BIKE FITTING by our Bachelor in Motion Technology*
Cycling is fun and healthy, but during cycling you can also create all sorts of problems. This can be a “bad” cycling position or lack of proper nutrition. Our staff will be happy to give you tips and tricks.
We perform static measurements. The measurement calculates the ‘ ideal ‘ bicycle-and adjustment sizes. This should always be seen as a good guideline and not as 100% obligation! The computer program produces a CAD drawing that serves as a basis for the possible determination of the size, and/or the most appropriate frame. The drawing can be either for an existing frame as for the starting point for a new bike for the best possible, personal adjustment.
We can choose from 12 different measuring types:
ROAD RACING (road bike): • competition • sport • comfort
MTB CYCLOCROSS: • competition/OFFROAD: • competition • sport • comfort
TIME TRIAL: • competition
TOURING/TREKKING/TOURING BIKE: • sport • comfort
TRIATHLON: • competition • sport for more information you can always contact us.
- (A motion technologist combines biological knowledge with technology and people find solutions for motion problems of people). Our colleagues will be happy to help you. The cost for a measurement will be Euro 40.00. Please call or email us to make an appointment. When you buy a new bicycle the measurement of Euro 40.00 free! *).
SQ LAB Sit Bone Measurement / Saddle Width System
A saddle should fit like a pair of shoes! If a saddle is too narrow, it creates pressure precisely where there shouldn’t be any. In 2002, SQlab became the first saddle manufacturer to introduce a system to measure the distance between the sit bones and to calculate the optimal saddle width.
The concept has taken off since then. It’s difficult to imagine a cyclist these days buying a bike saddle without knowing his sit bone measurements.
All SQlab saddle models are available in up to five different widths. This guarantees that your sit bones lie completely flat on the saddle. This is the only way in which pressure is relieved on the sensitive perineal area in men and on the pubic arch in women, which is generally lower than in men.
We offer a onsite “sit & fit” sit bone measurement to determine the optimum saddle width. This takes into account factors such as the sitting position, the position of the pelvis on the saddle and the type of riding activity. The measurement takes an imprint of the location of sit bones on a so-called measuring board (corrugated cardboard) or with our new system of a knob plate and measuring paper, in which plastic studs leave an impression on the paper when sat upon. Our dealers are specially trained and have lots of experience advising on saddles and the ergonomic optimization of contact points.
The effective saddle width
The specified saddle width is always that of the effectively useable area for sitting on, not the total width of the saddle. With all our SQlab saddles, the effectively useable area is maximised and as little as possible of the saddle width is sacrificed through a strong curvature.