Book bike fits with Tony Corke at Cloud9 Cycles, Bloomsbury, London
Torke Bike Fitting Services
Below is a list of the bike fitting services offered. If you would like to talk through your needs before booking please call us on 07445 492170.
Torke Cycling Body Positioning
Body Positioning is our core bike fitting service. This is our proprietary method of accurately defining your most powerful, comfortable, and injury free position on a bicycle.
We use it in three main ways:
1. Body Positioning: Your current Bike
Optimising your current bike’s setup. Get optimal performance and take the unnecessary stresses out of your current riding position // £249 3hrs
2. Body Positioning: New Bike
Helping you select a new bike. We can help you choose the perfect model and size, or design you the ultimate custom frame, by first defining your optimal position and then helping you understand the important bicycle features that are relevant to you // £249 3hrs
3. Body Positioning: Alternate Bike Style
Once you have completed a Body Positioning session, we know enough about you that we can then offer you a discounted rate for fitting other styles of bicycles that you ride or plan to own (e.g. Mtb, cross, touring, track, triathlon) // £149 1.5hrs
Torke Cycling Shoe Tailoring
Optimising your shoes is a crucial part of optimising your ability to push hard on the pedals, reach your full potential and endure high training without injury. We can either setup your existing shoes, if they fit well, or if you want the ultimate pedalling experience, we can build you semi-custom or full custom shoes.
1. Cycling Shoe Tailoring for your current shoes
If your current shoes fit your feet well, we can transform them in ways that you won’t expect. We build full custom casted cycling footbeds and use our extensive shoe tailoring techniques to make your pedalling powerful and effortless // £175 2hrs
2. Custom Shoes
Even a custom fitted shoe is not optimized until it is tailored. By combining our unique Cycling Shoe Tailoring to the custom shoe process we achieve truly exceptional results. Is it the best in the world? Probably. Semicustom shoes from £370. Full Custom shoes from £900. Both Semi and full custom shoes come tailored. The process starts with a 1.5 hr consultation at £150. (The consultation fee is deducted from the cost of the shoes)
Going fast on bicycle is about being able to push your hardest on the pedals with the least aerodynamic drag. This is why aerodynamic services are always combined with Torke Body Positioning, where we accurately define your positional windows for creating high sustainable power. Once these positional parameters of power production are defined, we can work on refining your position for optimal airflow.
Body Positioning with Aerodynamic Screening
Exploring your functional capabilities and showing you how to integrate aerodynamic benefits into a solid, powerful position. It can also be used to create a testing schedule for you to make the most of your Tunnel/Track/CFD testing time // £350 3hrs
Aerodynamic Screening for customers who have already had a Body Positioning session on that style of bicycle: £150/1.5hrs (e.g. you already had a body positioning session on your Triathlon bike but now want to optimise your position aerodynamically)
Wind Tunnel Testing – Get accurate drag data for confident positional decision making. We can arrange tunnel time for you at the Flanders Bike Valley tunnel. Used by all the top pro teams for a good reason. We can also help you to decipher the results and help you integrate them into your position // £350/hr
Custom Aerodynamic Tailored Skinsuits – 2x world’s fastest skin suits tailored around your body, your position and your traveling speed. The fastest skin suit is the one that fits you the best. We offer tailor made skins suits for TT, Tri, Road, Track and cross // £700
Follow-up Fit – You had a Torke Cycling bike fitting but something changed (body/bike/shoes/pedals/saddle) and you want some help dialling the position with the new element // £100/hr
At Torke Cycling it is our explicit goal is to make you feel awesome on your bicycle. To ensure this, all Torke Cycling bicycle fitting services come with a Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. We will work with you until you are totally satisfied.
How do you know he’s any good? – Tony Corke is IBFI Level 4 certified, “One of the best in the world”. Visit our Testimonials page to read more. If you’re into the nitty gritty, see how our training works for bike fitters around the globe. You can visit our Custom Bike pages to see some examples.
Meet Tracey and her Ted James custom titanium touring bicycle.
Tracey has done her share of cycling in the past, as an Elite GB Duathlete and Gold medal world Age Group Triathlete.
So I was privileged to help her get dialled in for this new custom titanium @tedjamesdesign touring MTB. Tracey is currently doing a mixed terrain bike packing world tour (in stages)
Tracey came to me at Ted’s recommendation (thanks Ted) because in her own words:
“I sometimes get some nasty muscle moaning in my right hip after I ride”
We went through my Torke Cycling Body Positioning session for mountain bikes where we functionally screened Tracey to find her optimal cycling position for MTB cycle touring. We discovered that her previous position had been pushing her right hip past its range of motion through a combination of excessive saddle setback and the bars being too low.
Having adjusted her existing bike as far as we could, it was definitely better but still not optimal. However Tracey reported good improvements to her cycling:
“It feels significantly more powerful…”
When Ted had finished her new bike and it was dialled in Tracey got to finally feel what an optimal position feels like. Here is her feedback:
The bike is a dream to ride. I love cycling anyway but, last Wednesday, it had me smiling and happy for a different/odd (but I hope you find understandable) reason.
After having been on a longer than I planned ride (3 hours instead of 90mins-oops! having way too much fun) the day before, I walked a mile home after dropping my car in for MOT and not only was my knee not hurting, my hips were perfectly mobile and pain free!
It’s hard to express what that means Tony.
Can’t thank you enough.
This is why we are passionate about high quality bicycle fitting and well designed custom bicycles. Really it is worth all the difficulty, effort and years of practice.
Thank you Ted – keep doing great work. (Ted James will be at the Titanium Q and A panel at the Bespoked UK Handmade Bicycle Show 4th May 2019.)
Thank you Tracey – enjoy your tour!
London Bike fits with Tony Corke are bookable at Cloud9 Cycles in Bloomsbury.
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