What happens during a bike fit with Retül ?
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Retül technology is available at over 300 locations worldwide. Each bike fitter operates independently, so it is important to learn about the experience and training of your local bike fitter. Fitting styles and philosophies vary among fitters using Retül, but one thing remains the same – Retül technology provides the fitter with the most accurate bike fit data available and will assist the bike fitter in making sound fit decisions.
A bike fit using Retül technology typically includes the following steps:
– The fitter does 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. Once this is completed, the Retül process truly begins.
– 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, specific data and 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.