bike fit

Ask Ella: What is the best women’s saddle?

Why shouldn’t I wear underwear under my bike shorts? What is the best women’s bike seat? Do I really need a women’s specific bike? How the heck do I manage a middle of nowhere pee break and, even worse, how do I deal with my period when I’ve got an epic ride planned? Cycling can have …

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Bike fit: do I need one and what can I expect when I’m there?

Most people new to cycling tend to jump on a bike that seems about the right size and just ride it, accepting whatever niggles come along as a part of the process. It doesn’t have to be that way. There are increasingly sophisticated tools out there that to have detailed look at what size bike …

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Small hand modifications: Adjusting your lever reach

While ripping down a twisty mountain descent, the last thing you want to worry about is whether you can easily and comfortably reach your bike’s brake levers for an unexpected stop. Women with small hands struggle most often with this problem because most bikes come set up for riders with larger hands. The bike’s brake and …

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Riding comfort: What to consider when choosing a saddle

The first thing that went into my small suitcase when packing for ten days of riding in the French Alps and Pyrenees was my saddle. Sure the bike I was hiring would come with a decent quality saddle, and if I left my own behind, I might have even be able to squeeze in a …

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Why Trek used velodrome testing to prepare for the Paris-Nice uphill time trial

The 2015 edition of Paris-Nice is currently in progress with the race set to finish on Sunday with an individual time trial up the Col d’Eze just outside of Nice. That final stage will almost certainly decide the race overall so it makes sense that teams have been preparing specifically for it. But doing that …

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A Chat With Andy Pruitt

A couple weeks ago we had the opportunity to sit down for a chat with Dr. Andy Pruitt and Scott Holz who were visiting Australia from the US. Both are arguably two of the most renowned and respected authorities on bike-fit. We spoke to Andy Pruitt and Scott Holz about their experiences with positioning the …

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Bike fit – is it worth it?

A few weeks ago I went into Total Rush to get a proper fit done on my new bike. I’ve always been a big advocate of making sure your bike fits you properly. That said I’ve also been sceptical of the absolute need for these fitting services – some people see them as a big up-sell opportunity …

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The geometry of bike handling

Over the past year I’ve gotten to know Darren Baum of Baum Cycles. He’s always been very generous with his time and knowledge when I come to pick his brain. He’s refreshingly honest and he says it like it is. He loves to talk shop and is a wealth of information. Last time we spoke I …

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Noosa Grand Prix

Images courtesy of pelotonImages.com except where noted On Saturday evening was the annual Noosa Grand Prix. The massive 7500 competitor triathlon was the main drawcard for Noosa this weekend, but the criterium featuring some of the best Aussie PROs was definitely a highlight. A top field of riders always shows up to this event and …

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The Science of Bike Fitting

Update: Before you read on I should warn you to take a close look at the date before you take this too seriously. I’ve already expressed my opinion on how important a proper bike fit is.  It’s the best $300 you’ll ever spend to get more comfort and power out of your trusty steed.  Or …

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