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Many customers contact us complaining of discomfort or pain on the bottom, outermost part of their foot.
Taking into account pedal and cleat wear is often an overlooked aspect by many cyclists and bike fitters.
This article focuses on triathlon and time trial bike fitting. It is not intended to be a resource for bike sizing. Often these two descriptions become intertwined. However, anyone with interest in bike fitting or sizing should understand the differences.
Rarely do bicycle fitting articles mention saddle selection. Reality: this should be the first step before making any adjustment to the seat height, tilt, or fore/aft position. Riding with the wrong saddle can compromise your comfort and ideal cycling position dramatically.
The upper body is driven by two angles: the hip angle and the shoulder angle. Pinpoint these to angles and most people will feel comfortable in a time trial bike position. Your 3 landmarks for measuring hip angle are the (1) center of the bottome bracket (BB), (2) greater trochanter, and the (3) acromium process (AC Joint).
When the Foot Meets the Pedal The new BikeFit manual "When the Foot Meets the Pedal" is the foundation for every good bicycle fit. This comprehensive manual teaches you the foot/pedal interface and beyond through rich content and descriptive graphics. This is a...