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.
Abridged Fitting - $250*
The procedure and techniques are similar to our Lifetime, Relationship-Based Fitting, but we cut out several aspects to save time and money. We will spend approximately one hour getting you to what we believe will be your best position on the bike. We don't take notes or measurements for future reference. Follow-up work is not included in the price, but if you need help with your fit in the future you can pay to upgrade and switch to our Relationship-Based Fitting (an additional $200).
* Because of our strong belief in our Relationship-Based Fitting we only offer the Abridged Fitting under certain circumstances. Please contact us ahead of time to discuss this option. It is particularly good for clients that are borrowing a bike or are in the market for a new bike soon. Because of their inherent complexity, we do not offer our Abridged Fitting for mountain bikes or triathlon/time-trial bikes or bikes with an aero bar.
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.