Retül Bike Fitting
Pro, enthusiast or casual rider - your riding comfort is crucial. At Cycle Heaven we can offer you a one stop shop for all your fitting, coaching and therapy needs:
- Dynamic Retul bike fitting will match you to your bike.
- York's best equipped and stocked workshop to set up your bike.
- Sports therapy to address any physical niggles.
- Coaching to address your performance.
- Showering and changing facilities for your comfort.
- Relax in our cafe afterwards!
Riding a bicycle subjects the body to repetitive stresses over lengthy periods of time. What may start as an occasional niggle can steadily develop into something more uncomfortable or even damaging. Optimising the riding position bio-mechanically not only minimises the occurrence of discomfort, but also maximises your riding efficiency - improving power transfer from rider to bicycle. You can ride further, faster and in more comfort.
At Cycle Heaven, as a shop, we have 23 years of experience fitting people to bicycles, but there are limitations to this old-fashioned method, so we use RETÜL 3D motion capture technology. It's a simple process: you ride your bike on a home trainer or use our static adjustable jig (the MUVE) and we film you with a 3D camera. This is processed by Retul's bike fitting software which allows us to examine your posture in detail and then make any of necessary changes - which can easily be done on immediately in-situ, or for more complex rejigs, on-site in our workshop. For more intractable comfort issues you can consult one of our in-house sports therapists - Chris Statham or Cheryl Wilshire.
We have a separate, private studio upstairs in which to perform Retül bike fitting and any associtaed therapies as well as showering and changing facilities. A bike fitting consultation usually lasts about 2 hours.
Please note that all bike fitting must be by appointment - call 01904 636578/651870 to make an appointment.
RETÜL 3D Advanced Motion Capture Bike Fit
Retül bike fitting is recognised worldwide among the cycling elite as the best there is; British Cycling, Team Sky, Team Europcar, Orica Greenedge and MTN Qhubeka all use Retül to optimise the set-up of their athletes. They recognise its importance in terms of performance gains and athlete fitness. Why is it so good? Simply put, the Retül process allows accurate, real-time, 3D dynamic analysis:
Accurate. The Retül process is accurate to within less than a millimetre.
Real-time. The Retül hardware captures and displays bio-mechanical performance instantaneously. Small changes can be made and the effect felt and seen instantly.
3D. The Retül hardware uses 2 sensors to triangulate the position of the anatomical markers to plot them in 3 dimensions. This reveals true compound angles and allows true tracking of knees and hips.
Dynamic. The Retül process requires the rider to pedal against resistance to reveal true bio-mechanical performance.
At Cycle Heaven we have the kit and 2 fully certified fitters to offer Retül fitting to our customers. In conjunction with our 22 years in the business of fitting people to bicycles, Cycle Heaven can help you maximise your cycling potential. Being a bike shop we can usually make any required component changes on-the-spot from a selection and we can advise on any other technical issues.
RETÜL Single Bike Fit - £150
Biomechanical analysis and cycling specific assessment.
Dynamic data capture of 3D full body movements against varying pedalling resistance to elicit true physiological responses and determine the optimal position. The final comprehensive digital report contains a summary of your physical assessment and both 3D and 2D body parameters as well as the 3D fit coordinates of your ideal bike set-up. Call us today on 01904 636578 / 651870 to book an appointment. Allow two hours for a single fit.
RETÜL 2 Bike Fit - £250
As above, but with two bikes fitted in the same session.
Biomechanical analysis and cycling specific assessment. Dynamic data capture of 3D full body movements against varying pedaling resistance to elicit true physiological responses and determine the optimal position. The final comprehensive digital report contains a summary of your physical assessment and both 3D and 2D body parameters as well as the 3D fit coordinates of your ideal bike set-up. Call us today on 01904 636578 / 651870 to book an appointment. Allow three hours for a two bike fit.
RETÜL Redial - £75
Single bike redial or position check. Free when you purchase a new bike and Retül bikefit.
This follow up appointment is available for customers who have already completed a Retül analysis and are in need of adjustment down the line. This is appropriate for any part changes and recommendations. Call us today on 01904 636578 /651870 to book an appointment.
What happens during a Retül Bike Fit?
Through Retül, Cycle Heaven offers the most advanced bike fitting available in the industry today. Only Retül certified fitters are allowed to conduct the fit. Here's how they do it...
- Rider Preparation
For best results with a Retül fit, the rider should wear classic cycling kit - including lycra shorts and a short sleeved top.
- Physical assessment
We conduct an interview and physical assessment of the rider to establish his/her experience, expectations and goals and understand physiological limitations relating to bike fit.
- Marker Placement The fitted attaches infra-red LED markers are placed at eight anatomical points of the rider's body.
- Riding the bike
The rider rides either the adjustable Retül Müve bike or their own bike on a turbo trainer on the platform.
- Bike setup adjusted
Adjustments are made to the bike to optimise the fit.
- Bike "Zinned"
The fitter creates a complete digital map of the bike, using the Zin, Retül's handheld digitizer.
- Rider profile compiled
A rider's file is created and stored on Cycle Heaven's server, including the rider's personal profile, measurements from the fit, bike measurements, and the rider's final fit position. The fitter will be able to access and print these records for comparison and tracking of historical fit data for the client.
- Fit report created
The rider's data is compiled into a report which can be emailed to the rider and is stored on Cycle Heaven's server.