PROFESSIONAL BIKE FITTING

At Conte's Bike Shop our certified and professional fitters are here to ensure every ride is a great ride by optimizing your comfort while maximizing your efficiency. In basic terms, professional bike fitting takes your body measurements and motions and matches them to your bike via adjustments in positioning, accessories, gear, and other elements. Designed for entry level and casual riders as well as elite and professional riders, and all riders in between. 

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TRY BEFORE YOU BUY

Conte’s Try Before You Buy: $500*

*$300 applied to the purchase of a new bike

Bikes may require up to 72 hours to prepare for demo. Availability is dependent upon demand. In rare cases, some bikes may not be available in all markets. Fitting can only be performed by Conte's Level 2 and Conte's Certified Master Fitters.

During our more than 60 years in business, we have seen bikes change, a lot, and we have become convinced that the test ride needs to change, too. Why? Because we want the same thing for you that you want for yourself: to find you the perfect bike to meet your riding goals. All the bikes we sell are great, but the best bike for you is the one that best fits your body, your riding style, and your goals. 

With that in mind, we developed Conte’s Try Before You Buy™ for select models of road bikes. We want you to know, unequivocally, that the bike you’re buying is the right bike for you. That requires more than a sales floor introduction and test ride around the block. First, it requires that we show you why the bike we’re suggesting fits your body perfectly. Next, that perfect fitting bike needs to live up to your expectations on your home roads. After your fitting, you’ll take the bike home to test it out on that climb you’ve done a hundred times, mix it up in your local group ride, or ride it for 100 miles. Ultimately, we want you to love the bike you buy. 

Fit It, Ride It, Love It, Own It.™ It’s that simple.

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 Conte's Try Before You Buy Includes:  Conte’s Precision Frame Finder with Retul and GebioMized 

Up to two 48-hour demo periods on available test bike units 

Available demo bikes include 
  • Pinarello Dogma F12 Disc
  • BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc
  • BMC Roadmachine 01
  • BMC Timemachine Road 01
  • More to come!

BIKE FITTING SERVICES & PRICING

Conte’s Essential Fit: 1-1.5 Hours - $150*

*$75 w/ flat pedals or $100 w/ new bike purchase or for riders who have had a cleat fitting within 12 months

Performed by Conte's Level 1 and Level 2 Bike Fitters.

The Conte’s Essential Fit is designed to provide the foundation for pain free miles on your bike. Purpose built to set new riders up their first road bikes and to keep casual cyclists and commuters riding pain free, the Conte’s Essential Fit covers the basics of bike fit, from cleat positioning, foot support, saddle selection and handlebar position.

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Conte's Essential Fit Includes: Rider Interview
  • Cycling history
  • Injury history on or off the bike
  • Cycling and fitness goals
Basic Biomechanical Analysis
  • Skeletal assessment for total height and body proportion documentation
  • Basic assessment of foot/shoe/pedal interface with an emphasis on cleat position, foot width and volume, as well as arch height, collapse, and length
Static Fitting Aboard Client Bike to Address the Following:
  • Saddle selection and position
  • Cleat installation and adjustment (angular, fore-aft, lateral-medial)
  • Instruction for use of clipless pedal systems and pedal stroke (when relevant)
  • Handlebar position

Conte’s Comprehensive Fit: 1.5-2 Hours - $200*

*$150 w/ new bike purchase, baseline service for triathlon and mountain bikes.

Performed by Conte's Level 2 or Conte's Certified Master Fitters.

The Conte’s Comprehensive Fit has been designed to help new, goal-oriented riders, aspiring triathletes, mountain bike racers, touring cyclists, or riders with a history of discomfort on the bike be more comfortable and efficient. With the inclusion of a more complete physical assessment than what is possible within the scope of the Conte’s Essential Fit, the Conte’s Comprehensive Fit process is designed to allow our fitters make better informed fit decisions.

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Conte's Comprehensive Fit Includes: Rider Interview  
  • Cycling history
  • Injury history on or off the bike
  • Cycling and fitness goals
 Basic Biomechanical Analysis  
  • Skeletal assessment for total height and body proportion documentation
  • Basic assessment of foot/shoe/pedal interface with an emphasis on cleat position, foot width and volume, as well as arch height, collapse, and length
 Static Fitting Aboard Client Bike to Address the Following:  
  • Saddle selection and position
  • Cleat installation and adjustment (angular, fore-aft, lateral-medial)
  • Instruction for use of clipless pedal systems and pedal stroke (when relevant)
  • Handlebar position

Conte’s Precision Fit: 2.5-3 Hours - $300*

Conte's Precision Aero Fit (triathlon or time trial bikes): 3-3.5 Hours - $350
*$200 w/ the purchase of a new bike from any Conte’s Bike Shop Location.

Performed by Conte's Level 2 or Conte's Certified Master Fitters.

The Conte’s Precision Fit combines a repeatable, data-driven protocol with the most advanced fitting tools available to help cyclists of all abilities and levels of experience achieve a more comfortable, symmetric, efficient, and ultimately powerful riding position. The inclusion of a comprehensive range of motion and functional strength assessment allows our fitters to more precisely make personalized fit recommendations while the use of tools like Retul 3D motion capture and Gebiomized pressure mapping helps to both quantify the utility of those decisions and communicate their significance to the rider. The Conte’s Precision Fit also includes a full assessment of foot and ankle morphology, helping our fitters establish a neutral pedaling platform based on each rider’s unique anatomic needs.

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 Conte's Precision Fit Includes:  Rider Interview 
  • Cycling history
  • Injury history on or off the bike
  • Cycling and fitness goals
 Advanced Range of Motion and Cycling Specific Strength Assessment 
  • Functional Range of Motion (ROM) and Cycling Specific Functional Strength (CFS) assessments and documentation for comparison to any limitations to analogs on the bike movement patterns
  • Extensive structural assessment of foot / shoe / pedal interface with specific attention paid to foot morphology including: heel to toe length, heel to ball of foot length, arch collapse, subtalar rotation, width and volume for both weighted and un-weighted, and suggestion for off the shelf or custom cycling insoles
  • Provide recommendation for off the bike exercises and stretches and/or referral to outside professionals for cycling specific treatment (when necessary)
 Dynamic Bike Fitting Aboard Retül Muve Dynamic Fit Bike (DFU) 
  • Emphasis on using the client's pre-determined ROM and and CFS limitations as the guidelines for finding the most comfortable and efficient position possible
  • Precise, dynamic measurement using Retül 3D Motion Capture and 2D video capture pre-fit, during fit, and post fit.
  • gebioMized Pressure Mapping for an accurate and precise analysis of both saddle fit and selection
  • gebioMized Pressure Mapping for insole and foot support recommendations and changes
  • Custom insole fabrication (optional) or suggestion for off the shelf insole options (additional fee)
  • Spin scan analysis pre and post fit with pedal stroke coaching and a thorough discussion of pedal stroke dynamics and muscle recruitment patterns
  • Consultation for new bike purchase using rider's fit coordinates
  • Retül Zinn Scan with rider bike measurements stored by Conte’s and available upon request
  • Recommendations and completion of adjustments to client's existing bike
  • Multi-page fit summary
  • 1 hour follow up session and on-going fitter support/consultation within 6 months of original fit date.

Conte’s Precision Fit With New Bike Consultation: 2.5-3 Hours - $350*

*$150 credit applied to purchase of a new bike from any Conte’s Bike Shop Location.

Available at one of Conte’s Road Cycling Experience Centers (Arlington, Williamsburg, VA Beach). Performed by Conte's Level 2 or Conte's Certified Master Fitters.

Buying a new bike is a major commitment and one most of us will live with for 5-10 years. Fortunately for buyers, there are more great bikes available from a whole host of manufacturers than ever before. Unfortunately for buyers, the surplus of good options can result in otherwise rational people choosing their new bike in one of two irrational ways: an overreliance on the subjective opinions of “expert reviewers” or equally subjective parking lot test rides aboard poorly fitting bikes.
 
At Conte’s we recognize that buying a new bike is a highly personal experience for most riders. Why then shouldn’t the buying experience be personalized? We also happen to carry some of the industry’s most highly coveted bike brands but still acknowledge that in the 21st century it’s become difficult to buy a bad bike. The worst thing one can do is buy the wrong bike for their needs. The Conte’s Precision Fitting with New Bike Consultation takes the guess work out of helping you find your new bike by combining the objective and data driven protocol of our Precision Fitting with a personalized buying experience that will end with you test riding and choosing between well-fitting bikes that match your riding style, biomechanical needs, and budget.

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 Conte's Precision Fit With New Bike Consultation Includes:  Includes everything in the Conte's Precision Fit plus:   
  • Consultation for new bike purchase using rider's fit coordinates 
  • Set-up of recommended bikes (up to 3) for test ride
  • Use of Conte’s demo bikes for home roads test ride (up to 48 hours when applicable)
  • Set up and delivery fitting of chosen bike

Rider Interview

  • Cycling history
  • Injury history on or off the bike
  • Cycling and fitness goals
 Advanced Range of Motion and Cycling Specific Strength Assessment  
  • Skeletal Assessment for limb proportion documentation and analysis of any existing asymmetries
  • Functional Range of Motion (ROM) and Cycling Specific Functional Strength (CFS) assessments and documentation for comparison to any limitations to analogs on the bike movement patterns
  • Extensive structural assessment of foot / shoe / pedal interface with specific attention paid to foot morphology including: heel to toe length, heel to ball of foot length, arch collapse, subtalar rotation, width and volume for both weighted and un-weighted, and suggestion for off the shelf or custom cycling insoles
  • Provide recommendation for off the bike exercises and stretches and/or referral to outside professionals for cycling specific treatment (when necessary)
 Dynamic Bike Fitting Aboard Retül Muve Dynamic Fit Bike (DFU)  
  • Emphasis on using the client's pre-determined ROM and and CFS limitations as the guidelines for finding the most comfortable and efficient position possible
  • Precise, dynamic measurement using Retül 3D Motion Capture and 2D video capture pre-fit, during fit, and post fit.
  • gebioMized Pressure Mapping for an accurate and precise analysis of both saddle fit and selection
  • gebioMized Pressure Mapping for insole and foot support recommendations and changes
  • Custom insole fabrication (optional) or suggestion for off the shelf insole options (additional fee)
  • Spin scan analysis pre and post fit with pedal stroke coaching and a thorough discussion of pedal stroke dynamics and muscle recruitment patterns
  • Consultation for new bike purchase using rider's fit coordinates
  • Set-up of recommended bikes (up to 3) for test ride
  • Use of Conte’s demo bikes for home roads test ride (up to 48 hours when applicable)
  • Set up and delivery fitting of chosen bike
  • Retül Zinn Scan with rider bike measurements stored by Conte’s and available upon request
  • Multi-page fit summary
  • 1 hour follow up session and on-going fitter support/consultation within 6 months of original fit date.
  • Handlebar position

ADDITIONAL BIKE FITTING SERVICES & PRICING

Conte’s Cleat Fitting: 30 Minutes - $50*

*$35 with purchase of shoes from any Conte’s Bike Shop location within 4 months.

Whether riding casually outdoors or hitting a 5am spin-class, appropriate cleat position is necessary to prevent injury and maximize riding enjoyment. The Conte’s Cleat Fitting assures appropriate cleat to keep you in the groove, pedaling pain free.

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Conte's Cleat Fitting Includes: Rider Interview
  • Cycling history
  • Injury history on or off the bike
  • Cycling and fitness goals
Basic Foot / Ankle Assessment
  • Basic assessment of foot/shoe/pedal interface with an emphasis on cleat position, foot width and volume, as well as arch height, collapse, and length
Cleat Installation and Adjustment
  • Fitting aboard Retul Muve Fit Bike or client bike
  • Installation of cleat based on information gained from Foot / Ankle Assessment
  • Adjustment of cleat rotational alignment, fore-aft position, and medial-lateral position based on observation of pedaling motion
  • Instruction on proper pedal stroke and use of clipless pedal systems (when appropriate)

Conte’s Advanced Foot Support and Leg Alignment: 1 hour - $100/Hour

Included in our Precision Fitting, the stand-alone Conte’s Advanced Foot Support and Leg Alignment service is designed for riders who may otherwise feel satisfied with their position on the bike but suffer from foot, knee, or hip discomfort, numb feet or other hip, knee, or foot ailments. The Conte’s Advanced Foot Support and Leg Alignment uses the same advanced tools as our Precision Fitting, including Retul 3D motion capture and GebioMized Pressure Mapping, to ensure that your joints stay happily powerful for many miles to come!

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Conte's Advanced Foot Support and Leg Alignment Includes: Rider Interview
  • Cycling history
  • Injury history on or off the bike
  • Cycling and fitness goals
Advanced Assessment of Foot and Ankle Morphology
  • Extensive structural assessment of foot / shoe / pedal interface with specific attention paid to foot morphology including: heel to toe length, heel to ball of foot length, arch collapse, subtalar rotation, width and volume for both weighted and un-weighted, and suggestion for off the shelf or custom cycling insoles
Dynamic Bike Fitting Aboard Retül Muve Dynamic Fit Bike (DFU)
  • Precise, dynamic measurement using Retül 3D Motion Capture and 2D video capture pre-fit, during fit, and post fit.
  • gebioMized Pressure Mapping for insole and foot support recommendations and changes
  • Custom insole fabrication (optional) or suggestion for off the shelf insole options (additional fee)
  • Adjustment of cleats to support subtalar rotation or rear foot angulation (fitting parts incl. cant wedges and cleat shims sold separately)
  • Spin scan analysis pre and post fit with pedal stroke coaching and a thorough discussion of pedal stroke dynamics and muscle recruitment patterns

Conte’s Saddle Fitting w/ GebioMized Pressure Mapping: 1 Hour - $100/Hour

Saddle discomfort is the primary fit complaint of most riders. But did you know that improper saddle fit is also implicated in everything from hand numbness to neck and back pain to knee pain to foot numbness? A cyclist’s power comes from their hips and improperly supported hips, or the resulting instability they cause, are the culprit in a great many more fit complaints than most people realize. The Conte’s Saddle Fitting with GebioMized Pressure Mapping is included in our Precision Fitting Service but as a stand-alone service is ideal for riders who suffer from saddle discomfort or have an inkling that their saddle may be the culprit behind some of their other bike-related discomfort.

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Conte's Saddle Fitting

Conte's Saddle Fitting Includes: Rider Interview
  • Cycling history
  • Injury history on or off the bike
  • Cycling and fitness goals
Advanced Range of Motion and Cycling Specific Strength Assessment
  • Skeletal Assessment for limb proportion documentation and analysis of any existing asymmetries
  • Functional Range of Motion (ROM) and Cycling Specific Functional Strength (CFS) assessments and documentation for comparison to any limitations to analogs on the bike movement patterns
  • Education regarding saddle recommendation and selection for fitting
Dynamic Bike Fitting Aboard Retül Muve Dynamic Fit Bike (DFU)
  • Emphasis on using the client's pre-determined ROM and and CFS limitations as the guidelines for finding the most comfortable and efficient position possible
  • Precise, dynamic measurement using Retül 3D Motion Capture and 2D video capture pre-fit, during fit, and post fit.
  • gebioMized Pressure Mapping for an accurate and precise analysis of both saddle fit and selection
  • Adjustment of client bike to match saddle selection and position (saddle sold separately)

RETÜL™ BIKE FITTING SYSTEM

Retül™

Conte’s Bike Shop offers Retül™ at our Arlington, Williamsburg and Virginia Beach locations. This data-driven system takes your measurements and utilizing 2D and 3D motion capture data and uses that to match you to the correct frame and accessory sizes. It also identifies trouble spots in your riding geometry and suggests fit adjustments to ease discomfort and increase efficiency.

Retül 3D Motion Capture technology simultaneously measures three planes of movement on the rider while pedaling. Retül averages the rider's body movement to provide a comprehensive data set reflecting the rider's position providing our certified bike fit expert the data to evaluate changes to a rider's position. 

Digital Sit Bone Device

Get an accurate reading of your sit bone, pressure points and the saddle that would best suit your body type.

Digital Foot Device

Looking for a new pair of shoes? No arch support and you're wondering why? This tool is for you. Get an accurate measurement on your feet for size, width, and support