Bow Cycle Fit Studio

WHAT IS BG FIT?

BG FIT PROVIDES QUANTIFIABLE BENEFITS THAT EVEN THE MOST DISCERNING RIDERS RECOGNIZE.

BG FIT (Body Geometry Fit Integration Technology) is a comprehensive fit philosophy created to help cyclists ride faster, longer and in greater comfort, while reducing the chance for injury.

BG FIT “technicians” are trained by the expert staff at Specialized to analyze each rider’s unique attributes, pedal stroke and body position. Using the data gained during the assessment, they optimize the bike and equipment to match the rider’s biomechanical profile.

DYNAMIC BIKE FIT IS BETTER THAN STATIC BIKE FIT

DYNAMIC* FIT SYSTEMS:

  • Assess the rider both on and off the bike, relying on measurement and experienced judgement.
  • Customized to the individual
  • Accounts for all aspects of fit and flexibility
  • Incorporates the experience and training of an experienced fit technician

STATIC FIT SYSTEMS:

  • Computer or chart based, does not required the rider to sit on the bike during the fit process
  • Based on averages, not individuals
  • Cannot account for past injuries or flexibility differences
  • Requires no specific technician training or experience

KEY ELEMENTS OF BG FIT

PRE-FIT INTERVIEW The pre-fit interview is intended to be a quick scan to sharpen the focus of the flexibility assessment. By asking structured questions relating to injury history of specific body parts or joints, the fitter can anticipate problems with flexibility that will affect the rider’s saddle position, handlebar drop and stance width.

20 POINT FLEXIBILITY ASSESSMENT This evaluation gains an accurate picture of the individual’s flexibility and other physical attributes, including assessment of foot structure, knee position, spinal curve, shoulder extension, hip flexion and leg length, among others.

SIDE VIEW FIT The goal is to fit the bike so the rider is comfortable with his/her hands on the hoods, can climb and relax using the tops, and descend and sprint from the drops. To do this, all three bar positions must be comfortable and useable. Finding a good “neutral” position for the rider allows them to adapt to changes in terrain, cadence and effort.

FRONT VIEW FIT Focused on the finer points of a rider’s alignment, pedal stroke and biomechanics, this step makes specific adjustments to position in order to optimize performance and comfort. These adjustments are made to align the rider squarely on the saddle so that they can achieve balanced power delivery from the whole body.

ADVANCED 3D FIT

THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF CUSTOM FITTING BIKE TO BODY, 3D ADVANCED FIT RESULTS IN MAXIMUM INCREASES IN SPEED, ENDURANCE AND COMFORT.

  • Flexibility assessment
  • Dynamic saddle height adjustment
  • Dynamic saddle fore/aft adjustment
  • Dynamic handlebar height adjustment
  • Advanced flexibility assessment
  • Advanced structural assessment
  • Footbed fitting
  • Hip/knee/foot alignment
  • Other adjustments as needed

Bow Cycle utilizes a motion tracking camera system to record each change made during the fit procedure.


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