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If you’re experiencing discomfort or suffering from aches and pains after riding your bicycle, it could be due to an improper bike fit. A professional bike fitting is one of the most important things to do when purchasing a new bike, yet is it is often skipped. Getting your bike fitted will allow you to enjoy happy and pain-free rides, but there are other reasons why bike fitting is important.

In this blog, we discuss what bike fitting is and why is it important to get your bike professionally fitted before heading out for your first ride. Currently we are only offering bike fits on bikes we have sold.

What is bike fitting and why is it important?

Bike fitting is a process of adjusting a bicycle to optimise the cyclist’s comfort, efficiency, and performance.

Oftentimes, cycling on an improperly fitted bike can lead to several injuries that can be easily avoided. Everyone’s body is different and having a bicycle that has been adjusted to you and been professionally fitted while taking your body mechanics into account is essential.

A professional bike fitting has many great benefits, some of which include:

  • Injury prevention
  • Enhanced comfort
  • Improved posture
  • Reduced pressure on knees and back
  • Reduced or eliminated pain or discomfort when riding
  • Enhanced efficiency and performance
  • Improved overall cycling experience

At Primera Sports, we believe that a professional bike fitting is one of the best investments you can make for your comfort, safety, cycling performance, not to mention enjoyment. Our bike fitting specialists can help adjust your bicycle to fit specifically to you, helping you avoid injuries and eliminate many issues, including:

  • Numbness and pain in hands and feet
  • Saddle discomfort
  • Lower back stiffness and pain
  • Neck stiffness and pain
  • Sore knees

How Is Bike Fitting Performed?

A bike fitting usually involves adjusting the pedals, saddle, and handlebars of the bicycle to ensure proper and safe rides.

During a bike fitting service, you’ll be asked what type of riding you’ll be doing and what your goals, fitness, and flexibility levels are. Additionally, checking if you had any previous injuries, these are essential to ensure the bike fitting provided creates a comfortable ride, while increasing overall cycling performance, power, and efficiency.

Get Your Bike Fitted With Primera Sports

At Primera Sports, we are passionate about bike fitting. We were one of the first bike shops in the UK to offer a professional bike fitting service. We aim to make sure that all our customers get the best from their bikes that’s why we offer a free professional bike fitting service with every new bike purchase.

Find out more about our bike fitting service in Poole and Bournemouth by calling us on 01202 775588 or visit one of our bike shops in Dorset.