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.
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.
The fitting session was fantastic. I'm truly amazed at the difference it has made - The best money I've ever spent on cyclingBJ
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)
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)
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)
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.
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.
2 hours (4 sessions for the price of 3)
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.
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.
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.
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.