A professional bike fit can be a game-changer for a cyclist of any level! Are you new to cycling? Did you recently get a new bike?
Are you interested in optimizing your performance and comfort on your bike?

A professional bike fit will help you get the most out of your body, and your bike.

Bike Fit: A Sound Investment In Your Bike & Your Body

Many people start biking because it is a great way to stay active, see the world, and socialize. Sometimes new cyclists experience pain, and they may falsely assume that cycling is not the right activity for them. Making sure that your equipment is custom fit to your body will significantly reduce the risk of pain and injury as you explore mature as a cyclist. 

Perhaps you are an experienced cyclist, but want to adopt a more aggressive position to improve your performance? Maybe you just want to become more comfortable on your bike to make those long distance rides even more enjoyable. Sometimes you don’t realize that your rides could be even better until all the elements on your bike are working optimally with your body. 

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When Should You Get A Professional Bike Fitting?

A professional bike fit is the cheapest and easiest way to get the most out of your bike and your body. I recommend that serious cyclists get their bike fitted every season, as the body adapts throughout the training season, and in the off season. Here is a list of common reasons to consider a professional bike fit:

  • You are a new cyclist and want to avoid injury
  • You just got a new bike and want to get the most out of it
  • You are experiencing pain when cycling
  • Your time on the bike is being limited by discomfort
  • You want to try a new, more aggressive riding position
  • You purchased a new component, such as aerobars or a new pedal system
  • You want to improve your performance
  • You want to improve how your bike handles

Benefits of Getting your Bike Fit by a Healthcare Provider

All bike fits at Propel are performed by Dr. Peter Lejkowski. Dr. Lejkowski is  a Sports Specialist Chiropractor who is also certified in bike fitting.

As such, he is uniquely suited to offer the best combination of an in-depth knowledge of the anatomy, biomechanics and physiology of athletes, along with the comprehensive understanding of the adjustments involved in a bike fit.

When manual therapy, technique coaching, and therapeutic exercises haven’t been enough, a bike fit has often proved to be the missing piece of the puzzle! Patients have been blown away by the results. 

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What To Expect During Your Bike Fit

A bike fit is a process that includes assessing your physical and performance needs and capabilities, and systematically adjusting the bike setup accordingly. The process involves a detailed sport-specific physical and functional exam, as well as a dynamic assessmet on the bike.

While every fit looks a little different, depending on your individual goals, here is an idea of what can is  included in each fit. 

Full cockpit setup:
    • Saddle changes:
      • Saddle tilt
      • Saddle fore/aft position
      • Saddle height
      • New saddle recommendations (based on pelvic width measurement and geometry)
    • Pedal changes
      • Pedal fore/aft position and float
      • Pedal width positioning
    • Stem changes:
      • Stem length
      • Stem height
      • Stem angulation
    • Bar changes:
      • Bar width
      • Bar angulation
    • Lever angulation and placement changes
Foot/pedal interface setup:
    • Cleat alignment changes with the use of wedges (this has a powerful influence on how your whole leg moves)
    • Shoe width or insole changes
    • Addressing leg length discrepancies with cleat shims
    • Cleat angulation change to alter foot alignment and direction of float

Hi, I am Dr. Peter Lejkowski and I am a Sports Specialist Chiropractor and a professional bike fitter.

Keeping you moving and on your bike is my obsession and is what inspires me to do what I do. Feel free to reach out with any bike-fit related questions!

Dr. Peter Lejkowski

Dr. Peter Lejkowski

Sports Specialist Chiropractor

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If you are a cyclist limited by injury, or you simply want to get the most out of your bike and your body, contact Dr. Peter!

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BIKE FIT SERVICES

FUNDAMENTAL

FIT

1.5 – 2 hours

This fit is for new cyclists or those who will ride less than 100kms per month.

The aim of this session is to balance the cyclist on the bike for comfort and injury prevention. The session includes:

  • Brief interview
  • Brief physical & functional assessment
  • Anatomical measurements
  • Dynamic on-the-bike assessment
  • Adjustment of all contact-points (not including cleat/pedal interface)
  • Thorough setup measurements
  • Thorough bike-fit report

COMPREHENSIVE

FIT

2 – 3 hours

This fit is for the serious cyclist. This includes those that ride more then 100kms per month and are performance minded.

The aim of this session is injury prevention, performance enhancement and specialty setups (i.e: tri-bike). The session includes:

  • Detailed interview
  • Thorough physical & functional assessment
  • Anatomical measurements
  • Dynamic on-the-bike assessment
  • Adjustment of all contact-points (pedal, seat, bars, aero bars)
  • Analysis of pedal stroke dynamics
  • Cleat-pedal interface adjustments (shims, wedges, float etc.)
  • Detailed analysis of foot dynamics
  • Insole recommendations
  • Advice on self management (mobility, strength etc.)
  • Thorough setup measurements
  • Thorough bike-fit report

FOCUSED

FIT

1 hour

This fit is designated for specific areas of focus such as Aerobar setup, cleat setup, or to fine-tune a specific contact point after the initial bike-fit.

The aim of this session is to dial in ONE specific aspect of your fit. The session includes:

  • Brief interview
  • Brief physical & functional assessment
  • Relevant anatomical measurements
  • Dynamic on-the-bike assessment
  • Adjustment of relevant contact points
  • Thorough setup measurements
  • Thorough bike-fit report that summarizes the focussed fit session

FOLLOW-UP

FIT

1.5 – 2 hours

This fit is for those that have had a previous Comprehensive Fit, but their goals/function have changed and need their bike to reflect this. This fit is ideal for those who are becoming seasoned cyclists and expect more from their bike.

The aim of this session is to dial the fit in to another level. The session includes:

  • Brief interview
  • Brief physical & functional assessment
  • Anatomical measurements
  • Dynamic on-the-bike assessment
  • Adjustment of all contact-points (pedal, seat, bars, aero bars)
  • Analysis of pedal stroke dynamics
  • Cleat-pedal interface adjustments (shims, wedges, float etc.)
  • Detailed analysis of foot dynamics
  • Insole recommendations
  • Advice on self management (mobility, strength etc.)
  • Thorough setup measurements
  • Thorough bike-fit report

Not sure which bike fit is right for you?

Get in touch to schedule a phone free call with the bike fit doctor, Dr. Peter Lejkowski. 

BIKE FIT FAQs

Do I need to be a serious cyclist to benefit from a bike fit?

You don’t have to be serious about cycling to benefit from a professional bike fit. A bike fit will make you feel more comfortable on the bike and will help prevent cycling-related repetative strain injuries, no matter what experience level you are at.

If you like cycle and would like to continue cycling for as long as possible, consider getting a bike fit. If your are less interested in performance, the “fundemental fit” could be sufficient

Can I bill my private insurance for your bike-fit services?

The #1 benefit for getting your bike fit from a sports specialist healthcare provider is that they can apply their expertise in injury management/prevention and functional anatomy directly to your bike fit. A very close #2 benefit is that you can claim your bike fit service through your private insurance.

Dr. Peter Lejkowski is a licensed sports specialist chiropractor in the province of Ontario. Once a payment is received for the bike fit service, you will receive an invoice that you can submit to your insurance company. The amount that is covered depends on your policy.

How long does the bike fit take:

That all depends on the bike fit service you require. Please see “Bike Fit Services” above.

How much does the bike-fit cost?

That all depends on the bike fit service you require. Please see “Bike Fit Services” above.

Which bike fit service is right for me?

That all depends on your cycling experience and interest. When in doubt, schedule the “Comprehensive Fit” session as it simply checks off all of the boxes. When you are still in doubt, feel free to GET IN TOUCH to schedule a phone call with Dr. Peter Lejkowski.