We believe there is a strict order of hierarchy when it comes to bicycle riding. The obvious first item of importance would be the bicycle itself, followed very closely by the helmet. The next step in the process would be a proper fit. Fit is the key to developing a proper foundation for cycling. A professional bicycle fitting has a tremendous impact on a cyclist’s success. Whether you are a novice cyclist or a professional triathlete, a fitting session will improve your performance, positively impact your overall riding comfort and increase your safety.
We provide custom fittings for every discipline, every riding level and for every personal need of the cyclist. We are proud to now offer the Guru Experience. The GURU Experience offers different programs to assist you in finding the perfect bike or optimize your current riding position. The major advantage of the Guru Fit Unit is the ability to change your position instantly while riding, making it a fully “dynamic fit” experience. The Dynamic Fit Unit (D.F.U.) uses servo motors that can change by 1mm increments at the push of a button.
DAN CHAPMAN – FIT SPECIALIST
Dan began his competitive career at the age of 9 swimming on the Huntington Beach swim team and Olympic development program. Living close to the beach his athletic development was comprised of swimming in the ocean, running miles in the sand, BMX, biking, skateboarding, surfing just to name a few.
Dan traveled abroad to compete and represent the USA as a soccer player, runner and a swimmer. The bike at this time was just a means of transportation to get from point A to B. Dan is now a retired professional who enjoys teaching, reading and staying updated on the latest human and sport science.
As a former professional and educator Dan offers a wealth of knowledge, patience and understanding for the athlete’s he work with. As a National coach with multiple licenses Dan has sent many of his athletes across the globe to compete internationally. Dan’s emphasis on technique, working hard, nutrition and healthy habits have always been stressed over winning. The details have afforded Dan and his athletes better than acceptable results.
Earning degrees in architecture, advertising design, sports physiology and sports psychology Dan is always researching innovation and how it translates into better addressing the needs of athletes at all levels of their sport.
STEVE SCHLEGEL - OWNER/FIT SPECIALIST
Steve has been in the bicycle industry for over 37 years, and his passion to learn more on bicycle fitting and injury prevention is ongoing. Steve has attended the Serotta Cycling Institutes Fit Symposium as well as Trek's Fit Certification, and is also a GURU Experience certified fitter. His background in real life cycling experiences give him an additional edge in helping his clients find the perfect bicycle fit. A biomedical oriented fit is aimed at injury prevention combined with optimal position for performance on the bike. Unlike other industry companies focused on a single fitting protocol, Schlegel utilizes multiple fitting disciplines to make your bike fit as personally as possible.
BIKE FIT MENU
GURU Bike Finder $50 Road $65 Aero - (15-30 minutes) GURU Bike Assessment
Level: New Riders, Riders looking for a bike to fit their needs
GURU’s innovative camera system captures all key anatomic measurements – driving a starting point for your fit session. The Guru Fit technician will tailor a fit to your personal riding profile. The Rider experiences the dynamic fit procedure that finds the best bike configuration for their riding style. The GURU Bike Finder Software then provides a personalized bike recommendation. Move forward with confidence into your bike investment. 100% of the fit cost is applied to a new bike purchased at Schlegel Bicycles.
Over 180 Bike Manufacturers to choose from | Compare bike brands and models that fit your riding position | Dynamic Fit - Don’t waste time getting on and off the bike to make equipment changes | Find a good fit the first time. (upgrade to Ideal to dial it in) | We can build the virtual bike, your ride it, and you decide what is best for you.
GURU Ideal Fit $125 Road $150 Aero - (1.5 - 2 hours) Dynamic Fit Testing
Level: Riders with at least six months of riding experience.
The GURU Fit technician will walk you through the Dynamic Fit Experience which arrives at the Ideal position for the rider the fit is personal with no preconceived notions of how you should ride. Each fit is built specifically for the rider that accounts for flexibility, injuries, and conditions that might affect the rider’s ability to ride with the comfort necessary to meet their riding goals. 50% of the fit cost is applied to a new bike purchased at Schlegel Bicycles.
For a new bike or existing bike | Map your bike into the GURU DFU for a before and after comparison | Address the three contact points of the bike | Bio-mechanical positioning based on your level of strength, flexibility, and core | A minor stress test to help dial in riding angle, comfort, and performance | Cleat position to address major concerns
GURU Optimization Fit $250 Road $300 Aero - (2-3 hours) Dynamic Fit and Alignment
Level: Riders with at least 12 months of riding experience.
The GURU Optimization Fit will take you through our most comprehensive bike fit allowing you to feel changes in real-time to ensure that you create an optimal rider performance position. Begin with a biometrics assessment for loss of power and potential overuse injuries. Areas include pedaling gait and flexibility. Cleat placement analysis; Leg length discrepancy; Foot tilt analysis and correction; Laser alignment for lateral knee tracking. Narrow down your fit performance with a 10-15 minute stress test. 50% of the fit cost is applied to a new bike purchased at Schlegel Bicycles.
Map your bike into the GURU DFU for a before and after comparison | Address the three contact points of the bike | Bio-mechanical positioning based on your level of strength, flexibility, and core | A stress test to find the best angle and position for performance and comfort | Address leg alignment to gain power and comfort | Optimize cleat position for consistent power and minimize injury | Replicate your new position back onto your bike | Only shop to offer a 90 day no charge fit guarantee | Replicate your new position back onto your bike | Only shop to offer a 90 day no charge fit guarantee
A la carte Fit Services
Saddle | Cleat | Aero Clip-Ons $40
Service includes the installation of products. The evaluation of fit after installation. Basic cleat placement.
P.A.T. Saddle Mapping $100
All saddles are not made alike. Finding the right saddle and position is important when comfort is important. Pressure mapping highlights the hot spots that are causing you discomfort.
Our fits come with a 90 day no charge comfort guarantee!
*Additional labor costs to refit your bike may apply. Some retooling may require a 48-hour turnaround.
*Insoles, Arch support, Cleat wedges/shims; ITS wedges; ITS heel wedges; and axle adjustments are an additional expense.