Bike Fitting 411 with Lake Tahoe TV

Bike Fitting 411 with Lake Tahoe TV


– Hi, I’m Harrison, I’m
a Physical Therapist here at Barton Health and
today we’re going to be talking about bike fitting. (upbeat music) We look at both the rider,
as well as the bike, and we’ll look at how can
we accommodate the rider and adjust the bike so
it works for the rider. We’ll get your bike onto a stand, we’ll do some measurements of it, and then we’ll get you on it riding just like Ryan is doing here. One of the first
measurements that I always do with my riders is I grab a goniometer and we measure knee angle. What we want is actually a 30
to 40 degree bend in the knee when he’s at the bottom
of his pedal stroke. One of the most important
aspects to look at during a bike fit is where
your foot meets the pedal. Ryan doesn’t clip in, so it’s
not as important for him, but someone who clips into their pedals, there’s many adjustments that
you can do to that cleat. You can affect the fit
of the rest of the body. Often times, you see riders
with a lot of extension in the wrist and they can complain about hand numbness during their ride. There are a lot of easy
adjustments we can do to the handlebars and rotating
them forward and backward, as well as changing the grips to maintain a neutral alignment. Bike fitting is a great service Barton Health offers our community. Make an appointment today so you can make the most out of your cycling season.