I had been off the cycling scean for a good 10 years and decided I
wanted to go back to it and be as fast and competitive as before.
bought a new bike only I was experiencing knee, neck and left leg pain
after spending more than an hour in the saddle. After going to three
different bike stores for a fitting they all concluded that it was well
set up. I tried on my own only the knee, neck and legs pains continued.
I heard of Mary was from a friend of mine who had to endure my whining
as a result of knee pains during the whole Rideau Lakes Tour. He
mentioned perhaps she can help. I booked an appointment with Mary.
listened to my issues, my challenges, things that I had done and what
were my objectives. Instead of just going from what I had done, she
started all over. Taking measurements, flexibility tests and focusing
on changes to reach the correct balance. What I found interesting is
that instead of relying only on measurements to set the seat
height it was based on the angle of the leg at full extension. As
a result, the seat was brought up two centimeters and moved forward by
almost two. Because I have a leg shorter than the other adjustments
were made to the cleats, one being more forward than the other to reach
the right balance. What was also recommended is that I bring up the
handlebars to help reduce my neck pain.
the pain has disappeared and I'm much more comfortable on the bike.
Tthe pleasure of riding is back ! I've been recommending bike2body
within my own bike club and to all other friends since. "
Christian Brun, Serious Road Cyclist