Fit for purpose
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.