MAPLEWOOD FITTING SERVICES
NOTICE: As we begin offering fittings again, we just want to take a minute to inform you of a few things. The pandemic has created the largest surge in bicycle sales and service that the industry has ever seen in history. Due to this, our ability to have our normal parts and fit related items in stock is greatly diminished. We will be vigilant in keeping the things that we can get in stock, however there is a good chance that we may not be able to fully or completely set your bike up to the new fit recommendations, but promise to do our best.
- Set up of key contact points and angles
- More comfort and efficiency
- 1 Hour = $150
This fitting is intended for the person who just got a bike and needs some general professional help with your specific setup, or perhaps you've changed a few things or it's been a while since you've been looked at, confirmation of proper size, and/or has just a couple of minor comfort issues that you'd like to be addressed. This is the same fitting that we provide with a new bike purchase at Maplewood Bicycle for 20 years. This fitting is not for a Triathlon or Time Trial bicycle.
What to Expect: We will have you on your bike, in a trainer, and we will discuss riding habits, distances, any particular areas of your body or body mechanics that need extra attention, as well as some of your riding goals. We will adjust saddle height based on pedaling style/technique, and flexibility as well as the saddle fore/aft position. Once we have set the saddle position, we will then address your reach to the handlebars as well as the height needed for upper body alignment and comfort. In many cases these points of contacts are what most people need in order to ride comfortably, minimize joint issues, and will help your body work more efficiently.
Time: Up to 1 hour /for 1 bike
*There may be some additional costs like a handlebar Stem, or Saddle, from our fitters recommendation to get your bike as comfortable as we can.
- A more advanced Fit
- Utilization of more equipment & Steps for a empirical driven result
-2 Hours = $250
For the Cyclist needing a tune-up to their fit, who have been experiencing some minor aches, discomforts that are not going away, just acquired a new or used bike, or has been riding more and in need of some changes. This fitting is NOT recommended for an existing tri/tt bike, we would recommend the Level 2 fitting. This fitting utilizes another measuring assessment tool with the Dartfish 2d video analysis, as well as addresses foot and cleat alignment with a little more detail. We feel strongly about getting the correct foot and pedal alignment, as this will only help with efficient power transfer, knee and joint health, and some of the foot issues.
What to Expect: Fit principles and protocols stemming from advanced scientific proven methods are used in a more cost effective way to offer you this level of fitting. It is a comprehensive utilization of methods taught to us by Guru, Trek, F.I.S.T., Serotta, Bike Fit Systems, to name a few. The protocols that we apply are basically the same as our Level 2 or 3, with a few less tools and time that it takes to apply those methods. Mix this with our well documented experience and history (over 40 years of fitting at the highest level) and you get a fitting done to a much higher accuracy than most places. Pre and Post bike measurements taken and recorded, as well as your ride and health history.
Equipment Used: Smart Trainer, Dartfish 2d Video Analysis Software, Goniometer, Anthropometer, Aline foot analysis board, Varus/Valgus measuring tool, Laser.
Time: up to 2 hours, /for 1 bike (additional time will be billed at $200 an hour)
*Please Note: We would like you here 10 min earlier than your scheduled fit session. We are usually right on time and very busy, therefore we wish to respect our next fitting by finishing on time. With many of the new axle types, fit form to fill out, change of clothes, we want to either start right on time or limit the extra time it takes to get your bike in the trainer, clothes changed, and you fill out a personal ride history form.
*additional charges may include stem, handlebar, saddle, shoe inserts, to name a few things common in getting your fit right.
- For all types of bikes
- 2d Video Analysis, Full foot/cleat/knee alignment process, & Saddle Pressure Mapping
- 3 Hours = $350
This fitting is intended for any cyclist or triathlete who are increasing their training, starting to race more, post injury (re-fit), currently is experiencing several comfort issues or pain, body-mechanic mal-alignments, or just simply desires a more detailed fitting on their current bicycle, of any kind. *Tri/TT and Road Superbikes will often need more time, at additional $200 per hour. This fitting will also provide you with our detailed and highly successful process for the foot and knee alignment. In addition, we will be providing our saddle pressure mapping system integration throughout the fitting. This will help us examine where your optimal saddle position is as well as what might be your best saddle solution.
Methods Used: F.I.S.T., Guru, Serotta, SICI, Trek, Bike Fit Systems
Equipment Used: Computrainer or Tacx smart trainer, Dartfish 2d video analysis Software, Aline board, Varus/Valgus tool, Saddle Pressure Mapping Tool and software, RADS cleat alignment tool, Anthropometer, Goniometer, laser.
Time: Up to 3 hours /for 1 bike (additional time, if needed, is at $200 per hour)
*Please Note: We would like you here 10 min earlier than your scheduled fit session. We are usually right on time and very busy, therefore wish to respect our next fitting by finishing on time. With many of the new axle types, fit form to fill out, change of clothes, we want to either start right on time or limit the extra time it takes to get your bike in the trainer, clothes changed, and you fill out the form.
*additional charges may include stem, handlebar, saddle, insoles, cleat wedges, to name a few of the typical items we see being changed.
Level 3-3d Dynamic Fit:
- 3d Motion Capture-absolute state of the art measuring and assessment
- Includes all elements of Level 2
- 4.5 Hours = $500
This fitting is for anyone who wants the absolute BEST fit in the region utilizing the latest state of the art equipment in conjunction with the MOST experienced fitters in the region. There is, truly, no other shop in the area that can combine all of this technology with 47 years of experience. This is the ideal fit session for anyone from a serious racer wanting to be in the most optimal position on his/her bike to a recreational cyclist who has several severe issues that are leading to not riding and impeding their cycling experience. We don’t just find a good position here, we find your BEST position and can prove it with one of our two state of the art 3d motion capture technologies, with Computrainer data or the Tacx Neo smart trainer, and from our physical and flexibility tests performed in the beginning of the fit session. This is the no-holds bar, empirical, perfect fit solution for any cyclist/triathlete.
Best For: Serious cyclist who wants to know where his/her body best performs for total performance to someone who has had several physical impairments, or interested in avoiding any and all pains. We will help you find not just the best biomechanical position but, the safest set up, and the most comfortable position that nobody else in the area can find better.
Methods Used: GURU Experience, F.I.S.T., Guru, Serotta, SICI, Trek, Bicycle Fit Systems, Retul, Aline
Equipment Used: Computrainer or Tacx Neo smart trainer, Retul or Guru 3d motion capture, Aline, Goniometer, flexibility assessment, R.A.D.S (radial alignment device-for cleat rotation), Anthropometer, Laser, BFS-foot/ankle alignment tool.
Time: 4 hours and 30 minutes:
*Please Note: We would like you here 15 min earlier than your scheduled fit session. We are usually right on time and very busy, therefore wish to respect our next fitting by finishing on time. With many of the new axle types, fit form to fill out, change of clothes, we want to either start right on time or limit the extra time it takes to get your bike in the trainer, clothes changed, and you fill out the form.
Price: $500 /for 1 bike
*Note: additional charges may include stem, handlebar, saddle, insoles, cleat wedges, to name a few typical items we see being changed.
*Except TRI/TT and road superbikes with proprietary parts will be charged $100 per hour shop time for reassembly, anything over our allotted 4.5 hours.
*Note: If you currently own a bike that has slightly uncommon to proprietary parts like; aero seat posts, unique integrated aero bar pieces and parts, please bring and if you do not have them, please understand that most of these are not stocked by us and we may not be able to get them due to dealership agreements. I.E; 1 ¼: stems, special aero seat post size, Specialized Shiv, Cervelo P5 and P3, Felt IA and DA series bikes, Giant Trinity Advanced, to name a few of the bikes out there that use proprietary pieces and parts that may inhibit us from completing your fit set up.
FOCUSED FIT SERVICES
Specialty or Focused Fit: For when you don’t think you need a full blown fitting, possibly got new shoes or saddle, or have been fitted by us in the recent past but need a few specific adjustments here and there. A person may sign up for one of the specialty fits as long as you KNOW that you’re in a good position but having some specific issues like knee, foot, or saddle discomfort. The purpose of these offerings are not to go in depth in your overall fit but, rather fix a very specific problem. The other aspects of your fit may come into play, like too low of a handlebar position, or a saddle position that isn’t optimal.
Shoe-Pedal Interface Alignment: R.A.D.S (Radial Alignment Device System):
- Foot and ankle evaluation
- Shoe evaluation
- On the bike assessment
- Q factor check
- Full cleat alignment: all 5 alignments
- 1 Hour = $150 (per pair shoes)
This is the ideal specialized fitting that Maplewood Bicycle offers for people who have a good fit but recently purchased new shoes, switching pedal systems, or are currently experiencing some foot or knee issues usually related to feet/pedal alignment.
We begin with a thorough evaluation of your shoe fit, and a check of you on the bike and your alignments. We will then go through the evaluating process of your foot support needs, ankle and foot flexibility, possible hip or leg length discrepancy, your cleat alignment in all 4 positions, and lastly the rotational alignment.
The RADS tool allows us to fine tune the actual rotation alignment of your cleats to eliminate foot/knee/ hip issues related to improper cleat rotation and maximizing float for your particular individual leg needs. We can offer this fit for Speedplay pedal users, and Crankbrothers, but we will not be using the RADS tool. *We are limited in adjustability with the Crankbrothers cleats, Time, and Speedplay Frog and Syzr cleats
Time is up to an hour. (per pair shoes/1-bike. *see below)
Cost is $150
Additional costs that usually occur are; Insoles, wedges, and cleats.
*If you have more than 1 pair of shoes that work with the same pedals, or two bikes-same pedals, we will charge an additional $50 per shoe or bike for set up time, plus any additional accessories used for alignment.
*If you have more than 1 pair of shoes that use different pedals (different bikes like a mountain shoe and a road shoe), the fee will be an additional $150 as the set up dynamics are different and additional time will be needed.
Saddle Pressure Mapping:
- Full 3d evaluation of pressure
- Improved comfort and performance
Saddle Pressure Mapping: For any cyclist who is wishing to try new saddles due to it being worn out, or no longer comfortable and wishes to take advantage of a rare elite industry specific tool and software, and an experienced professional to help assess, recommend, and install perfectly. Forget about those saddle measuring benches, or those pseudo science recommendations on your proper type of saddle. Feel free to bring any saddles of your own to test.
Time is up to an hour and cost is $150 per hour. (non-refundable)
Saddles are at additional cost, usually ranging from $40-$300. Plus, any saddle you purchase from Maplewood’s saddle (“in-stock”) inventory comes with a 21 day exchange/store credit policy as long as it is in like new condition. We do carry several saddle models that have their own 30 day satisfaction guarantee.
Guru Dynamic Fit Unit Experience:
Performed on the Guru Dynamic Fit Unit, for unparalleled experience in fit comparisons and rider-felt changes. We will methodically move you through many positions, electronically while pedaling, and compare which is the best. This can be used for finding the best fitting bike by brand, model, as well as the changes that will need to be made to your existing set up. This fitting is recommended for seeking out what new bike and size will be ideal for you before you buy. It takes out the varying opinions on what is ideal for you or random size suggestions without truly knowing what your specific needs are by you feeling those fit differences in a matter of seconds and minutes.
The Guru DFU Experience has a database of over 10,000 bike brands, models, and sizes, pre-programmed into the software. We can scan you, plug in a bike model and size, or figure that out after the full fit. With your valuable feedback from immediate changes to things like saddle height and handlebar position, and assistance from the fitters training and experience, we can find the best fitting brand/model/size in a very efficient manner. Once finished, we will provide you with a report from your fitting, listing several bikes, set up instructions, etc. Unlike other stores with this service, we will provide you with any brand that will fit you properly, even brands we don't sell. This report will also show you the specific fit measurements, specific stem and spacers, seatpost offset, and how to measure those things once you get your new bike. We do offer post bike set up or fine tuning of your bike fit, at an additional charge, to what you desire.
Methods Used: Guru, F.I.S.T., Serotta, SICI, Retul, Trek, BFS
Equipment Used: GURU DFU, Body Scan, Goniometer, Anthropometer
Time: 1 Hour
Price: $350 *for most bike types (non-refundable)
The exception being *Tri or Time Trial bikes. These will require more time and skill to execute and will cost $400. (non-refundable)