Evaluating the central pressure point to determine the optimal saddle setback

This paper empirically analyses the effect a change of the saddle position in the sagittal plane (setback) by ±10mm has on the position of the knee joint as well as the pressure parameters central pressure point (COP), maximal pressure and loaded surface on the saddle.

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Kraus L, Schade D, Natrup J
Journal of Science and Cycling (2015) 4(2)

The science of bike fit

Authoritative, yet accessible, this guide provides the latest on science and technology from the world’s top cycling coaches and researchers. Comprehensive and cutting edge, coverage includes the rider-machine interface, environmental stressors, health issues, the planning of training programs, racing techniques, and more.

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Bini R
Edited by Cheung S, Zabala M
Human Kinetics, (2017), 75-80

Common Cycling Injuries: Management and Prevention

Management of overuse injuries in cycling generally involves mechanical adjustment as well as medical management. Neck and back pain are extremely common in cyclists, occurring in up to 60% of riders. Ulnar neuropathy, characterised by tingling, numbness and weakness in the hands is common in serious cyclists after several days of riding. Managing saddle-related injuries or irritations may also involve adjusting seat height, angle and fore and aft position in addition to changing the saddle. Saddle-related problems include chafing, perineal folliculitis and furuncles, subcutaneous perineal nodules, pudendal neuropathy, male impotence, traumatic urethritis and a variety of vulva trauma.

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Influence of positional biomechanics on gross efficiency within cycling

The main aim of the study was to investigate the effects on performance by manipulating a cyclist’s bike fit in-line with normative bike fitting data. For the purpose of this study the identifiable performance improvement was gross efficiency (GE) and the system that was used to perform the bike-fit was the Retül bike-fit system.

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Bateman J, Bateman J
Journal of Science and Cycling (2014) 3(2) 4

Optoelectronic analysis of cyclists’ position before and after a bike fit: A case study of a professional women’s cycling team

The aim of the study was to analyze changes in the position of female cyclists before and after bike fitting. The study sample consisted of four female cyclists from a professional Polish cycling team TKK Pacific. The cyclists’ position on the bike was analyzed with an optoelectronic system BTS SMART DX 7000, before and after bike fitting.

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Trends in Sport Sciences (2016) 23(1) 21-24

Design and Construction of an Open-circuit Wind Tunnel with Specific Measurement Equipment for Cycling

An article for Aero fans!
In order to overcome resistance a cyclist has to deliver a total power output of which 90% is necessary to overcome the aerodynamic drag. In order to perform research in this aerodynamic drag a wind tunnel has been built by the Belgium company Flanders’ Bike Valley.

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