We have been Bike Fitting professionally since 1994 and have been trained extensively by Specialized Bicycles and the Body Geometry method, the top biomechanical and medical fitting in the world. Dr. Andy Pruitt who founded the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine and fits many of the top pro riders in the world, works with us personally to give you the best fit possible.
We offer 2 levels of fitting, Body Geometry fitting takes a minimum of 3 hours and costs $300 with head coach Craig Undem. Basic fittings take 90 minutes and cost $150, both available at either West Seattle or Sand Point shops. Every rider can benefit from a good fit, and we know the specific issues and how to fit beginners up to world class competitors in Road, Track, Cyclocross, Mountain and Triathlon. We also offer free follow up’s for 1 year with every Body Geometry fitting.
A proper bike fit by a knowledgeable, experienced professional coach is an essential component to healthy, optimized cycling long term. In addition to increasing performance, bike fits can either prevent or remedy overuse injuries, or correct for morphological discrepancies. Like the rest of Cycle U’s programs, our bike fits focus on empathy, experience, and precision.
We don’t offer any acronyms, kitschy pseudo-science, or other superfluous eye-catchers that waste your time and money. We base our techniques on time-proven standards in the sport, years of experience with hundreds of athletes in every discipline, and approach each rider’s fit holistically. We have been trained by Andy Pruitt and other leaders in the bike fit industry. We have over 50 years of in-house experience, encourage our coaches to participate in monthly training and collaboration, and used Specialized brand fitting products. We offer an outstanding fit with free follow-up to be sure you are happy even after you leave our center.
Fittings include*: lasers to check your Z-plane, measurement of your sit bones for proper saddle width, foot valgus/varus measurement, proper torque wrench use on all important bolts, and a full range of Specialized fitting shims, saddles and padded bar tape to make you fast, efficient and comfortable.
Basic fits begin at 90 minutes and are customized to the rider. Many fits require more time, at which point cost is either pro-rated or by task. Cost for basic fitting is $150 and our hourly rate is $50 per hour for additional time* Additional bikes are $25 each to adjust to new ideal position*.
Body Geometry fitting by head coach Craig Undem takes a minimum of 3 hours and is $300, Time Trial fittings are $350, available at either location.
RAD cleat alignment is also available. $75 to precisely align your shoe and cleat to eliminate side stress on the knee, hip and ankle. If you are having knee issues, this is the gold standard of pedal/shoe alignment. Please notify us if you are interested in this service when you make your fitting appointment as it takes a minimum of 30 minutes.
I came in several months ago for a bike fit. It was my first step in preparing for the STP. You were so helpful and filled with knowledge….I wanted to say thank you for your time during the bike fit. You were precise, detailed and very positive. I expressed my worry regarding my lower back. I have struggled with left and right sciatic pain due to three bulging disks… I was so worried the STP would cause a pain crisis in my back. Guess what? I never felt a single pain or ache in my back. I believe that was because my bike actually FIT me! You paid exquisite attention to my back concerns. Your bike fit expertise made it happen. Thanks again Kristi and I look forward to spreading the word about the professional and friendly service you and CycleU has given to me. I could never have made it to Portland without CycleU!
You came in at 7 AM on a Saturday morning to fit my bike. You
worked hard on it and fast. I was amazed at all you got done. Saturday was finally cool but dry so I got out for a 40 mile ride. Unbelievable, I had a fantastic ride and enjoyed it very much, now I want warm (50degree) weather and dry conditions I want to ride
and ride the bike.
You did a fantastic job on the bike fitting. I am
very happy and wish to thank you for taking the time and getting it done
that day. I am glad you had the parts and had the experience to get it
done fast and correct. The handlebars feel great, the gel and tape work
I just wanted to thank you for your great work and tell you that I
am very happy with my bike now. I had a great 35 mile ride and it felt great,
wind and cold and all..
Thank you for making my bike a pleasure to ride again,
Thank you Craig,
I went on a 30 mile ride today–the longest ride I’ve been on in 16 months. I had no back pain, no numb hands, no neck pain, etc. I also feel having the fit has resulted in less overall fatigue. I’ll recommend your fit services to others.
Hey Craig – Just thinking about my fitting awhile back and had been meaning to drop you a line. I enjoyed the new set up, went with the shorter stem you recommended shortly after we met and had a glorious STP ride. The most comfortable, effortless STP I’ve had to date. Thank you.
2012 Felt AR3
Just wanted to drop you a quick note on how the post fit ride went.
Definitely an upswing on power — my hill climbing has improved. My usual pressure points and pain-areas (back and left shoulder) surprisingly did a lot better — honestly I thought the change in position was going to light them up but the exact opposite was true — they didn’t really bother me at all the whole ride. The feet were good too. I think this has to do with those inserts I bought. My right foot got a bit numb but I think this had more to do with the cold and less to do with the pedal pressure.
Quick comment on the average time — I probably would’ve topped 16-16.5 MPH (up about 2 MPH) but my riding buddy tapped out around 65 miles so I had to slow up some. I was fresh until the end.
Thanks again! It looks like the fitting did the trick for me.
*Additional time is often necessary for in-depth cleat shimming adjustments, handlebar replacement or retaping, if your 2nd bike is a TT bike, and other mechanical tasks. We will finish all major adjustments in the 90 minute session and then you choose if you want to continue working on smaller improvements. Not all measurements are necessary on every fit and your coach will determine how best to use your 90 minutes for maximum improvement of your problem areas.