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Goodale's Bike Shop

NASHUA
TEL: (603) 882-2111

HOOKSETT
TEL:(603) 644-2111

CONCORD
TEL: (603) 225-5111

Goodale's has been voted one of America's best bike shops

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

To get the best riding experience on any terrain, you need to find your unique active riding position.  This position will help you climb faster, descend more confidently, and ride with less fatigue.  This is achieved in conjunction with a trained Body Geometry Fit Specialist who has a complete understanding of your unique biomechanics and experience.  Body Geometry is the most complete system to help you become one with your bike.

Bike fit is a marriage between the bicycle and the rider.
If the two are incompatible, the marriage will fail. There is an important qualifier to this rule. The bike can be adjusted to the rider’s anatomy in multiple ways, such as moving the saddle up or down or changing the stem. The body can be adjusted only in minor ways, such as with a carefully designed stretching program.

Make the bike fit the body; don’t make the body fit the bike.
It is easy to adjust the bike, but difficult to stretch or contort the body into some preconceived “ideal” or “pro” position. For example, long legs coupled with a short torso and arms require a bike with relatively short top tube/stem combination, which is referred to as reach. Stubby legs and most of the height in the torso requires a bike with a long top tube and stem. Forget what your favorite pro rider looks like…unless their body is a carbon copy of yours.

Dynamic bike fit is better than static bike fit.
This means that fit while pedaling the bike needs to be considered when fine-tuning such things as saddle height and cleat position. Static formulas for deciding saddle height are only starting points. They must be overruled with dynamic findings, such as observing the rider on a trainer.

Cycling is a sport of repetition.
A cadence of 90 revolutions per minute is approximately 5000 revolutions per hour. A six-hour century would require 30,000 pedal revolutions. Every pedal stroke is almost identical, so it needs to be in the safest position to allow for this kind of repetitive activity. A saddle that is five millimeters too low on a six-hour century can lead to major knee pain problems over that time. Because of this, the most important bike fit for a cyclist is the first one, to assure a long, comfortable, healthy cycling career.

Body Geometry Fit is by appointment only.  Goodale's Bike Shop is unique in that we have a trained and certified Body Geometry Fit technician in each of our three locations.  Please call the location most convenient to you and schedule your Body Geometry Fit today!

Things to know about the fit process:

  • Please arrive promptly for your appointment.  The Body Geometry Fit will take between 2 and 3 hours to complete.
  • Bring your riding shorts, jersey, socks,shoes and a water bottle for the fit.
  • Most Body Geometry fits will require the purchase of additional parts in order to properly complete the fit.  This may include saddle, stem, handlebar and footbeds and are not included in the Body Geometry Fit price.
  • Parts installation require additional time and could incur additional labor charges.
  • Please contact us if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

NASHUA BG FIT SCHEDULE

ROAD/MTB/HYBRID Body Geometry Fit with 3D Motion Capture (Nashua only) - $250

AERO Body Geometry Fit (Triathlon or Time Trial) - add $50 to above prices.



We also offer the following bike fitting services:

REPLACEMENT CLEAT INSTALLATION - $15
Replacement of cleats in existing position on the shoe.
 

FOOT, CLEAT & PEDAL ANALYSIS - $25 (free with purchase of shoes and new cleats/pedals)
Optimizing cleat position is crucial to minimize stress through your knees and maximize power output. There are so many options for the foot/pedal relationship that there's no reason to accept unwanted stress.  We will position your cleat in the most optimal position as well as adjust proper spring tension.

REPLACEMENT SADDLE INSTALLATION - $25
Purchasing a new saddle is more than just picking one out and throwing it on your bike.  We'll take the necessary measurements of your existing saddle position and then make the transfer to the new saddle so that your overall position isn't changed.

BASIC BICYCLE SIZING - $60 (free with the purchase of any road or hybrid bike)
Saddle height is set for proper extension of the knee. Fore and aft position of the saddle is adjusted for proper knee alignment. Upper body position will also be assessed. Clipless pedals and cleats are installed in a neutral position. Time is then spent with the cyclist teaching the correct mechanics of engaging and disengaging  from the pedal system. 

 

OUR LOCATIONS

NASHUA
14B Broad St
Nashua, NH 03064
TEL: (603) 882-2111

  

HOOKSETT
1197 Hooksett Rd
Hooksett, NH 03106
TEL: (603) 644-2111

  

CONCORD
19 Triangle Park Dr
Concord, NH 03301
TEL: (603) 225-5111

  

Prices and inventory are provided only as a comparative guide. Though we make every effort to keep our website prices accurate and up-to-date, the final purchase price may vary from the one listed here.

For the most current price and availability information, please call or stop by one of our stores. We always have a large inventory of bikes in stock, and we'll have one to match your needs.

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