A CLINICAL PERSPECTIVE OF POSITIONING FOR THE ENDURANCE BICYCLIST

  • Duane A. Williams
  • Erik Moen
  • Thomas F. Wilkinson
Keywords: bicycle fit, endurance bicyclist, overuse injuries

Abstract

Optimal fitting of the endurance bicyclist to the bicycle is vital for improving performance, increasing control, avoiding overuse injuries, and promoting comfort. Neutral position of the bicyclist as well as static and dynamic fitting for the road and off-road bicyclist is important. Musculoskeletal screening procedures of the bicyclist are also important and emphasis will be placed on prevention and intervention of two common overuse injuries: anterior knee pain and lower back pain. Comparisons of bicycle fit and overuse injuries for the off-road bicyclist and racer will also be introduced.
Published
2014-09-30