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A bike fit on a Hickman Bike offers a more simple, practical and dynamic way of determining your optimum riding position. This is because the Hickman Bike adjusts to fit you, the rider. The whole process is carried by checking the adjustments made to your riding position by actually test riding on the road as opposed to just monitoring them on a static jig.
To begin with a basic set up will be performed on the Hickman Bike to get you, the rider, in a riding position which will be somewhere near your ideal. By riding short distances the appropriate adjustments can be made (Done by the roadside if desired) to make the bike “Feel” right in your judgement. By repeating the adjustment/test riding process, the optimum riding position will be obtained. This may take upwards of 4 adjustments/testing sessions depending on the individual but some idea of where a rider wants to be that "feels right" should be achievable within an hour.
The benefits of having a bike fit on a Hickman Bike are:-
That it gives the rider some time under actual road conditions to try out their riding position. After an initial setup some small, final adjustments may be required after say 15 minutes riding experience and this is something that cannot be simulated on a static jig.
It gives any potential purchasers of a Hickman Bike the chance to try it out before they buy and to see how they can achieve their optimum riding position.
Riders who have had, or still prefer a conventional static bike fit can check the setup they achieved by replicating it on a Hickman Bike and then taking to the road to see how that riding position works out in practice. This procedure is especially useful to those who are thinking of committing a substantial outlay on a new bike and want to feel confident that their riding position on that new bike is going to be as good as it did on a static jig. There is no obligation to buy a Hickman Bike but the Bike Fit charge shown below will be made.
To arrange a Hickman Bike fit in the West Sussex countryside and an opportunity to ride a unique bike use this contact link, just tell me when you want to make the appointment. Charges are from £30/hour and if, as a result, you decide to purchase a Hickman Bike then this cost will be credited to your order.