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3D Motion Analysis
The highest level of information around rider pedalling action and interaction with the bike
3D Motion utilises a 3D camera and reflective VF tape markers to deliver live rider data at 30 frames per second. The metrics are presented in user-friendly tables, grouped into the following categories:
Joint angles: Current, Range, Min, Max or Average for relevant joints
Joint Motion: Range, Min, Max or Average figures for joint oscillation.
Alignment: Average values for key relationships
Performance: Cadence and Power
Other Features Include:
Bike Measuring: Fast, accurate measuring
Live Rider View: Live onscreen and review data alongside real capture images.
Comprehensive customer reports
Peter Weir | BikeFit Pro Certified Bike Fitter
I suppose in retrospect, I made a decision at a very early stage into my cycling learning curve that I wanted to understand the sport literally from the feet up. I was plagued with old injuries from a rather undistinguished rugby career, finding it difficult to get comfortable but unashamedly bitten by the cycling bug and wanting to ride more and more - it does do that to you! Instinctively I knew there had simply got to be a better position to be found on my bike, something more comfortable. Soon after, I set off on a bike fit journey that sadly ended in more pain and time off the bike than I had anticipated, with painful knees, aching hips, numb hands, more pain, this time in the neck and shoulders. I seemed to be suffering more than most as was my bank balance! The skills of a local, highly experienced sports physiotherapist, always got me back onto the bike fairly quickly, but my problems would tend to recur when I upped my mileage once again. I wasn't getting what I specifically needed from a bike fit.
Things seemed a bit vague and driven by numbers, rather than my comfort or bio-mechanics. I felt I needed to learn more about this murky world of bike fitting to help me understand exactly why, and more pertinently what wasn't working for me. I was also beginning to wonder if there might be others like me and thought that if I could perhaps gain the correct skills, then perhaps I would be able to learn enough to help others with their bike fit. So I sought out one of the best in the business and trained in the Bikefit.com system which is one of the world's first bike fitting systems and the original concept that many of the world's trending 'point and squirt' high-tech systems are based upon. However I have discovered that bike fitting is much more than a numbers game; it is a configuration of bio mechanics unique to each and every individual who throws his or her leg over a bicycle, so why be configured as the average cyclist during your bike fit? Your bike fit with Bike Fit Lab is based entirely upon you as an individual, your unique bio mechanics, because Pain-free performance, starts at the pedal...