VANKRU

PERFORMANCE CYCLING

Rider Services

We believe bike fitting is an essential part of creating harmony between rider and bike. As avid cyclists ourselves we understand the demands of our beloved sport on the human body and dedicate our time to researching and indentifying ways to increase efficiency and support, limit stresses and prevent injury.

We utilise the latest bike fit and cycling analysis technologies to measure, monitor and record the changes we make and can provide you with a comprehensive report upon request.


In order to match you to the most suitable level of service, we have given some details below to help you choose. If you are still unsure what to book, or would like to discuss specific requirements please feel free to email us with your enquiry or request a call back.

Classic bike fit

Our classic bike fit is conducted largely by eye using our experience and limited technology use. Best suited for riders doing less than 5 hours per week and recommended to help with mild discomfort in one area of their riding. A session includes a short rider interview, posture and flexibility assessment. We then closely observe you riding on a turbo trainer at varying effort levels to identify areas of adjustment required to improve the overall comfort and efficiency of your riding position. Cleat adjustment is included.

We offer a 50% reduction on our consultation rate for follow-up bookings made within 3 months of your bike fit.

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Precision bike fit

This is our most in-depth bike fitting service. Suited to riders doing more than 5 hours per week and recommended to help with significant or multiple riding discomforts, medically diagnosed or chronic injuries. It is also ideal for performance and endurance athletes and for positional fine-tuning. A session includes a thorough rider interview, structural and muscular assessment and exercise screening. We'll utilise the latest analysis technology to accurately assess your current riding position and evaluate changes throughout the session. Cleat adjustment is included.

We offer a 50% reduction on our consultation rate for follow-up appointments made within 3 months of your bike fit.

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Aero testing powered by Velogic

This booking is aimed at making you faster! With our specialist software and camera we create a virtual wind tunnel that allows us to measure frontal area in real-time. Combined with power data (Watts) we can calculate theoretical speed and time on the road. We can then test changes in position such as arm pads, hand position, handlebar height along with postural changes to the way you ride in order to increase speed and save you energy. Best suited to Time Trialists, Road Riders and Triathletes riding without injury or bike fit concerns, this session does not include biomechanical assessment but can be added on to our Precision Bike Fit or booked as a standalone booking.

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New Bike Advisory

Looking to treat yourself to a new machine? We're here to help you choose the very best bike for you! Dyring an initial 2 hour appointment we will carry out a visual bike fit on your current bike (or our studio bike upon request) with adjustable components to ensure you are in your optimum riding position. We then spend 30 minutes going through your shortlist of potential bikes (up to 4 choices) highlighting which will best suit your physiology and riding needs. (Additional bike choices may require extra consultation time).

This booking includes a second, 1 hour appointment once you have your newly purchased bike, to fine tune it to match you perfectly.

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Muscle Activation Analysis powered by MyOntec MBody

Myontec Mbody shorts measure the electrical activity of the muscles using electromyography (EMG).


This gives us the insight in to exactly how you're using your main leg muscles throughout the pedal stroke, and how this is affected by riding position.


We can identify Left and Right imbalances as well as Hamstring or Quadricep dominance to improve your workload distribution, reduce strain to individual areas and reduce the required muscle activity for the same power output, making you more efficient.


Use of this technology can be added to any of our Precision bike fit services.

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BodyWatch™ Exercise Screening

What is Exercise Screening?

A comprehensive assessment and record of your functional movements that are the foundation for any sport's movement patterns. Carrying out a set of specifically chosen exercises we assess your ranges of movement, flexibility and stability. We’ll identify limb-length inequality, postural dysfunction and inefficient or problematic movement patterns and their biomechanical causes.

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Why consider a Screening?

Prehab: To ensure you are ready to train effectively, maintain proper exercise function and avoid injuries caused by poor movement repetition. If you're taking up a new sport, or significantly increasing your training, a screening would be a great first step.


Rehab: To aid the recovery process involved in returning to sport from an injury. By understanding any limitations caused by the injury, as well as compensations your body may have made, we can help you to return to full fitness and reduce your chances of reinjury.


Performance: Gain insight on your athletic function and identify areas of weakness or imbalance to make improvements in your performance in your chosen sport and to gain an find that edge over your competitors.


Well-being: Postural dysfunction caused by repetitive stresses such as work and home life can lead to everyday discomfort and pain. By highlighting potential issues early, you can make plans to remain healthy and pain free.


What is BodyWatch and how does it differ from other screenings?

Most functional screening protocols rely exclusively on the eyes of the person assessing the athlete. This leaves the process open to interpretation, inconsistency and human error.

To avoid these inaccuracies we use infrared 3D camera technology to accurately record you as you perform each exercise. Powered by EuMotus, BodyWatch records the movement of up to 26 body joints and analyses the biomechanics of more than 35 key body metrics in real time. Your movements are objectively and intelligently assessed and the results are displayed in an easy to read and shareable report. Your results can be replayed and compared instantly and makes for incredibly consistent and repeatable assessment, even over separate visits.


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Sports Massage

A professional massage is a great way to relieve muscle tension and aid soft tissue repair. It is alsoan effective method of reducing pain associated with tightness and improving joint mobility. Massage treatments can greatly compliment our bike fit services; targeted massage therapy can speed up the adaptation to your new riding position, improve posture and and help to restore soft tissue function. Our staff are fully qualified in sports massage and soft tissue therapy and are happy to discuss the best treatment for you.

Please contact us if you would like to book a massage. bikefit@vankru.com

Bike Fit Pricelist:

Precision bike fitting:

£210.00 - Single bike - 3 hours

£310.00 - Two bikes in one session - 4 hours 30 mins

Classic bike fitting:

£120.00 - Single bike - 1 hour 30 mins

£210.00 - Two bikes in one session - 3 hours


New Bike Advisory inc. Classic bike fit:

£210.00 - 2 hours + 1 hour - includes setup of new bike once purchased


Aero Optimisation:

£150.00 - 2 hours - includes 1 hour 30mins of testing time


Shoe/cleat fitting:

£80.00 - 1 hour


Additional appointments

£40.00 per 30 mins


Unsure what to book? contact us.


* All prices include VAT.

Elite athletes we have helped:

2018 Morvelo-Basso Elite Race Team

2018 Six Day rider Stephen Bradbury

2017 National & European Masters Criterium Champion Ken Buckley

2016 Duathlon age group World Champion

2016 European Duathlon Champion

Rio 2016 Paralympic Silver Medallist Lauren Steadman

Rwanda U23 National Road Cycling team

2015, 2x World Triathlon Series Winner Vicky Holland

4 x British National Mens CX Champion Ian Field

British National Womens CX Champion

Helen Wyman

2 x UK Landspeed Record Holder Ken Buckley

2013 Duathlon World Champion

2013 World Long Course Triathlon Champion

2013 European Long Course Triathlon Champion

Matrix-Prendas Women's Professional Cycling Team

2x 2011 UK Ironman Series Champion

2011 2nd Overall team / UK record holders RAAM

UK 24hr Time Trial Team Champions

Masters National Road Champion

Velo29 Elite Cycling Team