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Frequent Asked Questions
How much does it cost to go Custom?Not as much as you might think. The cost of a custom bike is really driven by the expense of the components selected to build it out.
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Technology We Use In The Fit RoomWe are often asked what sort of tools we use or what sort of fitting methodology we follow here at Get a Grip Cycles.
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Does bike fit change over time?We are often asked how bike fit can change over time… Why should I invest in a new bike or custom frame that fits well now, when things could change down the road? Well, a properly fitted frame should be able to be modified without major surgery to account for gained or lost fitness and mobility.
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Is there a “magic pill” for Bike Fitting?The bike industry as a whole is constantly looking for “The Magic Pill” that a cyclist can take and instantly know what bike is right for them. The truth is there is no one magic formula.
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My knee tracks in toward the top tube when I pedal. Can you fix that?The biggest form issue we encounter in the fit room after backs being rounded into full flexion are knee tracking issues.
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Does bike fit affect aerodynamics?In the combination of bike and rider, the rider provides 100% of the power in the system, and about 80% of the drag (surface area) the wind sees.
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What type of shoes do I need?
There are different types of cycling shoes for different cycling purposes:
Should I buy shoes and pedals before my bicycle fitting?
We would recommend that you wait and buy shoes at the fit session. The main mistake that cyclists make in purchasing footwear is buying shoes based on the heel to toe length rather than the arch length.Read more about Should I buy shoes and pedals before my bicycle fitting?
How does Get a Grip use motion capture software?Over the last ten years, bike fit technology has changed quite a bit while fundamental biomechanical principles have largely remained the same.Read more about How does Get a Grip use motion capture software?
Fitting is all about saddle and handlebar position, right???A professional fitting at Get a Grip starts with a thorough analysis of the rider's foot/shoe/cleat/pedal interface. This point of contact is where the power the body produces is translated directly through the drivetrain and moves the bike.Read more about Fitting is all about saddle and handlebar position, right???
How do I prioritize my purchases?
We are often asked by our clientele where they can get the most performance gains per dollars spent on their bikes. In this brief article, we will break it down for you.Read more about How do I prioritize my purchases?
What are some common issues you see in the fit room?
We often encounter knee tracking issues that stem from the placement of the cleat on the shoe and the overall width of the pedals on the bike. When the knee tends to flare away from the top tube over the top of the pedal stroke, one culprit could be stance width.Read more about What are some common issues you see in the fit room?