In all my years of riding I have never had a professional bike fitment done. I have always done my own setup, got comfortable on the bike and thought that was it. How wrong I was!
I recently acquired a Swift Carbon Dark Matter and decided that it was time to do things properly. I got hold of Renay Groustra, a professional mountain biker who runs an ErgoFit fitment service from the Epic Bikeshop, to do the setup.
A bit more about ErgoFit:
Ergofit is the first scientifically developed bike fit program that makes use of dynamic measurements such as training load and flexibility. Egofit provides a fast, effective and highly accurate tool to assess frame parameters and critical bike measurements.
The first part of the fitment is done off the bike. A series of body measurements are taken which are entered into the ErgoFit software online. The software then generates a PDF report with all the necessary dimensions.
The second half of the fitment is done on your bike. Adjustments including stem height, saddle height and reach are done in order to match the ErgoFit report values.
A bit more about Renay Groustra:
Over the past 4 years and under the guidance of Dr JeroenSwart, Renay has quietly been developing into a World Class athlete.
2008 was a breakout season for Renay. In addition to winning the overall U/23 SA Cup Series title, he finished the season strongly with a 26th place at the World Championships
Found out more about Renay here
I highly recommend using Renay and Ergofit for your next Bike fitment, it has made a huge difference to my riding and comfort on the bike.