Friday, March 14, 2008

Bike Set Up - Sunday 16th March

This Sunday I have invited Nick Flyger, Senior Biomechanist from the Nation Sports Institute of Malaysia to come to my place on Sunday to do some bike set ups. Nick has worked with many National Cyclists in New Zealand (and Malaysia of course, Kimberley, Shahrom etc) and specializes (as his title suggests) in correct biomechanics. You only have to read any one of many articles on the subject of bike set up to know that having it done properly by an expert is essential not only for optimum performance but also injury prevention. (I’d hazard to guess that if we’d done this a few months before Ironman Malaysia, without exception we would all have got better bike times).

The process in Malaysia has always been hit and miss, with bike shop owners selling you a bike based upon a number of factors (usually based on what they have in the shop) and not always being whether the bike actually fits you! Having the right sized bike is only half the solution, setting it up properly is just as, if not more important. There’s not a lot we can do about the size of the bikes we have but having saddle height, saddle fore/aft position, stem length, handle bar height, aero position etc correct will mean a lot in terms of saving time whether it’s a 40k or 180k ride, not to mention the reduced chances of injury that a correctly set up bike will ensure.

The charge will be RM150 per person as a group discount. To compare, in the west it will cost anything from US$250 to US$600. Nick will be using tried and tested software, will video you as part of the analysis and then provide you with a report afterwards. The great thing about doing this is that once you have your “numbers” you have them forever and you never need to do this again regardless how many times you change your bike.

I've invited a few people who I thought might be interested but if there is anyone else that would like to get this done drop me an email or leave a comment below and if Nick can fit you in we'd be happy to have you come along.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hey simon.
im very intersted in a bike fit.
so how can i get fitted by him??
and how much will he charge if i would come alone, or does he needs a group?
can you please give me some details?? thanks