At Spark, we understand that fit is the most important part of a fulfilling riding experience. That’s why we practice and offer the Specialized BG Fit Method. Developed by Dr. Andy Pruitt EdD the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, the BG Fit Method creates a marriage between rider and bicycle like no other. BG Fit (Body Geometry Fit Integration Technology) is a comprehensive fit philosophy created to help cyclists ride faster, longer and in greater comfort, while reducing the chance for injury.
We provide a “sizing” for free as a courtesy with every bicycle that we sell. It includes setting the saddle height and fore-aft position to the proper placement. This service is a great start but it is not a “fit”. Bicycle fitting takes time and an education. A BG Fit starts with a Pre-Fit Assessment before the bike even becomes involved. It is extremely valuable and it is not included in a bike purchase. Sometimes shops say that they’ll “fit” you for free when you buy a bike from them. We’ve addressed that HERE. We also off BG Fit service prior to your bike purchase to guarantee that you’ve made the right decision.
BG FIT - $150
Triathlon BG FIT – $200
When scheduling your BG FIT be aware that this process takes about 2-3 hours and will require that you suspend everything that you may think that you know about bike fit. We’re going to assess your body and establish where your limits are. Then we’re going to fit your bike to you, not the other way around. Your bicycle will be set up to fit your range of motion, flexibilities, and most importantly it will ride comfortably and with greater efficiency than you ever have before.
Here’s how the process works:
Every fit- whether it’s for a novice or experienced cyclist- starts with a brief interview between a trained technician and rider that addresses the individual’s injury history, needs and goals.
This evaluation gains an accurate picture of the individual’s flexibility and other physical attributes, including assessment of foot structure, knee position, spinal curve, shoulder extension, hip flexion and leg length, among others.
Assessed using the side view of the rider, the goal is to deliver a correct neutral position that’s both powerful and comfortable through adjustments to seat height, handlebar height, stem length and cleat position.
Analysis from frontal view to optimize hip, knee and foot alignment for greater performance and balanced power delivery. includes analysis of pedal and shoe placement and squareness on the saddle.
After a week or so, the technician calls to discuss the effectiveness of the adjustments and to answer any other questions or concerns the rider may have.
What To Bring:
Because we’re getting you ready to ride your bike: Please wear what you wear when you ride your bike! Your helmet is not required unless you plan to go for a ride from the shop after.
We recommend that you wear:
- Cycling Shorts
- Cycling Jersey or a tight fitting moisture wicking top
- Cycling Shoes (if you use clipless pedals)
- Gloves (if you normally ride with them)
- A Towel (if you sweat easily)