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Steve Hogg Bike Fitting Team

Old shop front in SydneyEmail: info@stevehoggbikefitting.com

Please email us to setup an appointment and include your mobile phone number so Steve can call you to discuss your needs.

Venues:

Canberra – Pushys Plus, Collie St Fyshwick

Brisbane – Cam’s Cycle Coaching, 391 Montague St West End

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Steve’s  Cycling Industry CV

Bike Fitting

  • Has vastly more bike fitting experience with a wider range of issues than anyone in Australia
  • Had a bike fitting consultancy in Sydney, Australia for which attracted clients from around the world. The business relocated to Canberra in March 2017.
  • Has developed key bike fitting methodology based on Central Nervous System feedback and been granted patents on aspects of this process in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Is a Steering Committee member of the International Bike Fitting Institute, a non-profit organisation based in the U.K. which judges the expertise of bike fitters and bike fit training programs around the world and he has been awarded IBFI’s highest ranking for expertise.
  • Has trained elite fitters from the U.S., Canada, U.K, and S.E. Asia in his patented fitting methodology. They include ex pro Colby Pearce, U.S. Olympic cycling coach for Athens and Beijing and now technical advisor to Pro cycling team, Garmin – Sharp, and Europe’s busiest bike fitter, Scherrit Knoesen.
  • Has fitted riders from UCI Pro teams, Cofidis, Francaise des Jeux, Discovery Channel, BMC, Polli, Rabobank, Saxobank and Amore Vita
  • Has fitted World champions, National champions, National Team members and Olympic medallists in road, track, mtb and triathlon from the Czech Republic, Australia, The Netherlands, Denmark, France, New Zealand, South Korea, Russia, Singapore, U.K and the U.S.A
  • Is the world’s best known independent* bike fitter (*not tied to a major bike manufacturer).

Technical

  • Has developed a simple, easily applied method to resolve humanity’s most common postural distortion; the lateral pelvic tilt.
  • Has developed and manufactures various bike fitting specialist products; heel wedges, leg length shims and more, which are used in more than 40 countries.
  • Has worked for Mavic Service Course (Neutral Race Service) as a wheel builder and race driver at Olympic Games and World Cup rounds
  • Has at various times, been Warranty Service Tech for Campagnolo, 3T and Corima

Media and Presentations

  • Has presented at Australian and U.S. (Interbike) bike shows, sports medicine conferences and to U.S. bike manufacturer, Seven, on his unique bike fitting methods and practices
  • Has been writing widely read material for Bicycling Australia, Australia’s largest circulation cycling magazine for more than 25 years.
  • Has produced a DVD set on bike fitting principles and practice that is sold around the world.
  • Answered reader queries about cycling related biomechanical issues for the world’s largest cycling website, CyclingNews.com between 2006 and 2011.
  • Has lectured to bio-mechanists, exercise scientists and elite coaches at the New Zealand Academy of Sport on his bike fitting methods and practices.
  • Has been the subject of a 10-page profile “The Heretic Will See You Now” in the world’s largest circulation English language cycling publication, “Bicycling” (U.S.A.) in November 2014. Bicycling gave away 50,000 copies of this issue to attendees at Interbike.
  • Has been the subject of a 5-page profile “The Case of the Misfit” in Asia’s largest circulation English language cycling publication, “Cycling Malaysia”, in November 2015.
  • Developed and wrote the material for the world’s most hit upon bike fitting website, stevehoggbikefitting.com.
  • Has been interviewed on his unique bike fitting methods and practices by Cycling Inform (Australia), Cycle Systems (U.K.) and others

Retail

  • Opened Pedal Pushers Cycles in Randwick, Sydney in September 1986 with wife, Margaret. The business focused on custom steel bikes, mostly built in house, and on bike servicing and wheel building.
  • As the market changed, in 2004 the business moved more into bike fitting and moved to 3rd floor office space in Rosebery, Sydney, to take advantage of proximity to the airport. Since 2004, 20 – 40% of our clients have arrived by air.
  • Distributes two high end custom bike brands in Australia; Seven and Passoni
  • Currently the business focuses on bike fitting and supplying high end custom frames from Seven and Passoni, by appointment.

Thank you for your interest in a fitting from SHBF HQ. Below are some things you should know if you are considering a fitting, or if you have already made an appointment:

Fitting Options

Comprehensive Fitting.

Typical Duration: 4 hours or more

Fitting Fee: Canberra $520 AUD. Brisbane $580 AUD with 90-day money back guarantee and scheduled free follow-up session

Suitable For:

Riders who have chronic or acute issues with pain or lack of performance

-or-

Performance and endurance riders who want to get the absolute best out of themselves

Includes:

  • Comprehensive riding and injury history interview
  • Comprehensive functional assessment of stability, range of motion and motor recruitment. Correction of lateral pelvic tilt, the most common postural distortion, using proprietary IP
  • On bike assessment of issues compromising performance or increasing tendency to injury
  • Changes to position and equipment as required
  • Comprehensive cycling shoe foot correction – cleat positioning, cleat rotational angle, fitting of corrective insoles, cleat wedges, heel wedges, in shoe wedges and cleat shims on an ‘as needed’ basis with patented neurological testing to confirm optimal result
  • Detailed 25-page report containing a record of the changes to your position, drawing of your new position, suggested reading, remedial to-do list for functional issues during fitting, educational information, referrals to health professionals if needed and
  • Detailed explanations at each step as to what his happening and why
  • Whatever other measures are necessary to ensure an optimal result

‘JD’ Fitting (short for JWJD – Just Want the Job Done)

Typical Duration: 3 hours or more

Fitting Fee: Canberra $390 AUD. Brisbane $450 AUD with 90-day money back guarantee and scheduled free follow-up session

Suitable For:  As per Comprehensive Fitting

Includes:

  • As per Comprehensive Fitting with the twin exceptions being that: 1.  I will not go into the same enormous detail explaining what I’m doing and why. 2. I will not measure your current position, only the finished position. My time is your money and if you Just Want The Job Done with a guarantee, here’s how to save some money and end with the same result.

Lifestyle Fitting

Typical Duration: 2 hours or more

Fitting Fee: Canberra $260 AUD. Brisbane $320 AUD

Suitable For: Commuters, recreational and fitness riders who ride less than 150 kms a week.

Includes:

      • Comprehensive riding and injury history interview
      • Functional assessment of stability, range of motion
      • Correction of lateral pelvic tilt, the most common postural distortion, using proprietary IP
      • On bike assessment of issues compromising performance or increasing tendency to injury
      • Changes to position and equipment as required
      • Comprehensive cycling shoe foot correction – cleat positioning, cleat rotational angle, fitting of corrective insoles, cleat wedges, heel wedges, in shoe wedges and cleat shims on an ‘as needed’ basis with patented neurological testing to confirm optimal result
      • Detailed 21-page report containing record of the changes to your position, drawing of your new position, suggested reading, remedial to-do list, educational information, referrals to health professionals if needed and more
      • Simple explanations at each step as to what his happening and why
      • Whatever other measures are necessary to ensure an optimal result

New Bike Choice and Advice

Typical Duration: 3 hours or more

Fitting Fee: $320 AUD (Canberra only) For this option in Brisbane, please contact Steve to discuss.

Suitable For: Anyone contemplating a new bike purchase who needs advice about bike choice, bike sizing, equipment choices or any other aspect of a new bike purchase.

Includes:

      • Comprehensive riding and injury history interview
      • Comprehensive functional assessment of stability, range of motion and motor recruitment. Correction of lateral pelvic tilt, the most common postural distortion, using proprietary IP
      • Determining an optimal position on an adjustable bike. That position is then measured and drawn up as an ideal frame design which is then compared to a multitude of brands in the price range you are looking for. Recommendations about which bike to purchase are made based on how well they fit the client.
      • Comprehensive cycling shoe foot correction – cleat positioning, cleat rotational angle, fitting of corrective insoles, cleat wedges, heel wedges, in shoe wedges and cleat shims on an ‘as needed’ basis with patented neurological testing to confirm optimal result
      • Detailed 23-page report containing drawing of your ideal frame, suggested reading, remedial ‘To Do List for functional issues identified during a fitting, educational information, referrals to health professionals if needed and more
      • Detailed explanations at each step as to what his happening and why
      • Any other advice necessary to ensure that you end up with your ideal bike

Other Fitting Work

Fee: Canberra $130 AUD per hour. Brisbane $150 AUD per hour

Suitable For: Past or existing customers whom Steve has seen within the last 5 years and who need assistance with some aspect of their fitting. Examples include fitting to a new bike, fitting a recent New Bike Choice and Advice client to their new machine, fitting cleats and ideal foot correction to new cycling shoes, solving an issue that has arisen over time etc. Also applicable to additional bikes during a first time fitting.

Other Details:

Extras:

SHOES: Setting up a 2nd or 3rd pair of shoes is fine if it can be done within the constraints of the booking time. Often this is the case, sometimes not. If not, additional pairs of shoes are charged at a flat rate of $50 per pair plus parts (if necessary)

BIKES: If you are looking to be fitted to multiple bikes in the same day, no problem. 2nd, 3rd and ? bikes are charged at our standard hourly rate.

 

Payment:

Due at the time the fitting session is completed. Cash, PayPal, direct debit or credit cards are acceptable forms of payment.

Guarantee:

If you are not satisfied with the results of your fitting and I am unable to resolve your on bike issues with a subsequent follow up, I will refund your money. You are paying for a result, not an attempt. Bike fitting is expensive and I hear many stories of riders who have a “professional” fitting and then change their position back to the way it was within a couple of weeks without complaint. The general standard of the bike fitting industry is low and I find this unacceptable. I work to achieve a much higher level of customer satisfaction than that.

Mechanical Services:

We have a comprehensively equipped work shop so any cutting of fork steerer tubes, seat masts, modifications to shoes, etc. is no problem.

Off The Bike vs On The Bike:

Even with the best bike position in the world it takes a certain minimum level of physical function to ride a bike effectively. I do not expect to see ‘perfect’ clients; they don’t exist. If I think that your issues are too severe to be dealt with by changing your position on the bike alone, I will tell you at the earliest possible moment and refer you to others with the expertise to allow you to achieve the functionality necessary to ride effectively.

Many of you will find that I can work around pre-existing functional issues quite effectively. Even so, you may still need further help elsewhere. I have developed a network of quality health care professionals in every mainland capital that can help you if necessary. Have confidence that I’m not trying to dodge a bullet here; my intent is work with integrity to aid in you becoming faster and more comfortable on your bike. This requires a holistic approach.

Post Fit Adaptation:

No matter how good or bad your current position,you are used to it. Constantly repeating an action like cycling embeds a Motor Pattern (muscle firing sequence appropriate to the task) in your Central Nervous System (brain and spine). This is not going to change just because I optimise your position. It takes time for your nervous system to learn a new way of doing things, typically three weeks of regular (four or more times weekly) riding. The quickest way to adapt is to ride at low to low moderate intensity. At heart rates above 70 to 75 percent of maximum, we unconsciously attempt to fall back into Motor Patterns that we are used to…….which won’t work very well because your physical relationship to the bike has changed. Be sensible, avoid steep hills, avoid fast bunches and smell the roses for three weeks post fitting. After that, resume normal activity.

If your competitive season will be impacted on by following the three week easy training period post fitting, please talk to me about this before confirming your booking.

Please Bring With You:

      • Cycling knicks and top
      • Cycling shoes with any footbeds or orthotics if you have them
      • Sunglasses or prescription glasses that you ride with
      • The tool kit that you ride with
      • Any bike lights that you ride with
      • Cycling helmets
      • Any wallet you carry in your jersey while riding
      • The phone that you carry while riding.
      • Ladies need to wear a crop top or athletic bra because I need to be able to see as much of your spine as possible.
      • Runners and triathletes need to bring their running shoes and any orthotics or footbeds that they use while running.
      • Triathletes need to bring their swimming goggles

Food and Drink:

The length of a fitting session means that it is a good idea to bring a healthy snack with you.

Wear and Tear:

      • Ensure that your bike is reasonably clean. A dirty bike is not pleasant to work on
      • If your cleats or shoes are worn beyond the point where it impacts on performance, I will insist on replacing them.
      • If repositioning of brake levers or adjustment of handlebar angle is necessary and your bar tape takes a beating in the process, you may need new bar tape.
      • I will make every effort to ensure your bike is ready to ride when you leave, however if we make changes to stems, bars, saddles and posts, it is possible some parts may require additional tightening after the fit. Please know it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure your bike is safe to ride before you ride it.

Thank you for your interest. I look forward to working with you soon.

COMFORT+EFFICIENCY=PERFORMANCE

Email: info@stevehoggbikefitting.com

Please email us to setup an appointment and include your mobile phone number so Steve can call you to discuss your needs.

Venues:

Canberra – Pushys Plus, 79 Collie St Fyshwick

Brisbane – Cam’s Cycle Coaching, 391 Montague St West End