Cycling Performance

Get the most from your bike ride, whether it’s on the road or on the trail.

UPMC Sports Medicine’s Cycling Performance can help you work towards riding longer and faster while preventing or managing a cycling-related injury.

Backed by the expertise of physicians from the UPMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, we offer:

  • A medically based Cycling Performance program that assesses equipment, cycling mechanics, and proper bike fit
  • Effective management and treatment of cycling-related injuries
  • Technical consultations and injury prevention techniques

Bike-Fit Assessments

Unbiased, clinical approach includes:

  • Both physical and mechanical variables related to cycling injuries
  • Musculoskeletal considerations involving injury management and prevention
  • Cycling-specific musculoskeletal assessment
  • Cycling-related injury assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation recommendations
  • Compilation of documented bike-fit recommendations
  • A focus on medical management — applicable for both prevention and performance
  • Individualized collaborative process to determine the optimal on bike position based upon rider's physiology, biomechanics, health history, fitness level, and cycling goals
  • Prescription of possible equipment changes and sizes

Enthusiast Fit Program and Pricing

If you're looking for better management of a cycling-related injury or an issue limiting your enjoyment of cycling, this is the package for you.

This level of fit is for any cyclist — whether it be the serious road rider, the weekend century rider, the club racer, the cyclocrss racer, the endurance mountain biker, or the XC mountain biker — wanting to achieve more power, control, comfort, and efficiency.

Fitting includes:

  • Interview
    • History of your riding, including your riding style
    • Future goals for your riding
    • Current discomforts on the bike
    • Medical history in regards to cycling
  • Structural analysis/basic flexibility
    • Foot structure, knee position, leg length
    • Kneeling forefoot measurement
    • Standing toe touch
    • 1/3 knee bend
    • Single leg squat assessment
  • Dynamic positioning for:
    • Saddle height, saddle fore-aft
    • Bar and stem position
    • Lever position
    • Shoe, cleat, pedal interface
  • Follow-up visit within 60 days

Price: $150 | Time: 2.5 to 3 hours

Triathlon/Time Trial Fit Program and Pricing

When seconds count, or the bike is only one-third of your race, this is the fit for you. The rider and the bike have to work together, so adjusting the bike to fit you is our main priority.

We specialize in helping you become more comfortable, powerful, and fast in a safe, injury-prevention approach.

Triathlon fitting includes:

  • All the elements of the enthusiast fit
  • Extra time allotted to achieve a personalized aero fit position
  • Follow-up visit within 60 days

We also can consult on aero helmets.

Price: $175 | Time: 2.5 to 3 hours 

The cost for additional bikes can range from $35 to $75 each, depending on complexity and time.

Our Commitment to Cycling

UPMC Sports Medicine Cycling Performance provides sponsorship for the following:

  • Freddie Fu Cycling Team
  • UPMC Cycling Performance Team
  • Team PHenomenal Hope
  • Bike Pittsburgh
  • MS Society — Escape to the Lake
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society — Race to Any Place
  • Montour Trail Map and Guide
  • Team Citius (Junior development cycling team)
  • Murrysville Cyclocross Race

 

Contact Us

UPMC Sports Medicine Cycling Performance offers services at the UPMC Sports Performance Complex in Pittsburgh’s South Side.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-855-93-SPORT (77678).

UPMC Center for Sports Medicine
3200 S. Water St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Our Experts

Our cycling performance experts — all certified athletic trainers, with more than 50 years of combined experience — have been helping riders manage and prevent cycling-related injuries since 2004.

All of our experts are certified by Serotta International Cycling Institute (SICI) for SICI Personalized and SICI Advanced fit.

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