Bluegrass Bicycle Company
Unlike most bicycle fittings on the market, our fitting is good for as long as you own your bike! We use a unique lifetime, relationship-based approach to bicycle fitting. We do not think that it is good business or good sense to fit people in a "one-and-done" fashion.
The majority of our business comes from word-of-mouth recommendations. Any success that we have had in bicycle fitting can and should be measured by the happiness, comfort and performance of our clients.
There is no way we can cover all of the details or philosophy behind our fitting methods in this space. However, we would love to talk to you over the phone or in person if you'd like more details or if you have any bicycle fitting questions.
We offer a Lifetime, Relationship-Based Fitting that covers any fitting related needs and adjustments during the life of your bike. We fit most kinds of bikes including road, triathlon, touring, hybrid, cyclocross, gravel, and casual. With 30 years of combined bicycle fitting experience, we have fit thousands of cyclists of all types.
Free lifetime fitting adjustments include:
~ Adjustments due to necessary fitting related parts changes such as saddle, seatpost, shoes, pedals, stem, handlebar and crank.
~ Adjustments and resetting due to crash, packing bike for travel and adjustments made by client or others.
~ Adjustments related to body changes such as injury, weight changes or age.
~ Adjustments related to changes in riding style and physical goals.
~ Accurate re-positioning of new cleats.
~ Access to our handlebar stem exchange program allowing clients to try different lengths and angles of stems to find the perfect fit.
~ Access to our extensive saddle demo fleet which allows clients to try different saddles for an extended period before they buy.
The human interface with a bicycle is dynamic and complex, and it suits itself perfectly to a long-term, relationship-based fitting approach.
All fitting clients also receive exclusive access to our professional mechanical repair services.
Lifetime, Relationship-Based Fitting ~ $400
We begin with a 4-hour appointment where we get to know you and your equipment. We'll discuss your motivations for riding, riding history, bikes you've owned, physical condition, what your typical riding is like and what your riding goals are. We'll also gather lots of information about you and your bike to help us find your perfect fit and to construct a valuable database that we can use in the future as fitting needs occur.
We cover all aspects of bike fit including shoe fit, proper foot support and orthotics, cleat position, saddle height, saddle angle, saddle fore-aft, saddle choice, reach to handlebars, handlebar and stem assessment and height of handlebars. We also cover important aspects of riding including hand positions, pedaling technique, shifting and braking.
After finding an excellent starting point we will turn you loose to enjoy your new fit. We will then encourage you to follow up with us to make sure that we have been completely successful.
~ Due to increase in time, setup and additional body measurements there is an added $50 surcharge for fitting triathlon/time trial bikes and bikes with aero bar extensions. Mountain bike fittings are only available on bikes we have sold.
Peloton/Home Spinning Bike Fitting ~ $400 fitting + travel fee*
We offer private fitting services for in-home spinning and Peloton bikes. We make sure to bring everything needed for a normal fitting service. Prior to our visit we will discuss items you may want to change during our time together. If need be, we are able to bring a selection of demo saddles as well as shoe/pedal/insole recommendations for you to try.
* Standard travel fee of $75 within the greater Indianapolis area.
We are more than happy to help with determining your proper size for a bike you will be purchasing elsewhere. However, we have recently seen a dramatic increase in the number of clients asking for our input on what size bicycle to buy or order. Many of these requests are for online purchases or through a shop that does not offer fitting services or have proper fitting knowledge. We of course understand the importance of making sure the size is correct, but it does take considerable time and research on our part and we have found it necessary to charge for this service. Please call or email to discuss. Fees vary for fitting clients and non-fitting clients and also on the particular bike being purchased.
Any bike purchased through us always includes making sure the sizing and fit is absolutely correct.
Rental Bike Setup Communication ~ $50
* This service is only available for fitting clients.
Whether you are renting a bike on vacation or traveling with a tour group, we will help ensure your fit setup is as close as possible. We will gladly communicate key fit measurements to your rental bike provider and answer any followup questions they may have when configuring your bike. Throughout your time on the bike we will be available should you have any questions/issues regarding your fit setup.