Rider Positioning

Finding the optimal position is critical to getting more enjoyment and performance from your cycling. Your optimal position will also change over time and annual checks of your position will be beneficial.

First time cyclists or seasoned professional, we have your positioning needs covered.

Compare our Rider Positioning options

Fundemental

$300 Road & MTB
  • Movement Analysis
  • Body Balance Positioning
  • Hand, Saddle & Pedal Contact
  • Bio-mechanical Analysis
  • Pedal, Cleat, Shoe & Foot Alignment

Comprehensive

$400 Tri & Multi-Sport Athletes
  • Movement & Asymmetry Analysis
  • Body Balance Positioning
  • Hand, Saddle & Pedal Contact
  • Bio-mechanical Analysis
  • Pedal, Cleat, Shoe & Foot Alignment

FitFirst

$500 New Bike Purchasers
  • Movement Analysis
  • Body Balance Positioning
  • Bio-mechanical Analysis
  • Pedal, Cleat, Shoe & Foot Alignment
  • Frame & Component Selection
  • CAD Bike Modeling
  • Fundemental Positioning Session

FIT-FIRST Protocol

Considering a new bike ? or perhaps buying a bike for the first time. Don't make the expensive mistake of purchasing a bike that is not ideally suited to you.
Use our Fit-First service to determine which brand and model of bike will be ideal for you.

$500

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custom bikes

Looking for a Custom bike ? We can help you create your dream machine. Something that stands out in a crowd. Something that is uniquely you and most importantly some thing that will fit you like a glove.

We work with leading custom bike manufactures to ensure your dream bike rides as good as it looks.

Rider Positioning and Custom Bike Development $500

Frame matching

If you've had a rider positioning session with us, we can take the measurements from one bike and transfer them to other bikes you may own.

This means you'll enjoy the same great riding position on all your bikes.

$125.00

Trek SC 7 for Triathlon

custom footbeds

We offer custom footbed fabrication for cyclists, runner and triathletes.

Ensuring your foot maintains optimal alignment is critical to performance and staying injury free.

Custom Footbeds start at $210.00

Orthotics FAQs

CARE: Your footbeds are fabricated using the highest quality material. The body or shell of the footbeds generally lasts 18 months depending on bodyweight and activity. If footbeds need to be cleaned, this is best done by gently wiping the top surface with mild soap and water.  Avoid immersing your footbeds. If they get wet, remove them from your shoes and let them air dry. If your orthotics need repair or the top cover replaced, please contact our office. Due to the wide variety of footwear used and activities performed, and for convenience, you may want to have more than one pair of footbeds. Your scans will be saved for 12 months. After this you will require an updated examination. INFORMATION: Your new footbeds have been custom fabricated to your unique foot with a digital scan and are designed to provide maximum comfort and appropriate biomechanical control to address your specific needs.  Initially your body will need time to adjust to this new “foot posture”.  It is very important that you follow the recommended break-in program to prevent any unnecessary discomfort or injury.  Overuse of the footbeds during the break-in period may result in foot/arch discomfort or blisters, as well as ankle, knee, hip or back pain. If these symptoms occur, reduce or suspend use as described in the break-in instructions.  Be sure your shoes are in good condition and not broken down. Shoes that are excessively worn will significantly diminish the effectiveness of the device. It is recommended that new footbeds be installed in new shoes. INSTALLATION: Full Length Designs: Remove any existing sock liners or shoe inserts from your shoes. Some shoes have sock liners that are glued in. These may need to be removed to provide enough space for your new footbeds. If they are too large to fit into your shoes this may cause wrinkling of the top cover. If this occurs, take the sock liners from your shoes and, after lining up the heels, carefully trace the toe box shape and trim your footbeds with scissors. Be careful not to cut too much off. The footbeds should lie flat on the bottom of the shoe with minimal “rocking”.  Place the footbeds in the shoes with the footbed as far back into the heel cup as possible. When putting on the shoe, be sure the orthotic remains completely at the back of the heel counter. Once in the shoes, the footbeds should feel fairly natural to your feet. They should provide contact over the entire bottom of your feet. It is normal to feel the footbeds slightly more or differently in one foot than in the other for the first few weeks. Footbeds also have unique properties where you will feel different pressure points and may require additional break-in time in these areas, even if you have previously worn footbeds. BREAK-IN: Your new footbeds will take some time to get used to. It is recommended that you wear them in only one pair of shoes during the break-in period.  It is best to BREAK-IN FOOTBEDS with a new pair of shoes that have NOT been broken down or stretched out. Properly fitting footwear is essential for the footbeds to work correctly.  Start by wearing them for no more than two hours the first day, and increase wear time by one hour each day after that. It may take from three to four weeks before you can wear them comfortably all day.  Avoid running or other intense activities with the footbeds until your feet have had an opportunity to adjust to the new foot posture and you can wear them 8 hours a day.  For runners, it is possible that some irritation may also develop in the arch, usually just behind the big toe. If you feel a “hotness” developing in this area take the orthotics out before a blister is formed. Lubricating this area may be helpful until the skin becomes toughened up. If you experience discomfort in your feet, ankles, knees or back while wearing your new orthotics, take them out of your shoes and reduce the wear time by one hour each day until the discomfort disappears. Resume the normal break-in procedure, increasing wear time by an hour per day.  If after 3-4 weeks, you are still having difficulty adjusting to the footbeds, contact our office for instructions. Your footbeds may need to be adjusted. Do not attempt to adjust the footbeds yourself.

 

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RIDER POSITIONING FAQ's

I bought new shoes/ cleats. Can you set them up for me ?

If you’ve had a rider positioning session with us we can duplicate your cleat position on a new pair of shoes. The cost is $50.

We don’t offer solely a ‘cleat alignment service’ because the cleat alignment is an integrated component of the rider positioning process. If you move one thing, everything moves.

I Travelled with my bike and now I think the positioning if off. Will you reset the position ?

Sure, we have all the X/Y positioning data from your completed session. We will reset your bike based on this data the cost is $80

How Long does a Rider Positioning session take ?

Our Fundamental Rider Positioning takes approx. 2.5 hors. A Comprehensive Rider Positioning takes approx. 3.5 hours. Our FitFirst session is broken in to two appointments, each one will last approx. 2 hours.

Do you accept insurance ?

We do not accept any form of insurance payment.

How much will my riding position change ?

Rider positioning is a moving target. Although your bones don’t not change in size, the way they move will change over time.

As you rider more, train more, sit more, lose or gain weight, age, hydrate, get stronger or weaker, the way your body functions will change. Your function will dictate your form.

Your riding position is not set in stone. Everyone should be able to make subtle changes to their riding position based on their own awareness of their functionality.

Over time your position will change. The simplest analogy is going to the dentist. You get your teeth checked regularly, sometimes things change sometimes they don’t. Having a skilled professional take a look at things on a regular basis can avoid some issues becoming a problem that take longer to fix or causes you other issues.

How long do I get free position adjustments for ?

We stand behind our work and as such don’t want you riding a position you’re not happy with.

Our experience is that if you have not ‘settled in’ to your new position with 4-6 weeks or 20-30 hours riding time, then we probably have some other issues going on.

If we are not able to get to the bottom of your issues by either making modifications to your position or referring you out to a medical professional, we will refund your initial appointment fee. This is dependent on you staying in contact with us within the first 4-6 weeks about the issue, not having your position adjusted by someone else and following any advice/ referral or intervention we have suggested.

If we do get to the point of refunding your money. Before we issue the refund we require you bring the bike in to us and we will return the bike to the same position it was in when you first visited us.

I got injured and would like you to adjust or check my riding position. Will you charge for this ?

It’s always a bummer when someone gets injured. If you’d like us to adjust your position to accommodate your functionality or check your position post injury/ rehab you will be charged for the appointment.

I decided to upgrade some equipment. Can I have my position adjusted to work with the new parts.

Sure, we can re-position you to accommodate any new equipment you add to your bike, like new handlebars, saddle, shoes or pedal system. If you change any parts after your initial session and we have to book an additional appointment you’ll be charged for this appointment.

If you purchased the upgraded equipment through us, we won’t do the mechanical work free of charge but we will offer the adjustment free of charge.

What if I need adjustments made to my position after my initial appointment ?

Everyone adapts to their new riding position differently. For some it’s instant and for others it may take some time. Our experience is that 20-30 hours of riding or 4-6 weeks is the sweet spot. If you haven’t adapted to your new position over these periods then we need to take another look at how you’re moving both on and off the bike. Within these time frames we do all our follow up work free of charge.

Next Steps...

Do you want to ride your bike with more, comfort, power and efficiency ?

Now is the time to contact us to book your appointment.