Duration: ± 30 min
Price: 50 €
Comfort and cycling efficiency are strongly dependent on the cyclist’s position on the bicycle. An optimal position will lead to improved oxygen uptake, maximal power transmission, better aerodynamics and enhanced comfort. This will in turn result in improved performance and reduced risk of injury. As every individual body is different -both statically as dynamically- the determination of the optimal cycling position is a highly-individualised process.
The assessment will start with a static body measurement, including height, foot length (left and right), inseam length, trunk length, arm length (left and right) and shoulder width. These measurements are performed with high-end standardised equipment, using air pressure to optimise accuracy. Taking into account the variation in insole thickness and crank length, the saddle height is determined based on these body measurements.
The second part of the assessment involves cycling analysis. The ‘Knee Over Pedal (KOPS) is measured to estimate the optimal saddle setback. The saddle setback, together with the arm and trunk length, will determine the ideal handlebar reach and drop. During the cycling analysis, the optimal crank length and handlebar width are also defined. During the cycling analysis, focus will be on optimising the stability and symmetry of the cyclist.