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Bike Fit

Words by Team Cycles

on 14/09/2021 11:14:00

PrecisionFit

Why Precision Fit?

Precision Fit is an investment in the enjoyment of your bicycle, and a commitment to riding harder, longer or more comfortably than before. It’s all about getting you closer to your cycling goals, whatever they might be. A proper fit helps you get there by idealising your riding position for efficiency and comfort. While Precision Fit was developed to ensure that Trek athletes were in a position to put down maximum power on the pedals with maximum efficiency, experience has shown us that it has much wider application as well.

Pain is not a normal part of cycling, and while there is no one-stop fix for chronic discomfort and the hampered performance that comes with it, high-tech analysis and the insights of experienced professionals can go a long way to improving anyone’s experience on the bike. Reaching your training goals will be easier with high-tech analysis tailored to your body and riding style. This is where Precision Fit comes in.

Precision Fit is more than a programmatic system to adjust components and their position. It is a discussion, evaluation and analysis that leads to unique solutions to the unique challenges and needs of individual cyclists.

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Trek Precision Fit Philosophy

Don’t leave your fit to a formula. Trek believes the best fit is achieved with a combination of analysis and personal care. Our techs are trained to put an emphasis on your goals and preferences, ensuring that you leave with a fit that yields exactly the benefits you want and need.

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Anatomical analysis

This part of the equation is all about determining what unique properties of your physique and range of motion are impacting ride quality. Technicians focus on putting you in a position where you can produce the most force and maintain that for the longest possible time.

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Individualised focus

Individualised focus means engaging in dialogue about your goals, what’s holding you back and how you would like to see your riding or ride quality improve. Precision Fit is all about getting the right set-up for you and only you, and that begins with the right questions.

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Critical Thinking

Data is analysed on a case-by-case basis that is guided by the customer’s focus. Our technology compiles data on every element affecting comfort and performance, but this data is only as good as the technician who has the critical thinking skills to apply it to your situation.

The Precision Fit Process

Precision Fit couples a personal understanding of your relationship with cycling and your bicycle with advanced sport science technologies and quantitative analysis. Precision Fit considers both preference and performance, making it applicable to anyone who is hoping to get more enjoyment out of their bicycle.

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Interview

The interview gives us an idea of who you are as a rider, and who you want to be. The interview considers physical fitness, the type of riding you primarily do or want to do, and any current or past injuries you might have. We’ll ask about where you experience discomfort on the bike. Our technicians are first trained to listen, and this is where the process is tailored to you.

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Off-bike Assessment

This is a series of measurements and tests that determine proper sizing in addition to providing a baseline measure of strength and flexibility. The technician will evaluate alignment and size of critical body parts, and take an assessment of your posture. You will perform basic strength exercises and flexibility tests to see what type of set up your body can actually handle.

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On-bike Assessment

This assessment works from the ground up, evaluating proper positioning of the saddle for optimal knee bend. The technician will set up your cleats, ensuring maximum power output. They will evaluate your posture and adjust handlebar length and position to give you a neutral spine, the most comfortable and efficient position to sit on the bike.

Backed by Data

Precision Fit technicians have amazing tools designed to evaluate the sport’s top competitors at their disposal. Check with your local retailer to see if they offer these technological analyses as part of their Precision Fit.

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Fit Bike

Technological analysis all begins with the Fit Bike, a Purely Custom designed tool that allows for a wide range of adjustment in both front and rear, and is linked with software to analyse everything from power output to rider positioning. Everything adjustable on a bicycle is adjustable down to the millimetre on the Fit Bike, and many adjustments can be made while the rider is pedalling, allowing them to instantly feel the difference that minute changes can make. Different riding conditions can be simulated.

Don't Take our Word For it

Some of the best athletes in the world have undergone the Precision Fit process, and the results speak for themselves…

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Fabian Cancellara

“I am focused on maximising every bit of performance on the bike, and that takes the right fit. The Trek Precision Fit process helped to identify key adjustments that have taken my performance to the next level.”

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Fumi Beppu

“I’ve had lots of crazy fittings, but only Precision Fit helped educate me. Now I know what position to hold for optimal power, and why I need that specific set-up. It’s an amazing programme that anyone can benefit from”

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Dan McConnell

“There are lots of opinions about adjustments that might improve performance. With Precision Fit, the data was in front of me. This combination of personal attention and data analysis makes Precision Fit a uniquely beneficial fit process.”

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