The Bike Fit
We have always proceeded in a similar way as many others, and as in all areas there are certainly many approaches where every bike fitter gets along well with something else.
Of course we are convinced of our method, it seems unimaginable to us with the possibilities we have today that there is someone we can not position on the bike in such a way that he gets even more power into the pedals.
A first step was to turn away from doing the bike fit on your own bike, this has the reason that there is too much restriction in possible positions, furthermore the work process is marked by constant interruptions (athletes have to get off, it is adjusted again, if necessary immediately again on/changed etc.), the question arises whether this does not even change the movement of the athlete if he does not become really warm.
Furthermore, we did not have the possibility to go back to a previous position "for a moment" if the athlete wants to compare again, because you can't undo three settings with millimetre precision when working with your own wheel, even if you were to record them all (which would cause further interruptions), almost every time frame would be exceeded.
Finally, it was our goal to measure all necessary data without having to wire the athlete, and not to end up in a position where the Bike Fitter says it is (because who will disagree with the expert if he does not feel completely uncomfortable?!) because any angles or forces are right, but to have several options besides the best position and to be able to objectively document the difference to the others at each. Of course, this also includes testing several crank lengths, another criterion that speaks against using your own bike.
The right position on the bike is essential to achieve maximum performance, the best way to do this in practice is always related to the most comfortable position for the individual.
Comfort = performance and comfort = fewer injuries.
Our goal is to exclude the subjective influences of our experts as far as possible, in the sense that even they do not make any changes whose results cannot be proven or recognized.
Let's be honest, in training planning we always say it's not hard to make athletes who aren't at the end of their personal performance faster, the further it sinks, the easier it is. If a sports student is enough at first, even the experienced runner can bring the less good runner further forward.
Attention, this does not mean that this is a good thing, often an improvement is just because you do something different, I used to know a trainer who has always had extremely hard and a lot of training, also not really, but also with that you achieve short-term success.
Our qualification speaks for itself with a 1,0er intermediate examination in movement theory, here you are in good hands.
With a Bike Fit you can improve the position of many people with few basic things. Why? Well, for one thing, the athlete doesn't know any better, the fitter says so and you take it that way until you have the chance to try something better.
The experience is subjective and therefore it is impossible for the subject to be objective.
We have no way of knowing in advance what could be "better" for the individual, subjectively, in relation to his wheel position, because proprioception is experience, not learning. If you have been driving in a "bad" position for years and know it the same way because you have never experienced a difference, then you don't change anything.
Our approach: to simultaneously optimize position changes during a repetition of task-related movements and through exact measurements and feedback, with the goal of eliminating all processes/results that are not optimal.