Our Virtual Bike Fitting Process
In pursuit of excellence, we will always strive to help you find your best performance – have a browse through our most frequently asked questions to help you out!
Virtual Bike Fitting
What is a Professional Virtual Bike Fitting?
Many people try to do it and unfortunately not all virtual bike fits are created equal. We have been collectively bike fitting for literally decades. We pioneered the virtual bike fitting protocol and process and we continue to refine it to bring you always the best possibles outcomes. We really look forward to helping you on your journey to improved health and fitness by making sure you can truly get the most out of your indoor bike. Peloton Bike, Echelon, Bow Flex, Nordic Track, the bike doesn’t matter in our process! Virtual bike fitting done right changes your whole cycling experience.
Combined Years Experience
Our Virtual Bike Fit Services
We Specialize In Virtual Bike Fitting and we do it well!
What qualifications are required to be considered a "professional" or "master" fitter? Why choose us?
Most bikefitters have followed a pathway of passion. Usually they started as cyclists or mechanics or a pathway through education. All of us at virtualbikefitting.com are Level III or Level IV certified fitters through the IBFI – International Bike Fitting Institute. Lloyd is on the board of directors as a Level IV certified fitter which audits bikefitters coming through to join the independent body.
Years of observational experience watching and observing movement quality on the bike is why you should choose us. We must sit on the bike in a certain way, of course within our functional capability to pedal a bike well and effective and without risk of injury.
Cycling injury prevention at the forefront and on bike performance and comfort always in our thoughts get you moving in the best possible way.
How much does a virtual bike fitting cost?
Our virtual bike fit is very thorough and detailed from start to finish. Our current pricing is always in our booking system and up to date there. The process takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.
I would like to book a virtual bike fitting for my partner and I, can we book 2 timeslots together?
We have been asked about double appointment bookings and we can can that we can certainly help you with this. We are giving you the possibility and convenience to share the help from each other with the camera or the tools. Our pricing is $250 USD for this added convenience.
Can you help me with any bike?
Our virtual bike fit process and protocol works incredibly well with most of the indoor riding platforms from Peloton, Echelon, Nordic Track, Keiser, Schwinn, etc. If you are moving indoors, we can help point you in the right direction with our virtual bike fitting. Just ask us.
When is the best time to get your bike fit?
Seasons change and so does your bike fit. Through the year, our bodies are evolving. There are essentially a few pillars to help steer your decision process.
Body weight change will influence your movement quality and if your weight has changed significantly, consider an update to your bike fit.
Flexibility improvements will potentially help with providing more space in the bike and how you move. You can’t move like Mr. Burns from the Simpsons and expect to perform well on the bike – keep working on it!
Getting stronger? This also has an impact on how you sit on the bike for sure and movement quality can be greatly influenced on strength and your abilty to stabilize at higher work has potential to change your sitting posture.
Desire for new shoes or a saddle will be the last bigger pillar influencing your timing to get a bike fit. If you look for a change because you are tired of your shoes and want to freshen up your footwear or looking to get move onto a new saddle, this is your time!
How often should you get a bike fit ?
Typical and see above of course, most of our clients like to be proactive in their approach to the fitness and movement quality. Usual would be every 10 to 14 months. The more you ride, the more reason to take care of yourself on a regular basis and update your bike fit setup.
What space do you need to have to perform a virtual bike fitting?
Absolutely important is a good side view from the bike with a good fixed camera position approximately 9 to 12 ft away from the bike. Image this, we need to be able to see from the bottom of the pedal circle including your shoes of course, to the top of your head if possible in the view screen of your camera. Off the bike is the same thing, we need to be able to see you from a distance from the camera and ideally your feet to your head.
The more distance available from the side of the bike to the camera the better is the best rule to follow!
I have Peloton shoes. Are there better shoes available for me?
Peloton has a shoe that is perhaps a bit limited in range with the cleat placement but has a sole that is generally stiff enough for riding indoors for most people. If you feel this shoe is too narrow for your foot, look to Lake Cycling for wider options. Shimano Cycling has a wide range of shoes to pick from and they are also available in regular and wide lasts.