About the Studio
The Bike Barn Custom Fit Studio was designed from the start to provide the absolute best fit solutions for all levels of cyclists. By integrating the most advanced technology and trained fit specialists, our studio will help you reach your cycling goals. We can help increase power and speed, reduce or eliminate pain and can help you design a custom bicycle that is the exact fit and exact look you want.
The Custom Fit Studio is the ultimate fit experience providing unsurpassed fit expertise and fit technology. We cater to Road Cyclists, Mountain Bikers, and Triathletes of any fitness level. Located close to downtown Houston, our studio provides a relaxing and personalized fit experience. All of our fit experts have been trained at the best schools in the United States and are continuously building their skills and learning the latest in fit advancements.
Most bike fit specialists fit riders in a Static Position. Traditional tools of the trade - tape measures and plumb bobs - don’t allow accurate measurements while the rider is pedaling. The Bike Barn Custom Fit Studio exclusively focuses on Dynamic Fit, where all of the analysis is done while riding. By incorporating the latest in fit technology and dedicated Fit Experts, the studio is able to provide every cyclist the most accurate assessment of their bike position while riding. The Custom Fit Studio utilizes three key technology systems to analyze fit and provide data to our clients. This combination of equipment provides an enhanced fit experience that you can take from bike to bike.
Video enables the rider to see themselves ride and view their fit before and after the adjustments are made. By capturing a rider in motion and being able to stop the motion at any point to take detail measurements, a cyclist can view how the fit has improved their position. The video capture integrates drawing tools that enable a fitter to measure angles and distances dynamically. This enhances the visual explanation of rider angles and how they improve riding performance. In addition, every fit client will leave with still shots showing before and after comparisons. This is new technology specifically designed for bike fits and enhances the information gathered during 3D motion capture.
3D Motion Capture
Measurements made by traditional tools have one thing in common: they are subject to human error and therefore can be grossly inaccurate. Even slight inaccuracies can completely change the rider’s feel after a ride. The general rule is that if you feel pain, something can probably be changed to eliminate that pain. 3D motion capture is accurate to within less than a millimeter, creating true objective data which can be utilized by the right fitter for the perfect biomechanical fit.
Fit data collected in traditional 2-dimensional plane is very limited because the fitter can only look at one view at a time and those views stand as independent reference points. In order to make the best fit recommendations, the fitter must realize that the front and side view are actually interdependent reference points. In other words, the front and side view must be viewed simultaneously in 3D in order to see how all the applicable movements of the body are working together. And it’s accurate to the millimeter!
Utilizing 3d motion capture we are now able to capture the rider’s position relative to his pedaling motion, and therefore create the most realistic replication of the actual pedal stroke and body position when on the road and trails.
Improving performance comes down to improving power on the bike. One way to improve power is by improving the integration of rider and bike. Utilizing power measurements to improve efficiencies by enhancing the positions on the bike will result in faster cycling. Including a pedal stroke analysis will give information back to the rider on improving power through each rotation of the pedals. The Custom Fit Studio will analyze your overall power and pedaling efficiencies to help you reach an optimum riding output.