Optimized Human Motion...
"The most State of the Art fitting system in the world today..."
-Chris Carmichael, Lance Armstrong's personal coach
FinalFit employs the latest and best technology in the world for bike
fitting, and LB Tri is proud to have them as one of our partners. Final Fit is one of the leading and most sought after fitters in the
industry and this enables them to see & test most products and technologies
long before they come to market. Some meet their expectations, a small
few even exceed them, however they find that most are
simply smoke and mirrors, and they discard them as such so we don't have to waste or money.
There are two
important details FinalFit points out to their clients. 1.) The
fit devices they employ are the very best - they have the ability to use any
and every tool available, so what they choose is the best there is, and
not just flashy marketing gadgets to sell you a more expensive bike.
2.) Final Fit could have all the tech in the world, but it would mean nothing
for you if they didn't know how to use it, or if they relied on it solely to
tell you how you should fit to your bike. In the end, bike fitting is
exactly what they've always claimed: a combination of science, technology,
LB Tri Club Members Save $50 on a tri-specific bike fit and Final Fit makes a donation to LB Tri for each bike fit to support LB Tri and the sport of Triathlon.
To regsiter for a bike fit is a two part process.
1. Pay for your fit on our website by clicking here.
2. Go to the Final Fit Schedule Page and schedule an appointment with Jim Manton and choose the "I will pay later" option and bring your email confirmation that you paid on the LB Tri website with you to your appointment.
From The Final Fit Website:
What is a Tri-Specific fit?
We will readily admit that there are many competent road bike fitters
in the area, but we are not shy in our belief that no one understands,
or conducts, tri-specific fits in Orange County better than we do. It's
a bit arrogant, we suppose, but it's common to see the results of local
triathlons dominated by our clients, who not only ride to the best bike
splits, but also on to numerous podiums! A tri bike fits very
differently than a road bike, or a Time Trial bike, for that matter. We
work hard to maximize your position for the utmost in aerodynamic
efficiency, power, and comfort. You'll not only be provided a fit
optimized for triathlon, but you'll be educated as to why you've been
fit the way you have, and will walk away with a better understanding of
how to make the most of your bike leg for a better overall performance
and placement in your next triathlon.
What is F.I.S.T.?
Our tri-specific fits are conducted using the F.I.S.T. (Fit Insititure SlowTwitch)
method, and we are F.I.S.T. certified. We were one of the first
adopters of the F.I.S.T method in the area; it's since become very
popular, and we would agree with anyone who chooses to use it to conduct
a comprehensive triathlon fit. What is F.I.S.T.? It's a methodology
originally developed by the father of the modern tri position, Dan
Empfield, original owner of Quintana Roo, developer of the tri-specific
wetsuit, and owner of the most popular tri web site in the world, Slowtwitch.com.
F.I.S.T. is about the athlete self-choosing their position within
certain ranges under the guidance of the fitter. It's a fascinating
means of fitting a tri bike as you learn that your body will tell you
what the correct position is - you just have to learn to listen! The
fitter plays an important role in the process: he/she must know how to
communicate well with the athlete, properly utilize available technology
for measurement (Mr. Empfiled also uses Retul for his personal
fittings), and educate the athlete about fit and equipment, including
choosing a bike with the appropriate geometry for their riding style and
Tri-optimized fitting means placing the athlete in an efficient
& aerodynamic position that is not only good for the bike leg, but
for the entire event. It's about making our client a better triathlete,
not just a better cyclist. You Tr-Specific Fit includes the following:
Triathlon-Specific Fit Session