Apex Velo is the place for cyclists to get quality products, industry-leading bike fittings and expert service
 
 

Bike Fitting

A good bike fit is the most effective investment you can make in your cycling. A mediocre bike fitting can be disastrous. Having a trained professional with the right equipment perform the bike fitting can greatly improve riding experience. Increased power, reduced risk of injury and a measurable improvement in comfort are common results of an Apex Velo fitting.

At Apex Velo, we combine modern fitting technology with professional fitters. Every fit service is performed by a trained professional regardless of price level or complexity. We are fully committed to making sure our customer is perfectly dialed-in on his/her new or existing bike.

 
 
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Fit Offerings

 
 
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3D Dynamic Fit (by appointment) $350 ($250 w/ New Bike Purchase from Apex Velo)

Comprehensive and efficient, this is our recommended fit for riders who are serious about performance or who have any complex fit requirements.

Pre-Fitting

A rider interview with fitter covering cycling specific history, injury history on/off the bike, cycling and fitness goals

Skeletal Assessment for total height and body proportion

Focused Biomechanical Analysis: Range of Motion, strength, flexibility, asymetryInspection and measurement of rider's current bike (if applicable)

Assessment of foot/shoe/pedal interface with an emphasis on subtalar angulation, foot width and volume, as well as arch height, collapse and length

Fitting Process

Dynamic Fitting Session on the fully automated Guru® Dynamic Fit Bike

Cleat installation and adjustment with regard to stance width (Q-factor), fore/aft, foot rotation and angle

Pedal stroke analysis and knee tracking analysis and adjustment

Comprehensive saddle analysis and selection with Saddle Exchange Program

Multi-stage analysis of cockpit including handlebar stack, reach and angles

Dynamic asseement of final position under load and climbing using Guru® Dynamic Fit Bike

2 follow up fitting sessions

 
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2D Dynamic Fit (by appointment) $275 ($200 w/ New Bike Purchase from Apex Velo)

This fit is a great starting point for riders who are new to cycling.

Pre-Fitting

A rider interview with the fitter covering cycling specific history, injury history on/off the bike, cycling and fitness goals

Inspection and measurement of rider's current bike (if applicable)

Fitting Process

Dynamic Session on the automated Guru® Dynamic Fit Bike

Comprehensive saddle analysis and selection with Saddle Exchange Program

Static cleat fitting

Pedal stroke analysis and pedaling form instruction

Multi-stage analysis of cockpit including handlebar stack, reach and angles

 
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Dynamic Saddle Fitting

The only guaranteed solution to finding the best saddle for you

Rider Interview

Saddle specific cycling history Injury history on/off the bike

Cycling and fitness goals

Focused Biomechanical Analysis

Measurement of sit-bone width

Functional Range of Motion and Cycling Strength assessments for comparison to any limitations in cycling movement patterns

Follow-ups & Extras

Saddle Exchange Program

It is impossible to know if a new saddle is the right one until someone has a chance to actually ride it. If the customer purchases a saddle from us following a saddle fitting, we will exchange or refund that saddle within 2 weeks for any reason. If the saddle has been marked, marred or is otherwise no longer in new condition, we will arrange for a partial refund based on the saddle condition.

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Spin/Cleat Fitting (by appointment) $45 for static off the bike and $75 if on the bike

For those who spin at Soul Cycle, B/Spoke, Equinox, Flywheel and basically any spin studio, as well as those looking to get the shoes and cleats set up perfectly.

Rider Interview

Spin specific history

Injury history on or off the bike

Spin and fitness goals

Focused Biomechanical Analysis

Skeletal Assessment of full body and leg alignment (foot, ankle, knee, hip)

Assessment of foot/shoe/pedal interface with an emphasis on subtalar angulation, foot width and volume, as well as arch height, collapse, and length

Provide recommendation for off the bike exercises and stretches and / or referral to outside professionals for cycling specific treatment (when necessary)

Individualized, 1-ON-1 Consultation with an Apex Velo Fitter

Cleat installation and adjustment with regards to stance width (Q-factor), fore/aft, foot rotation and angle

Coaching of proper cycling technique, including muscle utilization for each segment of the pedal stroke

 
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Fitting A la Carte

In cases when small tweaks are needed, we offer Fit Services billed at $75/half hour

 
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Fit Check

10-15 minute Fit Checks to evaluate your current fit are complimentary. Not sure if you need a fit? Set up an appointment to bring in your bike and we will watch you pedal on the trainer and evaluate what fit services make the most sense.

FAQ

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What is a bike fit?

A bike fit can be the key to truly enjoying the sport of cycling. It is the process of finding the best possible position for the rider's body to be in while riding. A well fit bike will be both comfortable and efficent for the rider. Our fitters utilize decades of experience, combined with modern fit technolgy including the GURU Dynamic Fit Unit (DFU), to ensure the best result possible.

How often should I have a re-fit?

It is common to hear fitters say "every two years" as a standard answer. However, there are many factors that can cause a new fitting (or a fit check) to be advantageous. Weight loss or gain, injury (cycling or otherwise), strength increase or decrease, changes in riding style/type and changes in flexibility are all normal occurences that can have a major impact on the rider's comfort and efficiency. If the rider is having discomfort on his/her current setup, or have experienced physiological changes since that individual's last fitting, it is likely a good time to get a fit.

What does a fitting include?

The bike fitting charge includes the specific services described in the outline of our fit offerings. Additional work to adjust an existing bike to the resulting position can result in additional labor charges as it is a separate job often being performed by a different employee. If you do not see the exact service you are looking for, we are happy to offer our fit services a la carte or as needed at a fit lab rate of $150 per hour. Any position generated during a fit at Apex Velo is owned by the customer being fitted. The customer receives all of the final fit coodinates, component selections and specific numbers resulting from the fit.

Does my bike get adjusted to the new fit numbers after the fitting?

The short answer is yes. With all of our fits, we include the service of adjusting saddle position and simple cockpit adjustments such as a stem change. If additional, more complex, work such as handlebar or crankset swaps or recabling are needed, this is the responsibility of the customer and is billed at our service department's normal labor rates. With any new bike purchased at and fit by Apex Velo, we include the complete conversion to the customer's fit numbers. Please bear in mind that this service is limited to the labor costs of adjusting the bike and replacing components as needed. The cost of any components needed to achieve the fit numbers are the reponsibility of the customer.

What if I want a bike you do not carry. Can you still fit me?

Yes. We are happy to fit any bike that someone may own or hope to purchase. We also are happy to assist riders in their purchase of a bike we do not stock for a consulting fee.

Do I really need a bike fit?

We strongly feel that a having a bike perfectly fit is the most important variable in a rider's enjoyment of cycling. The rider is able to ride farther, faster and more comfortably on a well fit bike than on a bike that is poorly fit to that individual. The combination of a great fit and cutting edge technology is an unforgettable experience.

Are any other costs usually associated with a fit?

It is very common that in order for a bike to be adjusted to the final fit position, new or different parts are required. Most frequently, this involves a stem and saddle. Depending on an individual's needs, saddle, stem, handlebars, seatpost, crankset, shoes and pedals all can play a vital role in perfecting a bike fit and may ideally be replaced. In these cases, we strive to identify what we propose to change and why. Whenever possible, we give the rider being fit an opportunity to try the resulting position before comitting to major parts replacement. If a rider chooses not to change certain parts, we work to maximize the potential of the rider's fit using the existing components.

Why should I get a fitting before buying a new (or used) bike?

We highly reccomend this approach. Once we have completed a fitting, we can use the numbers generated to guide us in finding a bike that matches the customer's fit needs. This ensures that bike size, geometry, even parts/accessories, are optimized out of the box and can save money in the long run. A well fit bike will be more comfortable, faster and more fun to ride than even a more expensive bike that does not have the proper fit.

Do women need a women's specific bike?

Again, another maybe answer to this question. Typically, women specific bikes have a slightly shorter reach and taller stack height than similiarly sized unisex bikes. This is due to this geometry being helpful for the fit needs of many female riders. However, all of us are proportioned differently and there is no guarantee what bike or frame geometry is ideal based on gender alone. A fitting prior to a bike purchase answers this question and helps guide the correct choice.