What is a F.I.S.T bike fitting?
The F.I.S.T. method fits athletes to their bikes. The method can be used to fit road, off-road, and stationary bikes, and places athletes in an optimized position for riding a bike. Riding a properly fitted bike can improve an athlete’s performance, enhance comfort, and reduce the risk of injury.
Adjustments are usually made to the saddle (height, tilt, and fore & aft); pedals (type, cleat type and position); handlebar (height, width and shape); stem length; and grip position.
Where can I get a bike fitting?
Right at our clinics! You can bring your road bike into the clinic or, if the situation is applicable and safety precautions are taken, we can send one of therapists directly to your home to complete your fitting.
How much does a fitting cost?
It varies by athlete, bike, and circumstance. Give our clinic a call and we’ll connect you with a therapist to give you an estimate.
Joan Benoit Samuelson and Tim Davoren, PT, ATC
Our Yarmouth Physical Therapy manager, Tim, had the pleasure of fitting Joan to her road and stationary bikes! Joan is a Maine native and an American Senior Grand Masters marathon runner who was the first women’s Olympic Games marathon champion, winning the Gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.