Friday, March 6, 2015

Press Play Performance Lab teams with Pegasus Bicycle Works

Fast Freddy Rodriguez being tested at Press Play Lab
Press Play Performance Lab 
has a new, east of the hills, home at Pegasus Bicycle Works! We have joined forces to bring you the best fitting team available in the bay area. 

"No fit system here."

"Bike fitting is part ART, part SCIENCE, and part EXPERIENCE. While there are many bike fitting schools out there, we don’t limit ourselves by subscribing to just one way of fitting. Our bike fits are based on biofeedback. In other words, we use advanced, state-of-the-art technology and our medical experience to find the best fit based on YOUR anatomy, pedal stroke, alignment, previous injuries (probably most important), core strength, stability, and flexibility. Having years of physical medicine experience, we have learned early on that we must test each change we make. We carry that over to our fits. Each fit change gets tested by science, not by a guess." -Press Play

This philosophy is why we are working together. There are plenty of "one size fits all" methodologies out there. And I have never personally felt that any of the fitting ideologies fully encompass what I see as "bike fit". After fitting for so long, I can see where you are inflexible or which of your legs is shorter. Which knee is dropping in or bowing out. Where  your pelvis is tilted or rotating. Once you have been on the trainer for a bit, all those anatomic pieces of the puzzle become evident. And there are things you cannot see about yourself while riding. I was fit by Mitch a few weeks back and I learned what my body looks like while I ride. All those things I noticed on others, I could never see or feel myself doing while I rode. Mitch also took me through the Surface EMG testing. And I learned which of my muscles were firing and when, all through my pedal stroke. Based on the results I now have exercises I perform before my ride to prime those muscle groups not working enough. No gimmicks, just understanding of how your body works on the bike. The results? Well lately I have been posting some PR's on Strava. While the amount of riding I'm doing hasn't  really changed, the way I feel has. And the simple priming exercises seem to be helping along with the on-the-bike tweaks and pedaling form development. Sound interesting? 

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Schedule ONLINE here

We are starting with appointments on Fridays for now, but will open up other days of scheduling as demand grows.

Every bike fit includes:
Saddle Pressure Sensors during bike fit 
TT, Road, Cross and Mountain Bike
  • Body evaluation including flexibility, stability, leg length, and alignment as it relates to cycling.
  • Pedal forces, stroke, and power analysis using our Pro Analysis technology 
  • Saddle and Foot Pressure sensor data
  • Saddle Testing (bring some of your own or test what we have in stock)
  • Orthotic evaluation/testing
  • Shim/Wedge testing
  • Changes to bike fit
  • Exercises (in video format!) to correct dysfunction and become more efficient and powerful
  • Fit Sheet
  • All test results, exercises and fit changes explained
  • Force Time Plot

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