Retul - The Best in Bike Fit
Certified Retul Bike Fitters (like us!) offer the best in bike fitting solutions...
What is Retul?
Retul is a cycling-specific 3D motion capture system that reads a rider's movements while he or she is pedaling on the bike, and allow us to adjust a rider's postion using objective and highly accurate fit data.
Why focus on bike fit?
A proper bike fit is essential for optimarl performance, efficiency, injury preventionm, and comfort on the bike. A proper fit of the bike to the rider helps prevent or mitigate pain that is commin in the knee, hip, and lower back. To accomplish this, we conduct a detailed evaluation of the rider and capture highly-specific data on the rider's movement patterns while riding. The rider's feedback and this data are used to make personalized fit decisions to optimize the bike's fit to the rider.
How we do it?
While we take an individual approach to each rider, we recognize that an organized and disciplined approach to the right process is key.
We start each fit with a discussion to learn about your goals, training, areas of pain or discomfort, injury history and other key information about you!
We then perform a physical evaluation of your flexibility, range of motion, gait and bio-mechanics.
The information from steps 1 and 2 prepare us to assess your cleat placement and fit. We make appropriate cleat adjustments as needed and get you on your bike for the motion capture!
During the motion capture phase of our process, we evaluate key data points including:
- Saddle height and fore/aft positioning
- Handlebar height and width and shifter placement
- Reach to handlebars including stem length and rise or drop
- Rider bio-mechanics on the bike including fore/aft and center position of the rider and riding style
- Knee angles
- Ankle range of motion
Just to name a few!
Adjustments are made based on hard data and consultation with you.
We test the adjustments through additional motion capture. We take the time necessary to get it right! We limit our appointments and dedicate the time you need.
And, WE GUARANTEE OUR WORK WITH A 30-DAY FIT GUARANTEE. The best test of any fit is riding. We ask for your feedback and invite you to return to our fit studio within 30 days of your initial session to dial-in any open fit issues. YES, THIS FOLLOW UP IS FREE!!!
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