A Balanced Bike Fit is Key to Optimizing Your Cycling Performance
For every rider, good balance can be achieved by finding the optimal saddle height, adjusting the saddle's horizontal position, achieving a proper reach from the saddle to the handlebars, and optimizing handlebar height relative to saddle height. Some factors that can affect these critical adjustments include a rider's body measurements, age, weight, gender, flexibility, riding history, & chronic ailments.
Grace Bicycles uses theRetül 3D motion capture systemand bike fit methodology, the same system adopted by pro teams like Radio Shack and Garmin-Chipotle. Grace Bicycles ownerRoy Cervantesis the only Retül fitter in Massachusetts certified by Retül University. At Grace Bicycles, we offer several levels of bike fit:
After years of faithful service, P.C. set aside his Raleigh road bike for this custom I.F. Crown Jewel SE. After a positional fitting, P. went through the bike design process with us talking about aesthetics, component selection, and ride characteristics. Built with a steel tubeset picked for his weight and riding style, P.'s new bike has enabled him to ride farther, faster, with greater comfort and power economy.
Custom Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel SE in Midnight Blue Metallic
His feedback: "Amazing. I will never own another bike." For more photos of this and other IF's we've built, click here.
Riding with Grace
A Great Time To Take Up Off-Road Riding - If you primarily ride on the road but have been itching to hit the trails, consider winter. Winter road rides can be tough because you roll fast enough to create significant wind chill. Head out looking like the "dough boy," and your fingers and toes can still freeze. Maybe worse, you've got to ride with extreme caution because ice-slick roads are treacherous. So instead, why not get on an off-road rig and hit the trails for an exhilarating change of pace? The mountain bike's upright riding position, wide tires and easier gears, along with steep hills, rough trails and soft riding surfaces, slow you down, resulting in less wind chill and increased body warmth. In addition, hills and trees provide shelter from the wind and elements. Mountain biking also improves bike-handling skills, builds strength, and is a heck of a lot of fun. We'll be more than happy to show you some excellent off-road bikes and point you to the best local trails.
That part of a bicycle frame comprised of the seat tube, chainstays and seatstays. It's called a "rear triangle" because it's behind the frame's "main triangle," which is made up of the seat tube, top tube, down tube and head tube.