Bike fitting – more than just body positioning


AbsoluteBLACK is taking bike fitting to another level. By combining the state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and the best personnel, we offer one of a kind bike fitting experience that will make you one with the bike. Our absoluteBLACK Science Lab is located in Slovenia, easily accessible by plane, car or public transport.



Laboratory and equipment

AbsoluteBLACK Science lab will welcome you in a clean and comfortable environment and will only use the best and most accurate tech to quantify the movement on the bike. We form a strong partnership with all manufacturers of the equipment we use in the Science Lab, which essentially allow us to have always the latest protocols and updates.


Forped

Forped is a unique tool for cycling biomechanics diagnostics to record 3-dimensional forces and torques at the pedals. The system is wireless with instant data acquisition and provides us with a detailed insight into cycling mechanics. The Forped pedals allow us to:

  • optimise the pedal stroke and improve mechanical effectiveness;
  • identify risk factors and prevent non-traumatic injury occurrence;
  • get detailed insight on pedal load and understand/correct the mechanisms behind non-traumatic injuries;
  • understand how pedalling mechanics changes at different intensities and fitness levels.

STT 3DMA

A 6-camera based full body 3D kinematics allow us to monitor changes in segment angles and body movement at different body positions. The data is acquired, processed and displayed at a high frame rate of 100 Hz resulting in a very accurate interpolation even at higher cadences. The system also allows us to measure the final geometry of the bicycle and its components at very high level of accuracy.

GebioMized

Pressure mapping at the saddle enables the analysis and optimization of the point of contact at he saddle. We use the latest saddle pressure mapping tech and software with 64 sensors in a thin saddle mat with data wirelessly transmitted to the computer at high frame rate. The saddle pressure system allows us to:

  • measure the pressure distribution in different seating and handle bar positions;
  • compare different saddle types;
  • display the results though a colour scale or a 3D pressure chart easily understandable by a client;
  • analyse any asymmetries and seating orientation.


Services


Saddle selector
Pedalling technique
Full bike fit
TT/TRI bike fit
Detailed interview Yes Yes Yes Yes
Physical evaluation off the bike - - Yes Yes
Foot assessment and cleat set-up - - Yes Yes
Pedal force/torque analysis - - Yes Yes
Full body 3D kinematics - - Yes Yes
Body positioning based on force effectiveness  - - Yes Yes
Saddle pressure mapping  Yes - Yes Yes
Testing different saddles Yes - Yes Yes
Testing foot orthotics and pedal stability - - Yes Yes
Detailed body kinematics report - - Yes Yes
Detailed body dynamics report - Yes Yes Yes
Detailed pressure mapping report Yes - Yes Yes
Detailed bike geometry and setup report - - Yes Yes
Pedalling technique corrections with direct feedback - Yes Yes Yes
3D aero scans of 3-5 different positions - - - Yes
         
Time required
1,5 h
1.5 h
3 h
3-4 h
Price
160 €
160 €
340 €
450 €

Before you visit:

  • For any appointment selected, bring all your normal cycling clothing, a clean bike and any frequently used accessories (e.g. aerobars).
  • If you have booked a bike fitting for your Triathlon or TT bike, bring your race clothing, helmet, sunglasses and your nutrition/hydration components.
  • If you have saddles/stems or other components that you think we could use in the process, please feel free to bring those along.


Location


AbsoluteBLACk Science Lab is located in the heart of Europe - Slovenia. Easily accessible from all parts of the world, great cycling infrastructure with amazing landscape and rich cycling history.

The lab is based in a small town Radovljica, just a few minutes from Bled, surrounded with mountains providing great cycling routes to test your new position on spot.

Slovenia is in European Union within Schengen, considered as one of the safest countries in the world where everyone speaks English.

Travel

By airplane:

Ljubljana airport: 10-minute drive away

Klagenfurt airport: 45-minute drive away

Zagreb airport: 2h drive away

Venice Marco Polo airport / Treviso airport: 2h 45-minute drive away.

Slovenia has a good transport arrangement from and to the airports. Visit GoOpti website to explore the best time and money efficient ways to get a transport to Radovljica. You can also contact us for assistance.



Testimonials

Team UAE Emirates

Jaroslav Kovačič, professional long distance triathlete

Team BTC City Ljubljana, women’s professional cycling team

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