A proper bike fit allows for optimal performance and
efficiency from your bike and you. It is also essential in injury prevention, and comfort on the bike. It provides the rider with the most economic means of expending energy, and it also helps prevent pain that is common in the knee, hip, and lower back, particularly with riders who are trying to adapt their bodies to the bike they already have purchased.
Having a bike fit at Maison du Velo is a great way to ensure that your bike is set up correctly for your body and riding style. Paul Drake has years of experience in the cycling industry and specializes in bike fitting. He will use his expertise to help you get the most out of your bike and minimize discomfort and risk of injury. A bike fit is essential for any cyclist, especially if you’re investing in a new bike. With a proper bike fit, you’ll be able to ride more efficiently and comfortably.
All regular cyclists enjoy riding their bike. Sometimes this enjoyment can be compromised by niggles such as saddle sores; knee, neck and back pain; or an inability to improve their performance beyond a particular personal best. Many cyclists are forever tinkering with their position – looking for that elusive perfect posture, but unable to pinpoint why they “just don’t feel quite right”. Interested in increasing your efficiency, performance and comfort while at the same time reduce the chance of injury, read on!
Detailed understanding of anatomy, physiology & biomechanics.
Studied BSc in sports science at St Mary's University, Twickenham.
Bike fitting training from Precision Fit.
Fully trained Sidas Custom Footbed technician.
REPS level 3 qualified personal trainer. (Register of Exercise Professionals)
Worked for Nike and Adidas studying gait analysis for runners.
Ran internationally as a junior. (Trained with Mo Farah!)
Moved into the bike trade 15 years ago.
Road raced at 2nd Cat level for 10 years.
Finished 11th overall in Surrey league in 2014. 5th overall in the Surrey league Thursday night handicap series 2014.
Completed La Marmotte 3 times. Best time being 7.5 hours
Ridden Cingles du Mont Ventoux in 5hrs 50mins.
My BikeFit went smoothly and all explained by Paul about what we'd be doing and the expected outcomes. It was all done clearly and there was no attempt to simply upsell.me different things such as saddle, shoe inserts, stem etc. We just worked thru from cleats upwards and the outcome was changes to.cleats, seat height and saddle layback.
My bike just felt more comfortable ...
— Mark C.
Had a bike fit with Paul. Fantastic service and well worth the investment. Paul’s understand of physiology makes the fit completely bespoke. Adjusted saddle height, stem length and angle, cleat position. Changes were often counter intuitive but the result is a huge difference to power transfer and comfort.
Everyone in MdV are friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Great coffee is a bonus. Lucky to have them as my local bike shop.
— Steve G.
I recently had a bike fit with Paul, who was very knowledgeable and helpful. Bike feels so much better since, and even managed to get some PB's! Have already recommended to a local client, who is coming in for a fit soon. Thank you Maison Du Velo!
Monday – Saturday: 8.30am to 5.00pm
Sunday: 8.00am to 2.00pm
Parking: Right out side the shop
The Old School House
4 Effingham Road | Reigate | Surrey | RH2 7JN
Call | 01737 241 188