Standard Fitting $100.00 - 1.5 Hours
In 1990, Jon Tallerico began learning how to understand problems that may exist with a cyclist’s riding position.
From many years of working with some of the great bicycle mechanics, bicycle builders, designers, and industry professionals, Jon learned the "ins and outs" of bicycle adjustments.
Adjustment of a cyclist's riding position is by no means a process that has been reinvented during the past 40 years.
A bike fitting today is simply the application of a thorough understanding of pedal and saddle-to-handlebar ratios, applied to a cyclist's unique body geometry. For the most part, these are principles that have not changed from the approach developed by Italian and French Cycling Coaches and Master Bicycle Builders of the late 1960s.
By watching you ride your bike, both on a wind trainer and outside, we will be able to assess your riding form and your need for any adjustments. Then, with some careful measurements and calculations, we can make the proper adjustments to your cycling position.
While our approach is both time consuming and very involved, you will leave our shop feeling confident that progress has been made, and that it was time well spent. Plus, you will receive documentation of your exact cycling-related body and bicycle measurements for future reference.
The aim of our bicycle "fitting" process is to increase your cycling performance, maximize your comfort, and help prevent injury. We can even use it to help you get back on your bike after an injury, by compensating for your temporary physical constraints.
The majority of our fitting services require approximately two hours. However, if we need to change parts in order to reach the desired positioning, more time will be needed which may require a second appointment.
We start by sizing up the rider, then the frame is built to exact specifications.
After a bicycle crash and broken bones, Don Blount decided it was time to update his bike fit.
Being comfortable on the bike is important to being able to spend time on the bike. That is one of the reasons I went in recently for another bike fit. My last real fit by a certified fitter was about 18 months ago.
This time I went in to see Jon Tallerico, owner of The Bicycle Café (lodibicyclecafe.com), an eight-month old local high-end bike shop that specializes in bike, equipment, service and coffee. The shop has a few Orbea bikes on display, Sidi shoes and the ceiling is decorated with racing jerseys. I have not tried the coffee yet but I am told that it is good.
In addition to my bike, Jon told me to bring cycling shorts and a helmet. Instead of packing my car, I rode 11 miles from my home to the shop so I was warmed up when I arrived.
As Jon put my bike on the wind trainer he explained that bike geometry is built around cyclists with ... Click here to read the rest of Don Blount's bike fitting experience.