Fit for pur­pose

Bikes Etc - - HEALTH -

The foun­da­tion for com­fort has to be a good bike fit. We spoke to Roger, an ac­cred­ited Trek Pre­ci­sion fit­ter and man­ager of Head for the Hills bike shop in Dork­ing, Sur­rey, to get his take on it. ‘Good bike fit is all about com­fort, whether it’s on your old bike or a new one – we’re look­ing for in­di­vid­u­ally tai­lored com­fort. We be­lieve it should be pos­si­ble for ev­ery cy­clist to be com­pletely pain-free and we man­age that in the vast ma­jor­ity of peo­ple we see – over 95%. The only times we don’t is when there is a phys­i­cal anom­aly that re­quires Pilates, visit­ing a physiotherapist or a chi­ro­prac­tor.’ It’s safe to say, then, that a big part of be­ing com­fort­able is cre­at­ing and main­tain­ing flex­i­bil­ity, and that’s why good fit­ters want to build a re­la­tion­ship with you to help you tweak the set up as your life­style changes.

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