt To complicate matters further, the specific components and equipment you use also play a role in determining all of the above. To help dig down into the relationships between these adjustments and the gear you use, this post will cover: How […]
October 31, 2023

Saddle Height 101: A Comprehensive Guide To Setting Your Saddle Height

Every cyclist dreams of that perfect, effortless ride, where every pedal stroke feels just right. Your saddle height plays a pivotal role in turning that dream into a reality and serves as the foundation for your position on the bike. Let’s delve into how you can adjust your saddle height for optimal comfort, efficiency, and to avoid those pesky injuries. Checking your saddle height at home on a trainer is a great way to start your bike fit journey In this article we’ll walk you through: Why Saddle Height Matters What Influences Saddle Height? The Triad of Saddle Position: Height, Fore-aft, and Tilt The Challenge of Measuring Saddle Height: Factors to Consider Traditional Methods to Determine Saddle Height Dynamic Fit Methods: Embracing Motion Analysis How To Know When Your Saddle Height Is Right? Why Saddle Height Matters When it comes […]
October 27, 2023

How To Get A Perfect Bike Fit Online With MyVeloFit

Bike fits, at their core, focus on aligning a bike with the unique needs of a cyclist’s body and goals. In the same vein, MyVeloFit doesn’t offer a one-size-fits-all solution but tailors the experience to the individual rider. Recognizing that both cyclists and their goals evolve over time, our method is designed to adapt, ensuring you’re always in tune with your current needs. With this bike fit guide, we aim to shed light on the multifaceted process that is MyVeloFit’s online bike fit. STOP! Everything beyond this point, while helpful, is unnecessary to getting started with MyVeloFit. You can absolutely just create an account now and follow the instructions provided. However, if you’re like us and want to over prepare, welcome and read on. So, without further ado, let’s outline the journey ahead. Here’s a detailed table of contents to navigate the upcoming […]
August 24, 2023

MyVeloFit’s Bike Fit Report Explained

Whether you’ve new to cycling or a seasoned pro, finding the right position on the bike is crucial for enhancing comfort, improving performance, and minimizing injuries. However, the extensive data provided in a bike fit repot can be a tad overwhelming at first glance. So let’s dive in and unpack what’s inside your MyVeloFit bike fit report! Before you get started, we also recommended checking out our post Getting Setup for Your Bike Fit, where we go over all the necessary steps to dial in your set up to guarantee the best results. Your fit report is broken up into four main sections: Recommended Adjustments Position Analysis Top of Pedal Stroke Bottom of Pedal Stroke Front of Pedal Stroke Overall Positioning Video Overlay Previous Assessments Each of these sections provide valuable information for getting the most out of your fit. So […]
June 30, 2023

A Bike Fit Is For Now, Not Forever

You’ve probably been told time and again about the importance of getting a proper bike fit. But what is often not discussed is that a bike fit shouldn’t be a one-time deal, or even just a once every few years kinda thing. Just as our bodies change over time, so too should our riding positions. In this post, we’ll explore the dynamic nature of a rider’s cycling position and how a bike fit reflects only a snapshot in time. We’ll touch on the potential benefits of making adjustments throughout the year as our bodies change due to fitness and time on and off the bike. The Fluid Nature of Bike Fits A bike fit is designed to optimize your comfort and efficiency, while mitigating injuries by aligning your bike with your body’s unique morphology and biomechanics. The ideal fit depends […]
June 6, 2023

Mountain Bike Fit And Set Up, It’s Clear As Mud…

Mountain bikes continue to evolve and add complexities to the process of achieving good fit and setup. In the good old days, genres of mountain bikes were pretty simple and adjustability was limited to a few parameters. Today, the variables that affect mountain bike performance are seemingly endless. Starting with the genre, then the wheel size, geometry, materials, adjustability, intended purpose, rider expectations, fitness and experience; it all adds up to a clear as mud recipe for optimizing performance. As a professional bike fitter, MTB instructor and coach, I’ve helped hundreds of riders through the process of dialing in their bike fit and setup. In this post I’d like to share the process I use to help you get the most from your MTB when thinking about fit and setup. Context is Everything When helping a client with an MTB […]
April 18, 2023

How To Choose The Right Bike Fit Goal

Are you looking to dial in the perfect riding position but wondering which bike fit goal suits you best? MyVeloFit offers three different “fit goals” tailored to suit your cycling aspirations: Comfort Performance and Comfort Performance Whether you’re a casual weekend rider, a long distance bikepacker or a competitive racer, MyVeloFit has you covered with options that cater to various riding styles, bike types, and personal preferences. In this blog post, we will discuss what a fit goal is, the differences between the three fit goals we offer, and ultimately help you determine the most appropriate fit for your needs. Let’s dive in! What is a “Fit Goal”? Along with your mobility and bike type, a fit goal provides critical context to help you come away from your bike fit with the most suitable riding position. As there isn’t one […]
April 6, 2023

The Top Youtube Videos On Setting Saddle Height

Some may know that we’re strong advocates that saddle position is the foundation of every good bike fit. So rather than take our word for it, we thought we’d put together a few of our favorite Youtube videos on how to set your saddle height. While this certainly isn’t the be-all end-all of information on saddle height, we think these videos do a great job of covering the key things you should consider when setting your saddle height. Spoiler: finding the right saddle position can be a bit complicated and subjective, so you won’t find a silver bullet in any of these videos. If you’d like to read more of our thoughts on the topic, you can check out our post The Saddle Height Myth to get your started. How To Set your Bicycle Saddle Height If you’re new to the Bike […]

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