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World Class Bike Fitting

 With years of experience, industry leading certifications and a resumé that includes competing at the Olymic level, Clovis Anderson brings a level of knowledge and passion that is unmatched.

As one of the most recognized Bike Fit Studios in the US,

       Freshbikes uses the new BG/Retül Vantage, New BG/Retül Muve SL, BG/ Retül Custom Fütbeds and New BG/Retül Zin combined with BG FIT Dual Angle Technical Assessment (DATA) systems. With these technologies, we are able to offer a custom fit that will let you to ride faster, harder, and farther than ever before. Proper bike fit also prevents injury, reduces pain, and increases efficiency.

        Committed to offering the best fit experience, Freshbikes is constantly investing in the latest equipment, software, and training to keep our fit deparment at the cutting edge of the science and technology of improving your ride. We select only the best technologies and processes to bring to our customers - just like the products we carry, if we wouldn't use it ourselves, we don't offer it to you!

About the Retül Systems:

        The Retül Vantage system uses LED Infra-Red markers which are strategically placed on eight of your anatomical points: wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, heel, and toe.

        As you start to ride, Retül Vantage's sensor bar gathers real-time, three-dimensional data of your pedal stroke and movements. The Rotating Platform allows us to collect data for both of your sides without disturbing the bike or rider. Your data is compiled into a reader-friendly report for analysis. We can then assess your position and make necessary adjustments.

        The BG Retül Muve SL is a Fit Bike that allows our top-notch bike fitters to change saddle, stem, bars, pedals and crank lengths to find the rider’s ideal position and equipment for road, mountain or TT/triathlon positions. The Muve is the most precise Fit Bike on the market, offering infinite analog adjustments, and the ability to dial in changes as you ride. The possibilities are infinite, and the results are precise and efficient. Using this tool, we can simulate different variations of Fit possibilities, but it is still a Fit Bike. The Freshbikes Ideal Bike Fit will be finished on your own Bike, for more accuracy and better results.

        The BG Retül Custom Fütbeds are a Custom Footbed System, design through a partnership  between Specialized, Retül and Masterfit, a company leading the Footbed technology for the ski industry. There is a huge similarity in between the skiing foot/boot and the cycling foot/shoe positions. They are both fixed-foot sports and the alignment is treated in fraction of a degree.

        Often, we find a difference between the left and right foot, and the left and right arches.  With traditional footbeds, there is not an option to have different levels of support for each foot. The advantage of BG/ Retül Footbeds is that we can mold them specifically and differently for your left foot and right foot, giving you the perfect comfort, support and power transfer in the foot/shoe/pedal interface avoiding and/or minimizing any possible future issues. They also allow for a truly custom footbed experience, taking your experience a notch above the already excellent standard BG footbeds.

            The Retül Vantage Zin, Retül's handheld digitizer, allows the fitter to digitally measure the rider's bike at 13-15 points, depending on the bike. The Zin can measure fixed points, contours, and curves, and provides a complete digital map of the bike. This means when complete, your fit report will allow for a perfect fit on all of your bikes, even the ones you're currently dreaming of.

About the BG FIT Dual Angle Technical Assessment (DATA) System:

        Freshbikes is proud to have 10 years of proficiency with the BG FIT DATA system (pioneered by Specialized Bicycles, Dr Andy Pruitt, and Silicon Coach). With this fit system we can consistently provide rider assessment with precision and accuracy throughout our range of fit offerings.

        With cameras both in front of the rider and from the side angle, the BG FIT DATA system allows the fitter to capture the rider’s body position and pedal stroke on video, perform a quantitative assessment and implement changes to the rider’s position with a high degree of precision.

        Allowing the rider to see the changes to their position from both angles concurrently, the rider participates in the fit process at a new level.  Powerful on-screen drawing tools allow the fitter to illustrate a rider’s ideal position. After a fit session with BG FIT DATA, riders are presented a detailed custom report that includes their critical measurements, photos, and videos so the rider can compare and quantify results from start to finish.

Our Fit Services & Pricing

Please note that pricing is subject to change, pricing provided here is for informational purposes.

There is a $60 upcharge on Triathlon/TT bike fittings due to the additional data dimensions and time involved in additional adjustments.

All paid fits include a follow-up appointment within 90 days, after which follow-up fits are subject to a $150 charge.

Any exceptions to these prices and policies is made at Freshbikes' discretion.

New Bike Fit Adjustment: Included with your bike purchase from Freshbikes

        Available with bike purchase only.  This is our most basic level of fit, but it is far from your average shop experience.  At the time of purchase, we will determine the correct size, and then set your saddle height, saddle fore/aft, handlebar height and reach. Upon request, parts consultation and/or recommendations are offered, and saddle width and arch height could be measured. The goal of these adjustments is give the rider the most comfortable position possible on the new bike.

      Please note that this is a basic fitting, and does not include fit reports, or advanced analysis. We strongly encourage upgrading to our Ideal Video or Motion fits to get the most out of your new bike, and we do offer a discount for new bike purchases on these fits, Please consult your salesperson for pricing.

Please call or email Clovis clovis@freshbikescycling.com to schedule an appointment. Allow up to one hour for this session.

Hybrid Bike Video Fit (Hybrid Fit)- $100.00

        Got a Hybrid Bike? Want the most comfortable and healthy position on it? We have the answer. The Hybrid Bike Fit uses the video analysis from the BG FIT Dual Angle Technical Assessment (DATA).

Hybrid Bike Video Fit includes:

  • Rider History Interview

  • Basic physical assessments, to best work with your body’s natural capabilities

  • Foot stability assessment and footbed fitting with the BG Custom Fütbeds (Option).

  • Saddle height adjustment

  • Fore-aft saddle adjustments

  • Handlebar height and reach adjustments

  • Clipless pedal cleat adjustment

  • Upon request, parts consultation and/or recommendations are offered.

  • Other adjustments as necessary.

  • Includes complimentary follow up. The Freshbikes Hybrid Video Fit gives you a follow up period, which is 90 days during spring/summer or 120 days during fall/winter.

       Please call or email Clovis clovis@freshbikescycling.com to schedule an appointment. Allow up to one hour for this session.

Ideal Video Capture Fit (Video Fit) - $190.00

      This fit is designed to address efficiency and eliminate possible upper body discomfort. We will examine the mechanics of your interaction with the bike in order to set up the most comfortable position possible. Video analysis from the BG Data System allows us to find an ideal posture that provides the safest and most efficient union of the body and the bike, and we provide a full fit report afterwards to keep your numbers recorded for any future bikes.

Video Fit Includes:

  • Rider History Interview

  • 20 to 26 point physical assessment, to best work with your body’s natural capabilities

  • Foot stability assessment and footbed fitting with the BG Custom Fütbeds (Option).

  • Saddle height adjustment

  • Fore-aft saddle adjustments

  • Handlebar height and reach adjustments

  • Clipless pedal cleat adjustment

  • Upon request, parts consultation and/or recommendations are offered.

  • Dynamic positioning of aerobars (Tri/TT/Track Bikes), to work with athlete’s specific skeletal and muscular system

  • Bicycle handling considerations during all modifications

  • Dynamic hip, knee and foot alignment analysis using the DATA Video Capture system.

  • Other adjustments as necessary.

  • The copy of your fit report will be send to you via e-mail using the New BG/Retül Zin with precise measurements and angles.

  • Includes complimentary follow up. The Freshbikes Video Fit gives you a follow up period, which is 90 days during spring/summer or 120 days during fall/winter.

Please call or email Clovis clovis@freshbikescycling.com to schedule an appointment.  Allow up to 2 hours for this session.

Ideal Motion/Video Capture Fit (Ideal Motion/Video Fit) $330.00

        Using the full power of the Retül Vantage system, the Motion Capture fit incorporates all of the elements of our Video Fit, and adds in the data that only a motion capture system can provide. This fit is designed to eliminate possible pains and discomforts, addressing efficiency and maximizing power.

        Motion analysis from the Retul Vantage with Video analysis from Data System allows us to find an ideal posture that provides the safest and most efficient union of the body and the bike, and deliver the most informed and detailed fitting experience possible.

        We highly recommend the Motion Capture fit for our elite athletes, as well as anyone working through surgeries, flexibility limitations, or complex fit problems that have proven difficult to resolve in the past - the Retül Vantage system will help us get you riding comfortably and efficiently.

Ideal Motion/Video Fit Includes:

  • All elements of our Video Fit. (above)

  • Foot stability assessment and footbed fitting with the BG Custom Fütbeds (Option).

  • Dynamic hip, knee and foot alignment analysis using the BG/Retül Vantage and the DATA Video Capture system.

  • Upon request, parts consultation and/or recommendations are offered.

  • The copy of your fit report will be send to you via e-mail using the New BG/Retül Zin with precise measurements and angles.

  • Includes complimentary follow up. The Freshbikes Ideal Motion/Video Fit gives you a follow up period, which is 90 days during spring/summer or 120 days during fall/winter.

Please call or email Clovis clovis@freshbikescycling.com to schedule an appointment.  Allow up to 3.5 hours for this session. Due to equipment requirements, this service is only available in our Arlington location.

BG/ Retül Custom Fütbeds - $170.00

       The Retül Custom Footbed System allows us to perfect the most crucial part of your cycling experience - your feet! The custom footbeds start by creating a mold for your left foot and right foot. After that, the Fütbed will be precisely made on the mold, giving you the most perfect comfort (avoiding and/or minimizing possible future issues), support and the best power transfer to the pedal. Unlike any other footbed experience, and tailored specifically to the fixed foot position that cycling involved, the Custom Footbed will take your comfort and performance to the next level!

      If you're curious if Custom Footbeds could help you, please don't hesitate to ask about this service during any of our fit experiences.

Please call or email Clovis clovis@freshbikescycling.com to schedule an appointment.  Allow up to 1 hour for this session. Due to equipment requirements, this service is only available in our Arlington location.

Perfect Sizing Fit: starting at $150.00 

      Do you want to purchase a bike and want to know precisely what model, frame, or components will fit you perfectly? We have the answer: Perfect Sizing Fit.

        Using our BG/Retül Muve SL bike in lieu of your own bike, we can determinate the best bike and the best fit for you. You choose which level of fit listed above (Ideal Video or Motion Capture) suits your needs, and we provide the bike!

        The BG Retül Muve SL is a Fit Bike that our top-notch bike fitters can change saddle, stem, bars, pedals and crank length to find the rider’s ideal position and equipment for Road, CX, Track, Gravel, Mountain or TT/triathlon Bikes positions. The Muve is the most precise Fit Bike on the market, more precise than electronic Fit Bikes, and it allows us to make adjustments while you’re riding. The possibilities are infinite, and the results are precise and efficient. Because even the best fit bike is still a stand-in for your dream bike, the Freshbikes Ideal Bike Fit will be finished on your own Bike, for more accuracy and better results.

        Pricing is the same as in the above fits, and as above, when your dream bike is purchased through Freshbikes, we do offer compelling discounts on our world-class fit services. Don’t know if you're ready to purchase a bike the same day as the fit? No problem. We’ll hold your measurements for you and finish whenever you pick the perfect bike.

Please call or email Clovis clovis@freshbikescycling.com to schedule an appointment.  Allow up to 2 hours for this session. Due to equipment requirements, this service is only available in our Arlington location.

About Clovis
Clovis Anderson, Jr. - Fitting Director, Bicycle Fit Specialist, Certified Mechanic, former Olympian and Pan American Cycling Champion

Clovis joined Freshbikes in 2007 and quickly became indispensable.  Assuming the role as Lead Fitting Specialist in 2008, Clovis has attended numerous Fitting schools and symposiums to continue his education and bring value and experience back for our customers.  In 2011, Clovis became the mid-Atlantic’s first Certified BG FIT technician, and has fit literally thousands of riders. One of the first dozen or so to pass the new BG FIT certification standard, which is personally run by the Godfather of the BG FIT process, Dr Andy Pruitt.

Specifically addressing the needs of our many local triathletes, Clovis became a FIST (Fit Institute Slow Twitch) certified fitter in January of 2012.  Clovis has the experience, knowledge base, and tools to really help you increase power AND eliminate pain and discomfort on your bike. Helping the rider to better realize their full potential to achieving personal goals. Hailing from Brazil, Clovis is the former National Champion and an Olympian.  He was a professional cyclist from 1980 to 1992, and is certified by the UCI (International Cycling Union) as a cycling coach, specializing in track and road racing. Further credentials include studying under world renowned Spanish coach, Professor Jose Luiz Algarra  (coach to Pro-Tour icon Miguel Indurain during his then historic run as a five-times Tour de France Champion).  A certified mechanic by Cannondale, Park Tool, and Finish Line.

Suffice it to say, Clovis has an encyclopedic knowledge about bicycles and about athletes and their needs, but he is also both humble and extremely willing to help.

Clovis currently leads the Fit Team at Freshbikes with the heart of a champion and the patience and experience to tackle your most challenging fit needs.

For more information about our fit service email our Fitting Director, Clovis Anderson directly.

 

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