Sizing Versus Fit

At Erik’s we offer both bike fitting and bike sizing services – on the surface the terms are close, however the actual processes differ significantly. Starting with the correct size bike is important and the foundation of fit, but it doesn’t guarantee a fit. Fit is optimizing the correct size bike to the individual rider.

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Fit Friday – Fit Impressions from an Erik’s Regional Road Team Racer

Erik’s is excited about our Regional Road Race Team this season. As part of this, we have 10 riders across Minnesota and Wisconsin who train and race hard all season long. Many of these riders have been into biking for a long time and have tried countless setups and adjustments to be comfortable on the …

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New Store Locations Coming Soon – MN and WI

If you haven’t heard the news already, we’re getting ready to add two new stores into the mix. The first, in Whitefish Bay just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a great location for us. With 3 stores currently in Madison, we found that a number of our customers were traveling to visit our stores from …

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Fit Friday – Early Season Aches and Pains

Spring is here, and it’s time to dust off the bike and get out there. Unless you spent some time on the trainer over this winter, spring rides can be accompanied with aches and pains as a result of riding more miles for longer periods of time than your body is adjusted to. Being comfortable …

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Get the Right Bike – Road Bikes, Pt. 2

In the last post, we discussed performance and endurance road categories of bikes. While they are typically a good option for most riders, some riders like a different experience. Like the previous styles, there is some overlap in styles, so choosing the right bikes depends on what you do most often. In this, we will …

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Fit Friday – Lost in Translation

Bike fit is the process and the result; great tools help but they don’t determine the outcome. In the early nineties, Serotta Cycles introduced their fully adjustable Size Cycle which allowed dealers to dial in frame geometries to have custom bikes built for their customers. By today’s standards the original Size Cycle was a pretty …

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Get the Right Bike – Your First Triathlon

It happened to me a few years back – I had been perfectly happy biking my time away and someone suggested a triathlon. I signed up, excited about the new opportunity but unsure of what to make of it. I had grown up biking and swimming, but only at that point had only recently tried …

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Fit Friday Special – Decade

We recently passed a major milestone at Erik’s; it was over ten years ago when we first started our professional fit service.  We started off with a just small corner space on the sales floor in our St Louis Park, MN location. Today Erik’s has six state-of-the-art fit studios in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Back in …

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