At Missoula Bicycle Works we are committed to helping you find the best bike for your needs. But finding the right bike is just the first step. Our professional bike fit will ensure that your bike is ideally fitted to you and your style of riding.
A professional bike fit at Missoula Bicycle Works will work toward three primary objectives.
Comfort: Your bike should fit you, not the other way around. A properly fit bike puts the rider into a position that should be comfortable for long hours in the saddle whether you ride on the road or on the dirt. We address the riders contact points with the bike – Shoe/Pedal interface, Saddle position and handlebar position. We also are able to take into account the rider’s flexibility and bio-mechanics in a dynamic setting.
Efficiency: A properly fit bike will lead to greater efficiency on the bike. Power, endurance, aerodynamics can all be improved with a well fit bicycle. Proper position of your cleats, saddle and handlebars allows you to maximize your power output. Combined with a comfortable position you should be able to maintain this more powerful position for a greater amount of time.
Reduced Risk of Overuse Injury: Given that cycling is such a repetitive activity it is vital that proper bio-mechanics are addressed. Small adjustments that allow your body to move in proper alignment will help to prevent potential injuries associated with poor alignment and overuse. On road bikes and time trial bikes in particular the rider’s position tends to be very static – that is the rider maintains the same position for extended periods. It is critical that poor fit issues are corrected to help minimize the risk of injury.
Call for an appointment. We have two professional fitters on staff that are well trained and very experienced in fitting road, mountain, time-trial and touring bikes.
We guarantee that you will find a new level of comfort and enjoyment on your bike.
If the Shoe Fits
For maximum power transfer on the road or trail and for exceptional comfort on a spin bike, we recommend clipless cycling shoes and pedals. With stiffer soles and the ability to click into and out of your pedal system easily, cycling shoes make your ride and your workout more efficient, more effective, and more comfortable. Never get stuck in a toe cage again!