"A tool is just a tool. A monkey with a fancy tool, is still a monkey." -- Anonymous
What sets The Fit Lab at Winter Park Cycles apart is our "Chief Fit Officer."
Adam Baskin, who also owns Cat One Fitness, is one of the top fitters in the country, with over 7,500 fits performed in the last 10 years alone. That is right up there with the actual creator of the Retul system . . . and we count ourselves fortunate to have him here in Orlando. You can read more about Adam and his credentials at CatOneFitness.com.
Adam works primarily with the Retul motion capture system, which has really become "the gold standard" of measuring systems. Yes, it's simply a tool, but it's in the hands of the expert. The system incorporates an amazingly precise three-dimensional motion capture technology, immediate report capability, and millimeter-specific digitizing tool to provide the most accurate dynamic fitting solution in the industry.
What is Dynamic Fitting?
Bicycle fitting is best measured during dynamic pedaling action. Static measurements tell the fitter very little about how the rider's body reacts and interacts in biomechanical motion. The Retul system reads the body in motion, in three dimensions. An observer watching a cyclist while pedaling cannot measure lateral, vertical and horizontal movement. The Retül system eliminates the guesswork and assumptive nature of fitting, providing the fitter with the most accurate data set available in bike fitting. The result is that the rider will have a true fit to his or her bike, maximizing efficiency and performance while avoiding discomfort or injury.
LED markers are strategically placed on eight anatomical points of the rider: the wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, heel, and toe. As the rider pedals, Retul's sensor bar gathers real-time, three-dimensional data of the rider's pedal strokes and movements. Retül's rotating platform allows the fitter to collect data for both sides of the rider without the rider leaving the bike. The rider's data is compiled into a reader-friendly report for analysis by the fitter. Adam can then assess the rider's position and make necessary adjustments.
Fits are available for road, triathlon, time trial, and mountain bikes. We have even done hybrids for customers.