There is nothing more important to enjoyment of your bicycle than proper fit. Holmes Cycling and Fitness' fitting department is happy to help you achieve optimal comfort and efficiency.
Our location in Camp Hill is convenient to Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Lancaster, York, Carlisle, and surrounding communities. See our location info here.
Holmes offers bicycle fitting services tailored to your needs. Six of our staff are professionally trained fitters with credentials from Serotta or Trek, totaling decades of experience between them. We do professional fits for road, mountain, triathlon, and recreational cyclists and we carry a mulititude of products to enhance your comfort on the bike. For example, we have over 50 different models of saddles in stock, over 100 different sizes of handlebar stems, dozens of handlebars and grips, and a wide range of clip on aero bars for time trial efficiency.
Are you suffering from numbness or discomfort or just wondering if the bike fits you correctly? Looking to do well in your next event? We encourage you to call and schedule an appointment with our experienced staff to optimize your cycling experience. Everyone benefits from a good fit!
Some of the elements of bicycle fitting:
SIZE: Proper fitting starts with selecting the right size bike frame. Most of our bikes are not one-size-fits-all, but rather, come in different frame measurements to help you obtain the best overall fit. Frame size is usually measured along the length of the seat tube (the tube which supports a bike’s seat and seatpost). While measurement standards vary between manufacturers, we can help you determine the ideal range of sizes that would offer you the best match to your body type and riding style.
COMPONENTS: Beyond frame size, other components of a bike also contribute greatly to a good fit. Take seats, for instance. What's the best height for your bike seat? How far forward or back of center is your correct seat position? The tilt of the seat is also adjustable. Other factors to know more about include: stem length and height; crankarm length; and, what width and shape of handlebars work best for you.
STYLE: How does your riding style relate to proper fit? Let’s say you want to cruise the bike paths on a bike that lets you sit upright where you get a good view of the scenery. That calls for a different frame size, bike type and fit approach than a time-trial racer who needs to be positioned for optimum aerodynamics and speed.
Road bicycle fitting:
Triathlon bicycle fitting:
Mountain bicycle fitting:
Comfort bicycle fitting:
Though purchasing the right size bike is the first step to good fit, we are happy to perform fits on bikes that were purchased elsewhere.
Our fitting rates:
Existing Bicycle Fit: $85.00
Existing TT/Triathlon Bicycle Fit: $120.00
Custom Bicycle Fit using a Serotta 'Size Cycle': $165.00 - used for purchase of a custom built bicycle.
To schedule a fit, please contact us.
Plan on bringing cycling shorts and cycling shoes to your fit.
Rates apply to fitting only. Additional parts and services and their installation will be charged accordingly.