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Specialized has worked with Dr. Andy Pruitt for over a decade to develop products and services based on his work at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. Here Dr. Pruitt offers some insight to what brought him to create BCSM, how he started working with Specialized and why the Specialized Body Geometry products and Specialized BG Fit training are so important to cyclists.
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Macca stopped by the Specialized HQ in July to work with fitter and SBCU Fit Instructor, Scott Holz, to dial in his position. Macca's fit was already pretty good thanks to years of experience and a good sense of his body on the bike, but Scott still found a few things that could be improved.
Macca moved from a 133 Toupe to a more supportive 155 Romin. With the help of the BG Data System Scott also showed Chris that he was bending a great deal in his neck, rather than rotating his pelvis, in order to reach his very low aero bars. Since his pelvis was already in an optimal position, raising the Shiv's extensions took the kink out of Macca's neck, while maintaining his back's shape.
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Team Tibco rider Jennifer Wheeler gets the BG Fit treatment at a team camp recently.
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Katie Colclough appreciated having one person that could do it all - from physical assessment to bicycle fit. Specialized Certified BG Technician, Jan Bolland Tanner of Benidorm Bikes, was able to help Katie Colclough get rid of some discomfort in her right leg by taking her through the full BG Fit process: getting to know her goals, her anatomy and her fit, then making small adjustments and equipment changes to help her be comfortable on the bike and focus on winning.
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HTC - High Road came through Specialized's Morgan Hill offices for a pre-season session with our BG Fit professors and the team from Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. Emelia Fahlin was just one of many riders who reaped the rewards of a better fitting bicycle.
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HTC - High Road women's team sprinter Ina-Yoko Teutenberg has a been an on-going project for SBCU BG Fit Professor Scott Holz during the off-season. Working over a number of visits, including the team's camp at Specialized HQ in December, Scott has helped Ina with a number of unique issues, including replacing problematic custom orthotics.
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Team Saxo Bank once again asked the BG Fit team from SBCU and the Boulder Center for Sports medicine team, including Dr. Andy Pruitt and Sean Madsen to come to their pre-season training camp to get the riders dialed in on their positions for both the SL3 Tarmac and Shiv TT bike.
JJ's fit on his aero bike had been so bad he used to just "survive" the prologues and TT stages. With his new fit he'll be looking to contend for great times in prologues to hopefully gain a jersey with a good first stage finish!
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The Amazing Race host, Phil Keoghan, stopped by the SBC offices the day before he joined 34 other riders on a 660 mile ride from Morgan Hill, CA, to Las Vegas, NV. FIT Professor Scott Holz talked to him about how his BG FIT and new Toupe saddle have helped his riding comfort.
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Morgan Hill, CA After four seasons training the world’s foremost retailers in bicycle fit through their SBCU training program, Specialized bicycles now leads the way in certifying bicycle fit experts with the graduation of their first-ever BG FIT certification class on March 26, 2009.
In their state-of-the-art training facility at Specialized’s Morgan Hill, California headquarters, the staff of SBCU along with leading fit authority Dr. Andy Pruitt and his team from the Boulder Center For Sports Medicine, oversaw both a written examination and an observed bicycle fit practicum to a dozen students from 12 different Specialized dealers across the country. In the fit practicum each student was asked to properly fit a random subject to their road bike by following the complete Body Geometry 3D Fit process, which includes an interview, physical assessment and comprehensive 2D and 3D positioning.
“Our dealers asked us for a concrete way to demonstrate to the discerning riders in their community that they were the leaders in bicycle fit,” said Specialized President and Founder Mike Sinyard. “With our new BG FIT Certification process we do just that. Any dealer that completes the BG FIT Certification process is bound to become the bicycle fit leader in their market and to see the financial returns that go along with that.”
With the first graduating class out the door, Specialized has announced two more BG FIT Certification examination sessions in the next nine months. “We’ve spent years creating and fine-tuning our BG FIT bicycle fit philosophy and system and I’m glad we can finally provide a method for the dedicated fit experts that we’ve trained to differentiate themselves from the crowd,” said Dr. Andy Pruitt Ed.D., PA the director of the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine.
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Omega Pharma - Quick-Step rider Levi Leipheimer not only works directly with Dr. Andy Pruitt and the SBCU Body Geometry Fit staff, but with his local Certified Body Geometry Fit Techinician, Jeffrey P. Myhren, at NorCal Bike Sport in Santa Rosa, CA. With Myhren, Levi gets the same skilled fitting services as Dr. Pruitt provides, thanks to the Body Geometry Fit training and certification that only SBCU provides.
To find your local Body Geometry Fitter or Certified Fitter check http://www.specialized.com/bgfit
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ITU Athlete and 2012 USA Olympic triathlete Gwen Jorgenson came by the Specialized offices recently to pick up her new gear, meet the team behind her and get her first BG Fit done by SBCU Fit Professor Thomas McDaniel.
Gwen was skeptical at first about the lightly padded Oura saddle, but after extensive sit-testing found that extra padding actually got in the way of saddle comfort.
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Every year Specialized SBCU Fit instructors work with the top cyclist in the world to prepare them for their year to come with BG Fit sessions at their team camps. This year, the team invited 3 Certified BG Fit Technicians to work with Team Specialized - lululemon.
Allison Snooks, Jan Bolland Tanner and Jess Bratus have been certified by Dr. Andy Pruitt, the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine and Specialized to provide the highest level of bicycle fit service using the Body Geometry Fit method.
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Multiple Ironman World Champion, Chris "Macca" McCormack, returns to Kona for another swim/bike/run at glory. Macca works extensively with Specialized on bike design (like the S-Works Shiv) and equipment features (such as Trivent shoes), and relies upon BodyGeometry Fit expertise to achieve optimum riding position.
Visit I-Am-Specialized.com/triathlon for more.
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Perfectly legal for UCI racing and perfect for triathlon as well, the Shiv TT is ridden by highly competitive athletes looking for the most efficient power transfer, most aggressive position, and least drag. When racing against the clock, these riders demand a pure speed machine—World Championships in TT and Ironman prove nothing is faster in these disciplines. What happens when our S-Works Shiv TT meets Body Geometry Fit? Listen to what Nibali and Fuglsang have to say.
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