about bike fitting
From a simple inner seam calculation, to high-tech contraptions, bike fitting has always existed. A Pave the Way - Retül bike fit should be the foundation for achieving your cycling objectives, whether it's an existing bike, or before purchasing a new one.
There are various ‘bike fit’ systems available, and even more opinions on the merits each system offers. However, to disregard the fitter, who ultimately holds the key to achieving the success of such technology, is short sighted. At Pave the Way, our focus is you, we have some fantastic equipment that benefits our extensive experience, for a fit that is precise and personlised to your demands.
A professional bike ﬁt with Pave the Way can beneficial to all types of riders. Whether you’ve won it all, or are just starting out, having an expert asses your position and equipment, should be the starting point for your riding objectives.
As individuals, our goals, strengths, fitness and physical limitations, all change regularly. Getting a yearly check-up to ensure your bike position is best suited to these criteria or equipment changes is essential in achieving long term success.
INJURY PREVENTION AND DISCOMFORT:
At Pave the Way, we can reduce the risk of injury and help prevent pains that are common in the knees, feet, hands and neck. Unfortunately, many riders tend to persevere with many of these aggravations, limited performance and even risk injury, as they are not sure how to tackle the problem. Whilst the bicycle frame is a fixed component, there are many parts that can be easily adjusted to dramatically improve your riding experience.
Whilst we all cycle for different reasons, and to varying degrees, improving performance is important. Performance goals can be as simple as improving fitness to targeting specific events. A bike fit improves the economy of your efforts and should be the starting point in achieving your goals, whether that’s with beating your mates, winning a race or setting a new personal best.
To find out more about the benefits of a Pave the Way professional bike fit, or if you have a specific question feel free to send us an email
ritul fitting system
3D MOTION CAPTURE
Here at PAVE THE WAY, we are lucky enough to use the Retül System. Bike ﬁt technology that is dynamic, accurate and three-dimensional, it is simply the best tool for the job, and it dramatically improves bike ﬁt quality.
By recording the rider as they move, with digitally precise measurements and simultaneously incorporating all planes of movement, it provides the most realistic data of the riders actual pedaling style and body positions. Having access to the best analysis provides the ﬁtter with the most in-depth understanding of what the rider is experiencing.
We are also smart enough to know that we are all individuals with speciﬁc needs and circumstances. At Pave the Way we combine technology and extensive experience to offer truly personalised bike fitting with the best equipment. The result is one the most comprehensive specialist ﬁtting services available.
head bike fitter
Having surrounded himself in cycling from an early age, Tom combines extensive expertise with formal accreditation from Retül and CYCLING AUSTRALIA, He is a certified ﬁt specialist and an advanced TT/Triathlon fitter, despite this he feels it is his combination of state-of-the-art technology and customer-centric approach, that achieves the best results.
Outside of Pave the Way, Tom works closely with long term friend, Brad Hannaford. Together, with Sydney Uni Velo Club, they created ‘Sydney Uni Velo Racing Team.’ A team that prides itself on it’s providing the best environment for successful development of club members, on and off the bike. The team is approaching it’s third year, consistently and organically growing, it competes in Australia’s premier competition, the Subaru National Road Series.
Tom grew up in Brighton, England, before falling in love with cycling when he moved to Sydney, Australia in 2006.