Saddle discomfort is always a large talking point within the cycling industry, with most of us at some point having suffered from issues in this area. Many weird and wonderful ideas have been proposed as the solution to solve everyone’s problems, but can things really ever be that simple?
Many of us are guilty of skipping our post-workout recovery routine, after a long ride, in favour of lounging on the sofa or enjoying a well-deserved BBQ in the garden with the family. Our Lead Bike Fitter, Iain Findlay, has created this short post-ride stretching routine.
Saddle pain / discomfort is an all-too-common complaint amongst cyclists but one many cyclists are reluctant to talk about or believe is just an unavoidable part of their sport! Below we discuss the different types of saddle pain cyclists might experience and how to become comfortable when riding your bike.
Summer is just around the corner and I’m sure many of you will be planning a long ride, whether that be the iconic Vätternrundan, the epic Ironman Kalmar, the brand-new (and what promises to be beautiful) Swede Divide or just a fun 50km with some friends! Whatever the challenge, here are 6 bike positioning mistakes to avoid...
The abundance of options available for pedals and cleats can make choosing the correct combination for you both challenging and a little daunting. There are a number of factors you need to take into account when making your decision but at the forefront of your decision should be float.
It’s almost time for the end of season sales and switching focus to next year! Perhaps for you that means treating yourself to a brand-new bike. As such we thought we would put this short list together to help you make the right decision when making that next big purchase.
Do you think of a Bike Fit has a one-off venture that will leave you faster, more efficient and most importantly free from pain on your bike? If so, you’re definitely not alone. I was of this opinion before I met Iain, our Lead Bike fitter at PFP, and learnt that a Bike Fit is far more than just moving your saddle height...
As the cycling world shifts gears from intense race schedules to a more relaxed off-season, athletes often find themselves pondering how to make the most of this transitional period. One smart move that stands out during this time is getting a bike fit.
Many of us ride our bikes with the hope of getting faster. Whether the goal is to ride a sub hour 40km Time Trial, to do a sub 5-hour Ironman bike split or to get that notoriously hard KOM on Strava – the goal is the same! But how do you achieve that goal?
Many of the athletes we see are looking to be as aerodynamic and as fast as possible. This means that they will need to be able to sit in an aggressive position whist also being able to hold a high power. Whilst hours in the saddle can of course help with this so can some well spent hours in the gym working on both your flexibility and strength.
Sessions to improve your aerobic and anaerobic fitness are undoubtedly important but incorporating cycling drills into your training can also have big benefits when it comes to improving performance!