Pre-Bike Purchase, Muve Bike Fit & Frame Finder
Buying a new bicycle is a significant financial investment, so making sure that your bike fits correctly is essential. If your new bike doesn’t fit, then it’s not good value no matter what it’s made of or how it looks. A Retül Bike Fit will help to prevent injury, improve performance, and increase comfort.
A Retül Müve Dynamic Bike Fitting places you on a fully adjustable bike, and measures you for the position that optimises your cycling performance and identifies the best frame size for you, using the unique Retül Frame Finder.
What Happens In A Bike Fitting Session?
Step 1: Initial Assessment
Every Bike Fit Studio Retül Bike Fitting, whether it is on your own bike or in this instance, on a Müve Dynamic Fit Bike, starts with an initial assessment. We discuss your cycling history, any previous injury issues, points of discomfort, cycling experience, and your goals in cycling. We then go through a physiological assessment to identify leg length discrepancy issues, flexibility issues, stability issues, core strength, upper body strength, and pronation issues. We use that data to better understand and plan for any accomodations that need to be made in your Müve Dynamic Bike Fit. Bike Fit Studio Bike Fitting is highly accurate, so we look at the contours of the soles of your feet to identify varus or valgus feet so we can assess any need for cleat wedges.
Step 2: Initial Capture
Before we start to adapt the Retül Müve Dynamic Fit Bike, we get an idea for your current setup based on your leg length, overall height, and riding style. Based on that first measurement, we get precise measurements of your current position on your bike from both sides, using the Retül motion capture system. For a Müve Bike Fit, we use this initial setup to help us to quantify where you are riding on a generic height measurement bike fit. This is not the ideal fit for you, and this is where Retül goes further than other bike fitting services. We examine differences in the left and right sides to better understand your riding style and to assess any rider asymmetry, because every cyclist is built differently, and Retül takes that into account in every aspect of your bike fit.
Step 3: Knee Tracking and Cleat Placement
After we have put you in a position as close to ideal as possible, we track and measure your knee movement. Ideally, your knee will move up and down in the same plane. Any lateral or medial movement can result in loss of power, discomfort, or even injury. Lasers are placed in front of you and markers are positioned on your tibial tuberosity and in-line with the second metatarsal head for each leg. Changes are then made to the cleat position to increase power, decrease foot discomfort, and to adjust knee tracking through the pedal stroke.
Step 4: Rider Position Changes
The primary part of the fit involves changing the configuration of the Retül Müve Dynamic Fit Bike to arrive at an orthordox road, Track, TT or triathlon position based on your cycling discipline. This can involve simply the modification of the saddle position, modification of the bar position, and suggesting the best stems, saddles, bars, or cranks. The goal of this bike fitting is to find the best possible bike fit for you, based on the stack and reach of a bicycles geometry that optimizes your position and performance.
Step 5: Final Changes and Final Capture
After your bike fit is validated based upon your feedback, and our own visual assesment – your fitter will take a final set of Retül captures from both sides to validate the fit with unparalleled precision. Micro-adjustments are then made, and your bike fitting is completed. To complete your appointment with Bike Fit Studio, the Müve Dynamic Fit Bike configuration is traced using the Retül Zin Device to give us precise bike configuration coordinates for you to use.
Step 6: Fit Report and Frame Finder
When your fit and Zin Measurement are both completed, your fitter will then sit down with you and use the Retül Frame Finder to identify the ideal bicycle for you and your cycling discipline. You will then receive a Bike Fit Studio Retül fit report containing before and after photos, the resulting bike configuration data, left and right body geometry data, and some notes about your fit. You will now have finished your Bike Fit Studio Bike Fit, and will leave with the optimal bike position for you and the best bike for your setup.