Our Professional Bicycle Fit Services
The Bike Lane offers different levels of bicycle fitting in our stores. Our fitters are trained at helping align riders to new or existing bicycles to ensure their comfort and efficiency. Every bike purchased from The Bike Lane is sized to each customer based on the customers' feedback and our recommendations. We also offer more specific bike fittings which include professional fittings. Please see descriptions and pricing below.
What are the benefits of a proper bike fit?
A proper bike fit is essential for injury prevention and maximized efficiency. An optimal position on the bike will allow for greater comfort and enjoyment while riding. All bodies are different and your position on the bike should reflect your biomechanics.
Who can benefit from a bike fit?
Generally, if you are serious enough to clip into a bike, you will benefit from a bike fit. Whether you are a professional or recreational rider, getting the proper bike fit is an effective yet economical way to improve performance.
Functional Bike Fitting At The Bike Lane Reston
Functional Fit Bike Fit: $300
A Functional Bike Fit is a full body neuro-kinetic assessment and treatment of body alignment and muscle patterns while you are on the bike so you have less pain, more power, and better performance. Adjusting the bike to fit the body isn’t always the most efficient way to gain speed and power. Postural assessment and manual therapy during a fit by a Functional Fitter gives instant and usable results during the fit, allowing for the cyclist to gain knowledge of why they are experiencing pain and what muscles are inefficient during their ride. Functional Fits may last up to two hours. Functional Fittings are only available at our Reston location.
Functional Bike Fitter: Kim Fischer-Key
Kim Fischer-Key, CMT, LMBT, NCBTMB, began her professional life of bodywork in the Bay Area after returning to the states in 2000 with several French degrees. She obtained her Massage Therapy Certification in 2005 with a specialization in Neuromuscular Reeducation and passed the National Board Certification in Massage Therapy in 2006.
In 2008. Kim became the Director of Clinical Massage Therapy and created a clinically focused professional mentor program for massage therapists and taught at two area massage therapy schools. She was also on call for performers for the Washington Ballet and the Kennedy Center. Kim became certified in Clinical Bike Fit after a move west to Portland, Oregon in 2013. She used her posture knowledge with injured cyclists and started Functional Fit to discern athletes’ inefficient body patterns with bike corrections to create a longer, pain free race. Together with Bill Helwig, they developed a collaborative approach to bike fitting to ensure that body patterns are optimal while riding in order to make a cyclist faster.
Always seeking to expand her skills, she completed Mind Body Medicine training at Harvard, has a Postural Alignment Certification from the founders of The Center of Neurosomatic Studies and was the first American to graduate from Connaissance et Evolution with a diploma in Neuro-Sensory Therapy in Paris, France, a two year program in understanding chronic pain for European osteopaths. She has a certification in Myofascial Decompression (MFD) with Chris Daprato, DPT, from UCSF and is currently finishing a course in Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism to find better ways of working with female athletes returning to (or starting) training after their bodies have undergone change.
Kim is a recent return to the Washington DC area after spending two years in Boone, North Carolina as the Sport Massage Therapist for Appalachian State Football Team, helping them win two conference titles. She is also a three year member of the National XPE Core Sport Bodywork Team, working with Division I football players preparing for the NFL Draft at a training facility in Florida where last year, five of her athletes were signed. She currently works with athletes at Positively Chiropractic and is on call for the GMU Athletic Department.