Bike Fit Scheduling Calendar
NOTE -- our fit calendar is now open for April and May 2023 with availabilities on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Note that the online reservation system charges a "reservation fee" of about 5 percent, which is not refundable. But there's no sales tax.
Benefits of a Professional Bike Fit
All new bike purchases at Proteus and Patuxent Adventure Center include complementary bike sizing, ensuring you the proper saddle height, ideal leg and knee extension positioning, and a comfortable handlebar reach,
To go to the next level of power and comfort, some cyclists may have bike fit needs beyond sizing.
If you are having discomfort on the bike, are working through an injury, or looking for more power and higher performance, then you may choose to invest in a professional bike fit. A professional bike fitting focuses on proper alignment of five touch points: hands, feet, and seat (and forearms if you’re using aero bars). During a professional fitting we start with an interview to go over your long and short term goals, problems on the bike, and medical/surgical history that may impact your cycling. We evaluate your position on the bike and make adjustments based on measurements of body angles and your feedback.
What to Expect During Your Fit
We will conduct an interview and flexibility assessment, and then take foot measurements for foot-pedal interface adjustments and sit bone measurements for saddle selection and adjustments. We analyze your leg and hip alignment on the trainer. Finally, we work up to arm and hand cockpit positioning. Please wear form-fitting bike clothes, bring your bike shoes, and plan on doing a lot of pedaling! We have a coffee shop where you can get more water, food, caffeine as needed.