After I had the bike fitting session with you I took the bike out a few times on the same trail like always. What a difference! I had absolutely no discomfort and was able to go non stop where before I had to stop 3-4 times because I could not take the pain any more. I can also bike significantly faster uphill. Riding is SO much better. Thanks again.
Eric did everything in his power to make sure my bike was fitted perfectly to my liking. Highly recommended.
I truly became a better cyclist because of my bike fit with Eric. His meticulous measurements and careful observations of my position on the bike led to his diagnosis of fit issues. No wonder I hadn’t really been comfortable! Eric recommended replacing my stem, saddle, and pedal system. One of my fit issues was a knee that was wobbling all over the place. The solution was to insert wedges into my shoe and under the cleat—something I’d never heard of. Thanks to Eric, my knee now stays in alignment resulting in great improvement in my cadence. I’m also certain that he prevented me from damaging my knee. Best of all, I am much more comfortable on my bike than I could have imagined. I didn’t have to buy a new bike—I just had to have a great fit! Best of all—I am now a much stronger cyclist and have completed many long rides. I could not have done it without Eric’s expertise and care.
After many years of riding my road bike through various stages of knee and cleat alignment issues; I decided to give Eric Bowen an opportunity to find a solution to my chronic problems. From the initial appointment and consultation I was very impressed as he provided a personal experience and through his advance training he was able to analyze and solve my knee and cleat alignment issues. Eric begun his analysis by verifying my current fit, observed my pedaling technique and using his lasers he was able to identify the root problem of my knee and cleat alignments. Once adjustments were made and shims were installed to my shoes, he verified the alignment by observing my rotation through the pedaling cycle. After almost 4 years of pain free riding, given Eric an opportunity to solve my knee and cleat alignment issues was the best decision made as it has significantly improved my riding experience. Extremely Satisfied Customer since April ’11.
Eric at VeloFitter has a streamlined and efficient fitting process. Measurements are taken, calculations made and the process for enhancing body alignment and geometry for optimal positioning begins. Eric tailors the fit to best meet the riders needs, uses or goals while ensuring not to compromise comfort, handling and power transfer. I personally sought support at VeloFitter on two occasions, both cases were due to knee ailments. Eric immediately took notice of a few issues, made several micro adjustments and timely had me on my way. My alignment, positioning and power transfer is spot on. Eric is extremely well versed, an expert as his craft.
Having never had a bike fit I had my reservations regarding the cost/time vs. the benefit of the process. I reached out to Eric as he was recommended by a fellow club member. The bike fit experience was very positive and I noticed an immediate benefit in terms of power and feel on the bike. I didn’t realize how far off my current set up was. I subsequently utilized this information to purchase a custom frame suited for my specific data. Absolutely a great return on investment.
I have had two bike fits from Eric. My first was a full on fit. He was very professional, engaged, and very detailed in his process. I have recommended to my riding buddies. I noticed the fit and felt great on my new ride. When it was time to move to a new bike, I contacted Eric again for a simple fit. Again, Eric was awesome. I will continue to recommend and will return as needed for my next new bike!
I had my first bike fit with Eric in 2010. Since then, I have had Eric fit me on 4 more road and mountain bikes. Each bike fit greatly improved my power output, comfort, and overall performance. Eric is great to work with and is always available for any follow-up questions. Thank you Eric.
Eric is a Great Fitter with a kind, helpful personality. I have a “unique” physique” with a very short inseam and wide hips and shoulders. Think Ape on a Bike. Eric helped me out with pedal extenders, wider bars, and eventually a custom crankset. This has helped me out tremendously! I highly recommend Eric Bowen and VeloFitter. He’s the best!!
Eric provided knowledgeable expertise. He took his time to get all the fine details just right. Even after our appointment he gave suggestions based on my feedback. His work is rider-centered and I recommend his work to all riders.
After purchasing my new road bike (Revolution Bike Shop), I scheduled an appointment with Eric for a custom fitting. Eric is a biking enthusiast and a professional bike fitter. He spent a considerable amount of time working with me to understand my expectations. He takes the proper measurements and makes the necessary adjustments, all the while explaining the process. The net result is that you and your bike work together for peak performance and comfort. This is custom tailoring for you and your bike at its best….
Back for the Bike Fit – made an appointment with Eric. First I have to tell you I am not the sharpest pencil in the pack…. I purchased a bike I love, but it was too large for my 5’6″ self. Sadly I was ready to sell Ms. Ruby Expert but thought she might still be redeemed for me. I took her to Eric ( Bike Fitter to folks who want it done right) , and he lined me up, lasered me, and made my Ms. Ruby fit. End of story… I can now feel safe zooming down the hills in Pine Valley, & back county of San Diego roads. I love going fast. Thanks Eric. Thanks Revolution. Glad you are here.
Eric, the bike fitter, looks at every detail when working with a client. My wife and I spent 90 minutes with him recently going over some very specific issues and all the small changes he made have helped her immensely with comfort and fit.
I am 6′ 8″ and was having some painful knee problems on my road bike. I had avoided getting a fitting on my new bike for 2 years and decided it was time. I worked with Eric and thank god, he got me fixed up with a new seat post and some subtle adjustments to my pedal/cleats and seat height. I absolutely love riding my bike and was so frustrated at the constant pain coming from my knee, I am so relieved that my knee feels better and I can ride and ride with no pain. Thanks Eric.
We bought a second bike off of Craigslist but brought it into Revolution for a fitting by Eric. Eric is professorial, providing a running commentary explaining what’s going on – it felt like a fit clinic.
Eric’s expertise in bike fitting has provided me with years of comfortable, efficient cycling. His thorough data gathering, compilation and action plan is impressive.
I worked with Eric whenever I purchased a new bike, and even new shoes and pedals, to get my fit completely dialed in.
Wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your bike fit service. I was having some stiff neck issues and knee pain after riding a few years without a professional fit. You were great to work with. Very methodological, detailed and scientific. You made some excellent seat & bar adjustments, replaced my seat with a low cost one from the shop. Now I ride 50 miles a day and have no body complaints whatsoever, including a century ride every week. My only complaint is having purchased additional bikes, each one needs a custom fit! Thanks again!
Eric was great. Could not have been easier, more professional, or more precise. Would highly recommend Eric to anyone who is serious about riding and optimizing their position on the bike!
We went to visit Eric at his shop after searching for a great bike fitter. We read the blogs on the Internet and decided to go visit him My wife was riding a Cannondale Synapse, and had the bike professionally fitted to her prior to seeing Eric, and of course I fiddled with it also to try and make her comfortable. She had constant neck and shoulder problems when riding. Eric worked on the bike with my wife, and after about an hour he told us that the bike was as good as he could get it and said he would not charge us as he knew we made a trek down from Orange County to his shop. My wife is 5’8″ and has rather long legs, about a 36 inch inseam. Eric told us that with her long legs she was that small percentage of riders that a stock frame just would not work. After much discussion with Eric we decided to order a custom made Guru carbon frame. Eric measured my wife very carefully and sent the specs to Guru. When the drawings came back from Guru, we made another trip down to Eric’s shop to discuss the build and we decided on a few changes. About 6 weeks later the frame was in, and my wife was delighted at the results. Custom black and pink painted frame with her name in pink to boot. Eric arranged for Dano to build out the frame using components from the original Cannondale. After the build out Eric proceeded to fit the bike to my wife, and the results were better than we had hoped for! Eric took the time to help us and insure that my wife was comfortable and happy with her new bike. We get down to his area every once in awhile and always stop in and say hello as we think of him now as a friend and our bike fitter!
I was so pleased with my first bike fit, I drove 120 miles to have Eric fit my new bike. He’s meticulous and gets you in your zone. Happily riding two thousand miles later!
I have been fitted by Eric and it has not only improved my performance but has increased the overall enjoyment on each ride. I had several little aches and pains due to fit issues. Eric pinpointed these areas and fitted me properly to alleviate the issues. I especially appreciate his follow up emails as well as stopping by the shop and discussing any issues I may be having. All in all I highly recommend him!
Eric is by far the best! The time and care he took to get the “right” fit” was much appreciated…
Having shorter arms and legs with a long torso and a functional leg length difference had me experiencing discomfort on the bike in my knees, back, and feet not to mention saddle issues. Eric addressed each of these issues independently as well as how they would affect my position on the whole on the bike. We spent considerable time on saddle tilt and cleat adjustment. Eric gave suggestions on finding the right saddle for me and how to make small adjustments on my own given specific symptoms. I am now comfortable on the bike for any distance, elevation, or intensity. 10,000 miles later and still no issues!
As a longtime downhill mountain bike rider/racer, I never knew just how critical correct bike setup and sizing was when I first got into road cycling. For months I couldn’t get past 50 miles without putting myself through some pain. After a friend referred me, one visit to Eric and I was set and powered through my first century no problem.
I want to express my appreciation for your assistance in finding the right type and size of bike for me and fitting me perfectly. I live in Los Angeles but I traveled all the way to San Diego to buy my new bike and get fitted by you because of your professionalism and care that I could not find anywhere else. The hardest part about buying a new bike is knowing the type and size of frame to purchase and you were extremely helpful in assisting me in finding the right bike for me. I am extremely happy with the Bianchi that I bought based on your recommendation and your fitting was right on point. Thank you.
I highly recommend Eric’s services when it comes to getting a quality bike fit. Especially if you have special ‘technical’ issues (for example, like shims for Speedplay pedals/cleats for a better connection to your bike) he’s the guy to go to. When it comes to getting a quality bike fit that will enhance your cycling experience (whether touring, recreation or competition), Eric will get it right at a great value!
Eric, I really benefited from your bike fit, because I was riding my bike that didn’t fit me well and it was causing a pain in my right leg. Low and behold, you found that my right leg was 3/4 of an inch shorter than my left. After fitting me to the bike properly and placing shims on my right shoe, my pain went away. Since you fitted me to the bike, I’m still riding the same bike with no changes in your fit; in fact, I’m riding stronger and further. Thanks for straightening out the way I ride!