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Bike Fitting


Bike Fitting

 

Wolfi’s Bike Shop is focused on providing an unparalleled experience to our customers. We feel that a big part of making a cyclist’s relationship with their bike a happy one, is making sure that the bike is fit properly.

A proper bike fit is much more than selecting the correct frame size. It means also choosing the right geometry for the rider, adjusting the fit to the rider’s body dimension and body type. It also means taking into account their level of fitness and flexibility, and the type of rides they intend for the bike.

At Wolfi’s Bike Shop, we have teamed up with the Radlabor Cycling Laboratory's Smart Fit System to do our initial body measurements and frame selection.

Born out of the Institute for Sports and Sport Science at the University of Freiburg, in Germany, Radlabor‘s deep database of the geometry of frames from every major Cycling brand in the world combined with the research they’ve done at the University to turn a rider’s skeletal mesurements into a recommendation for the right brand and frame size lets us rapidly select the correct frame for any rider.

When followed by a full bike analysis using the GebioMized fitting tools to analyze the rider’s cleat position, saddle pressure, and pedaling efficiency while on the bike allows us to find the best balance between the rider’s comfort and their performance out in the real world.

If you would like to have more information or to check your current set up please visit us, or book an appointment via email, phone on 04 339 4453 or on this page below.

Radlabor Smart Fit Germany and Wolfi's Bike Shop Dubai are teaming up

The well known Radlabor Cycling Laboratory's Smart Fit System is now in Dubai.

Radlabor Smart Fit was established in 1997 in association with the Institute for Sports and Sport Science at the University of Freiburg, Germany and is the performance enhancement partner for the German National and Olympic Cycling and Triathlon squads and many professional and amateur athletes.

For over 15 years, through experience and scientific study, Radlabor has tested thousands of athletes, with the objective of enhancing cycling performance, comfort and biomechanics to optimise performance and pleasure of the bike.

Now all this experience and technology is available to cyclists in the Middle East at Wolfi’s Bike Shop, through an unique partnership with Radlabor, who have provided their custom designed laser measurement system, called the Body and Bike Scanner .

Through a precise computer aided laser system, we are able to measure and capture a cyclist’s position and skeletal structure and convert it into the most balanced, powerful and efficient posture on the bike.

The ongoing partnership with Radlabor will ensure that we are constantly up to date with the latest in cycling related science, sports medicine and biomechanics research.

Radlabor Smart Fit has designed a system for bike fitting which allows consistent and rapid, laser accurate skeletal measurements of any rider.

The Bikescanner on the Smart Fit System system is straightforward and easily understood and controlled by anyone: it measures skeletal lengths. It is contact-free and works by means of lasers and magnetic sensors with scientific precision and unbeatable rider-friendliness.

When combined with the BikeManager software and the frame geometry database, bike sizing becomes a replicable science.

BikeManager is software that has been specially developed for bike fitting for use not only by specialty bicycle retailers like Wolfi’s Bike Shop, but also by physiotherapy practitioners, orthopaedic technicians, trainers and professional bike fitters.

It stores rider fitting data, and combines it with a huge database of bicycle frame sizing and geometry information, to find the best frame size for any rider. This huge database contains current bicycles from every major with all frame measurements and component sizes. It allows Wolfi’s Bike Shop to fit you on your ideal frame, even if it is a brand or model which is not currently in stock.

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GebioMized Pressure Measurement Systems

GebioMized, like Radlabor, is a product of the German University system, and the pressure measurement system they have devised is based on the research performed for a number of companies, like Assos Clothing, as well as the German National Cycling team.

By using their pressure measurement system, it is possible to analyze the individual pressure on the saddle, in the shoes, and on the aerobar. This system is comprised of a thin and flexible film upon which 64 sensors have been positioned. The data is wirelessly transmitted to the PC or Laptop, which makes it possible to gather data while the rider is active on the bike, without affecting the rider’s usual style or position.

See below for more information regarding the different types of analysis available:

Finding the best Saddle and Position on your bicycle can be a very “tricky” task. Most riders would test many different seats and settings to hopefully find a comfortable and efficient setup. The information how your body is contacting the seat is literally in the “dark”.

Our German Partner “GebioMized” developed a Pressure Mapping device and software to make measure and visualize all the important information necessary to adjust to find the right saddle.

An optimized position on the saddle will improve comfort, control and efficiency while riding your bike. Book your appointment and see for yourself…

Check out this video for more information:

Saddle Analysis Includes:

  •   Analysis of the fitting saddle model for each rider
  •   Analysis of the optimal saddle position (fast and exactly)
  •   Solution for the contact point saddle in a professional Bikefitting
  •   Customization of an individual saddle

Improved Power and Comfort through optimisation of your food/shoe/pedal contact zone. Visualizing how your food integrates into your shoes and to stabilize your pedalling motion and technique is what the GebioMized system can offer you.

Being able to look inside you shoes while you are pedalling will give us important information how to optimize your shoes to fit like a “glove” – more power – more comfort – more efficiency – how does that sound to you …. Book your appointment and see for yourself…

Check out this video for more information:

Foot and Pedal Analysis Includes:

  •   Analysis of the fitting components cycling shoe & pedal system
  •   Optimal positioning of the cleats
  •   Analysis of cycling movements (to minimize asymmetries
  •   Sensible measuring tool in a professional Bikefitting
  •   Analysis of specific fitting tools (shims, wedges)
  •   Customization of individual cycling insoles

“Once you know how to cycle you never forget how to do it” this might be thru but to master the art of smooth and efficient pedalling is not so easy. To understand and to optimize your pedal stroke – when to “push” and when to “lift” your leg will boost your cycling performance to the next level. Visualizing your stroke in a full 360 degree left and right view can give you the necessary information to improve power output – improved balance between left and right foot – reduce fatigue

Check out this video for more information:

Pedaling Efficiency Analysis Includes:

  •   Analysis of the athlete’s pedalling movement (pushing and pulling phases)
  •   Identification of possible asymmetries
  •   Control and optimization of the cleat position for an improved force transmission
  •   Identification of an athlete’s ‘hidden potentials’

Fields of application

  •   Analysis of the fitting saddle model for each rider
  •   Analysis of the optimal saddle position (fast and exactly)
  •   Solution for the contact point saddle in a professional Bikefitting
  •   Customization of an individual saddle

Details:

By using the measurement system ‘GP Bike’ it is possible to analyse the individual saddle pressure. This system is comprised of a thin and flexible film upon which 64 sensors have been positioned. The data are wirelessly transmitted to the PC or Laptop, which makes both indoor and outdoor measurements possible.

The film is applied on the saddle and the cyclist may position himself on it without changing his riding style. In this manner the pressure distribution on the saddle can be measured static as well as dynamic, i.e. while cycling. Using a colour scale the pressure distribution in the different saddle areas is displayed graphically.

Highlights

  •   Measurement of the pressure distribution in different seating and handle bar positions
  •   Comparison of different saddle types
  •   Displaying of the results though a colour code or a 3-D pressure chart
  •   Features to analyse asymmetries and phases of loading
  •   Colour printed report (including pressure values and the saddle’s positioning)

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Bike Fitting Pricing

Item Number Description Type Price
17962 VIP Smart Fit Classic Radlabor AED 690
20109 VIP Smart Fit + Saddle Radlabor/Gebiomized AED 890
20111 VIP Smart Fit Classic TRI Radlabor AED 750
14957 VIP Smart Fit TRI + Saddle Radlabor/Gebiomized AED 990
20113 VIP Saddle Check Gebiomized AED 250
20115 VIP Foot Check Gebiomized AED 350
20117 VIP Saddle + Foot Check Gebiomized AED 550
Item Number Description Type Price
17963 Smart Fit Classic Radlabor AED 890
20110 Smart Fit + Saddle Radlabor/Gebiomized AED 1090
20112 Smart Fit Classic TRI Radlabor AED 950
8214 Smart Fit TRI + Saddle Radlabor/Gebiomized AED 1190
20114 Saddle Check Gebiomized AED 350
20116 Foot Check Gebiomized AED 450
20118 Saddle + Foot Check Gebiomized AED 750