Bike Fitting

Why do our bike fitters LOVE Speedplay pedals?

Monday, August 5th, 2013

You’ll have seen them on bikes at local events or on pro’s bikes on the TV (including those of Tour de France and Olympic champ Sir Bradley Wiggins). Speedplay pedals might stand out from the rest because of their unusual looks, but it’s their adjustability, versatility and comfort that make them so popular with bike fitters and riders alike.

Speedplay pedals are unique in the way their fore/aft position, lateral (side to side) position and float (the level of heel in heel out float can be set from zero to fifteen degrees) can all be adjusted independently without changing any of the other settings. With a traditional triangular cleat, this level of fine adjustment that’s so important to fitting cleats  just isn’t possible.

Speedplay pedals can be used with any standard 3 hole drilled road cycling shoe, they’re light, fully serviceable and can be re-greased to maintain a their smoothness and longevity. Double sided entry makes getting in and out simple, with a light action version available for smaller or less experienced riders. Longer and shorter axle versions are also available to special order under the advice of our of our fitters.

Speedplay pedals are available to order online from £109.99 or pop in to your local Bike Science to arrange a cleat fitting

Worried about cleat wear? Try our KEEP ON COVERS

Keep on covers extend the life of your Speedplay cleats by covering all the vulnerable parts allowing easy walking or running in the cleats without damage.

Want to Take 10 minutes of your 40km Bike Time?

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Pre Fit Position – 40km Bike Split ~1hr13mins

Want to take 10 minutes off your 40km Olympic distance bike time? Claire did! Here’s how…

I first met Claire Hann after she won the 2012 Bristol Harbouside Triathlon. As part of her prize for winning the Olympic distance race overall Claire was presented with a Level 2 Precision bike fitting at Bike Science Bristol. As a bike fitter, my first impression was respect for Claire having managed to win the event and put in a respectable bike split (of 1hr:13min:09sec)on her current bike with her current riding position. Once Claire told me more about herself and the kind of swim and run times she was capable of, it was pretty obvious that although she was already winning events, there was a huge amount of untapped potential in her biking. Relatively new to the sport of triathlon and to cycling, the bike leg of the triathlon was clearly her weakest link.

On the day of her first bike fit, I invited Claire to become a member of our Bike Science – Boardman Elite team with a view to taking a big chunk of time off her 2013 bike splits.

Roll forward 12 months. After a period of riding tri bars (added to specific bike training courtesy of award winning coach Andy Bullock at Endurance Sports Coaching) on her road bike with a corresponding change in position, Claire moved onto a dedicated time trial bike for the first time. Her 2013 results speak for themselves!

Chester Diva Triathlon – 1st Overall Lady – Bike Split 1hr:09min:05sec

European Age Group Champs – 1st Overall Lady – Bike Split 1hr:02min:18sec

Equipment changes for 2013

Claire raced the second half of the 2012 season on a Cannondale  road bike with clip on Profile T1+ tri bars.

2013 Equipment list:-  Boardman Air TT, Ultegra Di2 Custom Build, Reynolds Assault Wheels, Vittoria Open Corsa CX Tyres, Profile Aeria Aerobars, Lazer Tardiz aero helmet.


2013 Race Position – 40km Bike Split ~ 1hr02mins

Saddle Pain? Try our Saddle Fit Service

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

If you’re fed up with perching on a saddle that’s causing you pain, we’re here to help. We’re convinced that the only way to see if a saddle is right for you is to try it. No amount of measuring sit bones and sitting on jelly pads can replace testing a saddle out for real whilst riding. That’s why we offer our saddle fitting and trial service.

What is a saddle fit?

Our saddle fit session allows you to try out a huge range of saddles from Fizik, ISM Adamo and Cobb Cycling on our fitting bike. Our “SwitchIt” system allows us to swap saddles over in a matter of seconds, making the job of narrowing the field of suitable saddles down quickly and easily. Once we’ve identified a favorite then we’ll let you take a test saddle out on the road for thorough testing before you make your final decision.

What does the fit session cost?

There’s no charge, other than for any saddle purchased.

How do I Book?

Our saddle fitting service is available to book online at Bike Science Bristol


Bike Science Bristol : Spring Break

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Bike Science Bristol will be closed for our Spring break from Sat 25th May to Tuesday 4th of June inclusive.

All pre-existing Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 bike fit appointments during this time will be taken by our fitter and physiotherapist Scott Cornish.

Scott can be contacted by email here for all enquiries relating to fits during the break period:

For all other general enquiries contact We’ll be checking email during the break.

All of our regional fit studios are open as normal. For all enquiries relating to our regional locations, they can be contacted direct as follows.

London (Putney)


phone: 0208 7801978

South East (Tunbridge Wells)


phone: 01892 533339

Midlands (Derby)


phone: 07595 221713

Eastern (Billericay)


phone: 01277 654233

North East (Darlington)


phone: 07887 817960

FREE Retul Fit with All Bikes Ordered at the Triathlon Show 2013

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Bike Science will be out in force at the forthcoming Triathlon Show 2013Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd of March. With this years event promising to be bigger and better than ever before, we’re ready to roll with a full range of bikes from both Boardman Elite and Kuota. Order any bike at the show and you’ll receive our Level 2 Retul precision bike fit FOR FREE when you collect your bike. The fitting can take place at any of our fitting studios throughout the UK.

MEET CHRIS BOARDMAN – British Cycling Legend Chris Boardman will be appearing on the Bike Science stand on Saturday 2nd March – 3pm. Meet Chris, and ask him anything you want to know about the Boardman Elite range!

We’re offering FREE bike sizing sessions at the show by appointment. To book, simply use the calendar on THIS PAGE.

We’ll also have some great offers on Cobb and ISM saddles, helmets, clothing, bike fits and more so come and see us on STAND A44. Try any saddle on our fitting jig BEFORE YOU BUY!


Bike Science East – OPEN NOW

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

We’re proud to announce the opening of our Eastern Region Bike Science fitting studio. Based at Yellow Jersey Cycles in Billericay, Essex our new studio offers precision Retul bike fitting, plus a chance to try any bike for size before you buy using the Retul Muve fitting jig.

Head fitter Chris Jestico gained his Retul certification in December 2012 and performs fits seven days per week in the new studio. Chris has been a cyclist for as long as he can remember and, combined with his extensive retail experience, has opened Yellow Jersey Cycles. Yellow Jersey cycles also boast a Cytech Level 2 qualified cycle mechanic, clothing, accessories, servicing and a range of bikes from Kuota, Trek and Felt.

Read about the full range of bike fit services at Bike Science East and make a booking online HERE



Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

2013 Kuota Korsa Carbon  - FROM £1349 – ORDER NOW


We’ve been pretty excited about this bike since we first saw it “in the flesh” at this years Eurobike show. The all new Kuota Korsa Carbon promises to be one of our best selling road bikes for 2013. Available NOW from Bike Science. Kuota’s unique supply model allows us to build each customers bike individually. So now from just £1349 we can offer a custom build carbon bike to suit your exact requirements.

Each Bike Science client receives a FREE pre-purchase sizing session on one of our adjustable fitting bikes plus a FREE Level 1 bike fit (or 1/2 price Level 2 Retul bike fit) on the bike once it’s ready for collection.

For each and every rider we can then custom specify…

Frame size
Stem Length
Crank Length
Standard or Compact Cranks
Cassette Size
Handlebar Width
Handlebar Tape Colour
Cable Colours
And Even add Your Name on the Frame!

No two riders are ever the same, so why should their bikes be?


TheIronMansNuts – Follow PJ’s amazing story and learn more about the Bike Science bike fit process

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Meet PJ, former elite level decathlete who after suffering with years of injury and illness went very much the way of the couch potato! Now, back in training again and on the road to competing at Ironman 70.3 Majorca with the help of our team from Bike Science South East. Watch the video to find out more about our unique bike fit process, PJ’s journey back to fitness and his quest to raise money for Prostate Cancer Research. To support PJ and follow his progress see his blog THEIRONMANSNUTS.COM

To learn more about our bike fit process and to book your own fitting session READ MORE HERE

Level 2 Retul Bike Fit – Group Rates – Fits from £100

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Bike Fit Group Rates

Are you a member of a club or team or just ride with a group of friends? Our group rates mean you can get even better value from our Level 2 bike fit process. Book as a group and make significant savings over our standard rates. Our Retul bike fit process is the most accurate method of measuring and assessing rider position. The Retul system takes accurate and most importantly DYNAMIC measurements direct from the rider whilst they’re riding. No other bike fit system (including video moti0n capture) offers the same level of detailed and accurate measurement. Team Retul’s accuracy with the experience of our bike fitters throughout the UK and it’s a winning combination.

Groups of THREE riders on the same day – £115 per rider

Groups of FOUR riders on the same day – £100 per rider

(our standard pricing is £149.99 off peak and £184.99 peak time)

The off season is THE BEST time to get your bike fitted, leaving plenty of time to adapt to your new position over the coming winter months.

CONTACT US NOW for more information and to make a group booking. The best money you’ll ever spend on your bike!

NEW OFF PEAK PRICING : Retul Bike Fits from £149.99

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

The off season is here, time to rest, recuperate and plan ahead for the 2013 season. Now is the time to really dial in your riding position with a view to adapting over the winter period and hitting next season HARD. What’s more – We’re introducing a NEW OFF PEAK price structure so now there are even more reasons to go for our Level 2 precision Retul bike fit. Retul fitting offers the most advanced and accurate system available for measuring and assessing rider position dynamically whilst on the bike. No other system offers accurate real time dynamic measurements – The official bike fit system of Team Sky.

Weekday daytime Level 2 Retul bike fits – NOW ONLY £149.99

At every Bike Science fit studio, you’ll find the highly experienced Retul certified bike fitters expert in fitting riders of all standards and from all disciplines. Book now and make 2013 your best season ever!


NOTE:- If you have an existing booking in place during off peak hours, you will be charged the off peak price on the day of your fit