Oceanside Bike Photos

: Pics are Timothy Carlson's, comments on bike positions are Dan Empfield's

"Express Fits" at Slowtwitch Road Shows

: Here are some examples of the Express Fits in San Diego and Dallas (this past weekend) as a guide to what Bay Area folks can expect this weekend.

F.I.S.T. Workshops (What really happens here?)

: Here are images from a F.I.S.T. Bike Fit Workshop just concluded, along with a description of just what goes on here.

Reasonable bike fit expectations

: Slowtwitch forum members too often (justifiably) complain about bad results from bike fit sessions. As of 2017 here is what you should expect.

The Shrug, and Other Free Speed

: Buying bike speed eventually gets pricey. What speed is available without spending any money or getting any fitter?

What Size? Part 2

: If Trek, Felt, Cervelo, BMC say you can ride multiple sizes of their superbikes, which of these sizes is the right one for you?

What Size Bike?

: You've decided on the bike you want. Now you need to know what size to buy? Are you a 51cm, a 54cm, or a 56cm? Let's go through the process.

Choosing Your Felt Superbike

: Do you covet a Felt IA? You tell me how you fit aboard any tri bike, I'll tell you exactly which IA or DA you need to buy, with the precise stem and front-end you need.

Finding Your Ideal P5

: We're going to determine what my best P5 Six would be via a simple 5-minute process you can use to discover which P5 size and front-end config is ideal for you.

Find Your Superbike: Trek

: If you knew what I know, you could find the bikes, all bikes, road or tri, that fit you, in 20 or 30 minutes tops. So let's make sure you know what I know.

Looking for a Tri Bike?

: How do you choose a bike? Herein is a list of imperatives, 18 of them. How could any bike run that gauntlet? Turns out, selecting your perfect bike isn't that hard.

The GURU system

: We wrote about the GURU fit bike last year, in a series on fit tools. Here we're talking about the entire GURU system, what it is, what it means for the future of retail and of how you and your bike ...

Low Profile top caps

: Tall headset top caps are my great while whales. I don't want to eliminate them, just cut them down to size. John Cobb to the rescue.

Trek Fit System

: Trek joins Cannondale, Specialized and Shimano in unveiling its own, dynamic, sexy (tools included) bike fit protocol. Yes, Trek has had a fit school for years. But nothing like this.

Shimano Elbows into Bike Fit

: Make way for Shimano, arguably the largest revenue seller worldwide of bicycle specific stuff. It's entering the world of bike fit in a big way. It's protcol? Well see. But that crank on its fit ...

Fit System Explosion

: It's official: the top-5 bike companies in the world each have a fit system. Not since the advent of the mountain bike have so many bike brands delved into something so not in their wheelhouses.

Tour de Bike Fit

: Read this first, if "tri bike fit" is new to you. It's a guide to the dozens of articles in the bike fit section. The articles are grouped, and we offer our advice about the order in which they ...

Bike positions of pro triathletes

: Ex pro duathlete, and Kuota sales guru, Paul Thomas apprised me of a very interesting experiment he undertook at the most recent Hawaiian Ironman. "I sat on the Queen K Highway as the riders were ...