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Bowfit is Bow Cycle and Sports’ dedicated fit department. We believe that riding bikes should be fun, not painful.

GET THE PERFECT FIT

Our purpose is to provide the best experience possible for new bike purchasers, and to save the cycling lifestyle for those whose bike has hurt or injured them. We empathize with the fact that people may not be perfectly symmetrical or have perfect posture. Therefore, we believe in fitting the bike to the person, not forcing the person into the bike.

Our goal is enabling cyclists to become one with their bike.

To accomplish this, we offer an array of fit products to suit all levels of need. Bowfit offers four levels of fit: Retül Bike Sizing, Body Geometry Sizing, Bowfit, and Retül Bowfit. Click below for a quick introduction to your fit.

Retül Bike Sizing

$100 [ 60 min. ]

  • For those looking to find the right size and geometry of bike
  • Using the Retül bike to replicate almost any bike on the market
  • Basic Fit Positioning
To book an appointment, call 403.288.5422[ press 231 ]

Body Geometry Sizing

$150 [ 60 min. ]

  • Saddle Sizing & Fit
  • Handlebar Positioning
  • Body Positioning
  • Cleat Setup if clipped In
  • Detailed Fit Report including kinesiology recommendations if needed
  • Appropriate for any type of bike, from road bikes to cruisers, e-bikes to mountain bikes
  • Follow ups are included in the price to ensure we get the best fit possible for you, even if multiple additional sessions are needed
To book an appointment, call 403.288.5422[ press 231 ]

Bowfit

$200 [ 90 min. ]

  • Comprehensive biomechanical analysis by a Registered Kinesiologist
  • Saddle Sizing & Fit
  • Handlebar Positioning
  • Body Positioning
  • Cleat Setup if clipped In
  • Shoe and Footbed Fitting
  • Detailed Fit Report including kinesiology-based exercise plan if needed
  • Appropriate for any type of bike, from road bikes to cruisers, e-bikes to mountain bikes
  • Follow ups are included in the price to ensure we get the best fit possible for you, even if multiple additional sessions are needed
To book an appointment, call 403.288.5422[ press 231 ]

Retül Bowfit

$350 [ 180 min. ]

  • Comprehensive biomechanical analysis by a Registered Kinesiologist
  • 3D Motion Capture Analysis using the Retül Vantage System  
  • Saddle Sizing & Fit
  • Handlebar Positioning
  • Body Positioning
  • Cleat Setup if clipped In
  • Shoe and Footbed Fitting
  • Detailed Fit Report including kinesiology-based exercise plan if needed
  • Follow ups are included in the price to ensure we get the best fit possible for you, even if multiple additional sessions are needed
To book an appointment, call 403.288.5422[ press 231 ]

 

OUR TEAM


Colin Hillson, BSc. (Hons.), R.Kin, CSEP-CPT

Colin graduated from the University of Calgary’s Kinesiology Faculty with a Bachelors Degree in Science (First Class Honours) in Exercise Physiology where he also earned his Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology Certified Personal Training certification. After graduation Colin became a Registered Kinesiologist with the Alberta Kinesiology Association and the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance.

During his degree he worked extensively with the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre as a Student researcher on injury prevention and performance projects in Hockey and Basketball. He is an author on publications in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine and Journal of Sports Sciences, with more on the way. While working as a researcher, his specialty has been prevention and rehabilitation of sport-related traumatic brain injury, as well as tracking overuse injuries using wearable technology.  He is also a Special Olympics coach, working with both the Calgary Powerlifiting and Cross Country Ski teams.

Colin has been a passionate cyclist his whole life in multiple disciplines and sees cycling as a means to lead an active life while enjoying the benefits of the outdoors. His philosophy is to “Ride all the Bikes” , so he strives to ride every type of bike he can find, including road, gravel, mountain, fixed gear, and BMX. Colin believes that anyone can be a cyclist, regardless of their physical abilities or experience, and hence loves to get everyone performing their best on any bike while also being comfortable, from road racers to pathway cruisers and downhill heroes to commuters. He aims to bring his knowledge of biomechanics, exercise physiology, rehabilitation, and athletic coaching to every client who enters the shop and get them loving riding as much as he does.


Ryan Mountain, Master Bike Fitter

Bio coming soon.

 

THE TECHNOLOGY

Our fit program is powered by Body Geometry fit, and Retül Vantage 3D Motion Capture, enabling riders to maximize comfort, endurance, and power. Our philosophy was developed by Dr. Andy Pruitt, a leading bike fit expert from the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, and takes a holistic approach to bike fit.  Retül Vantage is the most accurate and comprehensive fit system on the market. It is a dynamic fit system, meaning data is captured as the riders pedal rather than in a mimicked stationary position. Four cameras detect the position of eight LED markers several times each second, allowing for millimeter precision. One of the main advantages of this tool is the resultant hard data. During a fit, it is common for riders not to notice small adjustments and improvements. With this Vantage data, we can quantitatively show the rider how each adjustment changes the way they ride, providing assurance and trust.


FOLLOW-UP

Often it is needed to test the bike fit out for longer periods (especially outside) after a fit. As such, every fit we offer includes follow ups to insure we provide you with the best fit possible, even if it takes multiple trips to the store. We guarantee all our work in the fit department, and will never charge you extra to come back in and fix something that didn’t work out.


INSURANCE COVERAGE

As each fit appointment includes a Kinesiology assessment and recommendations, they are billable as a Kinesiology appointment. You will be provided with a receipt including a description of services provided, the Kinesiologist’s AKA/CKA registration number and amount billed. This may be submitted to your insurer for reimbursement, subject to the coverage of your plan. It is recommended that you check with your insurer to see to what extent Kinesiology services are covered under your plan.

 

ASK ABOUT GETTING BOWFIT

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