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The Tour de France Wobble-naught Giveaway!
By Janna Trevisanut
Date: 7/3/2004
The Tour de France Wobble-naught Giveaway!

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!

Why Wobble-naught?

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 fit!

"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 Power Meter

If you own a power meter, you can know a whole lot more with CyclingPeaks Software!

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 rides!

  • 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 (.txt) files!

  • 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 and 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.

  • The 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.


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