Close to a year ago, we reported on a new fit system that was under development by the UK based firm – Apex.
Since then, there have been numerous installations set-up with collaborating fit experts throughout the UK and elsewhere.
As previously reported, what differentiates the Apex system from other "fit bikes’, instead of merely analyzing physiological data and body composition, it utilizes power and heart rate data to find a rider’s most efficient and natural cycling position.
Indeed, Apex claims their Fit Bike has a distinct advantage over traditional biomechanical fitting programs, because it uses power output, cadence and heart rate to help calculate the rider’s *sweet spot" in terms of efficiency of effort and power output.
Apex’s site now features a more detailed explanation of their philosophy and system, to included a new video demonstrating its capabilities.
Check it out.
About Apex Bike Performance
Founded in 2012, Apex Bike Performance draws form an in house team of world-class bike fit technicians, top mechanical engineers, strength and conditioning experts and professional cyclists. Continual innovation and encompassment of the Bike Fit and Functional Movement Screening Software has allowed the Apex Bike Fit it to be the first system to be able to analyse and measure biomechanical power of the rider, in order to create the most advanced, accurate and efficient bike fitting system on the market.
The Apex Elite Development team is a group of young athletes from around the UK at the start of their career in Cycling, Triathlon, Duathlon and other disciplines. Our aim is to support these athletes with coaching, bike fits, physiological analysis and a on-going program to increase performance.
Apex R&D Director Ceri Pritchard was a talented young cyclist at a time where there was very little support. Through the technologies Apex have created,he saw an opportunity to offer support to similar young athletes. The Apex Bike is quantifiably the most accurate bike fitting system on the market. Using the tools available on the bike, we are able to guarantee an increase in performance, even at elite level.
About the Fit System
The Apex Fit System comprises of the bike fit and functional movement screening. This system is the most advanced, revolutionary bike fitting & cycle coaching system in the world. The Apex Bike Fit is the only bike fitting system on the market to quantify why one rider’s position is better or more efficient than another, as well as consider the rider’s neurological and biomechanical function.
The Apex Functional Movement Assessment (AFMA)
Prior to the fit, the client completes 6 exercises that finds the clients biomechanical fingerprint. The results highlight strengths and weaknesses in their body, giving very clear indicators to the bike fitter how the rider is likely to react to any adjustments. More importantly it creates a specific training program for the rider to enable greater gains in the future.
The Apex Bike
Our full servo-assisted bike allows the rider’s position to be micro-adjusted whilst pedaling to find the perfect bike fit. A full suite of monitoring software enables the technician to quantify the fit by tracking power, heart rate, cadence, torque analysis every 1.5 degrees and torque force direction to find the most powerful and efficient position for the rider.
The Perfect Machine for the Cycle Coach
The Apex Bike has been designed for physiological testing as well as in depth position analysis. Most coaches use the Ramp Test, 20min FTP or Critical Power Test to analyse and track a rider’s ability and improvement. The Apex Bike will do all of this with supplied software.
Technical Specifications– Dual axis control movement of both saddle and handlebar position, adjustable in 1mm increments and accurate to 0.1mm, contolled via Wifi by the
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