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.
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
Requires no specific technician training or
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.
THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF CUSTOM FITTING BIKE TO BODY,
3D ADVANCED FIT RESULTS IN MAXIMUM INCREASES IN
SPEED, ENDURANCE AND COMFORT.
Dynamic saddle height adjustment
Dynamic saddle fore/aft adjustment
Dynamic handlebar height adjustment
Advanced flexibility assessment
Advanced structural assessment
Other adjustments as needed
Bow Cycle utilizes a motion tracking camera system to record each change made
during the fit procedure.