Is it time for a Bike Fit?

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Have you considered whether you should return for a bike fit? Ensuring that your bike fits you properly is essential for a comfortable and enjoyable riding experience.

We will explore the factors to consider when deciding if it's time for another bike fit. From new bike purchases to changes in your body and performance goals, the following list can help you make an informed decision.

New Bike

If you've recently purchased a new bike, getting a professional bike fit is highly recommended. This ensures that the bike is adjusted precisely to your body measurements and riding style, maximizing both comfort and performance. Additionally, bike fits can be scheduled for your indoor/stationary bikes.

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Changes in Your Body

Significant changes in your body, such as weight loss or gain, increased or decreased flexibility, or recovery from injuries, can affect your bike fit. In these cases, scheduling a bike fit can help make necessary adjustments for optimal comfort and prevent discomfort or potential injuries.

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Persistent Discomfort or Pain

If you experience ongoing discomfort, pain, numbness, or tingling sensations during or after rides, it's a clear sign that your bike fit may need to be reassessed. A bike fitter can examine your position on the bike and make appropriate changes to alleviate discomfort and improve your riding experience.

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Performance Goals

If you have new specific performance goals, such as racing or participating in endurance events, a bike fit can be highly beneficial. By optimizing your riding position, a bike fitter can help enhance your efficiency and power transfer, ultimately improving your performance on the bike.

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Regular Check-Ups

Even if there are no significant changes in your body or performance goals, it's generally recommended to schedule a bike fit every 1-2 years. Over time, your body and riding style may evolve, and a regular check-up ensures that your bike fit remains optimal.

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Bike Fit

If you have any concerns or specific requirements, consult with Happy Freedman, an innovator and internationally recognized expert in the field of bike fit and your professional on-site bike fitter.

Happy's approach focuses on posture, breathing, and the use of antagonist muscles, and benefits riders at all levels, from professionals to recreational cyclists.

This is the best way to receive personalized advice tailored to your situation. To schedule your follow-up consultation or discuss any concerns you may have, give us a call at (212) 253-9383. In some cases, we may be able to resolve minor issues via a phone call or Zoom consultation.

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