The Bike Lane. Your Neighborhood Bike Shop

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Reston  703-689-2671   Springfield  703-440-8701


We're a certified Retul fit center!Our Fit Services
The Bike Lane offers different levels of bike fitting in our stores. Our fitters are trained at helping align riders to new or existing bicycles to insure their comfort and efficiency.

The Bike Lane Advantage

  • Fitting by F.I.S.T certified bike fitter (FREE with every Triathlon/TT Bike Purchase)
  • Fitting by Trek Fit Certified fitters for Road & Mountain Bike Fits (FREE with every Road & Mountain bike Purchase)
  • Custom Dynamic bike fitting with the Retül Fit System (available at Reston Only)
  • Fit Kit for Custom Bike Builds
Retül Bike Fitting
Retül technology
is a cycling-specific motion-capture bike fitting system designed to provide qualified bike fitters highly accurate and comprehensive bike fit data. The system incorporates three-dimensional measurement, immediate report capability, and a millimeter-specific digitizing tool to provide the most accurate dynamic fitting solution in the industry.

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.  

Why get fit with Retul 3D motion capture technology?
The best way to analyze a rider's efficiency is to observe and measure the rider while he or she is pedaling the bike.  Retul 3D motion capture technology simultaneously measures three planes of movement on the rider as he or she is in motion.

Retul averages the rider's pedal strokes to provide a comprehensive data set reflecting the rider's movements.  Only at this point can a bike fit expert properly evaluate changes to a rider's position.  Attempts to analyze the rider in a static position, or only in two dimensions, will not provide data at the same level of accuracy as 3D motion capture.

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. 

How long does a Retul fit take?
An average fit with Retul lasts 90 minutes.  However, if you have major adjustments or component changes, the fit may be longer.

How is fit data shared with the rider?
The Retul software archives data for every rider and his or her bike/bikes.  The client receives a report of the final fit data, which inlcudes body measurments and angles, as well as bike set-up and measurements.

F.I.S.T. Certified Fit
The Slowtwitch Institute
designed F.I.S.T. to provide bike shop professionals with the tools they need to properly fit a triathlete to his or her triathlon racing bicycle.

Bike Fit Menu

We have the tools to fit you perfectly to your bike! Professional Road/Mountain Fitting $150
F.I.S.T. Triathlon/TT Fitting $200
Retül Road/Mountain Bike Fitting (Reston Only) $250
Retül Triathlon/TT Fitting (Reston Only) $300
Retül Zinn Bicycle Scanning (Reston Only) $75

Please call either our Reston or Springfield shop to make an appointment.  For more information about our Retul service please call our Reston shop.   Most appointments are made during the week to ensure that we are able to focus on the customer during less busy store hours.  Please bring your cycling shorts and shoes.  Fittings can be one to two hours depending on which service the customer chooses.

Want more info about Retul and F.I.S.T. fitting?  Here are a few articles we thought you might find interesting.

Trek/Kswiss Tri Team Retul'd

Fits with Radio Shack and Livestrong

Retul and Trek Speed Concept

Perfect Positions for Kona

The F.I.S.T. Method of Fitting