GAINING THE EDGE WITH BIKE FIT at Rock N’ Road Cyclery
GAINING THE EDGE
GAINING THE EDGE WITH BIKE FIT
Watching this year’s Tour de France can inspire the inner racer in every cyclist, even if we only fantasize about riding with their precision.
Bike fit is not just for Tour riders, however, the pros remind us of how critical proper alignment to the bike is for ultimate performance in this sport with the least risk of injury.
Have you been fitted to your bike since its purchase? And we don’t mean just adjusting the seat height and handlebar reach. A proper fit is a much more comprehensive process and one worth completing so that you may deliver your best performance on every ride. You’ll know if your alignment is off when your knees hurt, your hands are numb or your neck is sore after a long ride, but waiting until these clues appear could prove detrimental.
Here at Rock N’ Road Cyclery, we have taken bike fit very seriously since 2006 and helped improve efficiency and comfort of hundreds of riders. We have also given the competitive edge to state and national champions, not to mention all the KOMs and QOMs on Strava!!
This month, our featured Bike Fit Technician is Brian Gordon at the Anaheim Hills location. He joined us in January this year and went through the comprehensive Body Geometry Fit Course at SBCU (Specialized Bicycle Components University). At just 23, he has 6 years experience in the bicycling industry.
Brian knows first hand the importance of a good bike fit, winning the California State Mountain Bike championships in June this year.
When not riding one of his bikes or performing bike fits
Brian is currently at California State University Fullerton doing a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology, including coursework in biomechanics and exercise physiology. He also has a Masters degree in Cycling including competitive road, track, mountain and cyclocross.
ENTER TO WIN A PIECE OF HISTORY, A 2013 ROAD BIKE AND THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE!
The world's most gruelling sporting event is once again upon us- the Tour de France! To help you celebrate this year's Tour de France in style, We will be hosting the Specialized #ITSMYTOUR Sweepstakes. This is your chance to win big! One lucky winner will receive both, a Tarmac ridden by one of Specialized's Tour team's athletes in this year’s race, plus the 2013 Pro Level road bike of their choice (Tarmac, Amira, Roubaix, Ruby, or Venge)!! The lucky winner will also be flown to Specialized global headquarters in Morgan Hill for a tour of the facility, a visit with Mike Sinyard, and access to the Specialized HQ bicycle fleet during the infamous Specialized Lunch Ride!
To enter the contest, riders must visit one of Rock N' Road Cyclery's 4 Orange County locations where you will receive an #ITSMYTOUR Game Piece with a code to be entered online at Specialized.com.
PLAY NOW, PAY LATER
To enhance your celebration of this year's Tour de France, we are offering FREE financing for a year on any Specialized Road bike purchased! Purchase a Tarmac, Venge, Roubaix, Ruby, Amira, Dolce, Allez, or Sectuer between June 29th and July 21st and take the entire year to pay for it. Swing by Rock N' Road and set yourself up with one of the fastest bikes on the planet.