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 […]
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 […]
March 17, 2023
Time trial bike with measurements that conform to the UCI regulations

How To Measure And Set Up Your Time Trial Bike For UCI Regulations

Time trialing is one of the most accessible types of bike racing. Not only is it typically less dangerous than pack riding, Time Trialing can be more rewarding since the results are directly tied to your personal performance that day whereas there are more factors at play in other types of group racing. While most people get started at local club level time trials, which generally don’t pay much attention to bike setup, as you advance in the sport you will likely be required to have your bike setup checked to ensure you fall within the UCI’s strict regulations. If your bike doesn’t fall within these regulations you will be required to adjust your bike on the spot. Because changing your fit can have significant impacts on performance we recommend you ensure your position is compliant sooner rather than later. […]
January 4, 2023

How To Set Up A Road Bike For Triathlon

One of the most common questions we get asked is “how do I set up my road bike for triathlons?” This great question stems from a large number of people who want to be more competitive in Triathlon but also don’t want to make the multi-thousand dollar investment in a specific Triathlon bike. We have a blog post here on how and why you would convert your road bike to a Triathlon bike. In this post we’ll talk about using MyVeloFit to dial in your position for triathlons on your road bike. To fit your road bike for triathlon you’ll need the following: Aerobars and a saddle you are comfortable on in the aero position From experience we recommend aerobars from Profile Design and ISM saddles as good starting points but any aerobar that has a wide range of adjustability and saddle […]
December 16, 2022

Bike Fitting: What To Adjust First?

One of the biggest challenges to working on your riding position is knowing where to start. While fitting your bike can seem quite simple on the surface, all of the adjustments you make have the potential to interact with each other. Knowing which order to tackle each adjustment will help you avoid chasing your tail and getting stuck in a never ending cycle of changes that seemingly just cancel each other out. For those of you looking to get straight to the goods, here is the order we recommend when tackling your fit: Cleat Position Saddle Position Grip Position Go Ride Follow Up Read on if you’re interested in a more detailed breakdown of what’s included in each step and why. #1 Feet Before Fit We always recommend starting a bike fit with your feet. So much so that we’ve […]
November 21, 2022

4 Tips To Make Riding Indoors More Comfortable

Apps such as Zwift, RGT, and TrainerRoad have made it easier than ever to get excited about riding indoors. While these apps are great for providing motivation and accountability, one of the most common complaints is that riding on the trainer is significantly less comfortable than riding on the road. It isn’t uncommon to be less comfortable on the trainer than outdoors In this post we’ll provide a brief explanation of why it is less comfortable to ride on the trainer versus the road, then give four tips to improve your comfort while riding indoors. Why is riding the trainer less comfortable? The main issue comes down to your position being significantly more static on the trainer as compared to riding outdoors. On a ride outside you are often in and out of the saddle, climbing, turning, stopping and starting on a […]
October 17, 2022

5 Steps To Setup Your Peloton And Other Spin Bikes

Finding the right position on your spin bike is a key step to being comfortable, improving performance, and most importantly avoiding injury. An improperly adjusted spin bike (like any bike) is likely to impact your enjoyment and, with time, put you at risk of injury. Getting a bike fit is the best way to find the right position for you, one that reflects your personal mobility and riding goals. Set up your Peloton and other spin bikes in 5 steps This article will outline the 5 key steps you should take to fit your spin bike so you can have the best indoor cycling experience possible. Adjust Your Shoes & Cleats Set Your Seat Position Set Your Handlebar Height Adapt to Your Position Check-in On Your Fit Get Warmed Up Before getting started with your bike fit it is important […]
October 14, 2022

The Four Bike Measurements Every Rider Needs

Having worked as a bike fitter for over a decade there is one thing that a surprising number of cyclists forget to do: log their fit measurements. While most in-person bike fits will include a record of your bike measurements, for those that haven’t had an in-person fit, or didn’t get any measurements, it isn’t always obvious that taking measurements is something you should do. In this post we’ll cover the why, what and how to measure your bike. Why you need to measure your bike It’s always important to have a record of your position on the bike for the simple reason that you might need to replicate it. Bikes break, parts slip, get moved, get stolen, or more optimistically maybe you get to travel and have to rent a bike (or set your own back up after boxing […]

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