How much difference does a bike fit make?

Specialized and Retul talk us through its comprehensive bike fit system

Cycling Plus ed-in-chief Rob Spedding gets a full bike fit from Specialized and Retul and reports back on the results

It’s widely accepted that a bike fit can make a big difference to comfort and performance on the bike, but just how much of a difference?

This video contains paid product placement on behalf of Specialized and Retul.

Cycling Plus editor-in-chief Rob Spedding has had more than a few bike fits to try and deal with persistent neck pain and old running injuries, but has consistently ignored even the most sage of advice. So we sent him to Specialized's UK HQ to finally get himself sorted.

After a very comprehensive fit and a week of riding Rob talks us through the changes he’s felt on the bike.

Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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