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Bike Fit - Questionnaire

UPDATE 18 June 2014
The bike fitting questionnaire and report are now fully operational. We hope you find it useful.

On this page you will find a range of questions typically asked or addressed by a good bike fitter when they conduct a fitting. The answers to these questions help determine what changes are required to the current position, but they can also provide an insight into variations in bike geometry for a specific rider.

If you are currently experiencing any pain, discomfort, and/or numbness with your current bike setup then this questionnaire may help you identify possible changes to your position to remedy the problems you are having.

Once you have completed the questionnaire your responses will be analysed and a report will be prepared with recommendations for changes to your current set up. This report can be purchased on the next page for $9.95 AUD

Help is available for each question by clicking on the bike fit questionairre help icon next to each question. In some cases the help will provide images or short videos to help you assess and answer the question as accurately as possible.


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Feet and Legs

Feet

The feet are an incredibly important part of the body when it comes to cycling, they not only impact how you interact/interface with the pedals but they can also impact the rotation and alignment of the hips and torso.

The following questions will help identify whether the feet may be reponsible for any issues with your current set up.

Do you currently experience any of the following types of foot pain? bike fit questionairre help

Left Foot Right Foot




















Do you have a forefoot tilt on either foot? bike fit questionairre help







What orientation does your foot have at the bottom of the pedal stroke? bike fit questionairre help

Left Foot Right Foot
















Do either of your cleats show wear on one side more than the other? bike fit questionairre help

Left Shoe Right Shoe













Lower Leg

While the lower part of the legs dont play a major part in the pedaling stroke, they are responsible for ensuring good stability of the foot on the pedal and they are also susceptible to a number of issues when the saddle position is incorrect or when their is a leg length difference.

Answering the following questions will help determine whether any changes are required.

Do you currently experience any of the following types of ankle pain? bike fit questionairre help

Left Ankle Right Ankle




















Do you currently experience the following types of calf muscle or lower leg pain? bike fit questionairre help

Left Leg Right Leg
















Are you aware of any leg length difference below the knee? bike fit questionairre help








Knees

The knees are seldom the cause of fitting issues but they are one of the most frequent areas that suffers from pain due to incorrect positioning or uncorrected foot structure issues. The answers to the following questions will help determine what the likely causes are of any knee pain you are experiencing.

Do you currently experience any of the following types of knee pain? bike fit questionairre help

Left Knee Right Knee
























Check your knee alignment while riding and indicate which of the following (if any) apply? (Nb: Multiple options may be selected in required) bike fit questionairre help

Left Knee Right Knee



























Upper Legs (Hamstring, Quads and ITB)

Upper leg issues are generally related to saddle position and the hips, but they can also be caused by a lack of flexibility. The following questions will help identify the cause of any upper leg pain.

Do you currently experience any of the following types of upper leg pain? bike fit questionairre help

Left Leg Right Leg


















How would you rate your flexibility when trying to touch your toes from a seated position? bike fit questionairre help











Are you aware of any leg length difference above the knee (Femur length)? bike fit questionairre help







Midsection/Torso

Hips, Pelvis & Saddle Related Issues

Along with the feet, the hips provide the single largest influence over your position on the bike. Hip misalignment can cause or contribute to a range of chronic issues, that if left unchecked can result in severe pain and prevent even the most determined person from riding their bike. It is best to get someone to help you with answering the following questions and use the 'help' for each question to make sure you know what to look for. (tip: get a friend to use their phone to take a quick video of you while your'e on the trainer so you can have a closer look)

Do you currently experience any of the following? bike fit questionairre help

















Have someone stand or ride behind you and check your hip alignment and indicate which of the following apply? bike fit questionairre help

Hip Rotation






Horizontal Alignment






While sitting on a trainer, check your knee over pedal alignment on both legs and indicate which of the following apply? (nb: this helps determine whether your hips are rotated to one side) bike fit questionairre help







Take a look at your saddle and indicate whether any of the following apply? bike fit questionairre help

Saddle wear






Saddle nose direction







Back and Shoulders

Back or shoulder pain is usually a sign of either a hip alignment issue or incorrect handlebar set up (reach, drop, etc). The answers to the following questions will help determine what is causing any pain. As with the hip alignment questions, it can help to have a friend assess your torso alignment while you ride on a trainer.

Do you currently experience any of the following? bike fit questionairre help

Lower Back






Upper Back (behind shoulders)






Shoulders






Have someone stand or ride behind you and check your torso alignment and indicate which of the following apply? bike fit questionairre help







Arms, Hands and Head

Pain in any of these areas usually indicates an issue with the handlebar position. The following questions are aimed at identifying what the likely cause of any pain is.

Arms

Do you currently experience any of the following types of arm pain? bike fit questionairre help

Left Arm Right Arm









Hands

Do you currently experience any of the hand pain or discomfort? bike fit questionairre help

Left Hand Right Hand













Neck and Head

Do you currently experience any of the following? bike fit questionairre help












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While we have done our best to fully test the bike fit calculator and analysis report there may be the odd occasion that you encounter a problem. If so you can advise us of the issue via the Bike Fit Report - Feedback and Issue Reporting Form