Bike Fit FAQ’s

Will I need to bring my bike?

You will need to bring your bike for most types of bike fit.

Retül Fit for existing bike: Yes you will need to bring the bike you are looking to improve your position on. If you are doing 2 fits for existing different bikes (eg A road and a Tri bike) you will need to bring both bikes or bring in on seperate occasions.

Retül Fit for a new bike:No you will not need to bring in any bike if you are coming in for a fitting to find the best bike model and size when looking to purchase a new bike. We will get you into the best possible position on the Retül MUVE fit bike and then give you a list of options on which bikes would suit your fit the best. Once you’ve purchased your new bike then you will need to bring it in for the final (2nd) fitting.

Cycling Analysis: Yes you will need to bring the bike you are looking to improve your position on. If you are doing 2 fits for existing different bikes (eg A road and a Tri bike) you will need to bring both bikes or bring in on seperate occasions.

Bike Finder Sizing:No you will not need to bring in any bike if you are coming in for a fitting to find the best bike model and size when looking to purchase a new bike. We will replicate the bike set-ups of various models you are looking at buying on the Retül MUVE fit bike and then confirm with you the correct size and model. We do not use the full Retül 3d Vantage motion capture system during this fit, so please choose the ‘Retül Fit for a new bike’ if this is want you would like.

What clothing should I wear for a Retül bike fitting?

When coming for a bike fitting it is very important to wear the correct clothing as it will affect the fit.

Retül Bike Fit: When coming for a Retül bikefitting we will need to attach anatomical markers (sticky dots) to your body and clothing. It is very important you wear the following;

Top: Sleeveless Cycling Top or Sleeveless Base Layer to expose the shoulder. You can also wear a very tight cycling jersey, though a sleeveless top is preferred. Females can also wear gym crop tops.

Shorts: Please wear properly padded cycling shorts as this will affect how you sit on the saddle during the fit and is one of the biggest factors when both optimising your position or choosing a better fitted saddle. Please ensure your shorts are tight (not baggy) to ensure the hip marker doesn’t move when pedalling.

Socks: You can wear trainer socks or no socks during the fit to expose the ankle. You may also wear ‘tight’ fitting cycling socks.

Shoes: Bring your cycling shoes and please let us know what pedal/cleat system you use. We have Shimano SPD-SL, Shimano SPD, Look and Speedplay pedals which you can use. If you have a different pedal system you may need to bring your pedals also.

Moisturizers / Sun Cream: Please avoid putting on moisturising or sun creams over your body where the markers will be placed (ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist) as it will make that area greasy and hard for the markers to stick.

Helmet (TT/Tri Fits Only):You may wish to bring your aero helmet (if you have one) so we can look at the profile it creates during the bike fit and any adjustments. We will see if there are ways to optimise your aerodynamics around the hands and head, plus closing the gap between helmet tail and shoulders/back.

Bike Sizing or Cycling Video Analysis: When coming in for a bike finder sizing or cycling analysis we will not be using the Retül anatomical markers so there is less restrictions on the type of clothing.

Top: Any Cycling Top (short sleeve or sleeveless) or a tight fitting t-shirt or workout vest. Females can also wear gym crop tops.

Shorts: Please wear properly padded cycling shorts as this will affect how you sit on the saddle during the fit and is one of the biggest factors when both optimising your position or choosing a better fitted saddle.

Socks: You can wear any style of cycling socks or trainer socks.

Shoes: Bring your cycling shoes and please let us know what pedal/cleat system you use. We have Shimano SPD-SL, Shimano SPD, Look and Speedplay pedals which you can use. If you have a different pedal system you may need to bring your pedals also.

Whats the difference between a Retül Bike Fit and a Cycling Analysis?

A Retül 3d Motion Capture bike captures real time data of your cycling position.

The main difference between a Retül bike fit and a cycling analysis is the type of technology involved and the process involved during the bike fit. The Retül bike fit will use 3D motion capture technology where LED anatomical markers will track your movement with the Vantage system. A full Retül fit will typically take between 2.5-3hours.

A cycling analysis will use the fitters eye and video analysis software to check your position. This type of fit will often be with both the bike fitter and a physio when looking at cycling related injuries. A Cycling Analysis will typically take 60-75mins.

Please read further information about the process involved with both fits in the next two FAQs and refer to their individual pages on this website:

3D Retül Bike Fit

Cycling Analysis

What is a Retül Bike Fit and the process involved during the fit?

Retül Fit is more than just a bike fit—it’s a way to learn about your body, the root cause of your aches and pains, and how a proper fit will help you achieve your cycling goals.

Using 3D motion capture technology, the Retül system accurately measures every degree of movement and millimeter of distance, providing you and the fitter with data to support the choices made during the fit for your cycling equipment and personal riding experience.

How does it work?

Step 1: Starting with a pre-fit physical assessment, your fitter will take into account your body’s limitations, previous injuries and pains, and your goals on the bike.

Step 2: From there, the fitter will have you get on the bike (either your existing bike or fit bike) to place LED markers on 8 anatomical points of your body which will be tracked by the Retül Vantage Motion Capture system. The Retül Vantage system is used to collect real-time, three-dimensional data from each pedal stroke creating a dynamic fit experience.

Step 3: The real-time data is compiled into the Retül fit software so that the fitter can look at the numbers and dial you into your perfect riding position.

Step 4: Once you and your fitter have dialed in your final bike position, the fitter will create a digital map of your final bike set up using the Retül Zin tool. The bike data and Zin tool measurements are generated into a complete fit report that you can reference at any time after the fit.