Part 3 and the final part of our series on saddle height in bike fitting continues with an interview with the founder of BikeFit, Paul Swift. We refer to these regular episodes as “Paul’s Corner” where he not only weighs in on our previous podcast topics but expounds upon what he perceives in the world of cycling and specifically with bike fitting.
Today’s riveting topics cover the following:
- The range of saddle height and the variables that affect it.
- Challenges to setting up proper saddle height.
- Rider variability
- The art and science of bike fitting
- “T-r-i” which is the same as “try” but we were thinking of our triathletes
- The Saddle Changer’s impact in finding the right saddle.
- Saddle discomfort
- Saddle shape and selection
- Sit bone measurement
- The BiSaddle
- and much more…
Paul Swift is an 8-Time US National Track Cycling Champion and a gold medalist at the 1998 Goodwill Games. After retiring from competitive cycling, Paul founded BikeFit and Bikefit Education to share his passion for cycling. Paul is a Master Bike Fitting Technician, a certified USCF sport coach, and a former member of the USA Cycling Board of Directors. Paul specializes in training bike fitters to correctly deliver comfortable and consistent fits to any type of rider.
Paul is a product designer or creator of the following:
- The Cleat Wedge (formerly known as Big Meat & LeWedges)
- The In-The-Shoe Wedge (formerly known as Sole Power)
- The Stem Sizer
- Cannondale Track 1000 Bicycle Designer
- LeMond RevMaster indoor bike
- MultiPedal™ – dual-sided pedal
He has trained over 1000 bike fitters and cyclists around the world. Currently Paul’s Level 1 BikeFit Pro training course is taught in over 12 different counties and in 6 languages. He is also the co-author of the BikeFit Foot/Pedal Interface manual When the Foot Meets the Pedal…
He continues to innovate in the bike fitting and cycling world with revolutionary ideas and products.
If you have questions for Paul or interested in taking one of his courses, please contact him via e-mail: [email protected]