Fit Services

BASIC CLEAT FIT: $50/30 MIN

The fit specialist will examine the current cleat position. Adjustments are made to the fore and aft cleat position. The float angle adjustment and knee-over-pedal adjustment are optimized. The Basic Cleat Fit is included with the Current Bike Fit.

ADVANCED CLEAT FIT: $75/60 MIN

Adjustments are made to the fore and aft of the cleat over the ball of the foot to prevent hot spots, numb feet and pinched nerves. Using the R.A.D. (Rotational Adjustment Device) to align the cleat on the bottom of the shoe, we achieve the natural angle of your feet while pedaling. This helps prevent rotational stress from being imposed on the ligaments and tendons of the ankles, knees and hips. This may involve using cleat wedges if necessary.

CURRENT BIKE FIT WITH BASIC CLEAT FIT $150/90 MIN

Taking into account the whole person, we adjust the bike to fit their needs and riding style. We assess their past, present, and future physiological factors along with their cycling goals and fitness level. We assess these things with principals of biomechanics and alignment in order to construct a picture of the best position for them on their bike. This involves tuning the parameters of their bike (Seat height and angle, fore and aft position, handlebar width and drop, stem length and rise). We may also make suggestions about form and alignment.

CURRENT BIKE FIT WITH ADVANCED CLEAT FIT: $200/120 MIN

Taking into account the whole person we adjust the bike to fit their needs and riding style. We assess their past, present, and future physiological factors along with their cycling goals and fitness level. We assess these things with principals of biomechanics and alignment in order to construct a picture of the best position for them on their bike. This involves tuning the parameters of their bike (Seat height and angle, fore and aft position, handlebar width and drop, stem length and rise). We may also make suggestions about form and alignment. As for cleat fit, adjustments are made to the fore and aft of the cleat over the ball of the foot to prevent hot spots, numb feet and pinched nerves. Using the R.A.D. (Rotational Adjustment Device) to align the cleat on the bottom of the shoe, we achieve the natural angle of your feet while pedaling. This helps prevent rotational stress from being imposed on the ligaments and tendons of the ankles, knees and hips. This may involve using cleat wedges if necessary.

CURRENT BIKE FIT WITH AERO BARS & BASIC CLEAT FIT: $200/120 MIN

Taking into account the whole person we adjust the bike to fit their needs and riding style. We assess their past, present, and future physiological factors along with their cycling goals and fitness level. We assess these things with principals of biomechanics and alignment in order to construct a picture of the best position for them on their bike. This involves tuning the parameters of their bike (Seat height and angle, fore and aft position, handlebar width and drop, stem length and rise). We may also make suggestions about form and alignment,creating the ultimate time trial position, triathlon position or just the all around road position.

CURRENT BIKE FIT WITH AERO BARS & ADVANCED CLEAT FIT: $250/150 MIN

Taking into account the whole person we adjust the bike to fit their needs and riding style. We assess their past, present and future physiological factors along with their cycling goals and fitness-level. We assess these things with principals of biomechanics and alignment in order to construct a picture of the best position for them on their bike. This involves tuning the parameters of their bike (Seat height and angle, fore and aft position, handlebar width and drop, stem length and rise). We may also make suggestions about form and alignment,creating the ultimate time trial position, triathlon position or just the all around road position. We also include the advanced cleat position procedures.

TANDEM BIKE FIT WITH BASIC CLEAT FIT x2: $300/150 MIN

In the Tandem fit we essentially do two Current Bike fits to one bike. We take the knowledge of many years of racing and riding a tandem to set the riders up in the optimal riding positions. We take extra time to focus on the alignment of the second rider as most tandems are short in the back half of the bike.

TANDEM BIKE FIT WITH ADVANCED CLEAT FIT x2: $350/210 min

In the Tandem fit we essentially do two Current Bike fits to one bike. We take the knowledge of many years of racing and riding a tandem to set the riders up in the optimal riding positions. We take extra time to focus on the alignment of the second rider as most tandems are short in the back half of the bike. We also include the advanced cleat position procedures for both riders.

SEROTTA SIZE CYCLE FIT: $250/250 MIN

This fitting utilizes infinitely adjustable stationary bicycle designed by Serotta to create a custom dream bike or to find the closest stock bike made. This is a two appointment process. After we find the optimum bike, whether it's custom bike or the closest bike off the sales floor, we then do a Current Bike Fit with Advanced Cleat Adjustment to the dimensions that we had originally designed.

Custom Bike Fitting

Why we do personalized bike fitting:

Here at Montlake Bicycle Shop we want every cyclist to enjoy riding. Cycling involves a combined interaction of rider and equipment; the bike should feel like an extension of the body. Since cycling is a learned skill, an individual may not choose the best position or technique, just as one may not naturally grip and swing a golf club properly.

What is the ideal fit?

The ideal fit is complete comfort. It facilitates efficiency of movement and the ability to generate power and speed. It allows you to easily breathe and deliver oxygen to your muscles. In the proper position on the right bike, you can effectively balance, stabilize and easily handle the bike. The body and bike become one. Every cyclist deserves to be comfortable on his or her bike and a bike fit makes that happen.

How do you achieve the ideal fit?

At Montlake Bicycle Shop our fit technicians understand that every cyclist is unique. You bring your personal blue print to the bike determined by your specific history: lifestyles, goals, fitness level, body type, flexibility, range of motion, riding experience, past injuries, and current physical concerns. The Montlake fit technician will work with you to achieve a position that allows you to meet your goals, while taking into consideration your abilities and limitations. The on-bike positioning begins at the feet and travels up the body to the hands. We apply principles of physiology and bio mechanics to tailor a position just for you.

What you need:

  • The appointment can take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours
  • Wear clothing that is comfortable for you when riding on a stationary trainer
  • We can fit any type of bicycle. You are welcome to bring in your own bike(s)
  • If you are looking to buy a bike, the fitting will provide you with valuable measurements on a fit sheet. This information can be used to measure what size and position of bicycle works best for you

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Gary TeGantvoort or Ben Boyce at 206 329-7333

Custom Built Bicycles:

We offer custom built bicycles from Gunnar Bicycles. Each frame is custom fit and custom made to the cyclist specifications. This process takes into account fit of the frame, but also how it performs, feels, and rides. Montlake Fit Technicians train regularly at the Serotta International Cycling Institute to keep up to date on the most current fit techniques.

 

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