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The BikeFit Podcast demystifies and demyths the bike fitting world. We interview professional fitters, athletes, coaches, manufacturers, and researchers about a multitude of topics in bike fitting.

The BikeFit Podcast demystifies and demyths the bike fitting world. We interview professional fitters, athletes, coaches, manufacturers, and researchers about a multitude of topics in bike fitting.

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United States

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The BikeFit Podcast demystifies and demyths the bike fitting world. We interview professional fitters, athletes, coaches, manufacturers, and researchers about a multitude of topics in bike fitting.

Twitter:

@bikefit

Language:

English

Contact:

425-629-9328


Episodes

Ep. 17: Complex Asymmetry in Cycling with Neill Stanbury

4/21/2020
Physiotherapist Neill Stanbury from Australia joins the show this week to dive into his specialty which is complex asymmetrical motion patterns and injuries. As a bike fitter, Neill encounters extremely difficult cases where cyclists have experienced significant pain, injuries, and developed issues and complications due to the asymmetry. He discusses how issues manifest itself on the bike, the brain's involvement in the process, and also his treatment methods. The episode is broken down into...

Duration:01:00:45

Ep. 16: Online Bike Fitting

4/5/2020
Online or virtual bike fitting is not a new concept in the scope of bike fitting but certainly considering the current state where many are confined at home due to stay-at-home or lockdown orders, most in-person fitting is not functional. As a result, more fitters offer a virtual or online fitting service. In Ep. 16, I interviewed 4 different bike fitters to glean their diverse opinions. Two of them currently offer the service and the other two expressed concerns about the practice. Between...

Duration:00:48:20

Ep. 15: Pelvic Stability with Greg Choat

3/24/2020
Pelvic stability is integral to power transfer. Seasoned professional and functional movement specialist Greg Choat has been involved in racing for 40 years, coaching for 30 and fitting for 20. He extensively discusses how pelvic stability impacts our fit, the comfort of your saddle and how your efficiency and power transfer. He's traversed the arduous path of injury recovery which sidelined him for a period from cycling. His winding road back to health inspired a relentless hunger for...

Duration:01:11:07

Ep. 14: BikeFit Origins with Paul Swift (Paul's Corner 002)

3/7/2020
After an amazing discussion about saddle height with Paul Swift in Episode 3, I wanted to dive into Paul's rich history in bike fitting. Even beyond his illustrious cycling career, he managed to start a bike fitting company from the ground up and traversed an amazing journey through the history of bike fitting. The path began with adapting his pedals and shoes by hand to accommodate a leg length discrepancy during his racing career in the early 80s and now 40 years later, he continues to...

Duration:01:07:07

Ep. 13: The Evolution of Bike Fitting and Frame Design Pt. 2 with Ben Serotta

2/24/2020
Ep. 13 is the 2nd installment of my interview with legendary frame builder, designer, and godfather of bike fitting, Ben Serotta. He recently announced the official re-launching of the Serotta brand. This means that in the near future, the iconic Serotta logo will be gracing some amazing aluminum, steel, and titanium bikes. To connect part 2 of the interview with his recent news, Ben also announced the creation of the Serotta Cycling Service Professionals Network which will be “a...

Duration:00:42:11

Ep. 12: The Evolution of Bike Fitting with Ben Serotta

2/11/2020
This week the BikeFit Pod presents the first segment of a 2-part conversation with legendary frame builder Ben Serotta. He willingly devoted hours to our interview and went beyond my list of quirky questions. Although we certainly discuss frame geometry and design, Ben is also one of the early godfathers of bike fitting with the invention of the Serotta Size Cycle in the mid-80s and in the early 90s, the formalization of one of the first bike fitting schools, the Serotta International...

Duration:00:46:18

Ep. 11: Fitting Aerodynamics with John Cobb

1/20/2020
On the pod this week, I interview John Cobb. He is a pioneer & innovator in the bike industry since 1972 and is considered part of a handful of legendary figures that helped shape the bike industry. He is often referred to as “Mr. Wind tunnel” and has been a proven pioneer in the area of cycling aerodynamics to help position riders better in order to gain speed and comfort. He’s designed or been involved with the design for virtually every part of the modern bicycle. His stories are almost...

Duration:01:06:34

Ep. 10 Size Cycle or Fit Bike with Chris Balser

1/5/2020
Chris Balser, otherwise known as the bicycle fit guru, joined the podcast this week to discuss the ongoing debate on how to define the dynamic units pictured in most fitting images found on the web, social media or in shops around the world. Chris is clearly a specialist on this because he already composed an article on his blog a few years ago titled, "Fit Bike? or Size Cycle?" He conducted trials testing the fits between a fit bike and a trainer and measured client outcomes. Through this...

Duration:01:08:30

Ep. 9 Does Crank Length Matter with Dr. Jim Martin

12/16/2019
Renowned cycling researcher Dr. Jim Martin from the University of Utah joins the podcast this week to discuss the implications of crank length on cycling. Dr. Martin's research on crank length was originally motivated by examining kid's standard crank length and attempting to find the optimal solution. Although his research on this topic was published in 2001, many people have strong feelings about specific crank lengths and how it affects cycling. Dr. Martin provides a colorful and detailed...

Duration:01:01:01

Ep. 8 The Independent Bike Fitter with Sean Madsen

12/2/2019
In Ep. 8 I spoke with Sean Madsen who is the owner of the Denver Fit Loft in Denver Colorado. After running the Specialized BG Fit program for 5 years and fitting some of the greatest cyclists in the world (Peter Sagan, Vincenzo Nibali, and Tom Boonen), Sean decided to embark upon his own project to provide custom bike fitting for Denver area cyclists. After 5 years of running the BG Fit program, he noticed that on average only 10% of the thousands of people he trained implemented fit...

Duration:01:02:53

Ep. 7 The Crossroads of Coaching and Fitting with Hunter Allen

11/16/2019
In Ep.7 I interviewed legendary coach, CEO of Peaks Coaching Group, co-founder of Training Peaks software, co-founder of WKO software, co-author of Training and Racing with a Power Meter and co-author of Cutting Edge Cycling, Hunter Allen. Yes, this is still the BikeFit Podcast so why did I interview a coach? As a matter of fact, Hunter strikes a chord with many bike fitters and cyclists who recognize the crossover between the two practices. For any cyclist to reach their goals, a proper and...

Duration:00:58:53

Ep. 6 What is Bike Fitting? Live from the Philly Bike Expo with Happy Freedman

11/3/2019
In Ep. 6, I was invited by renowned bike fitter Happy Freedman from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City to join a talk with a group of fitters from around the country where he attempted to answer the question, “What is bike fitting?” In our conversation, some of the visiting fitters from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Tennessee, Kansas get the opportunity to share their thoughts and ask Happy questions about fit. He describes the current state of bike fitting, where he...

Duration:00:56:10

Ep. 5 The Foot is a Microcosm with G8 Performance CEO, David Lee

10/23/2019
In Ep. 5, I speak with CEO and founder of G8 Performance, David Lee. He is a consummate foot specialist who's been running an orthotic insole company for 7 years. He focuses on on the foot as a microcosm of its own rather than the belief that the "foot is just a lever." We discuss the dangers of current footwear, how they significantly impact and injure the feet and the imperative need to promote movement and blood flow within the foot during any type of athletic activity. Learn More:...

Duration:00:35:51

Ep. 4 Watch and Listen: The Tools of Bike Fitting with Jerry Gerlich

10/9/2019
In Episode 4, I spoke with professional fitter and elite trainer, Jerry Gerlich. When we connected for our pre-meeting, I sincerely wanted to describe Jerry as the "MacGyver" of bike fitting with his cavalcade of intricate and sometimes odd tools and his solution-focused philosophy that endeavors for answers in non-traditional formats, but as we traversed his bike fitting journey, two main topics arose: watch and listen. The pod will describe it, but Jerry went from investing in the leading...

Duration:01:13:00

Ep. 3 Paul's Corner: Saddle Selection, Saddle Height and Bike Fitting

9/25/2019
Part 3 and the final part of our series on saddle height in bike fitting continues with an interview with the founder of BikeFit, Paul Swift. We refer to these regular episodes as "Paul's Corner" where he not only weighs in on our previous podcast topics but expounds upon what he perceives in the world of cycling and specifically with bike fitting. Today's riveting topics cover the following: The range of saddle height and the variables that affect it. Challenges to setting up proper saddle...

Duration:00:25:49

Ep. 2: The Science of Saddle Height with Dr. Rodrigo Bini

9/9/2019
In Episode 2, Damon interviews Dr. Rodrigo Bini of Latrobe University in Australia. He is one of the leading researchers in bike fitting in the world and also is one of the editors and authors of "Biomechanics in Cycling." Dr. Bini discusses his research on saddle height and how much it actually needs to be changed to impact oxygen uptake or force output. He delves into the research on static vs. dynamic fitting adjustments and also explains fitting technology and its use in the world of...

Duration:00:52:48

Ep. 1 Establishing Saddle Height with Tom Wiseman

8/22/2019
Saddle height is an often debated topic in cycling and there are multiple methods used to establish it. Due to the massive amount of information about saddle height, this is our first of 3 episodes delving into this ubiquitous topic. Professional bike fitter and BikeFit Pro Tom Wiseman of Cycling Solutions joins us for a candid conversation on how, after over 1250 bike fits completed, he establishes saddle height, the definition of pelvic stability, the importance of fit in the process, and...

Duration:00:43:20