P. Stott - Jan 2017:
Garth and team have changed my life; certainly my cycling life! I arrived at their studio, after having been recommended to Vankru Cycling by a leading hip and knee orthopedic surgeon, suffering from pain in my right hip which had got significantly worse over the preceding months to the point that I could not cycle more than 50K without great discomfort; not an ideal situation as my chosen cycling is long distance Audax events and I had plans for riding the London Edinburgh London audax this year. Despite the fact that the studio walls are adorned with Jerseys signed by various champions I was made to feel completely at home with my steel bike and not so lithe physique! Garth and the team are passionate about cycling; whoever you are and whatever you might be doing on a bike and at whatever level. I had signed up for the Precision Fitting and spent a fascinating 3+ hours with Garth being put through my paces off and on the bike.
I thought I was already in a pretty good bike position, not having changed it for years from a bike fit elsewhere, but after the indepth interview, functional assessment and full 3D analysis Garth made significant changes to my bike setup and shoe cleat position. I have to say I was a little sceptical! I was then told to go away and ride, ride and ride some more to get used to the new position. It did feel like I was riding someone else's bike but after about 4 weeks it felt like my bike again and most importantly I had NO aches or pains; NONE, even on rides upto 160K in length. As a bonus I am also clocking PB's on my usual Strava segments! On my follow up visit we made some further minor changes to my bike and shoes to get me completely 'dialled-in'. The result for me has been nothing short of incredible and a complete revelation. Before the fitting I was booked for hip impingement surgery; the fitting has been such a success I cancelled the surgery appointment. I am now a complete evangelist for their service and can't recommend Garth and the team enough!
Greg - March 2017
Can't say enough about these guys, really strong knowledge on the body and body mechanics. All with super bike knowledge. Great tech too which can give really strong detailed reports on your geometry. So many extra services available and advice. Working for average jo as well as olympians.
James - March 2017
Brilliant - transformed my bike position and seems to have eliminated numbness from some fairly key areas. Would highly recommend to any cyclist.
Alan - February 2017
I went to see Garth and Mark to tune my TT bike position as I'd just initially guesstimated it. Wow, is all I can say. Saddle up and back, shorter stem, aero bars angled and brought back, plus a few other tweaks. The change was immense, and I'd never felt so comfortable in the aero position. This was just a few weeks before my first full Ironman and being able to stay aero for almost all the time contributed to a pretty fast bike split. I've subsequently done a 70.3 and probably spent less than three minutes on the base bars. I can't recommend these guys enough.
Scott - December 2016
Spent a great 4 hours with the guys from Vankru a couple months ago, they set me up on both my mountain bike and road bike. I have definitely found I can ride further and more comfortably, I had spinal surgery 5 years ago and as a practising chiropractor getting my bikes set up correctly was very important, and I was genuinely impressed with the in depth anatomical knowledge the guys used during my bike fit. Highly recommend.
Clare - November 2016
It's official! 35 miles and back in love with my bike after my Vankru bike fit. Thank you Mark and Garth!
David - September 2016
Rode bike today and can't believe the difference. Highly recommend, will definitely use again. 10/10 superb.
Matt - September 2016
Spent 3 hours with Mark this morning, thorough assessment & a good number of bike & position tweaks made. Did my usual 40 mile loop in the South Downs this afternoon & was delighted. Better power delivery, positioning much more comfortable and none of the usual twinges in my back or pain in my hands & feet. Picked up my average by 2mph, sure it's not a coincidence! As an added bonus Mark is great at wrapping bar tape too..! Would absolutely recommend these guys to anyone looking to get the most out of their bike. Way better money spent than any shiny upgrades on the bike.
Fraser - September 2016
These guys are the best. They have worked with me so much over the last year with my bike fit, achieving the best alignment and position for me. Being bugged with persistent knee pain, this has helped enormously! Overall giving me comfort and confidence riding big Audax miles and LEJOG!
Claire - August 2016
Garth and Mark made me feel really comfortable during my bike fit yesterday!! Made some changes and headed out today for 20 miles (recovering from knee surgery) smashed 5 mins off my time and felt great!! My only complaint is that I didn't feel like I rode hard because no post ride back/neck pain, sore hands or feet!! Feel cheated!! Great work guys you made my bike feel so comfortable to ride!! Xx
Mark - August 2016
Had my second bike fit with Vankru last week and back in yesterday to try a new stem so my Giant TCX is all ready for the start of the Cyclocross season in a few weeks. The knowledge of Garth and the subtle changes he makes are so important and definitely allow you to get the most out of your body.A bike fit with Vankru is one of the best upgrades you can buy for your bike.
David - July 2016
I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help in diagnosing knee issues I had with the set ups of my two bikes (the Canyon Ultimate road bike and Trek 7500 hybrid). Following the follow-up fit on Wednesday of last week where a number of changes were again made to the road bike set-up I completed a 103mile sportive yesterday with absolutely no discomfort or pain from either knee either during or after the ride!