Explore Professional Bike Fitting in Singapore

Bike fitting is the process of adjusting the bike components to best suit the rider’s body and riding style. A good bike fit improves the rider’s comfort, efficiency, and overall performance. Bike fitting involves various adjustments, such as saddle height, handlebar position, pedal stroke, and cleat alignment.

A professional bike fit benefits riders of all levels, whether recreational or competitive cyclists, mountain bikers or road bike cyclists. A bike fit addresses common issues such as saddle discomfort, knee pain, numbness in the hands or feet, and neck and back pain. By optimising the rider’s position on the bicycle, a bike fit addresses these issues, improves power output and reduces the risk of injuries.

At Benchmark Physio, we believe that a good bike fit is an essential component of any cyclist’s training and performance programme. With our professional bike fitting service in Singapore, we help you achieve better bike ergonomics, reach your cycling goals and enjoy a more comfortable, efficient, and enjoyable time on the road.

What Qualifies as Good Bike Ergonomics?

In order to maintain proper ergonomics on the bicycle, it is essential to have adequate flexibility in the hamstrings and gluteal muscles. This enables the pelvis to tilt forward, which helps to keep the back in a straight position while reaching for the handlebars.

While cycling, your neck, shoulders, and hands are working hard and will become sore if held in the same position for too long. By adjusting your spine and shoulder alignment and supporting your arms correctly, you reduce this pain and increase your range of movement.

The muscles in your upper back are important for keeping you steady on the bike, while your lower back muscles support your spine from side to side. Your hips play a pivotal role, too, guiding your legs as you pedal. If your hips are in the wrong position or not strong enough, it affects your balance on the bike.

To be able to achieve a comfortable bike posture, getting our bike into an optimal position is key. That’s why engaging professional bike fitting services in Singapore is important.

What are the benefits of bike fitting?

Improved comfort:

A bike fit alleviates discomfort in the saddle, hands, feet, and other areas of the body. By optimising the bike's geometry to suit the rider's body, a bike fit reduces pressure points and improves blood flow, resulting in a more comfortable ride in Singapore.

Increased efficiency and performance:

A good bike fit helps Singapore riders pedal more efficiently, reducing wasted energy and increasing power output. By adjusting the saddle height, handlebar position, and pedal stroke, a bike fit helps the rider maintain a more aerodynamic and efficient position on the bike.

Injury prevention:

A bike fit reduces the risk of overuse injuries such as knee, lower back and shoulder pain. By optimising the rider's position on the bike, a bike fit reduces stress on the joints and muscles, reducing the risk of injury.

Procedure and Cost of Bike Fitting in Singapore

To begin our bike fitting process, we first conduct an initial interview with the cyclist to collect health information and individual measurements, such as the following:

  • Thorough History: This includes all relevant injuries and pain, training loads and bike set-ups.
  • Fitness and Lifestyle: Our bike fitter will inquire about your cycling goals, preferred riding style, fitness level and frequency of cycling. This information helps the bike fitter understand your needs and tailor the fitting process accordingly.
  • Musculoskeletal Exam:
    • Overall Performance: We will use force deck platforms to analyse balance, strength, symmetry, and explosive power to gain insights into your overall physical abilities related to cycling.
    • Strength: We will perform isokinetic and isometric strength testing to measure the strength of critical cycling muscles individually. This enables us to identify discrepancies between the right and left sides and compare the results to normative data for your gender and age. The assessed muscles include the hamstrings, gluteal muscles, quadriceps, adductors, and calf muscles.
    • Flexibility: This assessment is performed using movement analysis systems to help us understand your flexibility and mobility in relation to cycling.

The information gathered will be fed to our specialised research-based algorithms. This enables us to generate a precise set of anticipated bicycle measurements optimised to your condition.

We then assess the cyclist’s cycling posture and use various fundamental values to enhance movement patterns, such as addressing leg length discrepancy, foot alignment, and cleat positioning. This comprehensive approach ensures you are positioned in the most optimal and comfortable position, tailored to your body type and bike selection. Subsequently, we modify the bike to optimise the cyclist’s kinematics, preventing overuse injuries, and improving overall comfort while cycling on the road.

The cost of a single 1.5-hour session is S$250. View the fees for our other types of services in Singapore.

Quality of Service

We are committed to delivering high-quality, evidence-based physiotherapy care at Benchmark Physio. Our team of experienced and highly qualified physiotherapists and exercise physiologists in Singapore undergo rigorous training to stay up-to-date with the advancements in their field. We believe every patient deserves the highest level of care, and we work closely with our patients to develop personalised treatment plans tailored to their individual needs and goals.

Our commitment to quality ensures that our patients receive meticulous care, leading to enhanced clinical outcomes and improved quality of life. Besides bike fitting, Benchmark Physio also offers sports massage and therapy and running mechanics and gait analysis.

About Benchmark Physio

Benchmark Physio was founded in 2022 to cater to the requirements of astute healthcare consumers who are searching for top-notch and evidence-based physiotherapy services. The clinic is led by Ng Hong Kai, a distinguished APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, dedicated to producing exceptional clinical outcomes through extensive expertise and rigorous training.

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