11 bike fit trends you need to know about, according to British Cycling’s former physio guru

Getting correctly set up on your bike can make a big difference to comfort as well as performance. Phil Burt outlines the latest developments in the art and science of bike-fit…

Phil Burt giving a male cyclist a bike fit
(Image credit: Future)

Like your riding position, the practice of bike-fitting evolves over the years. Since riders began taking a scientific approach to their set-up in the 1980s, biomechanists, physios, coaches and riders themselves have learnt a lot about how geometry affects comfort, performance, efficiency and durability. Some of these improvements grew out of deliberate research, others from chance discovery during trial-and error experimentation. 

Phil Burt in a bike fitting workshop

(Image credit: Future)

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Phil Burt