Bike Fit

Adams Avenue Bicycles fitters are F.I.S.T. certified, and have years of experience riding, racing, and working with cyclists from all backgrounds and disciplines.  Our goal is to enhance your riding experience by providing anexceptional bicycle fit at an an affordable cost.  In order to keep things efficient and straight forward, we have established two fit processes based on customer need and availability.  Don't suffer through another painful ride, look through the options and schedule your fit today!

Rider's Choice $75.00 (45 min-1 hour): This fit is for those who prefer to ride platform pedals, don't need their cleats adjusted, or riders that packed and shippped their bicycle without making a note of their coordinates.  This fit includes:

  • Adams Avenue Pro Fitter
  • Prefit interview
  • Size consultation (if purchasing a new bicycle)
  • Saddle position 
  • Cockpit optimization
  • Bike fit coordinates printed, or sent to you 

*Free with purchase of bicycle from Adams Avenue Bicycles

Pro Fit $150.00 (1.5-2 hours): Knee pain?  Saddle discomfort? Trying to get aero before that key event?  This fit is for those that want to otimise their position and performance for all types of riding.  We highly reccommend this fit if you use clipless pedals, race, or like to ride your bike a lot.  

  • Adams Avenue Pro Fitter
  • Prefit interview
  • Size consultaton (if purchasing a new bicycle)
  • Saddle position 
    • Sit bone measurement (ie. saddle sizing)
    • Saddle suggestions and test up to 5 saddles
  • Cockpit optimization
    • Different stem lengths and pitches
    • Test multiple handlebar shapes and widths (if needed)
  • Cleat/Pedal interface
    • Knee alignment
    • Foot angle and float adjustment (Speedplay pedals)
  • Saddle testing
  • Post fit bike size/make/model consultation (if on current bicycle) - In other words, we tell you what bikes you should get based on your fit.
  • Bike fit coordinates
  • Fit follow ups 
  • %10 off on labor and parts (saddles, handlebars, stems, etc.) purchased as a result of bike fit session.

*50% off with purchase of bicycle at Adams Avenue.  Can upgrade from previously performed Rider's Choice fit with payment of remaing $75.00 balance.

Ready to get started? Schedule your fit by calling the shop: (619) 295-8500, or email us at adamsavebike@gmail.com.

 

Comfort, Safety And Efficiency Begin With Fit

A level saddle is important for comfort.How well your bicycle fits you determines a lot. It can mean the difference between comfort and pain, fast and slow, safe and unsafe.

Proper fitting starts with selecting the right size bike frame. Most of our bikes are not one-size-fits-all, but rather, come in different frame measurements to help you obtain the best overall fit. Frame size is usually measured along the length of the seat tube (the tube which supports a bike’s seat and seatpost). While measurement standards vary a bit between different manufacturers, we can help you determine the ideal range of sizes that would offer you your best match to your body type and riding style.

What does body type have to do with fit? Well, have you ever heard someone say, “He’s a tall drink of water” or “She’s all legs”? The point is: Each of us has a different body style. And this has to be taken into account when fitting for a bike.

What's Your Riding Style?

How does your riding style relate to proper fit? Let’s say you want to cruise the bike paths on a bike that lets you sit upright where you get a good view of the scenery. That calls for a different frame size, bike type and fit approach than, say, a time-trial racer who needs to be positioned for optimum aerodynamics and speed.

Better Bike Parts Can Be Adjusted

Beyond frame size, other components of a bike also contribute greatly to a good fit. Take seats, for instance. What's the best height for your bike seat? How far forward or back of center is your correct seat position? The tilt of the seat is also adjustable. Other factors to know more about include: stem length and height; crankarm length; and, what width and shape of handlebars work best for you.

No Matter Where You Bought Your Bike, Great Fit Starts Here

We love helping our customers get the right fit. And if you didn’t buy your bike from us, worry not. Just bring your bike in for a complimentary review of the fit basics so you know what changes, if any, you might want to consider. We look forward to seeing you.