Sunday, September 1, 2013

Retul


After Set Up

Before Set Up
 The goal of Retül technology is to assist bike fitters in making objective and accurate fit decisions, as a proper bike fit is one of the single most important factors for optimal performance and efficiency, injury prevention, and comfort on the bike. A proper bike fit will not only provide a rider with the most economic means of expending energy, but will also prevent pain that is common in the knee, hip, and lower back, particularly with riders who are trying to adapt their bodies to the bike they already have purchase
After having the Specialised S-Works for 4 years with the same set up I decided to have a proper assessment of my bike fit . I meant to do it last year but just found it hard to organize. I saw Al Nichols at Als Cycle Surgery and  whilst there is a fine balance between comfort against power , the changes were radical and at least for the short spurts made a difference in output and efficiency. I still need to build up my core and strength .The position is more aggressive and I will need to build my core strength to tolerate riding in the position for 180 kms. Time will tell if it works and there will be another trip to tweak the set up in coming weeks.