September 12, 2016

In this piece, I’m going to write about road bike positions for triathletes.  To start, I want to visually describe, what is happening “in space” to move from a road position to a time trial position.

As you can see from the image above, the time trial position is merely a road position rotated forward around the bottom brac...

December 30, 2015

Andy Potts: 170 mm crank length

One of the biggest performance upgrades you can make to your bike is a proper fit. Your bike and its contact points must be selected and positioned in a manner that promotes comfort, power and aerodynamics. Remember that speed = comfort + power + aerodynamics. Comfort is defined as the ability...

December 9, 2015

Optimizing your bike position, equipment, and setup is free speed. Not monetarily free, but free as in you’ll go faster without an increase in form or fitness.

Triathlon’s sequence of events sees that as the you go from swim to bike to run, the resistive forces (water, fast moving air, slow moving air) that inhibit forward m...

September 29, 2015

The style in which the IRONMAN World Championships are won varies based on the type of athlete(s) who are threats or have shown they can win the race in a particular fashion. We typically refer to this as the bikers or the runners era. As triathlon evolves, the competition becomes more dense. There are a lot of athletes tha...

September 22, 2015

This series highlights two athletes, Liz Blatchford and Callum Millward, and their coach Mat Steinmetz as they work towards their goals as professional IRONMAN athletes. This first installment illustrates the long term planning that is the backbone of their process. 

The Kona Veteran: Liz Blatchford  

Liz Blatchford and...

June 11, 2015

You don't need to be a bike fitter to observe that these 3 positions all appear to be different.  However, these 3 positions all share the exact same fit coordinates - bar and saddle position. 

All 3 off these positions would conform to any sort of biomechanical ranges you are choosing to measure.  All 3 positions...

May 28, 2015

By: Ben Waite

A poor bike fit equals poor fit coordinates.  Fit coordinates are where your body contacts the bike.  The first step of this process is to get a bike fit from a skilled and experienced fitter.  

After your fit, you will have a set of fit coordinates that will need to be translated onto your existing or...

May 14, 2015

By: Mat Steinmetz

I'm currently on a flight home from Melbourne, Australia where I was teaching a bike fit course for Guru's distribution partner, Monza.  

During the course, one of the first things we cover is saddle selection.  A bike saddle is the most important contact point on your bike.  It is a no compromise...

April 16, 2015

By: Dave Ripley

As fitters we often get asked, “when is the best time to get a bike fit or have my position evaluated?”

The answer is NOW

The cool part about that statement is that it doesn’t matter when the question is asked - the answer is the same.  Now is the best time to make sure that you are fit correctly on your bike....

April 8, 2015

One change I made to my racing a few years ago that saved me a lot of time and reduced stress, was to always have my bike setup as I'd race it.  

A lot of athletes I know leave it to the last minute to get their bikes race ready.  This is an even greater issue for the athletes that understand that there is an optimal an...

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