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Capitol Cyclery, Louisana logo Florida Blvd Baton Rouge
225-927-1997
CAPITOL CYCLERY
BICYCLE SUPERSTORE
Essen Lane Baton Rouge
225-766-4004
Bicycle Superstore in Lake Charles
Jones Creek Baton Rouge
225-756-3568
Bicycle Superstore Lake Charles
337-479-7505
Capitol Cyclery Lafayette
337-981-4449

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We'll Fit You Right!

How Well Your Bicycle Fits You Determines a Lot

It can mean the difference between comfort and pain, fast and slow, safe and unsafe.

Proper fitting starts with selecting the right size bike frame. Most of our bikes are not one-size-fits-all, but rather, come in different frame measurements to help you obtain the best overall fit. Frame size is usually measured along the length of the seat tube (the tube which supports a bike’s seat and seatpost). While measurement standards vary a bit between different manufacturers, we can help you determine the ideal range of sizes that would offer you your best match to your body type and riding style.

What does body type have to do with fit? Well, have you ever heard someone say, “He’s a tall drink of water” or “She’s all legs”? The point is: Each of us has a different body style. And this has to be taken into account when fitting for a bike.

What's Your Riding Style?

How does your riding style relate to proper fit? Let’s say you want to cruise the bike paths on a bike that lets you sit upright where you get a good view of the scenery. That calls for a different frame size, bike type and fit approach than, say, a time-trial racer who needs to be positioned for optimum aerodynamics and speed.

Better Bike Parts Can be Adjusted

Beyond frame size, other components of a bike also contribute greatly to a good fit. Take seats, for instance. What's the best height for your bike seat? How far forward or back of center is your correct seat position? The tilt of the seat is also adjustable. Other factors to know more about include: stem length and height; crankarm length; and, what width and shape of handlebars work best for you.

No Matter Where You Bought Your Bike, Great Fit Starts Here

We love helping our customers get the right fit. And if you didn’t buy your bike from us, worry not. Just bring your bike in for a complimentary review of the fit basics so you know what changes, if any, you might want to consider. We look forward to seeing you.

 

Florida Blvd

8424 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225-927-1997
Mon - Sat 9:30a-6p
Sun - 1-5p

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Essen Lane

5778 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
225-766-4004
Mon - Sat 9:30a-6p
Sun - 1-5p

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Jones Creek

5542 Jones Creek Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
225-756-3568
Mon - Sat 9:30a-6p
Closed Sun

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Bicycle Superstore

722 East Prien Lake Road
Lake Charles, LA 70601
337-479-7505
Mon - Sat 9:30a-6p
Closed Sun

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Lafayette

4498 Johnston St.
Lafayette, LA 70503
337-981-4449
Mon - Sat 9:30a-6p
Sun - 1-5p

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