Why have a Bike Fit?

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.

Professional bike fitting isn't only for the elite racer

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!

Our Level 3 Bike fit jig

Our 3D Pedalling Analyser peers into the depths of your pedalling stroke, unravelling every intricate detail of your cycling rhythm.

This analysis of your pedalling stroke, provides us precise feedback required to enhance your cycling performance

Once we have gathered the necessary data, we can recommend adjustments to your cycling position and tailor your training regimen to optimise your pedalling dynamics.

Does he know bike fit? Does he know sports science?

Detailed understanding of anatomy, physiology & biomechanics.

Over 10 years of Bike Fit experience.

Studied a BSc in Sports Science at St Mary's University, Twickenham. 

Bike fitting training from Precision Fit. Level 1 & 2

Sidas Custom Footbed Technician.

REPS level 3 qualified Personal Trainer. (Register of Exercise Professionals)

Does he ride? Is he fit?

Road raced at 2nd Cat level for 10 years.

11th overall in Surrey league in 2014.

5th overall in the Surrey league Thursday night handicap series 2014.

Etape du Tour 2022 - 11th Brit

Fred Whitton 2022 - 73rd - 6hrs 30 mins

La Marmotte 2023 - 12th Brit

Cingles du Mont Ventoux (3 x Ventoux up & down) in 5hrs 50mins. 

Follow Paul on Strava: Strava profile link

Paul's bikes:

Summer: Scott Addict RC PRO

Winter: Kinesis 4S disc


Why is Saddle fit so important?

Cycling weekly visits Paul to find out why.

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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