Why Get FiT?
In large part, your comfort and efficiency while cycling depends on how your bike fits. The better the fit, the better you feel on your bike and the longer and faster you will ride. Simply choosing the correct frame size may be good enough for many casual cyclists because today, there is a huge adjustment range built into many bikes. Road bikes remain the one category that must have, at minimum, an existing bike fit due to the aggressive nature of this position dictated by aerodynamics and length of time in this position.
This is why Brick Wheels includes at no charge a fit with every road bike purchase. Our staff has undergone extensive "fit" training and are well qualified, trained, and many are even certified professionals, but all are equipped with the latest fitting tools and technology. One of the most underrated tools a shop like Brick Wheels possesses is a knowledgeable staff of experienced cyclists. After all, a paint brush is just a paint brush in the hands of an amateur. Fitting tools in the hands of our qualified and experienced professionals are priceless.
We’ve also learned that bicycle fit changes over the years as we age, so even if you were properly fit a decade (and a few pounds) ago, stop in and find out how you can be even more comfortable today with a custom fit bike.
Existing Bike Fit $100
Optimize your position on your existing bike!. The smallest changes can be phenomenally beneficial. Seat position, bar position, basic cleat alignment, and individual preferences are all examined. It's amazing what we can do for you.
Reference Fit $250
Are you looking for a new bike for yourself? This service is a comprehensive, individualized assessment based on precise measurements and biomechanical analysis. The procedure is performed with our sizing machine, that finds the ideal position for you outside the confines of specific frame geometry. Every detail of fit is examined and optimized to give you uncompromising riding position. The Reference Fit includes: A comprehensive rider interview, followed by body measurements and a cycling assessment utilizing video analysis. Brick Wheels was the very first shop in the area to utilize the Fit Kit, an infinitely adjustable Serrota sizing cycle, and of course all of Trek and Cannondale’s fitting techniques. Cleat alignment is done with the Fit Kit RAD (Rotational Adjustment Device) pedals while you spin in the store on a properly adjusted bicycle. We even include a second follow up appointment to work out any residual issues anytime within a year.
Cleat Fit $50
Brick Wheels pioneered cleat alignment back in the 80’s when ski-binding manufacturer Look designed the PP65, the first commercially successful road bike clipless system. Once Time, Speedplay, and ultimately Shimano jumped in, toe clips were virtually gone, and our riders asked us to align their cleats for maximum comfort and durability.
Let us find the appropriate knee and foot position for optimum comfort and performance. Your Cleat Fit includes shoe fit, stance assessment and cleat fore/aft adjustment using the Rotational Adjustment Device pedals. Ride your own bicycle on a trainer and feel what a proper alignment can do for you.
Time Trial/Triathlon Fit $175 (Existing Fit) $275 (Reference Fit)
Performed as either a Reference Fit or an Existing Bike Fit. This fit focuses on the specific biomechanical and functional improvements associated with sitting in the time trial position. Upper body alignment to aero bars and some aspects of frontal displacement are examined in addition to the other services offered in the Reference and Existing Bike Fits.