BC BG Fit Studio

By: Bow Cycle  09-12-2011

The Bow Cycle Fit Studio has been open for most of 2010 and we have had great success fitting and refitting people with their bikes.

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.


Other products and services from Bow Cycle

09-12-2011

Bow Cycle 11 | Service

Our parts department carries over 7500 different parts, which means we'll likely have everything required to repair your bike. During the busy season we offer an appointment system that will allow you to plan for when you'll be without your bicycle. These prices are for labour only and may vary depending on the condition of your bike when it is dropped off.


09-12-2011

Bow Cycle 11 | Service Charges

Overhauled, faced and torque checked.Wheel truing Gear adjustmentsBrakes adjusted or bled.Lubrication.Shop supplies / environmental fees.Installs included in labour:All parts and accessories.Includes Parts and Bike Wash. The bike is fully dissassembled cleaned and reassembled.all labour for parts installs is includedFull frame and fork inspection.Front and Rear hubs overhauled.Headset overhauled.B.B.


09-12-2011

Bow Cycle 11 | Service School

Every Tuesday and Thursday October thru Febuary 6-10pm Bicycles supplied by Bow Cycle.Primary focus: Gears, Chain Repair, Brakes, Bearing Adjustments, Tube/Tire replacement, Introduction to Wheel Truing and General Maintenance. Sat/Sun 12-5pm (10 hrs total) It is strongly recommended that you take the General Maintenance course as a prerequesite to the Advanced class. The 2011/2012 Bow Cycle Service School is scheduled for the upcoming season.