Bike fit vs bike sizing – what’s the difference?

Did you know that a bike sizing and a bike fit are totally different services? These two things are often mistaken for one another. We’re filling you in on exactly what they are and what makes each unique.

Shop Sizing:

  • Takes 15-30 minutes
  • Rudimentary level of training on position
  • Addresses:
    • Seat height
    • May address saddle fore aft
    • May address handlebar height
  • Typically no charge
  • Little to no measurements taken – “eyeballed”
  • Designed to put riders in a generally safe position

Bike Fit:

  • Takes 1-2.5 hours
  • In depth technical training and understanding of bicycle mechanics, rider biomechanics and anatomy
  • Addresses:
    • Cleat Placement on shoes
    • Saddle height
    • Saddle angle
    • Saddle fore/aft
    • Handlebar height & rotation
    • Hood/brake position
  • $150-$300
  • Angles and measurements taken – Tools can vary from basic (goniometer) to precision based (motion capture systems)
  • Designed to reduce risk of injury, improve overall comfort and improve biomechanic efficiency

Yes! Even with our virtual fittings, we’re able to offer you the highest quality pro bike fit. No matter where you are, it’s possible to get all of the benefits and highly technical advice from our expert fitters. Isn’t it about time you up’d your game and brought your bike fit home? Let’s do it. Book your Bike Fit Box delivery today.

Bike Fit Box Launches Bike Saddle Box

We just debuted our new service: a 14-day, at-home saddle demo experience!

Hey there. If you don’t know us yet, we’re Bike Fit Box, the creators of the first comprehensive, virtual at-home professional bike fitting experience. Today, we’re announcing the launch of another groundbreaking service for cyclists: Bike Saddle Box. Bike Saddle Box is a first-of-its-kind saddle demo experience that allows cyclists to try out multiple saddles at home, on their very own bike for fourteen days. You can explore saddle options and book your Bike Saddle Box delivery right here on our site.

This unique way to shop for saddles is built for convenience, which is the foundation of all the services we offer at Bike Fit Box. Cyclists can test ride these saddles at home on their own bike for as many rides as they like. They keep what you love, send back what you don’t. It’s that simple – and should always be this simple – to make your next ride more comfortable.

The Bike Saddle Box demo experience comes at a flat-rate cost of $75. Cyclists who opt to keep one or more saddles from the demo are charged for those saddles at a discounted rate following the completion of the demo period. More than 40 models are available to try from top brands like ISM, Pro, Selle Italia, WTB, Prologo, Fiz’i:k, Origin 8 and Terry.

For more information on Bike Fit Box and Bike Saddle Box, take a few clicks around our site and connect with us on Instagram and Facebook.