The Right Fit (Due to social distancing protocall, bike fitting is currently on pause.)
Endurance athletes seeking efficiency. Fitness riders craving comfort. No matter your motivation, no one is better equipped to help guide your bike selection and dial in your bicycle fit than the professionals at Big Sky Cycling. A personal bike fitting experience at Big Sky Cycling will address your specific needs, giving you a tailor-made solution that will lead to countless hours of faster, more comfortable, and more enjoyable riding.
We know that being a cyclist is about more than just the bike. It's about creating perfect synergy between rider and machine. Learn more about our professional fit packages below.
Proper Bike Fit
The key to riding comfortably is having a bike that fits properly. When a bike fits properly, it reduces fatigue, especially in the knees and arms, and alleviates aches and pains. It helps a cyclist to ride longer, more comfortably.
Proper bike fit starts with a bike that is the right size. This ensures that the proper seat height and reach to the handlebars can be attained. Once you have a bike that is the right size, a professional bike fit can be performed to fine tune the way the bike fits.
No matter what kind of bike you ride or how many miles you ride, a bike fitting could help you enjoy riding even more. As certified fit specialists, we help you achieve the best fit possible.
A full professional fitting takes 2-3 hours and includes the following measurements and adjustments:
- Saddle Height: when a foot is in the lowest pedal position, the leg should be almost fully extended. A goniometer is used to check the knee angle.
- Saddle Fore/Aft: lasers are used to check for the proper knee alignment over the pedal. The saddle can be moved forward or backward to accomplish this.
- Cleat placement: measurements are taken and lasers are used to determine proper cleat placement on the shoes. This ensures that the feet and knees are lined up properly. Wedges may also be used either under the cleat or inside the shoe to help with this alignment.
- Handlebar reach: We begin by using the goniometer to check the current angle of reach to the handlebar. From there, a salsa sizing stem is used to help the rider find the most comfortable reach and angle for the handlebar. Once this position is achieved, the proper size of stem can be installed on the bike to match the preferred position.
Bike Fit Options
Whether you’re on a brand new bike or you’re looking to shave seconds off of your next race time, you can benefit from a professional bike fit. Learn more about our fit services and schedule your appointment today.
Standard Fit includes:
Adjust seat height
Adjust fore/aft seat position
Adjust handlebar reach
Adjust handlebar height
Standard Fit plus:
Measure and adjust handlebar width
Printed copy of bike measurements
Advanced Fit plus:
Video analysis of dynamic cycling position
Adjustment of all measurements based on video analysis
Aerobar setup (optional)
If the Shoe Fits, ...
For maximum power transfer on the road or trail and for exceptional comfort on a spin bike, we recommend clipless cycling shoes and pedals. With stiffer soles and the ability to click into and out of your pedal system easily, cycling shoes make your ride and your workout more efficient, more effective, and more comfortable. Never get stuck in a toe cage again!