‘The shorter stem was definitely the right choice, now I can prepare for the World Championships pain free, thanks Phil.’
British Circuit Race Champion
Represented Britain at the World and European Championships
Ride more efficiently?
The most effective way to achieve all the above and more, is via our professional custom Bike Fit in Amersham.
Our Amersham bike fitting specialists use a proven hands-on Bike Fit system to determine the key measurements for your perfect bike set up and ride.
Our personalised bike fit not only increases your pedalling efficiency – improving your cycling performance – but minimises the risk of short and long-term injuries which can be costly to treat and take you off your bike indefinitely.
After Phil’s bike fit, the bike felt really good and I got a 110mm stem that he recommended. Thanks. I’ve already recommended him to two cyclist friends
I’ve just completed my two-hour ride with six long hill reps as I’ve been doing for the past six weeks and I am thrilled with my new bike fit. I’m definitely faster, I think it could be worth 1km/hour!
Hi Phil you did a bike fit for me on my S-Works bike last week and I just wanted to let you know that I had 2 good rides at the weekend. Everything was good on both rides and was able to put more power down through the pedals and keeping my arms bent. Thanks for all your help and will be in touch for a leg massage soon. Many thanks
Hi Phil. Hope tour de Yorkshire was good. Pretty warm weekend for it! Just saying thanks for the bike fit. Whilst I'm no rocket up the hills, I have felt much more comfortable on the bike and getting more power down. This time next year...
At first my knee caps took suffering but somehow after the 3rd practice day the pain was gone. All in all I can finally spend long days on the saddle hitting my top avrg speeds with almost no chaffing or aches. Keep up the good work and just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the work done.
How my bike fitting has evolved over time
Being connected with the global bikefit community has let me keep in touch with current trends and developments in bike fitting. Determining saddle height remains one of the most interesting topics debated. Being a massage therapist I am always aware of the limitations and/or flexibility of each individual customer when it comes to setting the height of the saddle. With this in mind, I still believe the eye is the best tool for achieving saddle height perfection. To assist in the process I have embraced smart technology and now offer slow motion and high definition video capture (240FPS) which enables me to offer before, after and during images to reinforce my decisions.
It has also enabled to use laser lines to effectively track the knee over the pedal spindle, an essential tool in deciding whether a rider is sitting too far forwards or backwards on his saddle.
There are many more expensive bike fits around but few offer the value of Amersham Bike fit embracing technology and the personal touch.
For some people sitting on a saddle for a long period can be a painful experience.
Distributing the weight between the handlebars and saddle can help massively to help prevent this.
Saddle choice can also be a factor, I have a large selection of saddles for customers to try, and to prevent you from having to make unnecessary purchases my saddles are available to take home and test at your leisure with no obligation to buy. In fact I don’t even sell saddles unlike many bike fitting enterprises, if you’d like a test saddle you can then source an identical one from a shop or online retailer of your choice.
Neck and shoulder pain and numb hands
Many of my bike fit enquiries start with a mention of the above problems, here at Amersham Bike Fit I have helped many people get more comfortable holding their handlebars. A unique stem sizing tool enables me to simulate different stem and handlebar positions, to find the best position at the front of the bike. If required I will supply a new stem at cost price (normally £15-£20).
Unlike other bike fitters, our lead technician is also a highly-trained massage and Soft Tissue Therapist (Sports and Remedial Massage). This knowledge of anatomy and key muscle actions means you get the very best Bike Fit, training and injury advice.
Our bike fit analysis is suitable for all levels, from professional competitive cyclists and advanced club members, to commuters and fair-weather cyclists.
I’m Phil Holloway, owner and founder of Amersham Bike Fit.
I’ve been passionate about cycling since a child and took part in my first road race when I was 12-years-old. At 16-years-old I won the Essex Road Race Championships before going on to represent Essex and the East of England as a Junior.
I’ve ridden all disciplines, from cyclo-cross to banked tracks, and achieved a first category road race licence in my thirties. As well as taking part in 200-km endurance events, I’ve completed two 25-mile TTs in 55-minutes and a 10-mile in 21-minutes. I’m proud to say I’ve even raced against Sir Bradley Wiggins a couple of times, once as a Junior and once when he’d just come back from riding the Giro d’Italia.
Currently I am working for the New Zealand cycling team, when competing in Europe World Cups and Championships.
I am also on the list of great British cycling masseurs/soigneurs and also working for GB U.C.I. elite women’s team CAMS TIFOSI.
As someone who cycles regularly, I’ve had my fair share of aches and pain, including relentless, niggling knee pain. I carried out a few bike fit changes myself but still the knee pain persisted, eventually leading me to another professional Bike fit.
My ‘Eureka’ moment came when I discovered the Bike Fit system. One two-hour session and my knee pain vanished. Not only that, cycling was a substantially smoother, more comfortable experience.
Our Amersham bike fitting service is located a short cycle (approximately five-minutes) from Amersham Tube station on the Metropolitan line.
As one of the best bike fitting service providers in Buckinghamshire, we attract cyclists from nearby Chesham, Chalfont and Latimer, Chorleywood, Beaconsfield, Rickmansworth and Watford, as far afield as Harrow, Brent and other North West London areas.
We offer free parking and wi-fi.
To book your Bike Fit appointment or find out more, contact us today.