What Happens During a Retül Bike Fit?
Every bike fitter is unique in his or her experience and specialties. Service offerings, pricing and the length of a fit appointment depend on the individual fitter and business, and each business utilizing Retül technology operates independently from Retül Headquarters.
Our goal is that every fitter using Retül technology has the most accurate and comprehensive bike fit data to help make better fit decisions. A great fit will allow the rider to experience more comfort and better performance on his or her bike, or buy a new bike with full confidence in selecting the right model and size.
Retül provides comprehensive bike fit training and continuing education through Retül University, and fitters holding a current Retül University certification are trained in the proper use of Retül technology.
- The fitter conducts an initial physical assessment of the rider, and at this point can address the rider's concerns about performance, pain, or any other issues the rider hopes to alleviate during the bike fit.
- LED markers are strategically placed on eight anatomical points of the rider: the wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, heel, and toe.
- As the rider pedals, Retül's sensor bar gathers real-time, three-dimensional data of the rider's pedal strokes and movements.
- Retül's rotating platform allows the fitter to collect data for both sides of the rider without the rider leaving the bike.
- The rider's data is compiled into a reader-friendly report for analysis by the fitter. The fitter can then assess the rider's position and make necessary adjustments.
- The Zin, Retül's handheld digitizer, allows the fitter to digitally measure the rider's bike at 13-15 points, depending on the bike. The Zin can measure fixed points, contours, and curves, and provides a complete digital map of the bike.
- The fit information is saved and stored on the fitter's computer.
- The data includes the rider's personal profile, measurements from the fit, bike measurements, and the rider's final fit position.
- The fitter will be able to access and print these records for comparison and tracking of historical fit data for the client.