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  Freshbikes IDEAL Bike Fit 

World Class, Custom Bike Fitting

        Very few bike shops can boast of their team of nationally recognized bike fitters. With several top-notch bike fitters on premises, including a former Olympian, Freshbikes offers an unrivaled experience in custom fits.

One of the most recognized Bike Fit Studios in the US.

        A custom fit will let you to ride faster, harder, farther, and with more comfort than ever before.  Proper bike fit also prevents injury and reduces pain.  Some bike shops blindly recite dated fit philosophy or rely on popular opinions rather than science. Freshbikes uses science, partnered with the best dynamic and most updated Bike Fit tools in the market.

        Freshbikes now 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.

  Let’s talk about them:

        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 leave the bike. 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 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, mountain or TT/triathlon positions. Of course, this is just a Fit Bike, as any other. The Muve is the most precise Fit Bike on the market, more precise than electronic Fit Bikes. We can make adjustments while you’re riding. The possibilities are infinite, and the results, 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 with partnership in 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/shoe 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 in between left and right foot and 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.

            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.

        BG FIT Dual Angle Technical Assessment (DATA) , 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.

        It gives the rider the rare opportunity to see him/her riding their own bicycle from two camera angles.  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.

        Freshbikes is constantly evaluating other fit systems to implement new tools and technology so that we can quickly arrive at the ideal position for the rider.  But our belief is that a consistent procedure and precise adjustments guided by an experienced technician will glean more useful data from rider feedback than any new gimmicks (Saddle mapping devices, Robot Electronic Fit Bikes such as the Guru system, lasers, computer simulations, etc.). You are the most important component of our fit process and we promise to listen closely to your feedback instead of conforming to computer driven models or general norms.

Our Fit Services: 

New Bike Fit Adjustment (NBFA) $FREE (with new bike purchase)

        Available with bike purchase only. This is not the Ideal Bike Fit ™.  This is our basic level of fit in order to setup a new bike for the first few rides until while we schedule your more advanced fitting service.  At the time of purchase when the correct frame size is determined, saddle height, saddle fore/aft, handlebar height and reach will be adjusted. Upon request, parts consultation and/or recommendations are offered and recommended, as 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 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/$160.00

        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 Video Fit gives you a follow up period, which is 90 days during spring/summer or 120 days during fall/winter. Will be a pleasure to see you back here for some tweaks if you need.

       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/$250.00

        Road, MTB, Triathlon, Time Trial, Gravel, CX,Track (Velodrome)

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 Data System allows us to find an ideal posture that provides the safest and most efficient union of the body and the bike.

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. Will be a pleasure to see you back here for some tweaks if you need.

       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/ $390.00

        Road, MTB, Triathlon, Time Trial, Gravel, CX or Track (Velodrome) Bikes.

        *Only at our Arlington location.

        The best experience in Bike Fit you’ll ever have!!.

        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.

  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. Will be a pleasure to see you back here for some tweaks if you need.

       Please call or email Clovis clovis@freshbikescycling.com to schedule an appointment.  Allow up to 3.5 hours for this session.

    Extra Fit services:

    BG/ Retül Custom Fütbeds - $170.00

        *Only at our Arlington location.

       

        Custom Footbed System, design with partnership in between Specialized, Retül and Masterfit, a company leading the Footbed technology for the sky industry.

        There is a huge similarity in between the sky foot/shoe 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 in between left and right foot and left and right arches also!

        So. with the BG/ Retül Fütbed System  we’ll create 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.

        Please call or email Clovis clovis@freshbikescycling.com to schedule an appointment.  Allow up to 1 hour for this session. Also, the Fütbed can be added to any other Bike Fit.

    Perfect Sizing Fit: starting at $150.00

       

        *Only at our Arlington location.  

Do you want to purchase a Bike and want to know precisely with frame, stem, saddle, pedals, shoes etc… will fit you perfectly?

        We have the answer: Perfect Sizing Fit.

        You can choose in between the Video or the Motion/Video Fits.

        Using our BG/Retül Muve SL bike, we can determinate the best bike and the best fit for you.

        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. Of course, this is just a Fit Bike, as any other. The Muve is the most precise Fit Bike on the market, more precise than electronic Fit Bikes. We can make adjustments while you’re riding. The possibilities are infinite, and the results, precise and efficient. Simulates variations of Fit possibilities, but still a Fit Bike .The Freshbikes Ideal Bike Fit will be finished on your own Bike, for more accuracy and better results.

        The prices are the same. If you purchase the bike with us, you’ll have a better price in one of our Ideal Bike Fits.

        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.

Fitting Staff

Our staff is second to none in the region.  No other store compares to the Freshbikes experience.  We are the only shop around with staff that is certified in multiple fit programs. We have a stable, mature team that are comfortable collaborating to reach ensure you leave happy!  We are truly the leading bike fitters in the mid-Atlantic.

 

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 of a saint.  

 

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

 

        

    

 

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A World Class bike shop serving the District, Maryland and Virginia since 2006, Freshbikes is proud to offer a boutique experience with unrivaled selection, service and expertise.