Bike Fitting

We are very proud of our involvement in the big push towards mainstream acceptance of bike fitting. We were the first studio in Europe to use the Retül 3D motion capture system.

At Bespoke, bike fitting is at the very core of what we do. Our founder, Barry, was one of the very first SICI advanced fitters in the UK. Our retail growth has developed from our bike fitting expertise. We are incredibly selective over the fitters we hire and believe we have the most experienced and talented fit team in Europe.

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Why Get a Bike Fitting?

Buying a new bike? We simply cannot imagine buying a bike without getting a professional bike fitting as part of the buying process.

Every bike we sell starts with a bike fit, whether commuting, racing or anything in between. If building a custom bike this ensures that the frameset and all the contact points are perfectly sized. If it's an off-the-peg bike then we'll change whatever is necessary (handlebars, stem, seatpost, even saddle) to ensure the perfect fit - and at no extra cost.

Already have a bike? We feel that the investment you make in a bike fitting is probably the single best improvement you can make in your cycling efficiency, comfort, performance and, ultimately, enjoyment.

Far too often shops try to force round pegs into square holes and as such it's the rider who is expected to accommodate the bike. The whole point of bike fitting is to flip that on its head - we get the bike to fit you. To do that we need to understand you, your body, your cycling history and your cycling goals. We also understand that the body does not exist in a vacuum - it's a dynamic thing and you will gain and/or lose weight, fitness, core strength and flexibility over time. So a bike fitting needs to understand that your position may also evolve over time.

Don’t just take our word for it…

Read our testimonials Meet the team
The fitting session was fantastic. I'm truly amazed at the difference it has made - The best money I've ever spent on cycling
BJ

Bike Fitting Options

Existing Bike Fit

The best money you will ever spend on cycling. If you already own a bike and are looking to achieve the best position then this is the fit for you.

Price

£200

We want you to get the maximum from your fit and thus offer 10% OFF contact point components* and 15% OFF all shoes, helmets and apparel purchased during the session.

(* bars, stem, seatpost, saddle, tape, pedals & cleats)

Duration

2 hours
  • Rider Interview - discuss your injury history, physical complaints while riding, riding experience and goals. 
  • Measurement - we measure your current position to know where we started and record the body angles, posture and pedalling technique.
  • Postural and movement assessment - identify any tightness, weaknesses and structural asymmetries. This may highlight further areas that can be improved with dedicated physiotherapy, pedalling technique or cycling strength and conditioning sessions.
  • Additional positions - assess and adjust the cleat position, footbeds, shoes size and shape, saddle position, handlebar and grip position.
  • Retül Zinn scan - when the fitting is finished, the final position is scanned with the Retül Zinn tool and a PDF document with the measurements is produced for you to keep.
  • Adjustments and advice - if you need to change your bars, stem, seatpost, saddle or any other components to achieve the perfect position we will advise on the most suitable options, and keep a wide range in stock to suit all budgets. There's no hard sell, we tell you what size you need, and our workshop can fit the parts if you choose to buy them from us.
  • Please note: The bike that you bring with you for the fitting session must be mechanically sound and in a fit state to ride. If after an initial assessment of the bike that you bring with you for the fit, it is deemed unsafe or biomechanically unsound to adjust in an effort to fit you, we reserve the right to fit you on the jig.
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New Bike Fit & Consultation

Dream bikes, perfect fit. Our flagship fit, using our proprietary 4D Fit protocol, this is the best way to ensure the perfect fit for performance, comfort & endurance if you are looking to purchase a new bike.

Price

£300

Refunded in full on purchases over £3000, ordered within 1 month of fit, excluding 3rd-party cycle to work schemes. 50% of the fit cost will be credited on purchases between £2000 and £2999. We also offer 10% OFF contact point components* and 15% OFF all shoes, helmets and apparel purchased during the session.

(* bars, stem, seatpost, saddle, tape, pedals & cleats)

Duration

3 hours
  • Rider Interview - discuss your injury history, physical complaints while riding, riding experience and goals. 
  • Measurement - one of the tools we use is a Retül Müve jig to calculate your optimum position. Our expert interpretation of of this data enables us to identify the best bike for your individual needs.s.
  • Postural and movement assessment - identify any tightness, weaknesses and structural asymmetries. This may highlight further areas that can be improved with dedicated physiotherapy, pedaling technique or cycling strength and conditioning sessions.
  • Additional positions - assess and adjust the cleat position, footbeds, shoes size and shape, saddle position, handlebar and grip position.
  • Model recommendations - at the end of the fit we will recommend specific models which will suit you best, and any adaptations required to make them fit perfectly.
  • Credited cost - you can use the fit measurements to buy a bike anywhere, but the price of the fit will be credited in full if you subsequently order a bike from us*
  • Personalised adjustments - when you buy your bike from us we will make all the necessary adjustments to ensure it fits you perfectly, including swapping the stock stem, seatpost, handlebars and saddle for the ideal size, if required, at no extra charge.
  • Ongoing support - the cost covers the initial in-store session, plus unlimited email/phone, support.
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The Essential New Bike Fit

Designed for time crunched cyclists, this option is for the more casual cyclist looking to purchase a new bike, without committing to a full 3hr consultation.

Price

£150

50% of fee credited against purchased bikes* ordered within 1 month of fit, excluding 3rd-party cycle to work schemes.  We want you to get the maximum from your fit and offer 10% OFF contact point components** and 15% OFF all shoes, helmets and apparel purchased during the session.

(* Minimum cost of bike £1000.00
** bars, stem, seatpost, saddle, tape, pedals & cleats)

Duration

90 minutes
  • Rider Interview - discuss your injury history, physical complaints while riding, riding experience and goals. 
  • Measurement - one of the tools we use is a Retül Müve jig to calculate your optimum position. Our expert interpretation of of this data enables us to identify the best bike for your individual needs.
  • Model recommendations - at the end of the fit we will recommend specific models which will suit you best, and any adaptations required to make them fit perfectly.
  • Credited cost - you can use the fit measurements to buy a bike anywhere, but the price of the fit will be credited in full if you subsequently order a bike from us*
  • Personalised adjustments - when you buy your bike from us we will make all the necessary adjustments to ensure it fits you perfectly, including swapping the stock stem and handlebars for the ideal size free of charge, if required. Please note, swopping other parts may incur additional charges.
  • Streamlined session - this fitting ensures you will still benefit from our skills and experience, but with just the core elements needed to keep you comfortable and injury free.
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Body Fit

Bike fitting is an ongoing process where your body will change and adapt over time.

To ensure maximum benefit we recommend that you ride in your new position for a few months and then revisit us for a follow-up fit.

This helps us to improve your efficiency and power as well as keeping you injury free. Muscular tightness and/or weaknesses can cause sideways and rotating forces that reduce the power you can produce and also increase the stresses on joints. As such incorrect biomechanics limits your performance potential and increases the likelihood of injury. During a pedalling technique session, we aim to lengthen tight muscles, activate and strengthen weak muscles and then teach you how to integrate it with correct pedalling .

If a rider's position is incorrect, the body will adapt to try and interact with the contact points. Often this leads to the body making compromises to make the position work (e.g. dropping the heels to extend the knee when the saddle's too low, flexing the spine to shorten the body on a bike that has too short a cockpit).

Everyday life can cause the body to adapt in sub optimal ways (e.g. extended periods of sitting can cause hip flexors to become short and tight etc.). Adjusting the bike to these adaptations only reinforces these movement patterns and does not challenge the body to change.

A bike fit adjusts the bike's contact points but is only 50% of the puzzle as it doesn't alter the learnt movement patterns that have been ingrained over many thousands of pedal revolutions. The body will adapt to new demands that are placed on it, therefore subjecting the body to specific exercises will force it to adapt to more biomechanically efficient movements, increasing power and efficiency while reducing injury risk. This is where Bespoke's Body Fit sessions step in.

Sessions

Each Body Fit session is tailored to the rider's specific needs. This can incorporate pedalling technique modification, cycling specific posture correction, core or hip stability exercise, release of muscular restrictions, activation and strengthening of inactive muscles.

Cost: £50   Duration: 30 minutes

Four sessions are recommended to achieve significant and lasting changes, so we offer a package of four sessions with a FREE follow up fit.

Single Session

Price

£5000

Duration

30 mins

Four Session Package

Price

£150

Duration

2 hours (4 sessions for the price of 3)

Enchance Your Fitting

Custom Footbeds

Price: £80   Duration: 15 minutes

We will assess whether you'd benefit from custom footbeds (insoles) as part of the bike fit process. But we also offer this as a separate, stand-alone service. A footbed fitting session comes complete with one set of footbeds, including assessment, moulding and fitting. Your footbeds will be ready to take away at the end of the session. Just bring along your shoes to ensure a perfect fit.

Price

£8000

Duration

15 mins

Cleat Alignment

Price: £45   Duration: 30 mins

We look at shoe cleat alignment as part of the bike fit process, and will make any necessary adjustments (except for the 1-hour basic fit). However, we also offer this as a separate service, ideal if you're changing to a different brand of pedals or buying new shoes.

Price

£4500

Duration

30 mins

Follow Up Bike Fit

Duration 1 hour - Price £100:

As you get fitter and more flexible, your position needs to evolve to support the faster, stronger you. We suggest that everyone has a follow up fit every 6 months to optimise their position. NB: The Follow Up fit is only available to customers who have already had a bike fit with us at Bespoke.

Foot Consultation


Duration 1 hour - Price £100 labour + shoes, footbeds and cleats:

A foot consultation provides a complete solution when purchasing cycling shoes. The mechanics of the foot are incredibly complicated and unique to each individual. A foot consultation starts with an assessment to understand the structure and function of the foot. Next, a set of new shoes with the correct size and shape is selected. This shoe is then modified with stock or custom insoles and wedges to support the individuals specific requirements. Finally the cleat is positioned with any shims and wedges to work with the unique biomechanics. This is far more than trying on shoes: this is a foot consultation.