Whether you’re aiming for a place in the National Commonwealth Games squad, to beat your personal best in the next Sprint Triathlon, or simply to feel more comfortable on your bike the correct setup of the various aspects of the bike is crucial – and we can help at every stage.
We know offer Power Fit and from £80 we offer a customised bike fitting service, using the Power Fit Watt bike in the shop, which will take approximately an hour and a half and will involve a number of measurements and adjustments. Bring yourself, your bike (if you have one) and your shoes and we’ll do the rest – we’ll even supply you with coffee and cakes. The fitting service can also recommend appropriate models and frame sizes of Giant bikes to suit your needs.
PowerFit is the only bike fit system that focuses specifically on improving your power output and balance through correct fit for increased performance and efficiency.
Developed by Giant and Wattbike in conjunction with leading sports scientists, PowerFit is based on biomechanic principles and delivers tangible, objective results proven through Wattbike pedalling force and efficiency analysis. PowerFit sessions consider individuals cycling disciplines, injury history, pain during cycling and performance goals to deliver an optimised position which can then be transferred to other bikes. The practical session includes assessment of current pedalling technique and force using Wattbikes proprietary Polar View Technology, with a comparative assessment following set-up and position adjustments to demonstrate improvements.
Analysis of the force applied to the left and right pedals independently through the entire pedal stroke enables the technician to help you work towards a well-balanced, smooth, strong pedal stroke to deliver optimum power and efficiency
One of the most crucial aspects of bike fit to get right is the pedal to seat length. If this isn’t spot-on you run the risk of back and knee issues, and you won’t be able to produce all the power you’re capable of.
A common source of lower-back pain and general discomfort on longer rides or during time trialling is over-reaching or being too cramped. The height and distance to your handlebars dictates so much.
Saddle and Brake Lever Adjustment
You need to be able to quickly apply the brakes without changing position or stretching your hand, and the correct saddle height and lay-back are important to achieve maximum power whilst preventing longer term knee problems.