Bike Fitting Services
A professional fit will improve cycling performance and comfort.
The main reason for getting a professional bike fit is to get you sitting more comfortably (which will let you ride for longer) and to help you ride more efficiently. Your personal optimized position on a bike will maximize your power and pedaling efficiency and enable you to exert maximum effort for longer, with fewer strains on your body, and less chance for injury.
The fit process begins with proprietary scanning software performing a scan of the rider, and based on the client's body morphology, suggests a starting position for the fitter in using XY coordinates. The Guru trained bike fitter then adjusts the motorized GURU Fit unit down to the millimeter in order to achieve an optimized riding position for power, cadence and comfort, all while the rider continues pedaling. At no point does the fitter ever have to ask the rider to disembark from the unit to change positions of handlebars or seat position.
|Testimonials: road bike fit
"Thank you, thank you, thank you! After a weekend of hard riding, I feel rather tired, but with much less pain than usual. I feel very tired after the 113.5 mile weekend and 5,000+ ft. of climb, but virtually no pain. I feel confident that I can now do a full century or double-metric. This was the goal, and the fit greatly surpassed it!" Ed - enthusiast
|Testimonials: road bike fit
"Amazing, the fitter really knew his stuff. I have tried everything to adjust my position but still had posterior knee pain. After the physical assessment and seeing me pedal in my road bicycle Shep seemed to know what to do. On the GURU unit he did a series of setups and when he was done my new position was amazing!!! Ross got my bike setup perfectly. No pain, recruiting slightly different muscles but testing the position on a simulation and the road confirmed it was spot on." CAT 2 racer
|Testimonials: tri bike fit
"After a recent fit at another local cycling shop my left hip and lower back started bothering me. A friend recommended Hart's Cyclery so I came in for an assessment, not sure if I was going to do the fit. Long story short Shep and Ross make a great team. Shep did a physical assessment and observed me on my Tri bike. He assured me he could correct my position and after an hour on the GURU unit we were able to compare his fit with my existing set up. Ross made the changes to my set-up and the only way to describe my last race is GREAT, no pain and more power." Ms F - Triathlete
GURU RIDER SCAN™ Technology
GURU's revolutionary Rider Scan™ technology is powered by our innovative 3D camera system - delivering precise anatomic analysis to create the perfect fit experience.
Your primary Rider Scan™ captures all essential contact points to drive your GURU fit - including height, inseam, shoulder width, arm length and more. This innovative process eliminates the need for manual measurements - ensuring superior data accuracy.
GURU's 3D camera system identifies all major contact points during your fit session without the use of adhesive tracking dots or bulky equipment - allowing you to ride in superior comfort. In addition, our camera system features real-time body angle tracking - delivering instant anatomic analysis of your riding position.
What to expect AFTER the Fit Adjustments from your bicycle fitting.
New muscular recruitment patterns take time to settle in and feel solid. You are highly encouraged to come in with a 2-3 week window of easy riding your new bike setup, to give your muscles and nervous system time to adapt to the changes.
The Guru fitting system lets cyclists of all levels enjoy the ideal riding position and that means a truly custom fit and more comfort, fun and performance.
It's the ideal way to solve any discomfort and soreness, too. That's why we're so exciting about our Guru fitting service and want to tell you a little more about it.
Once we fit you, you know your ideal body position and this lets you accurately find bicycles that fit perfectly and be fully confident in your purchase. Not in the market for a new bike? No problem, a Guru fitting also gives you the optimum riding position for use on your current bicycle so you can dial it in.
How our Guru fits work
The Guru fitting experience begins with a few simple questions, such as: What kind of bike are you looking for? How often do you plan on riding? What is your intended use – casual fitness, long distance rides, racing?
We then take a set of standard body measurements to begin your personalized fit. We use the laser-guided Guru fit tool, which accurately transposes your bike position coordinates to the Guru fit cycle. And your optimal position can be precisely set on your new or existing bike. During the fitting, you also discover what size handlebars, crankarms, stem and even seat is right for you.
Finding your perfect bike
The Guru fit is computer automated and it also takes place in real time on a Guru fitting cycle (photo) that adapts to different positions at the push of a button and while you're riding it! The software captures recommended riding positions and the fit cycle can change to those settings so that it's easy to compare and determine which is best for you.
The Guru fit cycle even has an integrated power unit (watt meter) that allows testing power output in each possible riding position to find your most efficient position.
When done, you'll have the perfect balance of comfort and efficiency – allowing you to ride longer and faster and injury-free, too. Based on that perfect riding position, we'll then recommend the bicycles that are right for you and you'll be on your way to a perfect ride.
What does "fit-first" mean?
The fit-first bicycle selection process is the most personalized and accurate method to identify the best bike to match your riding preferences. Instead of attempting to "make a bike fit" via conventional static fit methods, the fit-first process begins by creating your optimal riding position and then pairing your riding position to a bicycle that will meet your requirements. Instead of guessing on the best size or platform that may or may not match your riding goals, the fit-first process uses your personal fit to drive your final product selection - delivering the best possible cycling experience.
Make an appointment for a Guru fit
Don't wait any longer to get the most out of your bicycle and riding, to solve that nagging soreness or injury, to fully enjoy every ride and achieve your health and fitness goals.
Watch the video to learn more about our revolutionary Guru fitting system. Contact us with any questions and when you're ready, make an appointment for a Guru bike fit. Then get ready to enjoy your riding like never before! We look forward to taking you to the next level.