Elite News

Elite and Ret?¼l at Superfrog

March 31, 2009

On Monday, one day following the 31st running of the Superfrog Triathlon, the oldest Half-Ironman race in the world, Elite Bicycles and Ret?¼l 3-D bike fitting met together with four US Navy SEALs on the Naval Special Warfareâ??s Amphibious Base in Coronado, California for a day of bike fitting.

Elite Bicycles President David Greenfield was on hand to direct the SEALs through a range of flexibility, functional movement, and muscular engagement exams before working on their individual bike fits. David felt honored to have the attention of the SEALs for an hour-long lecture on the aforementioned topics, and considers it a privilege to have been able to work with individuals of such caliber.

Greenfield observed how impressed he was with the overall physical and mental strength of the SEALs but found improvements could be made in some cases with their flexibility, muscular engagement, and pelvic alignment.

After flexibility assessments were made, Greenfield and Ret?¼lâ??s head fitter, Todd Carver, split the SEAL athletes into two groups to perform their bike fits. Each fitter worked with a variety of bikes, including triathlon, road and mountain bikes based on the key events each SEAL was in training for.

At the end of the day, big changes were made on existing bike positions and both fitters were confident the athletes would see performance gains from their new positions.

Key races for the SEALs this upcoming season include California 70.3, Kansas 70.3, Sea Otter Mountain Bike Classic, Ironman Hawaii and the Continental Divide Bicycle Race.

For more information on Ret?¼l, please visit www.retul.com
For more information on the Navy SEAL athletes, please visit www.navyathletes.com