Our Approach to Bicycle Fitting
At Claymore Bicycle Fitting we are passionate and dedicated to the science and art of bicycle fitting. As Scotland's independent dedicated bicycle fitting service we are focused on ensuring you achieve your goals whether this is being able to just ride in comfort or improve your performance.
As explained in our bike fit philosophy a proper bike fit is the the process of matching your bicycle to your functional abilities and asymmetries to make you more functional and symmetrical on you bicycle.
To do this we have to understand you: Your cycling goals, your history, how you function on and off the bike and identify any asymmetries you may have. Only then can we make the appropriate interventions to your cycling position to meet your goals.
To achieve your optimal cycling position we use an approach that differs from the typical bike shop or Retül bike fit.
Firstly we fully establish your functional abilities off the bicycle before we analyse your riding position using direct observation. Direct observation means we observe you, the subject, directly. (Retül is indirect using data on monitors). With direct observation we can analyse you from all angles and observe all planes of motion to identify how your current riding position is challenging your functionality. We can also identify asymmetries better by looking at multi-planar motions, muscular hypertonicity and compensatory behaviour that cannot be observed indirectly.
This holistic approach to analysis means we can make the right interventions to change the way you interact with your bicycle. These interventions will improve your on bike function and symmetry resulting in
increased comfort, efficiency, safety and performance.
Also how we fit your bicycle to you is determined by you! This is because we tailor our approach according to what we discover during our assessments and analysis. Since you are unique we may use different assessments and bike fit solutions to properly fit your bicycle to you. Therefore no two Claymore Bicycle Fits are the same as no two cyclists or triathletes we see are the same.
At Claymore Bicycle Fitting we only use proven fitting methodologies which are based on scientific evidence or experience.
Our bike fits are not the systematic based approach you will typically receive in a bike shop or with a Retül bike fit. Though there are similarities, it is the differences that sets us apart and establishes Claymore Bicycle Fit as one of the most comprehensive analysis of your riding position in Scotland.
To achieve the best outcomes our Claymore Bicycle Fits are also a collaborative process between you and the Cycle Fit Analyst. It is not a matter of us just telling you what we believe is your correct position. This is because your body is intuitive, it speaks to you and can provides very useful feedback for our Cycle Fit Analyst. We therefore work with you getting your feedback from the changes made and we constantly evaluated your position as we make the interventions. Throughout the session we explain the interventions we make and why.
We are confident that by using this approach our bike fit process will achieved your desired outcomes and goals.