Archive for September, 2011

Retul Bike Fit :: What Our Clients Are Saying

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

It’s always great to hear back from our bike fit clients to see how they’re getting on since their fit. Here’s what just a few of our clients have said after their fit sessions…

“I would just like to send a quick email to tell you of the amazing difference I have experienced since having a bike fit from you way back in June. I can not believe what a change it has made to my overall performance on the bike both in the quality of sustained training I can now maintain and the length of time I can comfortably cycle for. Throughout my biking life I have always had issues with back ache and knee problems. However, since you made the alterations to my bike I have not had the slightest niggle from either, even after a 3 and 4 hour weekend rides. It still amazes me!!! and I only wish I had seen you years ago. Once again thanks very much” – David Broughton – Road Rider

“Just got back in from a quick 20 km blast. The bike feels amazing & I love the tri position. No hip or foot numbness, just felt like I could power through everything. Thank you for your patience this afternoon, a great experience & worth every penny. I shall defo be recommending Bike Science to my fellow enthusiasts.Thanks again.”Al Meadows – Triathlete

“Did someone slip some EPO into my drinks bottle whilst I was in the toilet? I came home and absolutely knocked spots off my road intervals – 20 seconds quicker than my average. I was so excited I couldn’t sleep! My pedal power really does feel so much better – more speed for the same effort. Thank you very much, I very much appreciate what you were able to do for me.”Mandy Spedding – Triathlete

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Bont Shoes : End of Season SALE : SAVE 25%

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Bont Cycling Shoes are hand made in Australia and represent the highest possible of level of performance from any cycling shoe. Their unique construction means they can be heat molded (in the oven at home) to achieve the perfect fit. Designed to mimic the shape of the foot as closely as possible for maximum efficiency. Bont shoes are super stiff and are unrivaled when it comes to power transfer and comfort. Bont shoes have been ridden to numerous victories throughout the 2011 season including a win in Paris Roubaix, multiple Tour de France stages and Bradley Wiggin’s silver medal at the World Time Trial champs.

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Cobb Saddles :: 180 Day Comfort Guarantee!

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

We’re so confident that you’ll find our exclusive range of Cobb saddles comfortable, that we’re now offering a 180 day comfort guarantee! Order any Cobb saddle online and you can return it at any time up to 180 DAYS after purchase (that’s almost 6 MONTHS) if you don’t like it*.

*Customers returning saddles will receive a credit from Bike Science that can be redeemed against any future purchase or any Bike Science bike fit.

Confused as to which saddle would work best for you? Read on…

Cobb V-Flow – £89.99

The softest of the Cobb saddle range with the most conventional shape of the three models we currently stock. The V-Flow saddle works well for road bikes or road bikes with clip on tri bars. We’ve found that it works especially well for lighter riders and ladies. Soft memory foam conforms to rider shape (we’d recommend a months worth of riding to really get the saddle comfortable)

Cobb V-Flow Plus – £99.99

Similar in profile to the V-Flow, but with slightly firmer memory foam. Ideal for road bikes, road bikes with clip on tri bars or TT bikes for riders who prefer a TT/Triathlon specific saddle with a narrower nose. Supportive and comfortable, even over long distances.

Cobb V-Flow Max – £114.99

Shorter profile saddle. Perfect for TT/Triathlon specific bikes for riders who suffer from saddle numbness. Promotes forward rotation of the pelvis with radical deep cut outs and dropped nose. Works best on tri bars, but we have also known roadies get on with them when no other saddle has helped with numbness problems. Same firmer memory foam as the V-Flow Plus saddle for excellent support even over long distances. Narrower in the nose than the ISM Adamo range of  saddles, so less likely to cause chaffing “down below”.  If you found an Adamo a little too wide, this is a great choice.

Just in : All the way from French France : FMB Record Tubulars

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

The world’s finest tubular time trial and triathlon tyres. Just arrived from FMB, silk and cotton versions of the SUPER fast hand made tubulars. Hand made in tiny quantities by FMB and chosen by the world’s top pro’s including Tom Boonen and Fabian Cancellara. Nothing else comes close when you want the finest tubulars available.

The Record tubulars feature fine diamond pattern tread for low rolling resistance and high grip. Super supple side walls and latex tubes ensure the lowest possible rolling resistance. Make no mistake, these are the best tubulars money can buy!

Limited stocks of these hard to find beauties are available now HEREPrices from £69.99

Viner Brings Tailor Made Carbon Frames to Bike Science Bristol!

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

We’re proud to announce the arrival of Viner Bikes at Bike Science Bristol. A classic Italian brand with unparalleled skill in producing tailor made carbon, titanium and steel frames. With the addition of the Viner brand to our RANGE OF BIKES we can now offer perfectly fitted and crafted tailor made carbon frames for the best possible ride and fit. Viners unique methods of frame construction allow every frame to be tuned to suit rider requirements offering the best possible ride, fit and handling.

Complete bike prices from just £1599

See these frames at Bike Science Bristol now…

Maxima RS2

Pro Cycling Magazine called the 2008 Maxima  ”The Best Bike They’ve Ever Ridden“. Now EVEN BETTER for 2012. Top of the range complete custom carbon. See the UK’s first Maxima RS2 now!

Perfecta 2.11

Custom geometry and ride. Lightweight perfection!


Entry level tailor made aluminium alloy frame. The perfect entry level bike with the perfect fit!

Why go custom?

Firstly, let’s start with a little bit of a cycling history lesson…

In the early nineteen seventies, the Italian National Cycling Federation and Italian Central Sports School published what was to go on to become “the bible” of bike design for decades to come. In what was known as the C.O.N.I manual the Italian Federation mapped out their recommendation for bike geometries dependant on rider size. These recommendations were based on a sample set of elite riders whom the federation studied to generate data to guide all aspects of bike geometry. The majority of mass produced bikes from the major bike companies have been from designs based around the C.O.N.I numbers ever since. Designs have been tweaked slightly over the years, copied and handed down, but to all intents and purposes they’re still the same designs.

No two riders are ever the same and what’s perfect for one rider almost certainly won’t work well for another. From our day to day bike fitting experience working with riders of all ages, experience, shapes and sizes, it’s not hard to tell that today’s cyclists don’t all conform to a set of simple rules based around mainly young, flexible and elite racers.

Custom frames allow skilled bike fitters and experienced frame designers to tailor not only the rider position to suit rider goals, flexibility and morphology but also the riding characteristics of the bike including handling, stiffness, steering response and comfort.

So no matter whether you’re an elite racer, complete beginner, male, female, young or old, we can design, build and fit the perfect bike for you.

Bike Science Custom Frame Fitting Process

At Bike Science we pride ourselves on taking the extra steps needed to ensure every client gets the bike that best suits their needs. That’s why every client who buys ANY bike from Bike Science gets a pre-purchase sizing session and set up included in the cost of the bike.

For clients selecting from our range of custom Carbon and Titanium frames, we offer our ultimate custom bike fit package at no additional cost.

Step 1. A set of measurements are taken to assess the individual riders morphology

Step 2. Rider flexibility is assessed and recorded

Step 3. Rider “interview” to discuss requirements for the new frame, rider injury history and future riding goals

Step 4. Rider is observed riding their current bike (if applicable) using the Retul 3D motion capture system

Step 5. Our completely adjustable fitting bike is used along with the Retul 3D motion capture system to determine the individual’s perfect frame dimensions

Step 6. Our highly skilled fitters work along side our suppliers frame technicians to create a frame perfectly tailored to the rider requirements

Step 7. On completion of the bike build a second fitting using Retul 3D motion capture is performed to set up the new bike to the optimum position

In our opinion, this process offers the ultimate guarantee of a great bike fit and crafting the best possible bike for the individual client

Bike Science fit and supply tailor made frames in carbon, titanium and aluminium from Italian frame building masters Viner and Dutch Titanium experts Van Nicholas


Wobbly Knees..? Help is at Hand

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

We’re often ask by clients interested in our bike fitting services if we use “wedges”. Firstly, for the uninitiated here’s a brief introduction into the world of cleat and forefoot wedging…

The majority of people (whether they ride bikes or not) suffer (that’s not really the correct word as for the majority of those same people it’ll never cause them a problem) from a condition called “forefoot varus tilt”. Sounds scary, but all that it means is that when the foot is in an unloaded relaxed, neutral position the forefoot will tilt more away from the centre line of the body (varus) than the heal. This tilt is often blamed for poor knee tracking in cases where the knee inwardly rotates towards the centre line of the bike during the power phase of the pedal stroke. In my experience as a fitter, poor knee trace is often associated with poor muscle function rather than any particular problem in the foot. In this article I’ll present some simple strength work each cyclist can do to improve their knee stability and hence performance on the bike