BIKE FITTING SERVICES
We fit everyone and every bike!
IMPROVE YOUR COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE
You deserve to love your ride! Regardless of what type of cycling you enjoy, you'll benefit from a bike that has been properly adjusted to fit your body and your riding style.
You might think that you don't need a fitting unless you are a professional but almost every cyclist can benefit including:
Adventure cyclists/Bike tourists
Those with a previous injury (this is especially true!)
Our certified fit specialists will discuss your cycling history and goals. We'll then work with you to determine your ideal riding position. With a professional bike fit, you can be more comfortable, more efficient, and more powerful on every ride. The proper fit can help you recover from injuries and even prevent new ones.
We’ve partnered with companies like Retül to give you access to the most accurate and precise measurement tools available. However, we don't just let the equipment do the work! Instead, we rely on the 30+ years of experience of our fitters to help our clients find a new bike or improve their position on their current bike.
Fit package pricing does not include cost of replacement parts, if necessary.
BIKE FITTING SERVICES & PRICING
*price reduced $15 with the purchase of shoes or pedals
- This service fine-tunes the cleat location on your shoes taking into account fore/aft and rotational placement. During the fitting, you will also receive general safety instructions on the use of your new shoes and pedals. It is not essential to have your bike with you for the fitting, but it is recommended.
*Rate is reduced $50 with the purchase of a new bike
*A complete bicycle is required for this fit
The Essential Fit is a one-hour fitting designed to get new riders set up on their bikes and riding in comfort. This full fit involves cleat placement on shoes, saddle fore/aft positioning, saddle height, handlebar reach and drop, handlebar and lever placement, along with general pedaling instruction.
Hybrid and Road bikes only, Parts extra
Precision Retül Fit
*Standard rate is discounted $125 with the purchase of a new bike
This three-hour fit designed is for a rider who is interested in selecting the perfect bike for their riding style and physique, or a rider seeking as much hard data as possible about themselves as a cyclist. The Precision Fit uses the Retül fit system to help riders of any ability and experience get a data-driven fitting for more comfort, efficiency, and power on their bike. Using 3D motion capture technology, the Retül system accurately measures every degree of movement and millimeter of distance, providing you and the fitter with data to support the choices made during the fit for your cycling equipment and personal riding experience.
Road and Triathlon bikes only, parts extra
*This fitting appointment requires a complete bicycle
If you have a bicycle built for two, this is the fitting for you. Our expert fitter Ed Sassler will make sure your tandem fits perfectly.
Tandem Sales Appointment
*This is a sales appointment and does not require a bicycle
If you’re looking for a tandem in New England, you want to come in and meet Ed at our Belmont location. He’s been riding tandems for more than 20 years, has ridden double centuries, climbed Cadillac Mountain before sunrise, and raced tandems. He’ll help you choose the right model, understand positioning, go for a test ride, and dial in your bike fit.
If the Shoe Fits
For maximum power transfer on the road or trail and for exceptional comfort on a spin bike, we recommend clipless cycling shoes and pedals. With stiffer soles and the ability to click into and out of your pedal system easily, cycling shoes make your ride and your workout more efficient, more effective, and more comfortable.
Ride in Comfort
One of the most important contact points between you and the bicycle is your saddle. If you aren't comfortable you definitely are not going to want to ride. Gel saddle covers are a hindrance not a help. A fitting will ensure you have the correct saddle for your anatomy and positioning on the bike. The padding on your cycling shorts does wear out, replacing them can lead to a more comfortable ride as well.
Put Your Fitting in Our Hands
A common cyclist ailment is numbness or tingling in the hands while riding. Alleviate that discomfort with the right size and shape handlebars for you. Handlebars can be too wide, narrow or have the wrong reach. The right bar tape can make a world of difference as well.
MEET THE WHEELWORKS FITTERS
Ed started the fitting department in 1986 alongside former owner and three-time Olympian John Allis. While Ed has been certified over the years by a number of fitting schools and systems, naming those wouldn’t do his knowledge justice. He is the go-to fitter for anything road, hybrid and tandem-related, and while he can fit any rider, his specialty is helping riders with pre-existing injuries or anatomical oddities to enjoy riding again. If you are someone who has had a knee replacement, fused vertebrae, leg length discrepancy, nerve damage, you name it, Ed is your guy. He describes his favorite bike as the one closest to the door with air in the tires, and his most familiar place to ride is the state of being lost.
Jack is our triathlon expert and dedicated Retül fitter. He’s certified in Serotta, Specialized Body Geometry, SlowTwitch F.I.S.T, and Retül fitting protocols. All together, that puts the most technologically advanced bike fitting and product matching technology in the industry right at his fingertips. His goal is to use data to increase your comfort, prevent injuries, and improve your performance. Jack is an experienced triathlete and the staff member most likely to have gone swimming that morning. His favorite bike is his Serotta Coeur d’Acier, and his favorite event is the Lake Placid Ironman.
Michael is a lifelong cyclist. He has completed certifications in the Serotta and Specialized fit schools. When it comes to bicycles, Michael does it all. Not only is he a lifelong commuter, he also rides road and off-road bikes regularly. As a fitter and salesperson, Michael will fit any bike we sell and can be your go-to salesperson for anything you want to find at Wheelworks.
SCHEDULE YOUR BIKE FIT APPOINTMENT
Ready to start enjoying the best fitting bike you’ve ever ridden?.