It is always nice to hear that things are going well for a client, even more so when that client was almost in so much pain they were unable to ride their bike at all. Mary Margaret Bowmer recently provided us with this feedback from her bike fit. Enjoy.
Phil did a bike fit on my race bike a couple of months ago. At the time I was having some pretty severe left anterior knee pain.
My massage practitioner thought it was related to a tight hamstring. (Which was very tight.) For a couple of weeks I kept stretching, but kept riding too, but the pain did not subside. Finally my husband urged me to get a bike fit.
Phil did an amazing job. He first checked over my flexibility and motion. Then got me on the bike and watched me spin for a few. He raised my seat time and time again till it was a good inch to two higher. I was amazed and skeptical, but surprisingly it felt really good and my knee felt better. He also adjusted the position of the saddle and shoes, carefully seeing how my knee was reacting with each spin. Finally, he adjusted the stem which changed quite a bit. I went home and my husband made the changes on my training bike as well.
Now my knees feel great! No more pain. And more shoulders feel better too. I feel stronger on the bike, especially when climbing. It feels like I can spin at a better and at a more efficient rate, and breathe better as well. Which is always good.
Thanks Phil to a job well done.
Call Dr. Steve Noble at 360.671.7067 to schedule your fit today!
Well when you offer anything FREE to college students you should pretty much plan on being busy, and we WERE! Man, two nights of “clinic” style fittings, 12 students and several hours later much of the WWU team is on their way to riding efficiently and without pain.
Hip Movement Analysis
Saddle to Bar Drop Measurement
Saddle Fore Aft Adjustment
Cleat Position Analysis
Many came in with aches, pains or just simply being uncomfortable on the bike. I am pretty sure everyone walked out of the office in amazement that you could be comfortable on the bike. I am excited that I got to have some small part in getting people excited about riding, and giving back to the WWU Cycling Team which has given me so much.
I will leave you with a snippet of two riders email responses to me following the fits.
David Dees here. I’ve only put about 6 hours on the saddle total since the fitting, but I know it feels leaps and bounds better than before. When I bought the bike, I just adjusted the seat post height and called it good. After the fitting, I definitely had a lot of strain reduced on my shoulders, and arms and neck and lower back, so much so that I’m pretty much taking my bike everywhere (even to campus) and instead of walking in some cases.
My bike now feels incredible after the fit. I’d thought about getting a fit before but the prices blew me away. I now realize how complicated fitting actually is. I feel very lucky to have gotten a professional fit from you. I can’t believe I rode for so long the way my bike was.
Right now is a great time to get fit, adjustments take some time for our body to adapt to and the off season for most is a great time to learn to be more efficient on the bike! So come on in, call Steve Noble’s Office at 360.671.7067 to schedule.
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