Phil's partnership with Riverside Cycle offers the most comprehensive bike fit service in New England.
Bike fitting using any system or methodology is very dependent on the training, experience, knowledge and attention to detail of the fit technician. Phil is one of the few Certified Master BG FIT Technicians in the country, with a wealth of knowledge and understanding of what goes into not only a proper bike fit but, creating the best possible experience on the bike. Phil has been fitting full-time for 9 years and counting.
The BG/Retul Fit method was developed through collaboration with Dr. Andy Pruitt of the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine and Specialized Bicycles. This method is a dynamic bicycle fit system consisting of trained fit technicians, cutting edge tools, and a physiological assessment process. The goal is to make the bike fit the rider, not the rider fit the bike. As time has progressed so have technological aids, the latest motion capture system by the Retul brand is the gold standard. Needless to say Phil and Riverside use Retul for the utmost accuracy with the best feedback during your fit.
- Certified Master BG FIt Technician
- USAC Certified Coach
The PW Fit process
Pre-fit interview: Clients will have a pre-fit interview; this is designed to help us understand your cycling history, goals, any existing problems, as well as injury history.
Pre-fit assessment: Clients will then be led through 23 physical therapy based assessments designed to evaluate your body’s structure, flexibility, strength while addressing any discrepancies. This will help us determine unique physical characteristics and possible solutions to past, current or future issues on the bike.
Dynamic positioning fit: The dynamic fit process allows us to analyze the position of a moving rider. This focuses on the correct positioning from both sides of the rider, while ensuring that the rider is in the most bio-mechanically sound position. The goal is to also find a neutral position that’s both powerful and comfortable, which is done through adjustments to saddle height, handlebar height, stem length and cleat position. During this process, the rider will also be able to see changes taking place through the help of my video and motion tracking software.
Dynamic alignment: The focus from the frontal plane is to optimize hip, knee and foot alignment for greater performance and balanced power delivery. Included is the advanced analysis of the pedal and shoe interface. We will assess and make adjustments which is an essential ingredient in allowing the rider to pedal with proper alignment, knee tracking, minimal pain and the least chance of injury. Our motion tracking system allows us to track lateral knee movement and make corrections to an acceptable range.
Technological Aid: The Retul motion capture system is used as an aid for a truly dynamic fit. With Retul we can track mechanics of the rider in real time along with measuring the bike with absolute accuracy.
Follow Up: Included in the cost is a follow up appointment that usually occurs after 8 - 10 rides from the initial fit. At this appointment we can discuss any lingering issues and address them if possible.
Fit Report: Comprehensive fit reports will be generated by the Retul system and available in .pdf format.
We’re proud to offer Retül Fit, one of the most technically advanced bike fitting systems available today. Retül Fit is more than just a bike fit–it’s a way to learn about your body. Learn the root cause of your aches and pains, and how a proper fit will help you achieve your cycling goals while alleviating those pain points.
Retül uses motion capture technology to accurately measure every movement within a millimeter. With this data, our certified fit specialists will adjust your current bike or help you find a new one. This attention to detail will give you a truly personal experience.
Bike Fit Options
Whether you’re on a brand new bike or you’re looking to shave seconds off of your next race time, you can benefit from a professional bike fit. Learn more about our fit services and schedule your appointment today.
2nd Bike Fit with Retul - $190 Fit any second bike within a 12 month period.
Bike Set-up from existing fit- $65 Set-up a new or second bike to your fit measurements.
Cleat Set-up (secondary or without a fit) - $40 Get cleats dialed in on new shoes or if you are experiencing any issues. This is included with an Advanced Fit with Retul.
Hourly Fit Charge with Retul - $120/hour
If you don't think you need a full fit but have some minor issues to be addressed. This can also be used if you already had a fit with me and we are making small adjustments or adding new parts. Note: this does not include physical assessments beyond a specific issue or documentation.
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!