Optimize Your Ride
A professional bike fit is the most effective way to maximize your comfort and performance on the bike.
Whether you’re planning to purchase a new bike, recently purchased a bike, or have one that you've been riding for years, you should feel at ease, pain-free, and efficient in the saddle.
Every Body, Individually
No two people are alike. Since cyclists have different body types, movement patterns, and backgrounds, there’s no standard measurement or position for riding. Our bike fit process is a personalized approach that focuses on understanding and addressing your unique biomechanics, asymmetries, known physical issues, riding history, and performance goals.
Comfort is Crucial
Your bike should feel like an extension of your body. The foundation of our fitting approach is to position you comfortably and sustainably, no matter your cycling style.
Jacob Rathe, Head Fitter
A native Portlander, Jacob began racing bikes at age 13, leading to a 3rd place in the U23 Paris-Roubaix. During his pro cycling career for Jelly Belly Cycling he struggled with and journeyed back from a very painful Post Iliac Artery Endofibrosis condition before ending his career with a 3rd place at the US PRO National Championship road race.
Today, Jacob rides for fun and helps others improve their cycling experience in his roles as a bike fitter and performance coach. His unique fitting perspective has been honed not just by his successes in cycling, but also from the physical setbacks that are inherent to the experience.
A background in road, gravel, cyclocross, track, touring, and mountain biking give him great insight into fit considerations for different ride styles; all while being mindful of individual capabilities and goals.
Dial in Your Existing Bike
Even a bike that you’ve been riding for years needs to be adjusted for changes in your physique and flexibility. Pain, numbness, or excessive fatigue on your rides is a sure indication that a new or updated bike fit is required. Find the best fit option for your needs below:
Spec a New Bike or Configure Your Custom Build with a fit on Retül Muve SL
The Retül Muve SL is a completely adjustable Fit Bike designed to simulate the geometry of any stock or custom bike. It can be used in a number of ways, from having certainty about which size stock bike to buy, to creating the dimensions for your dream bike, or having your bike built up with the right parts for you from the start.
Pre-Purchase Fit: Not sure what size stock bike to buy? A Pre-Purchase Fit is ideal for identifying the right model and sizing for your individual situation. Your physical characteristics, biomechanics and riding goals are assessed to identify ideal models and sizes for you. You’ll ride the Muve SL fit bike in different configurations that mimic the potential models you’re shopping for. Leave with the best sizing, ideal cockpit configuration and component dimensions identified.
Custom Bike Fit: Ready to step up to a custom frame build? A Custom Bike Fit will determine geometry specs that are optimized for your comfort and injury-free performance. Your physical characteristics, biomechanics and riding goals are assessed to come up with the ideal contact point dimensions for your custom bike.
Pro Build Fit (Stock or Custom Bike): Whether for a stock or custom built frame, a Pro-Build Fit enables you to choose all the correct component dimensions for your new bike. With integrated cockpits and internal routing, it’s often labor intensive to do minor changes to a cockpit configuration. Dial in the fit before the bike is built and avoid costly alterations.
If you have further questions about the best fit for you, contact us.
Learn More About Your Unique Hydration and Fueling Needs
For those looking for optimal performance, we offer an advanced sweat test. New science of hydration and fueling has shown that people are unique in their hydration in fueling needs. Specifically, the concentration of sodium lost in sweat varies drastically from person to person from 400-2000mg/L. The Advanced Sweat Test finds your Sweat Sodium Concentration and builds a hydration and fueling plan specific to your needs.
The advanced sweat test happens at rest, as a solution is put onto the skin to stimulate your sweat glands.
If you’ve ever experienced or would like to prevent these symptoms, consider looking at your hydration plan:
Hospitalization due to dehydration or hyponatremia
Significant reduction in performance in warm or hot weather
Failure to finish an event or ride
What you'll come away with from the Hydration and Fueling Consultation
Sweat Sodium Concentration from the Precision Hydration Sweat Analyze
How to measure your Sweat Rate and use the information
Recommended hydration mixes and fueling products for different event durations and weather conditions
Other considerations to combat stomach issues, cramping, fatigue and poor performance