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Here at Mike’s Bikes we believe in rides, long rides, short rides, commutes, dirt rides, road rides that end up in the dirt, and yes we even believe in rides that start with a swim and end with a run. That being said, we also believe it shouldn’t hurt. We believe that you should be able to ride your bike, as you want to, without numbness, chaffing, or pain. We believe you should enjoy your ride no matter what. With that being said we are pleased to offer the only LBS in California with a full-time, dedicated staff of Certified Master Body Geometry Fit Specialists at your disposal. All of our Fit Staff have been trained and certified by Specialized and The Boulder Center for Sports Medicine and will offer the most complete and up to date fitting methods and tools used in the industry.

Questions?
See our FAQ or e-mail BodyGeometryFit@mikesbikes.com.


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By making a booking you are agreeing to the terms of our cancellation policy, so please read before booking.


Pricing & Fit Services Menu

Body Geometry Fit: 2.5 hours - $350
(Road, Cyclocross, MTB, & Fitness)

This service will cover:

  • Rider Interview
    • Your Fit specialist will initially want to get to know you as a rider. You will discuss injury history, riding experience, current issues, and aspirations before beginning to analyze your position. 
  • Comprehensive Physical and Flexibility Assessment
    • Your session will include a thorough physical and flexibility assessment.  Including analysis of current foot structure, core strength, hamstring and hip ranges of motion, and pelvic rotations to name a few.  This information allows your Fit Specialist to accurately assess your touch point equipment (Handlebars, saddles, shoes/pedals) and make adjustments with a sound biomechanical foundation.
  • Saddle Selection
    • Using measuring tools our Fit Specialist will assess your pelvic width. Taking this data into consideration, along with your personalized riding style, you will work with your Fit Specialist to determine the appropriate saddle width, contour, and density for your specific riding needs.
  • Optimized Saddle Position (Height/Fore-Aft/Angle)
    • Ensuring correct saddle position is a key component of bike fit.  Your Fit Specialist will help you arrive at a saddle position that provides low impact, high efficiency, and appropriate leg extension for your cycling journey. Using the knee as a fulcrum we will effectively set your position in relation to the pedal spindle, optimizing power output and ensuring comfortable, efficient pedaling. 
  • Handlebar Selection (Width, Reach, Drop Shape)
    • Taking the time to find out what your preferred riding experience is and using your unique structure as a foundation; your Fit Specialist will work with you on an appropriate handlebar shape, reach, and width in order to support your unique upper body structure and enhance your riding experience.
  • Optimized Hip/Torso angle derived from Physical assessment & Preferred experience
    • Whether your looking for an upright, comfort ride or an aggressive, race position; your Fit Specialist will help you optimize your handlebar placement in order to promote comfort, power, and efficiency while riding in the hoods, drops, and tops of your handlebar.
  • Handlebar Rotation & Shifter Placement
    • After optimization of your torso and hip angle your Fit Specialist will take the time to adjust handlebar rotation and shifter placement. This will allow you a comfortable shifter reach and a neutral wrist angle in both the hood and drop positions of your handlebar.
  • Complete Z-Plane assessment and adjustment, accounting for Leg Length Discrepancies, foot structure, and optimizing hip, knee, and ankle alignment.
    • The key to efficient, powerful, and comfortable pedaling is appropriate cleat and shoe setup.  As such, your Fit Specialist will account for all aspects of cleat alignment and foot structure.  Using a variety of foot beds, internal and external wedges, and shims, your Fit Specialist will work with you to optimize your relationship with both your shoe and pedal systems; creating a perfect union between you and your ride.
  • Complete Video Analysis using the Body Geometry DATA Video Capture System
    • The Body Geometry DATA system is a powerful video capture system that allows for the subtle nuances of your riding style to be analyzed by your Fit Specialist.  Using high frame rate and live streaming video cameras, your Fit Specialist can capture your riding position at varying levels of intensity, allowing for a closer look at your unique cycling characteristics.
  • SUPPORT
    • 1 year of support troubleshooting for your position (*new equipment installation may be subject to charge)
    • 1 year of discounts on additional bike setups and new positions!
    • Complementary flash drive with video analysis, fit report, and rider measurements
    • Complementary roll of Bike Smart Route 66 Bar tape
    • Additional year of support available for purchase

Body Geometry Aero Fit: 3 hours - $400*
(Triathlon & Time Trial)

(*Due to the complex nature of a Tri or TT specific bike we need to allot a larger time frame in order to adjust your position.  As such, our charges have been adjusted accordingly)

This service will cover:

  • All elements of assessment and adjustment from our Body Geometry Fitting, in addition to Tri & TT front end specific adjustments
  • Focus on aerodynamic profile reduction and biomechanical optimization in an aero position
  • Complete Video Analysis using the Body Geometry DATA Video Capture System
    • The Body Geometry DATA system is a powerful video capture system that allows for the subtle nuances of your riding style to be analyzed by your Fit Specialist.  Using high frame rate and live streaming video cameras, your Fit Specialist can capture your riding position at varying levels of intensity, allowing for a closer look at your unique cycling characteristics.
  • SUPPORT
    • 1 year of support troubleshooting for your position (*new equipment installation may be subject to charge)
    • 1 year of discounts on additional bike setups and new positions!
    • Complementary flash drive with video analysis, fit report, and rider measurements
    • Additional year of support available for purchase

 

Studio Sizing: 1 hour - $150
(All bike types)

This service will cover:

  • Saddle Selection
    • Using measuring tools our Fit Specialist will assess your pelvic width. Taking this data into consideration, you will work with your Fit Specialist to determine the appropriate saddle width, contour, and density for your riding needs.
  • Industry standard neutral cleat positioning (if applicable)
    • Using keystones on your foot, your Fit Specialist will adjust your cleat position fore/aft and rotation
  • Industry neutral saddle position
    • Based on Industry standards your Fit Specialist will work with you to find appropriate leg extension and saddle fore/aft
  • Brief Handlebar & Stem, Reach and Drop assessment
    • Using your preferred riding experience your Fit Specialist will help you find a great starting point for your cycling adventure
  • Diagnostic on current position
    • During your session your fitter will bring to your attention small details to focus on going forward that may be able to improve your riding experience


FAQ

Q: What is a Body Geometry Fit? 
A:
 Body Geometry Fitting is the perfect compliment to any bike.  Any rider who is looking to ride longer, faster, in greater comfort and with less risk of injury can benefit from a Body Geometry Fitting. Whether you’re a novice rider looking to find more comfort out of your fitness bike or a seasoned racer looking for that extra edge, the personalized nature of a Body Geometry Fit will tailor to your needs.  During your fitting, your Certified Fit Specialist will consider your biomechanical needs while catering to your preferred riding experience, adjusting your position based off your individualized wants and needs.  Assessing every aspect on the bike, your Fit Specialist will take the time to make sure your bike is a picture of the rider you are and the riding you want to be doing.

Q: Who uses Body Geometry Fitting?
A: A variety of professional athletes and teams including: Alberto Contador and Peter Sagan of Tinkoff Saxo, Recent Tour de France winner Vincenzno Nibali of Astana, Evelyn Stevens of Boels-Dolmans, Tom Boonen and Mark Cavendish of Etixx Quick Step, Javier Gomez in ITU Triathlon and Craig “Crowie” Alexandar and Chris “Macca” McCormack in Long Course Triathlon, along with a number of other professional and semi-professional race teams.  Check them out at S-racing!

Q: Is cleat fitting part of the Body Geometry Fitting process?
A: 
Yes!  We refer to our cleat portion of the fitting as “z-plane” analysis.  As we assess rider position our z-plane analysis not only takes into account knee tracking as a result of cleat adjustment, but also takes into account rider rotations on the saddle, which can create abnormal knee, hip, and upper body positioning.

Q: What should I bring with me to a bike fit?
A:
Please bring the following items to your session

  • Your bike – During your session your bike will be placed in a trainer to allow for your cycling biomechanics to be recreated inside the studio
  • Your shoes-If you are hoping to purchase new shoes at the time of the fitting please contact BodyGeometryFit@mikesbikes.com prior to making an appointment as we will want to allot a slightly longer timeframe to accommodate the sizing of this purchase
  • Your pedals - we stock cleats for most pedal systems should your cleats need replacing
  • Cycling shorts or tri suit - These need to fit well to ensure we can take accurate measurements
  • Jersey or base layer - we need to be able to see your shoulders for the most accurate measurement
  • Helmet – in particular instances we may want your Triathlon/TT helmet
  • Headwear and Sunglasses- In some cases something as simple as the bill on your cycling cap or the rim on the top of your sunglasses may be leading to that nagging neck pain.
  • Proprietary bits - If your bike has any kind of "integrated" stem, seat post, or tri bar set up, please bring all spacers and fittings provided with the bike.

*Please also check stem bolts, seat post, saddle clamps and seat post clamps for corrosion prior to your fit to ensure that these parts can be easily adjusted during the fit process

Q: It’s the day of my fitting? What do I do?
A:
Play it cool, you got this one.  Please arrive 15-20 minutes early in order to give yourself ample opportunity to find parking, change clothing if needed, and unload your equipment into the store.  During the summer our fit appointments book incredibly tightly so please do arrive on time.  If you are more than 15 minutes late you may be subject to reschedule.

Q: Can I ride my bike to my session?
A:
 Heck yea! If it’s inclement weather, just try and dry off a bit by the door on the way to the studio J

Q: Do you use "wedges" and shims in your bike fit process?
A: 
Yes. We use Varus and Valgus wedging (both internally and externally) and/or leg length shims where appropriate after thorough assessment of each rider’s strength, flexibility, foot structure and z-plane movement patterns.

Q: What is the Body Geometry DATA System?
A:
DATA stands for Dual Angle Technical Analysis.  This is our Video Capture system. Using high frame rate and live streaming video cameras, your Fit Specialist can capture your riding position at varying levels of intensity allowing for a closer look at your unique cycling characteristics.  

Q: What’s the difference between Video Capture and Motion Capture? Which one is better?
A:
Video Capture is the process of capturing analog video image (think your home video camera or iPhone camera) and converting it to a digital platform for playback and manipulation. Motion Capture is the process of capturing motion.  Using sensors placed on keystones on the body a motion capture system records the movement of these sensors and creates a sort of wire skeleton allowing for viewing and analysis.  Both of these systems have their pros and cons, with neither one emerging as a clearly “better” system.  We are currently using the Body Geometry DATA Video Capture system at all of our studio locations, with intentions on expanding our equipment to include both Video and Motion Capture systems in the near future.

Q: Do you stock stems of different lengths and sizes?
A:
 Absolutely!  While we hope to carry all of your needs on hand, on occasion we do need to special order a part that is required for you position.  Please bare with us as each of you are unique snowflakes that can require some very unique parts J

Q: Do you offer “test” saddles?
A:
 Unfortunately no.  Each of the studios is stocked with a wide variety of saddles for purchase.  While we don’t have a “test” saddle program, our Fit Specialists will work with you with our sit bone measuring equipment and on hand product in order to find the perfect saddle solution.  We have a 30-day refund policy on any product that you and your Fit Specialist decide on during your session.

Q: What's the difference between a “Fitting” and a “Sizing”?
A:
 A “Fitting “will allow for a custom tailored position on your bike.  Taking into account the unique and subtle biomechanical nuances of your riding position and solving basic and complex issues alike, a “Fitting” will cover every aspect of your relationship with your bike.  It will address any equipment or position related aliments and optimize your position for comfort, efficiency, and power. 

A “Sizing “typically refers to an industry neutral setup.  Primarily for new and novice riders a “Sizing” will take you through some of the basics of bike positioning while using averages.  A “Sizing” typically does not take into account most of the rider specific considerations (such as flexibility, knee tracking, and core strength)

Q: Which one do I need?
A:
The answer from a Fit Specialist will always be a “Fitting”.  However, we realize there are bank accounts, significant others, and various life things, that need to be taken into account.  Typically if you are running into more complex issues such as knee pain, in consistent or asymmetrical saddle issues, or numbness issues, then a “Fitting” is truly more appropriate.  This will allow your Fit Specialist to find out what the root cause of the issue(s) and put appropriate solutions into place.  If your questions and concerns are more basic a “Sizing” may offer everything you are looking for.  If you have any questions on this before signing up for a service please contact us at BodyGeometryFit@mikesbikes.com

Q: Is a Body Geometry Fit included with the purchase of a new bike at Mike’s Bikes?
A:
No.  Due to the complex nature and the time required in order to complete a Body Geometry Fitting we are unable to provide this service at no charge.  We do however offer a $50 Fit Credit that can be applied at the time of any new bike purchase toward any of our Fitting and Sizing services. 

Q: Can my Fit Credit be used toward a Studio Sizing or a Body Geometry Fit at any of the Mike’s Bikes Studios?
A:
Yes!  Absolutely.  We operate as a family and as such you are able to use your credit at any of our studio locations.

Q: My Bike Shop doesn’t charge me for a “Fitting”, why do you guys cost so much?
A:
 In order to promote the experience we believe all riders should be able to enjoy, we are proud to employ a dedicated fulltime staff of Certified Master Fit Specialists. This staff represents the most knowledgeable, thorough, and professional fit personnel in the industry today.  All of our fit professionals have been trained and certified by Specialized and The Boulder Center for Sports Medicine and will offer the most up to date methods and solutions found in the cycling world today.  What does that mean for you? It means solutions instead of theories, proven technology, thoughtful support on your position, and a decreased wait time to get in for your service.

Q: Should I get a new Fit every year?
A:
We like to think about fit like we think about holiday pant size.  While maybe the pants don’t change size, they do start to fit different around those times of both joy and stress. As your biomechanics change, as your weight varies, as your strength grows and fades, your position on the bike is subject to change.  Re-evaluating your position on a yearly basis is a great idea to consider if you are serious about your cycling ventures.

Q: Will a bike fit make me faster?
A:
  Possibly!  While we really want to say everyone will get faster through a fitting, it will completely depend on where you are currently with your bike position and fitting experience and how much your position changes during the service.  The answer is sometimes yes, and a huge YES at that, but we unfortunately do not have a Faster Guarantee ;)

Q: What types of bike do you fit?
A: 
We fit nearly all kind of bikes including road, MTB, Fitness, Cyclocross, Triathlon, and Time Trial bikes (Unfortunately we cannot accommodate recumbents, and tandems only in certain studios)

Q: I have an injury.  Will your bike fit fix it?
A: 
While bike fit is incredibly important to not aggravate or exacerbate current injuries or cause repetitive motion injuries, it’s probably not going to cure you.  Unless your Dr. says, ”go ride a bike, it’s going to cure that heart ailment, overweight issue, etc.” then, it will absolutely cure you. 

Q: What if I bought my bike elsewhere? Do you only fit bikes that you've sold?
A: 
No problem!  We fit all types of bikes from any vendor.  If you have a specific seat post or stem that is proprietary to a manufacturer please do make sure and bring all required pieces as our relationships limit some of our ability to order small parts from all vendors.

Q: What if I don’t have a bike? Can I still get fitted with Mike’s Bikes?
A:
Currently we are limited to only fitting bikes that can be physically placed in our studios.  If you are interested in determining frame and component choices for a custom road or mtb bike from our Custom Bike Builder please contact BodyGeometryFit@mikesbikes.com to arrange for a bike to be delivered for the time of your fitting.

Q: What if it turns out that the bike I have doesn't fit?
A: 
On occasion we do run into a bike that is too far from a sound position that it may not make sense to invest any further into that particular bike.  In these cases, your Fit Specialist will either work with you to find a reasonable solution on your current bike or recommend you work with one of our knowledgeable Sales Advisors to find that perfect fitting new ride.

Q: I had a bike fit from you and something isn't right, what should I do?
A:
 Probably stop riding. No just kidding.  We offer a year of support on your position!  Contact your Fit Specialist or BodyGeometryFit@mikesbikes.com to schedule a follow-up and we’ll help you get things solved.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A:
 While we really, really hate having to charge for no-shows and cancellations, they can be extremely costly to us.  We’re not your in-laws, please don’t flake on us, if you need to reschedule no problem, just try and give us ample notice. During our busy season, our Fit Specialists see upwards of 7 clients a day. In order to keep our wait times down and to avoid using up other’s paid appointment time, please arrive 15-20 minutes early.  If you are more than 15 minutes late you may be subject to rescheduleBy making a booking you are accepting the terms of our cancellation policy.  We currently ask for CC information to schedule any of our bike fit appointments. If you do need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, our policy is as follows:

Less than 48 hour cancellation - 25%
No Show - 50%
Less than 24 hour reschedule – 15% (at our discretion)
More than 15 minutes Late – Reschedule (at our discretion)

 





 
 

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