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Bicycle Fitting

The Wheelworks Fitting Philosophy:

We believe in bikes that fit. More specifically, we believe in a scientific approach to bike fitting that is tailored to each rider, helping them to be more comfortable, efficient, and powerful on any bike. We’ve partnered with companies like Retül and gebioMized to give our clients access to the most accurate and precise measurement tools available. However, we don't expect these tools alone to do the job. Instead, we rely on the experience of our fitters to help our clients find a new bike or improve their position on their current bike.

With more than fifty years of combined experience and certifications in nearly every fit protocol available (including Retül, Specialized BG, SICI, and FIST) our team includes an MS in kinesiology and Retül Certified Master Fitter, a collegiate cycling coach, two IronMan triathletes, former professional road racers, touring and tandem specialists, XC racers, and passionate gravity and trail riders. Whatever the kind of bike, we have an expert fit specialist to accommodate the rider.

Observe, Measure, Adjust, Repeat. From racers to commuters and everything in between, Wheelworks Fit is New England’s premier fit studio.

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Essential Fit
$150 • 1 Hour

The Esssential Fit is specifically designed to cover the basic fit to get new riders set up on their bikes and keep casual cyclists and commuters riding pain free.

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Comprehensive Fit
$200 • 1.5-2 Hours

A streamlined version of the Precision Fitting that is designed to help new riders, touring cyclists, aspiring Triathletes, and everyone in between be more comfortable, efficient, and happiest on their bikes. The Comprehensive Fitting is the baseline service for tandem and full suspension mountain bikes.

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Precision Fit
$300 • 2.5-3 Hours

The Wheelworks Precision Fit combines a scientific and data-driven protocol with the most advanced fitting tools available (including Retul 3D Motion Capture and gebioMized pressure mapping) to help cyclists of all abilities and levels of experience achieve a more comfortable, efficient, and ultimately powerful position on their bike.

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Enhance Your Fitting

Foot Support and Cleat/Leg Alignment w/ GebioMized Pressure Scan
Cost/Time
  • $100/per hour 1 hour minimum
    A solid foundation is critical to ensuring the most comfortable and powerful position possible. Ensuring that a rider's feet are well supported inside their shoes and that their cleat position appropriately supports the ankle, knee, and hip are all critical components to not only making a rider more comfortable, but to keeping them pain and injury free.
Rider Interview
  • Cycling specific history
  • Injury history on or off the bike
  • Cycling and fitness goals
Focused Biomechanical Analysis
  • Extensive structural assessment of foot / shoe / pedal interface with specific attention paid to foot morphology including: heel to toe length, heel to ball of foot length, arch collapse, subtalar rotation, width and volume for both weighted and unweighted, and suggestion for off the shelf or custom insoles
Cleat Alignment using Retül 3D Motion Capture
  • Cleat alignment using Retül 3D Motion Capture Precise measurement using Retül 3D Motion Capture and 2D video capture pre-fit, during fit, and post fit
  • gebioMized Pressure Mapping for insole and foot support recommendations and changes
  • Spin scan analysis pre and post fit with pedal stroke coaching and a thorough discussion of pedal stroke dynamics and muscle recruitment patterns
  • Custom insole fabrication (when necessary) or suggestion for off the shelf insole options
Saddle Fit w/ GebioMized Pressure Scan
Cost/Time
  • $100/per hour 1 hour minimum
        Saddle pain is the primary discomfort associated with recreational cycling. Unfortunately, the trial and error approach commonly used to find a more comfortable saddle can sometimes cause things to get worse, not better. The Saddle Fit at Wheelworks takes the guesswork out of finding the most comfortable and supportive saddle for every rider. By applying a rider's unique biometric data, including their range of motion, sit bone width, and riding style to the accurate pressure measurement provided by the gebioMized Pressure Scanning System, our expert fitters will show you the way to a pain free ride.
Rider Interview
  • Cycling specific history
  • Injury history on or off the bike
  • Cycling and fitness goals
Focused Biomechanical Analysis
  • Extensive structural assessment for limb proportion documentation and analysis of any existing asymmetries
  • Functional Range of Motion (ROM) and Cycling Specific Functional Strength (CFS) assessments and documentation for comparison to any limitations to analogous on the bike movement patterns
  • Measurement of sit-bone width
Application of biometric data to rider position and saddle selection
  • gebioMized Pressure Mapping for objective and accurate adjusments to both saddle model and final saddle position
  • Precise measurement of rider position using Retül 3D Motion Capture and 2D video capture pre-fit, during fit, and post fit
  • Basic saddle and handlebar height and fore-aft changes to assist in finding the most comfortable saddle position
  • Application of changes to client's bike and installation of new saddle
Pressure Mapping Supplement
Cost/Time
  • Saddle $100
  • Insole $100 (includes custom insole fabrication; cost of insoles separate)
  • Add both services for $150
    Add gebioMized pressure mapping to either the Essential or Comprehensive Fitting.

Summary of Fit Services and Included Features

Compare Services
Essential Fit Comprehensive Fit Saddle Fitting Foot Support / Leg Alignment Precision Fit
Rider Interview X X X X X
Adjustment Rider Position & Bike Set-up X X X X X
Cleat Installation & Adjustment X X X X
Range of Motion & Cycling Specific Strength Assesment X X X
Advanced Assesment of Foot/Shoe/Pedal Interface X X
Dynamic Fitting on DFU X X X
Retul 3D Motion Capture X X X
gebioMized Saddle Pressure Scanning with Supplement with Supplement X X
gebioMized Insole Pressure Scanning with Supplement with Supplement X X
Spin-Scan Pedal Stroke Analysis & Coaching with Supplement with Supplement X X
Bike Fit Summary Report w/Rider Position & Bike Set-up X
1 Hour Follow-up Session X

Essential Fit

Rider Interview

  • Cycling specific history
  • Injury history on or off the bike
  • Cycling and fitness goals

Focused Biomechanical Analysis

  • Skeletal assessment for total height and body proportion documentation
  • Basic assessment of foot/shoe/pedal interface with an emphasis on subtalar angulation, foot width and volume, as well as arch height, collapse, and length

Standard Fitting

  • Static Fitting Session aboard client bike
  • Cleat installation and adjustment
  • gebioMized Pressure Mapping for an accurate and precise analysis of both saddle fit and selection (additional gebioMized Supplement applies)
  • gebioMized Pressure Mapping for insole and foot support recommendations and changes (additional gebioMized Supplement applies)

Cost

  • $150: 1 hour
  • $100 with purchase of new bike: 1 hour
  • $100 for customers who have had a fit within the past year at Wheelworks and would like adjustments made to their current bike or would like to set up a new bike: 1 hour
  • $100 for customers who have had a Cleat Fitting or Cleat Installation at Wheelworks within the past year: 1 hour
  • $50 for a Cleat Installation on shoes bought at Wheelworks or for a client who has had a fit at Wheelworks within the past year

Comprehensive Fit

Rider Interview

  • Cycling specific history
  • Injury history on or off the bike
  • Cycling and fitness goals

Focused Biomechanical Analysis

  • Skeletal assessment for total height and body proportion documentation
  • Basic assessment of foot/shoe/pedal interface with an emphasis on subtalar angulation, foot width and volume, as well as arch height, collapse, and length.

Static Fitting

  • Static Fitting Session on Retül Muve DFU or customer bike
  • Cleat installation and adjustment
  • gebioMized Pressure Mapping for an accurate and precise analysis of both saddle fit and selection (additional gebioMized Supplement applies)
  • gebioMized Pressure Mapping for insole and foot support recommendations and changes (additional gebioMized Supplement applies)
  • Basic pedal stroke coaching (spin scan available w/ gebioMized supplement)
  • Suspension Set-Up (for Full Suspension Mountain Bikes)
  • Individualized Captain and Stoker coaching (for tandems)

Cost

  • $200 For existing bike: 1.5-2 hours
  • $150 with new bike purchase

Precision Fit

Rider Interview

  • Cycling specific history
  • Injury history on or off the bike
  • Cycling and fitness goals

Advanced Range of Motion and Cycling Specific Strength Assessment

  • Skeletal Assessment for limb proportion documentation and analysis of any existing asymmetries
  • Functional Range of Motion (ROM) and Cycling Specific Functional Strength (CFS) assessments and documentation for comparison to any limitations to analogs on the bike movement patterns
  • Extensive structural assessment of foot / shoe / pedal interface with specific attention paid to foot morphology including: heel to toe length, heel to ball of foot length, arch collapse, subtalar rotation, width and volume for both weighted and un-weighted, and suggestion for off the shelf or custom cycling insoles
  • Provide recommendation for off the bike exercises and stretches and/or referral to outside professionals for cycling specific treatment (when necessary)

Dynamic Bike Fitting Aboard Retül Muve Dynamic Fit Bike (DFU)

  • Emphasis on using the client's pre-determined ROM and and CFS limitations as the guidelines for finding the most comfortable and efficient position possible
  • Precise, accurate, and dynamic measurement using Retül 3D Motion Capture and 2D video capture pre-fit, during fit, and post fit.
  • gebioMized Pressure Mapping for an accurate and precise analysis of both saddle fit and selection
  • gebioMized Pressure Mapping for insole and foot support recommendations and changes
  • Custom insole fabrication (when necessary) or suggestion for off the shelf insole options
  • Spin scan analysis pre and post fit with pedal stroke coaching and a thorough discussion of pedal stroke dynamics and muscle recruitment patterns
  • Consultation for new bike purchase using rider's fit coordinates and Retül Frame Finder Data Base*
  • Retül Zinn Scan with rider bike measurements stored by Wheelworks and available upon request
  • Recommendations and completion of adjustments to client's existing bike
  • Multi-page fit summary
  • 1 hour follow up session and on-going fitter support/consultation (as needed)

Cost

  • $300 For existing bike: 2.5-3 hours
  • $200 with new bike purchase
 

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