How long does a bike fitting take?
This first one-hour appointment is spent evaluating any current physical issues, injuries, your strength and flexibility, and your current bike position. Erik will then make necessary adjustments to your bike to get you in the optimal position. He may make recommendations for different equipment (new stem, seatpost, etc.) in order to position the body better. Also included in the appointment is homework to improve your strength, flexibility & pedaling skills. Once finished with your new set-up, you’ll be asked to spend some time riding the bike to allow your body to adapt to the new position. Bike fit is often a process, and results are sometimes not attainable in just one session. It may be necessary to return for a re-fitting appointment, either with Erik or one of his assistants to make final adjustments to your bike.
What methodology does Corpore Sano use for my bike fit?
With 17 years of focused experience in bike fitting, Erik Moen is nationally recognized as an expert in his field. His fitting philosophies are based on the science of pedaling biomechanics, individual musculoskeletal capabilities, and people’s unique cycling goals. This methodology is something he has developed from experience (not just from an ‘out of the box’ fit formula or taking a class). Erik also teaches bike fitting to physical therapists and industry specialists. Erik is one of the most sought-after bike fitters in the area due to his level of experience and knowledge. Combined with his physical therapy background, understanding of musculoskeletal dynamics, and extensive cycling background, a bike fit by Erik will be the best fit you can get. Erik’s fits regularly help patients overcome injury and improve performance.
Do you use a power meter for bike fits?
Erik uses a power-measuring device for advanced clients who have already gone through an initial fitting process. Erik does not use a power meter for many individuals, however, who are far from ideal positioning on their bikes when they first come in. With less advanced riders, a power meter is not required to demonstrate improvements. Erik feels it is important for the client to have had time to make body adaptations after an initial bike fit. The use of a power meter for fitting is not entirely accurate either, since monitoring position vs. power for such a short period of (< 5 minutes) is not necessarily an indicator of postural tolerance and power output. Another example of this is with aero positioning, where we see that the most aerodynamic position is not the most powerful position and vice versa. See Fees and Insurance for more information.