2010
01.15

January 15, 2010. Philadelphia PA Elite Bicycles Inc. is proud to announce its partnership for sales and service with Cyclesoles of Bend, OR. Cyclesoles are a new revolutionary system of foot bed technology for the most discerning cyclist.

Elite Bicycles will be launching this partnership with a visit from Cyclesoles president Scott Peterson, C. Ped, CO on the 29th and 30th of January. All interested parties please secure an appointment ASAP as we feel slots will fill up quickly.

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2009
12.30

The day-to-day life and activities of the athlete are very important to the overall understanding of the athlete’s potential abilities, limitations, and personal ambitions. Some of these questions are covered it the Introduction form that we (Elite Bicycles) ask the athlete to fill out before the fit appointment begins. The Introduction form is divided into several parts, and includes numerous additional interview questions along a more in-depth question and answer expanding on a number of the topics listed on the form itself.

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2009
12.16

Perfect fit – Part 3

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Perfect Fit – Part 3 Interview, Goals – Physically & Competitively

When we talk about an athlete’s goals through the interview process, we consider both the physical and competitive desires of the individual. Sometimes these two aspirations are contradictory, and sometimes they already work in concert with one another. Regardless, the best approach is to get a handle on the overall feelings of the athlete and assess the newly learned information as thoroughly as possible.

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2009
12.10

Perfect Fit – Part 2

Perfect Fit – Part 2. Interview, Medical History

In part 1 we discussed the portion of the interview which entails retrieving the athletic history as well as other lifestyle information from the client.  In part 2 we will be continuing with the interview with a particular emphasis on the client’s medical history.

We ask all of our clients to fill out an extensive medical history at home before coming in for the fit. Once the positioning process begins the pre-completed form is reviewed by the fitter.  The fitter will then go through the entire body starting at the toes and working up the chain to the head of the athlete.

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2009
12.09

Perfect Fit – Part 1

Hello world, this will be the first installment of what I think should be around a 30 part series entailing a unique approach to ensure an athlete is properly positioned, completely educated about the entire positioning process,  maintains a working understanding of human functional movement, and possesses the knowledge and tools to enhance and protect themselves throughout sports specific training.

“The Perfect Fit ” begins with an understanding of the athlete’s ambitions and abilities in order to educate them on achieving their goals and, ultimately , defining a cycling position that maximizes power, comfort, and handling without losing the bike’s ability to evolve with the rider.

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2009
12.02

School is in Session

Today we are happy to have Missy Wakefield with us for her second of six full days of biomechanical bicycle positioning immersion.  Today’s lesson is primarily focused around the pelvic cradle and how it moves and reacts in concert with functional movement and integration on the bike.  Luckily I have Max with me to fill in while I eat my lunch and update the world on our day.  Thanks Maxi, you know that I believe by forcing you to instruct and explain some of the subtle nuances of fit you become more powerful as a man and as a fitter.

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