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Bike Fitting Top 10 most common issues and how to solve them

I have been coaching cycling for closing in on a decade and riding for even longer.  For most of that time I have had a keen interest in bike setup, whether it’s aerodynamics for time trial and the various distance triathlon events or road cycling.   During my time as a cycling coach I have conducted hundreds of bike fits and recently I had cause to look back at some of the original fit sessions I conducted and it revealed two things: how much I have learned about bike setup and how common the key issues are now as they were back then.

This post provides a list of the most common bike fitting issues I have come across over the last decade and provides some general advice on what to look for and how to fix the problem.

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Jason Mahoney Wednesday 22 October 2014 at 3:48 pm | | Tips | No comments

It’s official. I am no longer a racer but the coaching will go on

After 17 years as either a triathlete or road cyclist, today marks the end of my time on the bike as a competitor.   

Unfortunately over the last few years my health has not been great and this year has been one of the most challenging and I have had to make some tough decisions.  In the end I decided that my body was no longer capable of the demands of training and racing.

I will be continuing with my coaching work and I hope that over the coming years I can really make Argonaut Cycle Coaching a success.   Over the last 4 years alone I have assisted numerous riders reach their goals, including medals at state, national and Oceania championships, as well as over 150 top 10 results in open level (or higher) events.  I have also completed over 350 bike fits and performance tests for riders and provided skills sessions that have helped riders improve their abilities on the bike.

While there have been some setbacks this year, most notably the lack of access to Stromlo Forest Park for the masterclass sessions, the coaching will continue and I look forward to helping many more riders reach their personal goals.  

Finally, I am pleased to advise that from, 1 November 2014 I will once again be accepting applications for coached riders.  Numbers will be limited based on my current coaching load at that time.




Jason Mahoney

No performance tests until start of November

Unfortunately I will not be able to conduct any lactate, max heart rate or power testing until the start of November due to my Tacx trainer being out of action.   The lever for the rear wheel roller broke at the end of a recent test session and I am currently awaiting the arrival of a replacement which is not likely to arrive until late October or early November at the latest.

Fortunately I still have the Lemond Revolution training and can continue to conduct bike fitting sessions for this period.

If anyone is looking to have a performance test done then please still send your booking request through and I will let you know as soon as the trainer is back up and running.