A proper bike fit makes for the most comfortable bike ride possible. A professional bike fit by The Bike Rack will help optimize your power, comfort, efficiency and safety on the bike – and in some cases, avoid serious injury or making an existing injury worse. The right bike fit will benefit all types of riders – from commuters and recreational cyclists, to competitive cyclists and multisport athletes – on all men’s and women’s bikes.
To schedule a bike fitting appointment, please call the shop at 202-387-2453.
We schedule fitting appointments Monday through Friday from noon to 5:00 pm and on most Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
When you visit The Bike Rack for a professional bike fit, you will discover how much happens before you even get on your bike. Your professional bike fit begins with an interview with our SICI certified professional so that we can understand your cycling history, riding style and goals.
Every bike rider is unique, and so is every bike fit. We take the time to understand what’s going on with your body, taking into consideration past injuries and current issues with pain or discomfort.
Our Bike Fit options offer a variety of fit services to match your riding style and the type of bike that you ride. We understand that a proper bike fit involves the combination of specific tools and a trained professional who can spot real or potential problems throughout the fit process.
Below are the bike fit options we offer at The Bike Rack:
Perfect for when your schedule does not allow for a Custom Bike Fit. We will set your saddle height, saddle fore/aft, stem length, and more for a correct fit. We do not suggest this option for competitive cyclists or those with medical issues.
- Allow 1 hour – $75
Custom Bike Fit
Whether you ride for fun, transportation, fitness or competition – our professional fit service can help you feel better on your bike. We will conduct a complete interview followed by a series of tests for range of motion and flexibility. We will use a comprehensive rider/bicycle analysis to find your optimal riding position. This option is best for your current bike or if you are considering a new bike.
- Allow 1.5 to 2 hours – $175
Custom Bike Fit with Aero Bars (Installation Included)
This option is for a road bike with clip-on aero bars. We go through our complete Custom Bike Fit for a proper road bike fit. Simply adding aero bars on a road bike can result in an extremely stretched out position which can sacrifice comfort and control. We will install aero bars on your road bike and make adjustments to find your optimal aero position without sacrificing your optimal road position. (Price of Aero Bars not included)
- Allow 2 hours – $225
Custom Bike Fit for Multisport (TT Bike)
We will use our Custom Bike Fit process and take into consideration your preferred competition distance and any history of injuries to find your ultimate TT Bike position.
- Allow 2 to 2.5 hours – $250
We use the measurements from your initial bike fit and transfer them to your second bike or new bike.
After a solid week of riding following my bike fit session with Chuck, I can confirm that whatever he did with my road bike is nothing short of magic. The old nagging pain behind the knee? Gone. The inability to produce power and be comfortable at the same time? No longer an issue. Thanks to Chuck’s fine tuning of my seat and cleats, my bike fits perfectly and it truly feels like an extension of my body. Moreover, Chuck’s bike-side manner was exemplary. From the flexibility analysis, to the fitness questionnaire, it was apparent that he takes a rider-specific approach for maximizing bike fit.