If you are passionate about cycling, surely you have ever heard the word “Bike Fitting” but if not, it is time to get down to work and give the pedals a chance. Cycling is a great sport to keep fit and improve aerobic capacity, but if we can also get the most out of our bike training sessions, so much the better.
The “Bike Fitting” is an innovative technique that prevents injuries in cyclists and improves their sports performance.
Proper bike fit means you have a position on the bike that lets you ride as long as you want, as hard as you want, and stay comfortable the entire time. A good fit can also help prevent overuse injuries that result from an improper position. The correct position will vary from person to person, depending on factors like age, style of riding, and physical attributes like flexibility.
To do this, a biomechanical study is carried out divided into two parts: the cyclist’s bicycle and his movements on the bike itself.
An analysis is first carried out to determine the mechanical and muscular limits of the rider and the bike is adapted to his conditions. Once the mechanical and muscular limitations have been analyzed, the characteristics of the bicycle are rearranged and, if necessary, the pedaling technique is “re-educated”.