Retul Bike Fitting

/Retul Bike Fitting

November 2012

Who can benefit from a Retul Bike Fit?

Generally, if you are serious enough to clip into a bike, you will benefit from a bike fit. Whether you are a professional or recreational ride, getting the proper bike fit is an effective yet economical way to improve performance.

What results can I expect?

A proper bike fit is essential for injury prevention and to maximize efficiency  An optimal position on the bike will allow for greater comfort which translates to riding longer, using less energy and of course more enjoyment while riding. All bodies are different and your position on the bike should reflect your bio mechanics 

How long does a Retul bike fit take?

An average fit with Retul lasts between 90 - 120 minutes. However, if you have major adjustments or component changes, the fit may take longer. 

How is the fit data shared with the cyclist?

The Retul software archives data for every rider and his or her bike / bikes. The client receives a report of the final fit data, which includes body measurements and angles, as well as bike set-up and measurements.

What do I need to bring to my Fit?

Basically, you will need everything that you noramally ride / race with. - Bike(s) - Cycling clothing and shoes, gloves if you ride with them - If you have one, your aero helmet for TT/Triathlon fits. - Any insoles, shoe wedges you may have. - Professional referral letters. ** Please ensure shoes and clothes are [...]

What if I want to transfer my fit data to another bike / bikes?

The software establishes a file for each rider and within that file, the bike and final fit data is stored by each bike the rider would like to be fit to. The client receives a printed report of the final fit, so with an understanding of frame geometry differences and proper measuring tools, the cyclist can duplicate the numbers themselves on a new bike. Keep in mind that different types of riding may require different rider positions.

Can I book multiple bikes?

Yes, multiple bikes are welcome. Many of our clients bring both their road bike and mountain / time trial bikes

July 2012

How does Retul compare to video analysis?

- Video analysis is two-dimensional, while motion capture is three dimensional. A small error is added to measurements by not including all three dimensions in the calculation process. Small errors make big differences in bike fit. - Video cameras have narrow field of view. Retul sensors have a wide field of view. This means that the video camera must [...]

Why Retul?

The best way to analyse a riders efficiency is to observe and measure the rider while he or she is pedalling on the bike. Retul 3 d motion capture technology simultaneously measures three planes of movement on the rider as he or she is in motion. Retul averages the risers pedal strokes to provide a comprehensive data set reflecting [...]