I find satisfaction in helping a cyclist with their position. My interest in bicycle fitting began in the early eighties when I purchased the FitKit from Bill Farrell with the New England Cycling Academy. Over the years I have purchased several fitting systems, have attended many fitting clinics/seminars/camps and this investment has increased my knowledge to further my value to the customer.
The largest impact in the world of fitting has been 3D motion capture. This allows a fitter to use measurements of the rider while they are riding – thus it is dynamic. All other static fit methods require that the rider has to stop riding for the fitter to measure or make adjustments. In 2009 I purchased the Retül 3D motion capture system and quantum leaps were made in accuracy of measurements. This technology also allowed me to submit more accurate information to a custom frame builder for a more accurately made frame based on better information.
Retül, a stateoftheart 3D motion capture system designed specifically for collecting the most accurate and realistic data, allows us to make recommendations to adjust your bicycle for ultimate comfort and to maximize power. If a rider is already riding a precisely fit bike, we can use the Retül Zin tool to capture the exact measurements of an existing fit. We may then use the information gathered via Retül with BikeCAD, a program designed for the custom frame builder and fit specialists.
With a confirmed fit, a balanced custom frame will be designed for the rider, with proper stem length, appropriate seatpost exposure and a saddle centered on the rails something very difficult to achieve with a stock bike.
The combination of data provided by Retül and BikeCAD allow us and the frame builder to compare data and build a perfect bike without any further need of the rider being present.
Retül Standard Fit $275
This two hour fit can be done on your existing bike or on the Retul Muve.
Retül Fütbed $150
Tangent Cycles is a one person bicycle studio. Through an appointment you will receive my full attention.