Wobble-naught Custom Bike Fits, the Daily Peloton, Thomson and CyclingPeaks
Software are offering Daily Peloton readers the chance at prizes every day, just
for filling out a short survey!
Each day of the 2004 Tour de France, starting with Stage One, we will be giving away a Wobble-naught
Home Bike Fit, a Thomson road bike seatpost and a CyclingPeaks performance software
system to Daily Peloton readers. Read on to find out about these products and to
enter our giveaway!
Wobble-naught Bike Fits - What is a Precision Fit?
A precise bike fit measurement cannot be obtained by taking general measurements
while standing, e.g. inseam standing or upper body measurements while standing.
You can't just cross over a joint to find a length - for instance, two
people may have the same length legs but the length of their lower legs and
upper legs may differ. All joints have angles, and simply crossing over any
joint to guess for a total extremity length doesn't take into account the
joint angles. Professionals who have studied human anatomy know this fact.
To be called a "Precision fitting" you have to precisely measure each length
between joints. Upper and lower legs are not the same shape or length on everyone, nor does
everybody have the same joint angles. Joints contain cartilage, ligaments, and
tendons and they can get damaged if not considered.
By taking precise measurements of the bike
rider's anatomy and obtaining the correct bike geometry,
Wobble-naught does just
that, to provide you with the best "range-of-motion" and best "line-of-pull" for
your muscles to perform work.
The Wobble-naught system is based in CAD (computer aided design) technology.
The measurements we take, including hip size and shape, spine length and shape
and shoulder range of motion, cannot be generalized for everyone - we are all
individual and our body measurements reflect this.
In addition to the Wobble-naught positioning solution, we provide detailed
descriptions on how the fit solution is used to set up the bike.
Sizing a bike is not the same as fitting a bike!
There's no better methodology for measurement of the human body - we unveil
details of performance that can't be discerned by just looking at someone on his
bike. By taking into account exact measurements of the foot, legs, hips, spine,
shoulders, and arms, we provide precise alignment for a total body fit.
This process provides perfect cleat placement, saddle fore/aft, saddle
height/tilt, stem rise/length needs, and handlebar position, to make the bike an
extension of the cyclist. The end result is pure comfort! There is no better
"I have about 7 thousand miles on my road bike with the new fit and no
problems from day one. It is very reassuring to be able to switch from road to
TT to mountain bike with the confidence that each is set up to best suit me.
Thank you for the service and the improved endurance and performance with my
racing!" --Alex Gardner -- NutraFig Pro.
". . . the best placement of my racing life." -- Chris Fox, semipro XC
racer from SLC, UT after taking 3rd at Sea Otter in 2003, one week after getting
his Wobble-naught fit.
Automatic nominations for Marathon Worlds --Nat Ross secured an automatic nomination as the highest-ranked rider in the
overall NORBA marathon standings.
Since my Wobble-naught fit I have made great gains in my biking skills. I
jumped from sport class to pro in one year. I got 5th overall in the Wild
Rockies in 1999. The fit allowed me to correct my cleat placement problem and
now my knees don't hurt like they did before. My whole bike set up was off!
Bottom line is my times have dropped on my Mt. bike and road bike and I ride w/
more skill." -- Darren Lightfield
CyclingPeaks Software - The Ultimate Software for Cyclists Training with a
If you own a power meter, you can know a whole lot more with CyclingPeaks
The Athlete Home Page gives you a
picture of your fitness at a glance,
your home page gives you instant insight
into your fitness!
Instantly know your best power
output for any ride! CyclingPeaks Software searches through the file to pick
out your peak efforts!
Detailed diary functions allow you
to input ride descriptions and details from your ride that are matched with
your power data.
Power, Heart Rate, Mean Maximal
Power and other graphs - customize your charts and historical graphs! See the
data the way you want to see it!
Searchable database for all your
Compatibility with the most popular
power meter files - Power-Tap™(.csv) , SRM™ (.srm and .txt), Polar© (.hrm) &(.pdd),
Velodyne (.txt), Velotron, Timex Trainer, even Computrainer™ CS (.3dp) and
No more Excel macros to convert
your data, and easily "bulk import" all of your data.
Download directly into CyclingPeaks
if you have a Power-Tap™, SRM™,
Polar ©, Computrainer™ or Ergomo™!
Find out how much stress you put
your body under during your ride, or how intense was this ride compared to
last months' similar ride?
Read more here
Thomson Seatposts - Stronger, Lighter, Safer...
Over 40% stronger on ultimate strength test than the strongest production
seatposts on the market.
Over double the fatigue life of any other production models we tested. The
tube and head of the Thomson seatpost are integral-machined from one single
piece of high strength 7000 series aluminum. The head is not pressed or bonded
in. This allows for superior strength and minimum weight, allowing higher
strength at low weights.
Lightweight - approximately 188 grams (250 length) for road bikes and 228
grams (330 length) for mountain bikes. Natural ellipse bore inside tube for
optimum strength to weight ratio.
We have a long 1.614 inch (41 mm) seat rail grip length. This helps prevent
seat rail bending from impact loads. Most brand-x seatposts have grip lengths
of .500 inch or more shorter than our grip length.
Thomson seatpost design incorporates a bending fuse to prevent
catastrophic failure. All brand-x seatposts we tested - every one of them -
failed in catastrophic failure with the seat and clamp components - and
sometimes pieces of the tube and head - flying off in all directions. This
type of failure would dump the rider.
The Thomson seatpost has a clamp, head, and upper tube strong enough to
withstand 350 foot-lbs of torque.
The Spirit of the Giveaway!
Wobble-naught, Thomson and CyclingPeaks would like to enhance the cycling
experience of Daily Peloton readers, and to accomplish that, will put 60 of
their products into your hands. In exchange for a chance at one of these fine
products, the Daily Peloton would like to know a little bit about you.
Here are the guidelines!
Please enter only once.
Please answer our questions honestly
- it will take a minute or two, and will provide the DP with very helpful
information. Remember, we need a valid email address to contact you if you win!
We will not sell or give away your
personal information, or use your information without your permission. However,
by filling out the entry form, you agree to be contacted by the Daily Peloton,
Wobble-naught, Thomson or CyclingPeaks to receive your prize, if you are chosen
as one of our daily winners.
Winners will be drawn at random,
and announced once per week for each of the three weeks of the Tour de France.
After the conclusion of the Tour, by July 31, 2004, all winners will be
contacted via email to receive their prizes.
Ready to Enter?