Bike Fit Articles

Arguably, we are the most published authors of scientific Bikefit related articles in the UK.
Arguably, we are the most published authors of scientific Bikefit related articles in the UK.

Cycling / Bikefit articles

Please feel free to browse through our many published articles. Click the link to read the full article. The range covers articles published in academic journals, cycling magazines, newsletters, websites and newspapers – some of which have been translated to different languages and disseminated worldwide.

Preventing and Solving Knee Injuries

This is a Case Study about how we treated and solved Matt Bottrill’s long standing knee injury through our 3-step integrated Bikefitting-Package.
Case Study – Matt Bottrill


Modern-day Bikefitting

This article was written for Physiotherapists and Sports Therapists working with Cyclists. The article highlights the benefits of Pre-Bikefit Musculoskeletal Screening and the potential opportunities to enhance Bikefit process Modern-day Bikefitting

Dinsdale, NJ.& Dinsdale, NJ. (Miss) (2014) Modern-day Bikefitting can offer proactive therapists new opportunities, sportEX dynamics, 39:25


Screening of Competitive Cyclists

This article was written for The Journal of Cycle Coaching (The Association of British Cycling Coaches – Sharing Best Practice). It explains how to optimise the Bikefit process with special emphasis on the foot/pedal interface – arguably the ‘corner-stone’ of effective bikefitting.
Screening of Competitive Cyclists

NJ. Dinsdale (2012) Musculoskeletal Screening of Competitive Cyclists. The Journal of Cycle Coaching. The Association British Cycling Coaches-Sharing Best Practice, 2012/4:pages 20-21


Can Varus Wedges Improve Cycling Performance

This is our own unique research to investigate the effects of varus wedges on cycling performance. Although not linked, our study represents an extension to the work done by Andy Pruitt of Boulder Centre USA in the development of the Specialized BG FIT. Crucially, Specialized endorsed our research, publishing our findings on their worldwide websites to sell their BG S-Works shoes. We showed that varus wedges can improve power output. Can Varus Wedges Improve Cycling Performance

Dinsdale, NJ. & Williams, AG. (2010) Can forefoot varus wedges enhance anaerobic cycling performance in untrained males with forefoot varus? Journal of Sport Scientific and Practical Aspects, 7(2):5­-10


Pre-Bikefit Musculoskeletal Screening

This article was written following the visit of ‘Cycling Weekly’ for the purpose of understanding ourunique Pre-bikefit Musculoskeletal Screening protocol. The article examines the rationale and benefits of Musculoskeletal Screening as a means of optimising the Bikefit process.
Pre-Bikefit Musculoskeletal Screening

Cycling Fitness Magazine, June-August 2011, pages 96-99 (From the Makers of Cycling Weekly)


Before Bikefit (Part2)

ABSTRACT: This two-part article ‘Before Bikefit’ was published in Performance Cycling Condition (USA) – the official publication for USA Cycling Coaches Association. It examines the crucial role of the foot/pedal interface, arguably the ‘corner-stone’ of effective Bikefitting. Moreover, it reports how improper set-up can increase risk of overuse injury and/or reduce power output. Before Bikefit (Part2)

Dinsdale NJ. & Dinsdale NJ. (2011) Before Bikefit – Part 2: Performance Cycling Condition (USA) Newsletter, 16(3):9-13


Benefits of Anatomical & Biomechanical Screening of Cyclists

This article was written for Physiotherapists and Therapists who work with cyclists and triathletes. From a Therapists perspective, it explains the benefits of comprehensive anatomical and biomechanical screening of competitive cyclists. The article was first published in sportEX dynamics Journal, then in a Canadian on-line sports-medicine journal.
Benefits of Anatomical & Biomechanical Screening of Cyclists

Dinsdale, NJ. & Dinsdale, NJ. (Miss) (2011) The benefits of anatomical and biomechanical screening of competitive cyclists, sportEX dynamics, 28:17-20


Introduction to cycling and its diverse benefits

Introduction to the benefits of cycling. This article was written for new cyclists looking for information on the many diverse benefits of cycling.
Introduction to cycling and its diverse benefits


Introduction to cycling and effective Bikefit – Part1. This was written for Costa Blanca News in Spain Effective Bikefit Part1 (Costa)

NJ.Dinsdale (2013) Cycle Clips: COSTA BLANCA NEWS, June 2013


Effective Bikefit – Part2 (Costa)

Introduction to cycling and effective Bikefit – Part2. This was written for Costa Blanca News in Spain Effective Bikefit – Part2 (Costa)

NJ.Dinsdale (2013) Cycle Clips: COSTA BLANCA NEWS, July 2013


Know Your Riding Position (Costa)

Know your riding position Know Your Riding Position (Costa)

NJ.Dinsdale (2013) Cycle Clips: COSTA BLANCA NEWS, August 2013


Clipless Pedal Systems (Costa)

Clipless pedal systems. This article is aimed at beginners looking to move to clipless pedal system Clipless Pedal Systems (Costa)

NJ.Dinsdale (2013) Cycle Clips: COSTA BLANCA NEWS, August 2013


Crank Lengths (Costa)

Crank length: Is longer better?  This article explains why shorter cranks may be better Crank Lengths (Costa)

NJ.Dinsdale (2014) Cycle Clips: COSTA BLANCA NEWS, Jan 2014


Biomechanics of Pedal Stroke: Cycling

Competitive cyclists in search of marginal gains should be comprehensively screened for anatomical and biomechanical abnormalities before Bike fit or positional set-up. Efficient, injury-free cycling is reliant on pedaling symmetry, which is reliant on efficient lower-limb biomechanics, correct foot function, and a stable, level pelvis.
Biomechanics of Pedal Stroke: Cycling

Nick Dinsdale – Harts Cycle & fitness Shop: Pennington, New Jersey, USA