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


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

Join us for a Ride in the Cotswolds – Sun Nov 18th

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Join us on Sunday the 18th of November for a ride in the beautiful Cotswolds. We’ve planned two routes and we’re looking to encourage riders of all ages and abilities to join in. What’s more, the ride is FREE. This is NOT an official organised sportive event, rather an informal group ride. Our team riders and Bike Science staff will be out in force to guide the groups or for GPS users, you can download a GPS route from Bike Route Toaster.

We’re limiting the number of places available – USE THE BOOKING SYSTEM ON THIS PAGE TO RESERVE A PLACE


Route 1

Short Route

DOWNLOAD THE SHORT ROUTE ~41 miles. A scenic country route with a hill in the middle! A much less demanding route with only one really difficult climb.


Route 2

Long Route


DOWNLOAD THE LONG ROUTE ~ 82  Hilly scenic miles. Approx 4000ft of climbing. Taking in four of the best road climbs in the Cotswolds, this is a testing, but scenic route. Non of the climbing is especially steep so don’t be put off the challenge of this superb route.

Boardman Test Weekend – Bike Science North East

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

This weekend sees the opportunity to see the entire range of Boardman Elite bikes at the Bike Science North East studio. See the bikes, take one for a test ride, learn more about our precision Retul bike fit process, plus prizes on offer all weekend. Head fitter Andy Sedgwick will be on hand all weekend to size you accurately for a new bike, advise on fitting an bio-mechanics plus explain the range of services offered. Jamie Mitchell of Boardman Bikes will be there all weekend to talk tech and take you through Boardmans Olympic and World Championship winning range of machines.

For more details contact


Bike Science North East
Triology Multi Sport Solutions
Unit 2-3
Evans Business Centre
Durham Way South
Newton Aycliffe
Co Durham

Date: Sat 27th and Sun 28th October 2012

Parking available at the venue plus refreshments and prizes all weekend.

Reynolds Carbon Wheel Upgrades – Available Now

Monday, October 15th, 2012

We’ve been thinking long and hard about the best possible brand of wheels to offer as upgrades on our RANGE OF BIKES. After much head scratching and fondling of sexy carbon products, we’re confident in having made a great decision. REYNOLDS CARBON WHEELS are now available as upgrade options on all bikes. From our assessment, the range of Reynolds Wheels offer the best all round combination of aerodynamics, performance, value and of course speed. Race proven in the pro peleton!

To begin with we’re listing CLINCHER carbon options on the bikes we feel the upgrades are likely to be most popular on, but if you require a wheel upgrade or a wheel that isn’t listed as an option CONTACT US WITH YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Here are just a few example bike options…

Kuota K-Factor – Perfect Long Distance Triathlon Race Machine – From £2599 including Reynolds Assault Carbon Clincher Wheels (Wheel RRP £1199)

Boardman AiR Road – Road, Tri, Sportive – The perfect all rounder – From £2549 including Reynolds Attack Carbon Clincher Wheels (Wheel RRP £1099)

Boardman AiR TT – Hawaii Ironman Winners Choice – From £2749 including Reynolds Assault Carbon Clincher Wheels (Wheel RRP £1199)