How well your bicycle fits you determines a lot. It can mean the difference between comfort and pain, fast and slow, safe and unsafe.
Proper fitting starts with selecting the right size bike frame. Most of our bikes are not one-size-fits-all, but rather, come in different frame measurements to help you obtain the best overall fit. Frame size is usually measured along the length of the seat tube (the tube which supports a bike’s seat and seatpost). While measurement standards vary a bit between different manufacturers, we can help you determine the ideal range of sizes that would offer you your best match to your body type and riding style.
What does body type have to do with fit? Well, have you ever heard someone say, “He’s a tall drink of water” or “She’s all legs”? The point is: Each of us has a different body style. And this has to be taken into account when fitting for a bike.
What's Your Riding Style?
How does your riding style relate to proper fit? Let’s say you want to cruise the bike paths on a bike that lets you sit upright where you get a good view of the scenery. That calls for a different frame size, bike type and fit approach than, say, a time-trial racer who needs to be positioned for optimum aerodynamics and speed.
Better Bike Parts Can Be Adjusted
Beyond frame size, other components of a bike also contribute greatly to a good fit. Take seats, for instance. What's the best height for your bike seat? How far forward or back of center is your correct seat position? The tilt of the seat is also adjustable. Other factors to know more about include: stem length and height; crankarm length; and, what width and shape of handlebars work best for you.
No Matter Where You Bought Your Bike, Great Fit Starts Here
We love helping our customers get the right fit. And if you didn’t buy your bike from us, worry not. Just bring your bike in for a complimentary review of the fit basics so you know what changes, if any, you might want to consider. We look forward to seeing you.
Fitting Service Rates
Existing Bike Fit - $175.00 (90 min)
Our Existing Bike Fit looks at the bicycle-rider interface in a different way. Our fit process takes into consideration that individual variability of anatomy, degree of flexibility, muscle strength and weakness, range of motion, and consideration of previous injuries, as well as personal riding style and cycling goals. Improvements and recommendations for positional adjustments are offered. Aspects like seat position, including height, angle, fore and aft position, handlebar width and drop, stem length and rise. Individual pain or discomfort are examined, and solutions are presented. In other words we want to make the bike fit the rider.
Time Trial/TT Fit - $ 275 / 175 (up to 2 hrs)
Performed as Existing bike fit, this fit focuses on the specific biomechanical and functional movement associated with sitting in the time trial position. Upper body alignment on aerobars and some aspects of frontal displacement are examined in addition to the other services offered in the Existing Bike Fit.
Floor Fitting - Included with new bike purchase*
When you purchase a new bike from Hollywood Bicycle Center we will ensure that you are fit with the appropriate size bike for your riding needs. We will adjust your seat height and handlebars. We will make a visual determination and make adjustments to ensure you a comfortable and neutral riding position.
*for bikes purchased elsewhere there is a $60.00 service fee.
Cleat Fit - $ 99.00 (60 min)
Finds the appropriate position for all aspects of fit below the knees. includes shoe fit, cleat fore and aft adjustment, cleat rotational adjustment and stance assessment. A cleat fit will adjust the cleat over the ball of the foot to prevent hot spots and numb feet.