Alfs Bike fit
We all love riding our bikes but experiencing niggles caused by incorrect posture on the bike can massively affect the overall experience of our riding.
Being in the correct position is absolutely fundamental to riding road bikes – and that’s exactly why we offer a professional bike fitting service, right here in our store in Gresford.
All of our bike fitters are fully trained in the Giant Powerfit fitting techniques. We have adapted the knowledge gained through this training to offer levels of fit designed to complement specific rider types. This means we can offer more than subjective data based on the fitting technician’s opinion, experience and knowledge. We can base it on the science behind the PowerFit process.
|Levels of fit
This is our entry level fit. Designed around the rider who just wants the peace of mind that they are at least sitting in the correct position. We will use a simple flexibility test to set your saddle height correctly, Then use laser alignment to position your saddle forwards and backwards to ensure you are sitting in the correct position. This service will normally take around 30 minutes.
This is the second fit in our range and the most popular. We will set you in the correct pedalling position based on flexibility. We will also assess handle bar position based on style of riding and posture. Then will also ensure the cleats in your shoes are set in a neutral position to correctly position your foot in the float of your pedal. Your saddle angle will be adjusted based on the drop from saddle to handlebar. This service is popular because it encompasses all of the main contact points upon the bike, more experienced riders find it particularly useful as it usually irons out any niggles they may have identified. This service will usually take around 60 minutes
This is our performance fit service for riders looking for a tangible, data driven result from their new position. We will replicate your current position on your own bike onto our Wattbike. Using a consistent methodical testing approach we will acquire power data from your position. Then we will go through the process of putting you into a more efficient position, the idea being to create more power for the same effort. The beauty of this service is the real time, data driven result. This is useful to riders looking to improve performance and efficiency. However, it’s not just reserved for racers, anyone can benefit from the efficiency gains that can be achieved. Customers using this service have found it useful from 2 points of view. 1; creating a more power efficient position. 2; confirming the position they have worked on themselves is working to it’s optimum. This service will usually take around 90 minutes.
We use a heat-trace saddle fitting service to get you the most appropriate saddle possible. Once we have an impression of how you sit on the saddle we can offer a demo saddle to use for a couple of rides, to make absolutely sure you buy the correct saddle for you. There is a £10 charge for trying a saddle which we will refund to you if you buy a saddle. We stock saddles from Giant, Liv, Fizik, Selle Italia and Fabric.
Women’s Bike Fits
A large proportion of our customers are female. We have fully trained female bike fitting experts for women who would feel more comfortable with a female performing their bike fit. If you would prefer this option please mention at the point of booking so that we can accommodate your request.
You will need to book time in the bike lab. You can call us on 01978 854300 or email email@example.com to book a fit.
While our fit levels are aimed at comfort and efficiency on the bike, they are by no means a medical assesment. We will endeavour to make you comfortable on your bike, but specific ailments and injuries should always be addressed by a doctor.
Come dressed as if you are going for a ride. Wearing your kit is important as it fully replicates how you would feel on your bike normally. We can also ascertain whether some changes to your kit could make your position more comfortable.