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.
All kinds of bikes and all kinds of riders. See the FIT MENU below for more detail on fit services. Studio located within Cycle Neron in Montreal's St. Henri neighbourhood.
We currently have opportunities for Canadian dealer inquiries.
For much more detail on saddles: CLICK HERE
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! BOOK HERE
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.
Geoff has begun using 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.
Geoff has been using Retul for the last 7 years and 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. As always, data and data alone means practically nothing by itself.
Studio Sizing: 1.5 hour session, A truly custom fit that helps anyone ride faster, longer, and in greater comfort while greatly reducing the chance of injury. Session is designed to position amateur riders in a stable comfortable position that ensures efficient riding and injury prevention. Using static measures, 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. $175.00 for one bike.
Studio Sizing Post-Fitting Follow-up (Max 1hr. ) : $0/$50 For the first 30 days a follow up post Studio Sizing is complimentary. After 30 days, a follow-up appointment will be $50 for the first hour and if the appointment exceeds 60 minutes, the remaining duration of the appointment will be charged the regular hourly rate of $100/hr.
Full Fit: taking advantage of motion capture technology and pressure mapping technology. Up to 3.5 hours, Uses most of the fit tools we have in the studio on combination with our EYES and experience. Designed to understand your abilities, experience, limitations and issues then adjust your bike to fit you, creating stability, comfort and a marriage between the bike and rider. Includes a pre evaluation interview and physical assessment, comprehensive fitting using tooling to ensure your bike is working for you, and the changes are transparent and evidence based. We will work with all points of contact, dialing them in with millimeter precision and finally provide documentation of your final position and what changes are recommended.
A positive outcome guarantee is included. $400.00
Additional bikes add+$100 per bike same position.
A complimentary 1hr follow up is valid for one year from the day of the fitting.
Leomo Type R : riders can come to the shop, be set up with Leomo technology and create a data profile during their ride. 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 $125.00
1 Hour Fit: whether to address an element of your fit or to get sized for a new bicycle prior to purchase a 1 hour session costs $100.00
1 Hour Aero Optimization: using Bioracer Aero green screen session and aero optimization coaching in an effort to reduce frontal area. $100.00
Missed Appointment & Cancellation Policy:
If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, please give 48 hours advance notice to ensure you will not be charged the missed appointment fee of $75.
All Posivelo fits are offered by owner and fitter Geoff Farnsworth
You will want to bring: your bike, your shoes, your bike shorts, orthodics or footbeds , any proprietary bits and pieces, spacers... for the bike that you may posess and may be important to achieving the correct set up. For TT or TRI fit it is imperative to bring the armrest spacers.
Our innovative TAS is a cutting-edge technology that allows real-time testing of aerodynamic efficiency while you’re riding. The system allows us to measure your coefficient of drag (CdA) as you ride, and it enables us to conclusively determine the optimal position and equipment combination for you and your bike — ultimately improving your performance.
Closed for the 2020 season. Due to major construction work that will begin in the spring of 2020, to convert the once outdoor velodrome into an indoor multisport complex, the velodrome will be closed for the entire season.
Now a top-level runner, Simon was previously a professional cyclist and now works with a varied clientele of all ages in order to help the body regain well-being, health and ease in movement through Osteopathy.
Click PHOTO above for link to Spinal Mouvement Clinic OR below for the McGill Sports Clinic.
Cycle Neron is the reference in road bikes, mountain bikes and hybrids in Quebec and the Greater Montreal area since 1970.
Posivelo's studio is located in the Montreal Neron location in the Saint Henri neighbourhood of Montreal.
I need to get on that new position stat! Now that I've experienced a more comfortable position I can't go back to the old position! - Lionel Sanders
I have to tell you that I have never felt so comfortable on the bike, it was like the bike was an extension of my body. Not once did I feel any road fatigue and my RPE for given power outputs felt low so I have to believe efficiency has increased. Thanks again for everything, I can't believe I waited so long to get a proper fit done." Scott Martin, Masters Road Racer
· La nouvelle position était super, je n’ai pas eu aucun problême de respiration. Merci encore pour le temps consacré. – Hugo Houle
I'm sure I'm faster!! Although speed freaks me out...more speed for same amount of effort...Love that!!!! - Kelly Christie
· Geoff Farnsworth and Andy Froncioni great job guys! ;) JP Leclerc Elite Triathlete
I am very happy with the fitting!
Studio: 930 Rue De Courcelle, Montréal, Quebec H4C 3C8, Canada
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Items from the Posivelo e-commerce store including SecretSaddle Club saddles and other items may be returned or exchanged within 30 days of purchase date. If your saddle is in 100% resalable condition and returned postmarked to us within 30 days of your purchase date, then we will refund the entire amount of your purchase minus initial shipping cost. Your refund will be made to the method of payment used to make your purchase.
We offer a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects. The warranty does not cover wear and tear and is only available to the original purchaser. If you are unsure about the use, installation or details of a product you can email us questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many of the products we provide may require professional installation to ensure the full benefits the product has to offer.
How can I exchange my item?
We do not offer direct exchanges for online purchases made at Posivelo. The quickest way to exchange your item is to place a new order and return your original purchase for a refund. Note that refunds are only possible within 30 days of purchase date. .
We recommend riding your SecretSaddle Club saddle for a minimum of 50 kilometers before considering returning it. The body may require time to adapt to the saddle and sometimes very small adjustments can make or break the experience. You can call us for advice on how to further troubleshoot your experience or return the item provided it is within the 30 days as described previously for a refund minus shipping cost. You are required to pay return shipping. Damaged saddles will not receive a refund. Please contact us with questions or concerns at email@example.com
All SecretSaddle Club saddles purchased through an authorized SecretSaddle dealer (either online or with retail fitter), must be returned to the place of purchase.
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East Coast Canada: Standard Shipping: 2-5 business days; Express Shipping: 2-4 business days.
ONCE AN ORDER IS PLACED, HOW QUICKLY WILL IT SHIP?
Your order will ship at longest 3 to 4 business days after being placed. There are days we are out of the office, please allow 48 hours before contacting us in regards to your shipment.
West Coast Canada: Standard Shipping: 5-7 business days; Express Shipping: 2-4 business days.
All products ship are FOB Posivelo in Montreal. All orders will be shipped via UPS ground or Expresspost / Canada Post depending on the size and weight of the item(s) ordered, service details.
HOW CAN I TRACK MY ORDER?
What fun would online shopping be without anticipating your package? We’ll keep you updated via email while we complete your order, and we’ll send you a tracking number so you can follow its journey to your door.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY PRODUCT ARRIVED DAMAGED?
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CAN I CHANGE MY SHIPPING ADDRESS AFTER MY ORDER HAS BEEN PLACED?
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