Bike Fitting/Sizing Service
Absolute Bikes has a very knowledgeable staff equipped with all the proper tools, space, and training to make sure your bike fits your body. Our goal is to ensure that your body and your bike are working in perfect harmony. We do fittings on all types of bikes, and specialize in fitting mountain bikes.
What sets our Fitting apart from other fit services is the very thorough Pre-Fit Assessment. This process is necessary to insure that we understand your unique body, background, and goals before we get on the bike and start adjusting things. Once on your bike, we will spend as much time as needed to make sure we get it just right. The average time from start to finish is approximately 3 hours, but can vary from 2-4 hours.
If you’re not ready to invest in a Fitting we also offer a Bike Sizing Service. With the purchase of a new bike, a sizing is offered at a discounted rate of $50 to make sure your bike is dialed. We suggest you ride a few times to notice any pain points. Otherwise, a Sizing can be scheduled for $100 and takes roughly an hour.
During a Sizing we set saddle height and fore/aft, handle bar position, and adjust the suspension (as well as educate you on how to adjust it). A Sizing can also be a very useful tool for determining exactly which size bike you need when you find yourself between two sizes.
Bike Sizing includes:
Adjust seat height
Adjust fore/aft seat position
Adjust handlebar reach
Adjust handlebar height
Adjust suspension (and educate you on how to use it)
Full-fit includes Bike Sizing plus:
Pre-Fit Assessment (series of questions and tests to evaluate range of motion, flexibility and core strength)
Measure and adjust handlebar width
Email copy of bike measurements
Follow-up appointment to assess how you have adapted to the Full-Fit changes
Custom Footbeds include:
Foot Assessment to evaluate foot limitations, if any
Body Geometry Custom Footbed molded, formed and fine-tuned to your foot
Suspension Setup Services
We also offer Basic and Advanced Suspension Setup Services. We know a lot about bicycle suspension and love educating our clients about it. Suspension technology is amazing these days but it takes knowledge and experience to get the most performance from it. Either the Basic or the Advanced Suspension Setup Services are a perfect complement to a Fit – but they are also extremely valuable as stand-alone services.
The Basic Suspension Setup service begins with adjustments to your bike’s suspension in a static position – you are sitting on the bike but not riding it. We take the time to explain all the settings so that they are set up correctly for your weight and riding style – and you understand what functions they serve. Sitting on your bike in a shop is a good start, but if you really want to make sure your suspension performs at its best in real world riding conditions then you should consider our Advanced Suspension Setup service.
For this Advanced Suspension Setup, we make the static adjustments but then it’s time to start riding and really learning! We have access to an amazing trail network right out the back door and for the Advanced service we do 2-3 hours of riding and bracket testing on each of the suspension adjustments. By the time we get back to the shop we guarantee that your suspension will be setup correctly for you and your riding style, you will be confident using all the features of your bike’s suspension, and you’ll have a huge smile on your face.
Basic Suspension Setup: $50.00
Advanced Suspension Setup: $275.00
Contact us to schedule your bike fit today.
Bike Fit FAQ
What should I bring with me to a Bike Fit?
Obviously your bike is necessary to perform a bike fit. If possible, drop your bike off early to save setup time, which allows us to get right to work as soon as you arrive for your appointment. We understand that if you’re coming from out of town this may not be possible, but feel free to bring it by hours, or even days, before your appointment. We’ll take good care of it.
In addition to your bike, you will also need your cycling shoes and cycling clothing. A bike fit is a good time to think about replacing those old beat-up shoes or worn out chamois. You will be barefoot (socks are fine) for much of your Pre-Fit Assessment.
What is the Pre-Fit Assessment?
This is a series of tests and questions, that evaluate various aspects of your unique physiology such as range of motion, flexibility and core strength. These assessments are also designed to discover any limitations that could potentially need to be addressed on the bike. Wearing comfortable, non-restrictive clothing is highly recommended. Your cycling kit works perfectly for this.
When I leave am I done?
The human body is always changing and adapting. Included in the cost of your Fit is a follow up appointment which is intended to see how you have adapted to the changes we made. This is also an opportunity to address any questions/concerns you might have. We want you to be completely satisfied with your experience. Never hesitate to call or email your fitter. We also email you all of the info and data from your bike fit for your records, and we also keep fit records on file here at the shop.
What if I have another bike, or purchase a new bike?
We offer a fitting on a second bike for an additional $50, so go ahead and bring your second bike with you, or set up another appointment with your fitter for the second bike. For returning Fit customers we offer a Loyalty Bike Fitting for $150. This is a great option for customers who have had a fit in the past, but it’s been a few years. Reasons to consider an all new fit include new riding goals or to compensate for physiological changes following an injury/surgery.
If the Shoe Fits
Need a new pair of kicks with your custom footbeds? We offer multiple brands since each shoe last fits a food differently. Tend to have a wider foot? Need a high performance gravel shoe? Browse to see our options and then stop in to get your foot measured to find the best fit.