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We noticed that by addressing almost all leg length differences as a leg length discrepancy, you will most likely provide the best solution: a Leg Length Shim. This also tends to minimize other sacrifices from the foot up that can possibly occur via cleat stagger.
The equipment of the cyclist often tells a story. You can acquire valuable information from looking at the components. However, expensive hardware and software will not find it–you must use your eyes! The popular Look Keo pedal is one of the easier pedals to discover uneven wear as the result of a common misalignment. Sometimes this wear can show up in just a few minutes of pedaling.
BikeFit, the worldwide leader in bicycle fitting products, now offers BikeFit Pro education exclusively through CyclePoint. Although closely tied with Cycle Point, BikeFit no longer provides educational training to become a bike fitter. We now focus exclusively on...
Why are BikeFit’s 3-hole Leg Length Shims (LLS) longer and protrude out more than other brands? The additional length is by design.
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...