…Wow what a difference! I really did add around 2 mph to my average ride speed and I feel a lot stronger during climbs. Tina U. Petersburg, KY
Quotes like this one are music to our ears. Proper bike fit has been the foundation for the BioWheels business model since 1994. The six-month free stem swap for new bikes made its first appearance at BioWheels its very first year, and it points to the importance proper fit has always held for us. Thousands of documented full fitting sessions later – the value of the fit sessions increase every year along with our knowledge and experience gained.
- an initial off-the-bike physical assessment and interview where we can address your concerns about performance, pain, or any other issues you hope to alleviate during the bike fit.
- On the bike, LED markers are strategically placed on eight anatomical points: the wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, heel, and toe.
- As you pedal, Retül’s sensor bar gathers real-time, three-dimensional data of your pedal strokes and movements. Retül’s rotating platform allows us to collect data from both sides of the cyclist without the rider leaving the bike. We can then compare and address left vs. right asymmetry.
The Zin, Retül’s handheld digitizer, allows us to digitally map out your bike at 13-15 points. Your bike fit will be captured and recorded in an easy-to-read report – if you ever change out a saddle down the road, you will be able to get the position adjusted right.
- Your data is compiled into a reader-friendly report for analysis, where we then assess your position and make necessary adjustments.
- The fit information is saved and stored on our computer. The data includes your personal profile, specific data and measurements from the fit, bike measurements, and your final fit position. We will then be able to access and print these records for comparison and tracking of historical fit data for you.
These before and after images from one of our client’s Retul data sheets shows the usefulness of the Retul software’s knee tracking program (the 3D is watching for lateral movement of the knee joint). In this case, it was a pair of Pearl Izumi 1:1 insoles with a 1.5deg varus forefoot wedge inserted that made the difference – making a very good pedal stroke even better (straight is great).
The fundamental basic bike fit. If you have yet to have had a professional bike fit – and aren’t ready to spring for the Retul fit. After a short warm-up, visual cleat inspection and adjustment if needed, saddle height and fore/aft set within safety range, reach to bars, and center of balance is established. Stem and handlebar swap are available at additional cost.
Fitting appointments are available at 10:00am | 12:00pm | 2:00pm | 4:00pm | 6:00pm on Wednesdays & Thursdays. Also available at 10:00am | 12:00pm | 2:00pm | 4:00pm on Saturdays. Contact BioWheels-Cincinnati to schedule an appointment today at 513.861.2453.
Equipment, training, and experience - the foundation of the BioWheels bicycle fit.
- Waterford™ fully-adjustable Fitmaster bike (where custom bikes are created!)
…all to take the guesswork out of the bicycle fit.
Training: With bicycle fitting, the concept of “garbage in-garbage out” most definitely applies. Therefore, proper schooling, training, and experience is critical to achieving exceptional bike fits. BioWheels’ Mitch Graham is a certified Retul and Waterford Bicycle Professional Fitmaster as well as a certified Professional Fit Kit Technician. Additionally, every single employee of BioWheels-Cincinnati is trained on Fit Kit and understands the importance of good bike fit.
Experience: Outside of the store, Mitch combines 17 years of personal competitive road and off-road cycling experience as well asover 1500 documented in-store fit sessions for a whole range of clients (triathletes, endurance mountain bikers, club riders, cyclocrossers, and weekend warriors). Experience is critical to the ultimate quality of a bike fit – each fit session is a lesson for the fit technician as well as the client (cyclist). Those lessons accumulate over the years into a knowledge that cannot be taught in a weekend fit seminar.
BioWheels-Cincinnati Bicycle Purchase Policy – every bike sold in the store, includes a complimentary one hour ‘Foundation Fit’, a fitting that safely establishes the three points-of-contact (pedals, saddle, and handlebar) of rider to bike. The stem, and sometimes handlebar, is swapped out free of charge to achieve the best fit. This ‘Foundation Fit‘ in a stationary trainer provides the perfect opportunity as well to get acquainted with your new bike and learn the shifting, clipless pedals, and maintenance.
Our ‘Foundation Fit’ is available to everyone, regardless of where your bicycle was purchased, by appointment, for $150.
Client testimonial:…I wanted to give a quick update…your positioning updates have really helped. I feel for a beginner I’m making great strides. I just finished a 50mi Loveland trail ride last Sunday at a 19.25mph pace so I believe I am really starting to get the hang of this and I can tell it’s definitely a sport I can excel in and enjoy. Better yet, I’m halfway to my century ride goal so I’ll have to amend my own goals. ~ Michael L. Cincinnati, OH …Quick update – 5 hrs 45 mins in the saddle yesterday – no back pain or calf cramping! Two words – miracle worker! ~ Chris C. Loveland, OH …I was amazed at all the data collection points and how well that translated into real world changes on the bike that actually felt more comfortable. If more folks only knew that they don’t have a clue about bike fit, they would be coming to you in droves! I am going to share my data and let people know what a great investment a bike fit is! ~ Karen W. Dayton, OH …had a good 20 mile ride yesterday morning on what feels like a totally different bike. The hips and back feel great. John L. – Cincinnati, OH …Thank you again for the time you spent getting me fit correctly a couple of weeks ago. The adjustments have worked like a charm. My saddle sores have all but subsided. ~ Dave L. Cincinnati, OH …I’m very happy that I went with the Retul fit. I can tell a huge difference, especially while climbing, I just feel much more comfortable on the bike. ~ Mike W. Loveland, OH …Just touching base to let you know my rides since the retul fit have been awesome! I can’t thank you enough, I am having the best rides ever. Cathy D. ~ Cincinnati, OH
Contact BioWheels-Cincinnati to schedule an appointment today at 513.861.2453.