Analyse kinematics so as to optimize movement and position in order to maximize performance and minimize chance of injury.
Positional bike POSI + VELO is the name given to the variety of bike fit services and supply we provide.
Geoff Farnsworth is a native Montrealer and has a lifelong experience as a cyclist. Having raced competitively as a mountain biker, been a race team manager and partner in a bike shop, he turned his interests toward long distance bike camping and one-day fondos. More recently he is a multiple Race Across America ( RAAM ) participant.
He has worked with many Cycling Canada and Team Quebec athletes, specifically for aero optimization. Geoff is also the Canadian representative for the SecretSaddle Club saddles and Gebiomized technology.
Welcome to a new world of cycling saddles! Developed by bike fitters, made for bike fitters. Based on more than 15 years of experience in building custom cycling saddles, more than 50,000 analyses of Gebiomized saddle pressure mappings with thousands and thousands cds of cyclists and backed with valuable input from some of the worlds finest and most famous bike fitters, we proudly present the very first line of gebioMized saddles.
I am just beginning my journey with new tooling from Gebiomized pressure mapping and video analysis software and hardware but it is a game changer. No longer is there a need to guess how a client’s body responds to a fit, therefore, the client and bike fitter have more confidence and more unbiased data on the changes made.
German designed saddles based on the evidence and experience gleaned from thousands of pressure mapping sessions and fifteen years of making custom saddles for the worlds top riders.
We currently have opportunities for Canadian dealer inquiries.
FD= ½ ρν2 CdA
(Drag force) = (1/2) x (air density, ex. altitude less p) x
(velocity squared (2x faster is therefore 4x more drag) x
(drag coefficient) x (frontal area) The Bioracer Aero green screen set up measures the "A" in this equation. Smaller area (A) means more efficiency means more SPEED!
The gebioMized team has been working on the optimal seating position since 2001. Developed in cooperation with the University of Münster, our dynamic bike fitting concept is now represented in over 20 countries worldwide.
In addition to suitable measurement technology, we also support the international bikefitter scene with training courses at various levels and in several languages.
Based on more than 15 years experience and more than 50,000 pressure mappings with thousands and thousands of cyclists, we proudly present the very first line of gebioMized saddles. These are sold primarily through out SecretSaddle Club fitters but can also be procured through this website.
Posivelo employ the Gebiomized saddle and foot pressure mapping systems. Developed by Daniel Schade, as part of his Master thesis at U of Munster in Germany, this system allows for quick, reliable analysis of the rider’s saddle and foot pressure distribution.
Both systems permit a type of evidence based view through the point of contact to view in unbiased terms how the rider is interacting with the point of contact. Allied to the rest of the rest of the fit process, this evidence can help direct a fit towards the changes that need to happen to achieve your goal.
We have been using Retul for the last 7 years and Geoff is one of a handful of Master Certified practioners in Canada.
The static fit process can't tell the fitter what’s happening dynamically when the rider is moving and applying load to the pedal. Retul provides the tool that allows and helps us get a better understanding of bike position in the real world and can often spot details and connections that the eye does not. Another Retul product is the adjustable 'MUVE' fit bike which permits exploration of saddle position, trial of a variety of crank lengths, handle bar position. The Muve is especially used in cases of new bike selection, exploration of aero position and in cases where the front end of the bike is integrated in the bike design.
Retul offers quick, reliable data to be gathered; not only about the rider but also the bike. The 'ZIN' function uses the same 3D motion capture technology that allows the riders dynamic joint angle data to be collected to assure the bike itself. Every fit we offer over 1.5 hours leaves with a Retul report on both themselves and the bike.
Data alone means practically nothing by itself and requires an experienced technician to analyze and interpret the data and advise the fit process.
Comfort is the goal of proper bike fit whether one is a new rider or an experienced racer. A properly fit bike should be comfortable while providing maximum efficiency, power and safety. A bicycle must be adjusted to meet the specific needs of an individual rider, rather than the rider adjusting to accommodate the bicycle.
A 1.5 hour session, Session is designed to position riders in a stable comfortable position that ensures efficient riding and injury prevention. This fit identifies a neutral riding position for the rider and works to solve minor fit problems and areas of discomfort but does not delve too deeply into performance optimization.
A follow-up within 30 days is complimentary.
For one bike.
Duration up to 3.5 hours, Uses most of the fit tools we have in the studio in combination with our EYES and experience. Designed to understand your abilities, experience, limitations and issues then adjust your bike to fit you.
Includes a pre evaluation interview and physical assessment, comprehensive analysis and subsequent adjustment of your bike to ensure the changes are working for you and the changes are evidence based.
For one bike.
Riders can couple movement analysis and real world riding conditions. This service will confirm position stability, dead spots, aero dynamic optimization in advance of a fitting or post a fit to determine sustainability of new position or highlight real world issues prior to a fit session.
Includes the data analysis
For a scientific approach to choosing a saddle, this system allows you to see precisely where your saddle pressure points are. Full analysis of saddle pressure points using pressure mapping tool and application.
Excellent for riders looking for a more comfortable saddle.
Valuable for riders who have left/right imbalances and are seated asymmetrically on the saddle.
Retül Custom Insoles
Cycling-specific insoles that increase your comfort and stability on the bike.
Evaluation of current shoes, cleat position and foot structure. Full longitudinal arch capture for better weight distribution.
Full customization to your feet and moulding on-site.
Optimize your position on the bike with a Bioracer Aero green screen session and aero optimization coaching in an effort to reduce frontal area .
Post-session report and advice to improve and optimize aerodynamics and efficiency on the bike.