Our Virtual Bike Fit 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!

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Many people try to do it and unfortunately not all bike fits are created equal. We have been collectively bike fitting for literally decades. We pioneered the virtual bike fit 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!

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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 fit cost?

Our virtual bike fit is very thorough and detailed from start to finish. Our pricing is $150 USD and the process takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

I would like to book a bike fit 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 $300 USD for this added convenience.

Can you help me with any bike?

Our base 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. 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 fit?

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 for wider options. Shimano has a wide range of shoes to pick from and they are also available in regular and wide lasts. 

Testimonials

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Audrey Sturgis
Audrey Sturgis
17:53 12 May 22
Tim is AMAZING! He was patience and very thorough. I felt like I can ride for days without being in pain. He is very knowledgable and funny. He... listen to my concerns and addressed each one. I've already recommended him to one of my cousins. I play on keeping in touch and working on my rides.read more
Rohan Hutchings
Rohan Hutchings
02:35 27 Apr 22
OMG this was a game change. Tim is an expert and knows how the slightest adjustment can make a huge difference to a ride. I feel more stable and... more powerful through the legs. thank youread more
Jamie Ritchie
Jamie Ritchie
23:34 14 Apr 22
Tim is amazing! He helped me make sense of what’s going on with my bike and my body! Last nights ride was pain free for the first time in months!!!
Steve Harthun
Steve Harthun
02:28 06 Apr 22
Jason was amazing. He answered all my questions and even went above and beyond. He really knows his stuff and was exactly on for everything he said.... I am so much more comfortable on my Bike now! The session was fast and Jason was able to resolve all my issues very quickly.read more
Tricia James
Tricia James
19:50 20 Mar 22
I have had a Peloton for over 3 years and gradually developed bad muscle habits related to a poor fit. Jason was extremely thorough in helping me to... identify the problem and not only helped correct my bike settings but gave me concrete exercises and stretches to help correct my imbalance. He was clearly an expert and this was much more than just a bike fitting. My only regret is not doing this sooner.read more
Sandra Lonneville
Sandra Lonneville
20:02 19 Mar 22
Greg was very knowledgeable and took his time making sure my bike fit was right. I was amazed how different my setting were and how much more... comfortable my riding is. I no longer bounce around looking for comfort while I ride. He offered so many tips in addition to the fit itself. It was awkward at first but already just 2 rides in with new setting I can tell the difference. I wish I had done this sooner.read more
David Wils Ark
David Wils Ark
14:06 13 Feb 22
I recommend this service for anyone new to Peloton. Dougie was friendly, knowledgeable and patient.
Robert Gourlay
Robert Gourlay
22:43 07 Feb 22
I've been riding on the Peloton for about 20 months. I've been playing around with my seat settings by following online tips and viewing myself in... the mirror... I thought I had gotten it just right. I was curious about how much of an improvement a formal fitting would make in my performance, but hadn't given much thought into how it may affect the strain I was putting on my muscles/joints let alone recovery.I scheduled a fitting with Greg (he came highly recommended) after the fitting was given to me as a gift. The overall experience was fantastic! It was much more detailed than I realized it was going to be. The online portal was seamless. Greg was on time, very friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. For starters, I couldn't believe how far off my personal adjustments were from an ideal riding position! It felt a little funny for a few rides settling in to the new riding position, but I now find it vastly superior. I find that I now hold a naturally higher cadence, and higher outputs seem to come with less fatigue.For anyone riding regularly this is an invaluable experience!read more
Bryan Wayne
Bryan Wayne
03:26 01 Feb 22
Jason was extremely thorough and professional. I was very impressed by what he was able to do via a virtual visit. Made a huge difference and made... sure I understood what we were changing and whyread more
Trevor Porter
Trevor Porter
04:20 20 Jan 22
I highly recommend Jason with VirtualBikeFitting. He was patient, knowledgeable, and helped me dial in a comfortable cycling position. I didn't feel... like he was trying to "over-correct," meaning if something was working well, he didn't change it just to make it look like he was doing something. He listened to my individual experience on the bike, which isn't much, and helped guide me to proper positioning. I'll recommend him to others.read more
Jennifer Steeb
Jennifer Steeb
01:21 20 Jan 22
My virtual bike fitting was awesome with Jason! He is exceptional at explaining the bike fit and explaining why what your experiencing is occurring.... I liked it to so much I made my husband do a bike fit too (and he also loved it)!! I highly recommend this group and specifically Jason—they came recommended because they focus on quality of the bike fit over competitors and they delivered above and beyond!read more
Diane Prince
Diane Prince
16:06 23 Dec 21
My virtual bike fitting with Jason Barcoff was game changing! I've been riding my Peloton bike for a year before the fitting and after Jason took the... time to not only position my bike settings, but look at my form and make adjustments to how my cleats were screwed in and other things I would've never thought of like tightening the seat, and pedaling tips-- I immediately saw results! I highly recommend to anyone who rides.read more
Matthew Berkowitz
Matthew Berkowitz
15:00 17 Dec 21
I had a great experience here! Lloyd was amazing and really helped me out. I was able to ask him a ton of questions and he was super knowledgeable... and helpful. He told me what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. I highly recommend to anyone that might be on the fence.read more
Sarah Ortiz
Sarah Ortiz
22:06 08 Dec 21
Dougie Shaw is such a patient person to work with. That alone earns him 500 stars. He really took the time to listen to me rattle on and helped... identify the issues with my settings. He would not settle until he was sure I was comfortable and that his recommendations were acceptable to me. Truly a wonderful experience and bonus points for sense of humor!read more
Kristen Komara
Kristen Komara
03:43 19 Nov 21
I just had a terrific bike fitting with Jason and can’t say enough great things. I have all sorts of things going on with my feet… bilateral... clubfoot, leg length discrepancy, 2 different size feet...I haven’t met many people who have experience with any of these things, but Jason was so knowledgeable and able to provide great tips and so much information. We made some big adjustments to my bike and cleats, and I am excited to ride with my new settings! Thank you Jason and Virtual Bike Fitting! I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a bike fitting, especially anyone with a particular issue. I don’t think there’s much these guys haven’t seen before.read more
Chris Thatcher
Chris Thatcher
20:47 24 Oct 21
I just finished my professional fitting with Dougie Shaw. I could not believe how far off my settings were and how quickly he got me into a better... position. I am comfortable, engaging both sides of my legs and the knee pain is gone. I wish I had done this years ago. I highly recommend this to all riders. It was well worth the time and the money was an investment in my injury free enjoyment of my Peloton. I can't say enough good things about this experience.read more
Romita Almonte
Romita Almonte
16:22 22 Oct 21
An excellent experience! Dougie was very detailed and thorough and his high level of knowledge was very obvious, as well as his passion in what he... does. Within seconds my ride was more comfortable and I have full confidence my back pain will improve in a few rides. Would HIGHLY recommend; in fact I’ll be booking my husband a bike fitting with him next!read more
Mark Nicola
Mark Nicola
17:39 12 Oct 21
I can't say enough great things about Dougie. He has spent a great amount of time with me over the past 10 months in addition to the initial hour of... virtual fitting that we had. My settings were so far off when we first met that I was regularly getting injuries that were totally avoidable. Aside from adjusting my bike settings with me, Dougie has educated me a great deal on my posture on the bike which has led to much more productive and enjoyable rides. If you are at all hesitant about scheduling (much like I was initially), don't be. This has proven to be an incredible good investment into my overall health.read more
Brittany Marcus
Brittany Marcus
15:49 12 Oct 21
I had such a great experience with the team at Virtual Bike Fitting! After experiencing chronic saddle and knee pain for 4 years, these guys were... able to get me back to riding. I had the pleasure of working with both Tim and Lloyd and they were so patient with my case - continuing to meet with me and offer adjustments until I felt relief and always available to follow up via e-mail or Zoom. I would recommend their services to anyone in need of a bike fit - these guys know what they're doing. Thank you, VBF!read more
Hannah Lassman
Hannah Lassman
23:25 19 Sep 21
I had a bike fitting with Dougie a few weeks ago. He was really knowledgeable and informative. Since I’ve had my bike fitting I haven’t had anymore... knee pain and my riding has improved. I would highly recommend Dougie and Virtual Bike Fitting to to everyone!read more
Leah Rosenkrantz
Leah Rosenkrantz
20:37 18 Sep 21
Tim was amazing! He was so helpful and knowledgeable. He really helped me better understand movement and cycling in general, in addition to better... placement of the cleat on my shoes and seat/handlebar placement. He took his time and made sure I understood the advice he was giving. I can happily report with my new cleat and bike setting, I set a personal record on my ride today, something I hadn’t done in months!read more
Catherine Inglebritson
Catherine Inglebritson
02:11 12 Sep 21
Such a great experience! My Peloton bike feels at last as if it really fits me, as do my shoes, and I also got a great set of recommendations for... helpful exercises. I can't recommend these folks, and Jason in particular, enough.read more
Rachy J
Rachy J
11:43 11 Sep 21
Amazing bike fitting! Tim took his time and made continuous adjustments to make the fit absolutely perfect for me. He then sent an email that went... over everything we discussed during the fitting so I could review again and again! I highly recommend virtualbikefitting!!!!read more
Amanda Jones
Amanda Jones
19:14 10 Sep 21
Jason was absolutely fantastic. I had grown tired of guessing what the right settings for me were, and he helped me in such a knowledgeable and... effective way. I'm so much more comfortable on the bike. It was worth every. penny!Thank you VBF!read more
Katie Johnson
Katie Johnson
18:52 09 Sep 21
Great experience and well worth the cost. I am an inexperienced rider who developed an over use injury. Dougie helped me adjust my cleats and my... bike to ensure a proper fit. He took time evaluating my form and helped me to improve it. He sent recommendations for orthotics as well. If you’ve never had a professional bike fit I would recommend doing it because I am so much more comfortable on my bike now. Thank you Dougie!read more
Lisa Beaury
Lisa Beaury
01:03 18 Aug 21
Great appointment with Tim!I was having pain no matter how I adjusted the bike. I can now comfortably and safely ride my Peloton. He was very... knowledgeable and kind in his approach for even this non-athlete!read more
Mark Calhoun
Mark Calhoun
19:53 10 Aug 21
Jason from the VBF team was very kind and helpful in our session. He explained the science and bio mechanics behind everything we were doing. We... ended up making adjustments that made my cycling feel way more natural. It instantly felt more natural in my stride, knees, and hips. I would recommend this service and I will definitely be back when my wife is ready for a virtual bike fitting.read more
Jennifer Lawton
Jennifer Lawton
23:37 21 Jul 21
Jason is amazing. Thorough. Patient. Calm. A coach. An expert. I’ll be a 2x a year or more customer. Getting a fitting and making changes as you... change is fundamental to getting stronger.read more
Kelly McComas
Kelly McComas
13:27 06 Jul 21
Lloyd was awesome - he was super personable, asked about my goals and problem areas, and helped me adjust my fitting to improve performance and... comfort. He even went above and beyond to send me some recommendations for saddle sore relief products. The fitting took less than an hour but was thorough and very effective! My riding feels completely different (and better) since the adjustments he recommended.read more
Sam Sefton
Sam Sefton
13:47 29 Jun 21
Overall, great experience. Dougie was awesome. Lots of detail went into the session and my settings changed dramatically. The ride is much improved... and it is nice to have the confidence of correct settings, done by a professional with no more guessing. Well worth the money. Thanks VirtualBikeFitting!read more
Markian Saray
Markian Saray
20:26 15 Jun 21
If you are going to buy a peloton, you have to know how to actually use it.Like buying a top sports car, it may all look the same but you won't... appreciate the machine unless you know how to get everything out of it. That's what a bike fit does. I had Dougie and he was extremely quick at recognizing my specific needs. Not everyone needs to be a competitive athlete to enjoy indoor cycling. But to enjoy indoor cycling, form is vital. Dougie even through a computer screen assessed my form, stance and made corrections that helped my overall pedal stroke. More importantly, the changes he made provided less impact on my hip which was my sore area. The rides are more enjoyable now and am producing more output while riding in a more safe fashion. Whatever you think you are doing correctly may not be necessarily so. You need a pro to evaluate you, so you can actually know what you are doing and why. If there was a service that could make you better and ride safer, why wouldn't you do it? My only regret was not choosing this service earlier as I thought I could do it by myself.read more
A T
A T
15:32 09 Jun 21
Had a GREAT experience with Jason - he was clearly very knowledgeable and was able to very quickly make see where he could make adjustments. I would... highly recommend him for anyone who has every had any injury before (which is everyone!). Not only did he fit me on bike, but he gave me some links for exercises to improve my muscle strength and balance.read more
David Martin Ungaro
David Martin Ungaro
13:34 03 Jun 21
I completed my virtual fitting on June 2, 2021 and was extremely pleased. Tim is incredibly knowledgeable about body mechanics, body position, and... various other things I have no clue about but are important to cycling form, comfort, and efficiency.Once we got to the bike, Tim suggested several changes to my setup and position that have changed the way the bike feels in such a positive way.The BIG piece of the puzzle is that Tim doesn't just give you new settings and tell you that's it. He provided me a detailed followup email that explains exercises to focus on and other improvements that I can make on my time to continue to improve myself and my riding.Definitely would suggest it for anyone who cares about their health, comfort, and performance.read more
Chris Lindquist
Chris Lindquist
13:41 19 May 21
Wonderful service provided by Greg Choat. He is extremely thorough and professional, explains the reasoning for adjustments and is meticulous about... the process. I have used him 3 times now because he does such a good job. The in depth assessment before the actual fitting and attention to detail is very impressive. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to be more comfortable on the bike and improve their form.read more
Lauren McDowell
Lauren McDowell
18:55 12 May 21
Had a great experience working with Jason on my bike fitting! It was so much more than just a lesson in how to properly fit my bike (and the... difference between before and after is huge, by the way). I learned a lot I didn't know about how my specific body moves and why, with the science behind it. And I left with tips on things to improve off the bike! It was well worth the cost for the peace of mind and knowledge gained, and I'd recommend to anyone with a bike to prevent/reduce injuries.read more
Lisa Kanski
Lisa Kanski
01:39 12 May 21
Tim was very thorough and took a lot of time and care into my fitting. I noticed a difference immediately and a few rides in I am no longer having... pains. Very highly recommended. Worth every penny.read more
Marie Brown
Marie Brown
17:08 04 May 21
I'm a bit of a skeptic, thinking really how can small differences make such a big difference? Well, it does! I just had a fitting with Jason... Barcoff yesterday, and it turned out all his suggestions made big differences. Jason was very patient, and his manner was easy. He answered all my questions, and was very knowledgeable in helping me understand the changes he was making as to why he was doing this or that. Small changes were made to my cleats and seat height based on our session together. I was skeptic about the handlebars though being dropped so low. Well after doing a ride this morning I notice from the get go I found it easy to go above my past PR level. I ended up finishing above my PR by 31 points. The drop in handlebars allowed me to breathe easier, so I could handle the higher cadences. Jason was right after all! The change he made to my cleat position allowed me to be more steady off the saddle, yet keeping my cadence level. I now scheduled my husband for his own fitting with Jason.read more
Rasvan G
Rasvan G
14:34 28 Apr 21
Thorough posture and current setup assessment. Only recommended changes if they were necessary. Changes were positive resulting in improved... performance and comfort. Useful follow-up email with relevant recommendations.read more
Jeff Flanagan
Jeff Flanagan
13:56 20 Apr 21
Excellent fitting. Jason was super nice and explains the process well and asks questions to ensure fit is comfortable. Would highly recommend.... Definite improvement in comfort and power on the bike.read more
Bonnie Hyatt
Bonnie Hyatt
11:31 20 Apr 21
Virtual bike fitting was perfect. Jason is extremely knowledgeable and patient. Definitely my go to bike fitter. Thank you Jason. It is so nice to... ride pain free.read more
Stéphane Lux
Stéphane Lux
13:33 16 Apr 21
I'm very happy with the result of Lloyd Thomas' virtual bike fitting. My back pain disappeared after riding a couple of weeks with new settings on my... Peloton.read more
Susan Myrden
Susan Myrden
12:38 16 Apr 21
I can’t recommend Lloyd Thomas enough! I went in with expectations high because a lot of other people recommended him and, honestly, he exceeded... them. I’ve had back pain for a while and my new settings have helped so much! He even took time after our appointment to help me find a mountain bike! Book your appointment - you won’t regret it!!!!!read more
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