ABC Bicycles | Trek Bicycles St. Pete

fitting 400x212We believe that the fit and feel of the bicycle is the most important aspect of purchasing any bicycle. We have many customers that focus on components or color, which do matter. However, the three largest parts of the bicycle, the frame, fork, and wheels, are the key factors in creating a bicycle that will be stable, comfortable, and fun to ride. These are the three things that will separate any Trek or Gary Fisher bicycle from the competition.

Traditional bike fitting approaches (tool kits, articles etc.), are based on formulas and key measurements. These are "cookie-cutter" formulas that take every person and place them in a "position" that their body may, or may not, be able to adjust to.

We believe that every person has a unique body build (mechanical, muscular, etc.). In order to address each rider individually, our Fit System addresses each person on an individual basis, taking into account their anatomy, flexibility, range of motion and riding style.

We believe that the relationship between the rider and fit technician is imperative to a great riding experience. That is why our fittings are guaranteed for one full year. We know that body's change. And for better or worse, your bicycle should be able to react to these changes.

We believe in the fit technician. We feel that if a fitter who's advertising places greater emphasis their 'system' or 'technology' or 'certifications' (often multiple) than their skills and experience should be reviewed with caution.

We have prepared a page of information that you can print out, with details on fitting and what you need to bring to your fit session.

Floor Sizing

Floor Sizing ($20.00 for new bicycle - $50.00 for existing bicycle)

A Bike Sizing will allow us to select the proper frame size for your body. The bike sizing will allow us to place the rider in a "developmental" starting position where they can try many different bicycles until they are confident in the size/or model. It must be stated that this sizing makes sure that you begin your experience on the correct frame size. The sizing does not take into account injury, flexibility, range of motion, or other asymmetrical challenges of the individual. All of these are considered in our Performance Bicycle Fit. The sizing simply makes sure that you get the correct size frame that will be able to adapt to your body after a Performance Bicycle Fit.

Through three body measurements, we will be able to calculate a rough starting saddle height and correct frame size.

These specific measurements will accurately determine a starting point in which to begin your cycling experience. It is strongly recommended that you make an appointment for a Performance Fit within the first six months.

The Perspective on Fitting

Some of the technology and branding out there is high profile and marketed well. If the fitter feels they need to rely on their school of training or brand of tooling more than their track record and abilities, you, the potential customer are likely walking into a poor experience. As an analogy, did anyone ever see a surgeon advertise the brand of scalpel they use? You are purchasing expertise, not tooling or branding and it is well to remember that if you want a good fitting experience. A quality bike fitter will use the tooling they prefer. It might be high tech; it might be low tech; it might be motion or video capture; it might be direct observation; it might be some or all of these things or something in between. What matters; all that matters, is the result.

Steve Hogg - 'The Perspectives On Fitting'
Link Here September 16, 2011

abc store desk 300x159Central Ave. and 66th St.
in the West Central Shopping Center.

ABC Bicycles
6633 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
phone 32x32 left 2727-345-5391
Hours: M-F 10-6 | Sat.: 10-5 | Sun.: 12-4

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Trek St. Petersburg
3169 - 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
phone 32x32 left 2727-498-8655
Hours: M-F 10-6 | Sat.: 10-5 | Sun.: 12-4

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