Become One With Your Bike
A data-driven bike fit can make all the difference when it comes to enjoying your ride. We've gone above-and-beyond to bring you Retül Bike Fitting technology, the most advanced bicycle fitting system available today. We're the only shop in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Charlottesville, and New River Valley to offer this service.
Are numb or tingly hands, knee pain, and saddle discomfort just a part of cycling? Heck no! Thanks to Retul technology we can help fix these issues and provide you with the perfect, custom fit. Other "fit studios" that don't offer this type of technology are really just using guesswork. If you want a true fit, using 3D video and accurate data, then Retul is the only way to go.
Why Is Fitting So Important?
Bike fitting aims to prevent injuries, increase efficiency, improve comfort and performance for all cyclists. Bike fitting is for anyone who cycles, particularly if an overuse injury has occurred, to maximize your enjoyment.
Cyclists who would like to improve their performance can maximize efficiency by making critical adjustments that could be preventing you from riding at your best.
Fitting Packages & Pricing
Find the custom bike sizing or fitting package that is right for you. We recommend that everyone who has ever purchased a bike (or ever plans to) have a sizing. This is critical to ensure injury prevention and a comfortable ride. We want all our customers to be happy so your hobby lasts a lifetime. This is why Cardinal Bicycle includes a FREE sizing and $100 off any fitting on all new bike purchases.
Eliminate the guesswork of traditional fitting, and use the most accurate data available to achieve a true fit, maximize efficiency and performance, and avoid discomfort or injury.
What Is Retül?
Retül uses 3D-motion capture technology to accurately measure every degree of movement and millimeter of distance, providing you (and our trained fitters) with precise data necessary to make the best choices to fit your cycling equipment. No two bodies are the same, which is why this technology is a game changer. Don't let other "fitting studios" deceive you, if they aren't using 3D motion-capture technology, then the decisions they are making to fit your bike are not based on accurate data.
RETUL LIVES BY THREE MAIN DATA POINTS IN FIT THEORY:
- Bike Fits Must Be Dynamic. Most fitting specialists fit riders in a static position. Thanks to motion capture tech, Retül can record your positions while in motion, therefore creating the most realistic picture of the your actual pedal strokes and body positions when on the road or trail.
- Measurements Must Be Accurate. Before Retül, measurements were subject to human error and devastatingly inaccurate. Even slight inaccuracies can drastically change the rider's feel. The Retül system is accurate within less than a millimeter, creating true objective data.
- Biomechanics Are Best Assessed Three-Dimensionally. Again, without Retül, traditional bike fitters had to rely on two-dimensional video making it impossible to connect how all sides of the body's movements work together. The 3D motion sensor from Retül simultaneously gathers data on multiple angles.
What Happens During a Retul Fit?
If the Shoe Fits
Whether on the road or the trail or in the spin studio, the right cycling-specific shoe and pedals can make a world of difference. Our team has experience with shoes for all disciplines, and can recommend the best shoe to fit your needs and to help you get where your going safely, more comfortably, and more efficiently.