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Testimonials

  • I was able to get in my first 50 mile gravel grinder in without the sitbone pain that I normally have. I didn’t have to tug at my shorts as well.
    I really liked it. Less sit bone pain, wrists felt good. With all the changes I didn’t feel odd on the bike which was one of my concerns. All in all, pretty happy with the results.
    Craig really took the time to listen to what my issues were and we tested every position to a fault and I think I found a good set up heading into the fall grinder season.

    Michael
  • It is never just a “general” fit like you get at the LBS. The attention to detail is unmatched. I was able to ride 62 miles without getting off the bike.  Never done that before. I like the location and attention to detail.

    Jeremy
  • Excelente customer service, educational process. Feels more like talking to a friend from whom you are learning a lot and receiving valuable information. No more lower back or shoulders discomfort and I gained speed. Also after changing some components suggested by Craig I feel less tired after my long bike rides and my legs aren’t as tired for my runs after bike ride. As a matter of fact I completed an Ironman and had one of my best runs ever. Of course the bike portion went pretty well. I noticed the benefit of the fit right away and it translated in higher speed and less fatigue. Thanks Craig. You went far and beyond before and during my bike fit process. Thanks for your honesty and for teaching me so patiently about bike mechanics and components. After the bike fit I can ride easier and faster !

    Sonia
  • ” I had been meaning to contact you to let you know how well the bike fit and saddle change worked for me.  Unfortunately, since the bike fit, I have been too busy  to have time to ride.  During the past two months I had only two rides on the bike.  Despite this lack of preparation, I decided to try to do my annual century ride on Memorial Day.  I was able to complete it, and other than a few tender spots on the sit bones (and I say ‘tender’, not ‘agonizing’) just due to the complete lack of time on the bike, I had no issues.  Legs were good, back was good, no hotspots, no saddle sores.

    Fantastic job.  I really expected it to be a miserable, challenging ride and it was instead a real pleasure.  By Tuesday, I really couldn’t tell I had done anything.  Thank you very much  for the time and the fit.”

    Todd
  • “The amount of information gathered and displayed vastly exceeded anything previously made available to me. Less arm and neck stress while riding. Less hand fatigue from riding. There was no urgency to complete the evaluation session in a predetermined amount of time. Every issue I raised was addressed responsively. Equipment I needed was available for sale at the evaluation site, and the selection of items for sale was large. The evaluation was customized for my skill and fitness level and goals. It was not designed primarily for elite athletes, which I am certainly not. The Roanoke location was rather easy to find, and the available lighting and working space were very adequate.”

    James
  • I noticed the time and care you took in listening to my concerns and experiences.  Very knowledgeable and professional.

    My efficiency increased and comfort significantly increased. I have taken many shorter rides (20 miles) to get used to changes and work on mechanics.  I have had a couple 40+ mile rides since the fitting and I have not had any back pain.

    Patience, Professionalism, Knowledge

    Kevin
  • “Hi Craig, the bike fit is amazing!!  I had been cramping up after 20, 30, 40 miles before seeing you–I couldn’t even ride 60 miles.  After the fit on May 12 I rode 80 miles no cramps the next day and today rode over 100 with no cramps and felt strong after! You are a genius!! Wish I would have come in sooner… Thanks so much, you rock!”

    Roger
  • I just did a 2:25 bike split in the epic cross winds of IMTX 70.3 with the ability to run off the bike and bring back the third 70.3 World Qualification.

    Dave
  • I did the Liuzhou 70.3 this weekend – rode 23.8 mph, 276W, 3.4 W/kg and had absolutely no issues.  Best run off the bike I’ve ever had.  No hot spots or areas of any concern.

    Thank you again!!

    Glenn
  • I talked with Craig prior to the appointment and he explained the procedure to me I had everything I needed when I arrived.Craig gave me undivided attention for 3 hours.

    New saddle, and he adjusted the height. Also adjusted the distance of the handle bars. And he put washers on the pedals so I would not hit the heal of my shoe on the frame. He also adjusted the pitch of the brake levers improving my grip.

    Prior to the fit I was riding in pain to the point of giving riding up. Now I ride in comfort and look forward to my next ride.

    I am sure there was much more to the process than the things above.

    This was Money well INVESTED in keeping me active and in good health.

    When I was there it was like we were the only 2 people awake,no phones,no tv,no interruptions whatsoever

    This is a wonderful service keep it going.

    Marvin
  • The experience was a very friendly and family feel to me.  I enjoyed the laid back atmosphere, easy discussion, and un rushed feel. I felt like I had ample time to ask questions and get answers; even ones that didn’t pertain to the fit.

    The most important change was my saddle, without question! It fixed my interface issues!

    My ass isn’t dying , and I don’t wan to throw my bike over a cliff.

    I liked everything! It was nice being able to try so many different saddles with ease.

    Craig, I wish you and your business the best! I will be back to see you and have already recommended some friends your way.

    Kick ass shop, easy location to get to!

     

    Cole
  • Craig was very knowledgeable about the physical aspects of my body and how that affects the fitting and then commenting on better posture and hand placement, overall knowledge of EVERYTHING! The changing of the seat height and then lowering the handlebars are driving so much more power into my legs it is amazing. I am still getting used to the new posture with the handlebars lower, will take a few more long rides, but the power output is amazing now!

    Very knowledgeable and friendly, as well as extremely professional

    Perfect atmosphere and just amazing experience

    Thanks Craig for opening my eyes on this fitting, looking forward to improving on the bike and eventually coming back for a Tri bike fitting.

     

    Chris
  • This was my first professional fitting. We increased the reach and stacked cleat to compensate for shorter leg.

    Pedaling action seams smoother.  No tightness in upper arms.

    Process seemed very thorough, never rushed.

    In addition to component tweaks, I appreciated Craig’s positioning suggestions.

    The Roanoke location was very convenient.  Craig was still unpacking.

     

    Jack
  • Definitely yes!

    Changing my seat. So much more comfortable to ride.

    I like that you explain the science behind the changes and they work!

    Annette
  • Very thorough, lots of neat stories. 😉

    Lots mo power.

    Devin
  • Attention  to detail. Greater precision in fit and fit “issues” from previous fit

    I liked the Fitter!, facility layout, temp control and the thorough physical eval pre fit.

    My experience was perfection!

    Jerald
  • The fit was more thorough and detailed….most other fits feel like they are cookie cutter and not specific to me.

    I felt more comfortable , climbing improved , more power and could ride longer without feeling tired.  Felt happy on bike.

    Professional and Knowledgable

    Great fit , best I’ve had

    Teresa
  • The attention to detail, and the preciseness of the fit. The most important change to me was moving the cleat on shoes to the location where my foot did not feel pinched

    After the fit, the new cleats on the new shoes are in the correct place that my feet do not go numb or feel pinched, making the ride more enjoyable and my efficiency increased since I don’t think about my feet at all.

    Friendliness

    Exactness

    Attention to Detail

    Always enjoy coming for a fit / adjustment, and feel that I can ride more efficiently afterward.

    Relaxed atmosphere, and enjoyable

    Colleen
  • This was my first bike fit so I learned a lot about the process as a whole. The seat and handle bar changes were very important, as well as the way I pedal stroke now, thanks to Craig’s advice. After the fit, I pedal better and more efficiently.

    Loved having the fit with Craig, it was educational and most informative.

    Can’t wait to see the NEW location out there!

    Davide
  • Very thorough.

    Happy with the fit. Definitely more power and efficiency. Comfort levels are good. Seem to feel a lot more comfortable when putting some power down compared to when casually cruising I tend to rest more weight on my arms more. The fit exposed my weak core during 20+ mile rides. Need to work on strengthening that for longer rides.

    Very in-depth fit. Loved the fact that Craig was going over everything and explaining all the adjustments and reasoning behind them.

     

    Alex
  • No rush – good advice on new bike (not yet purchased).

    Very satisfied

    Barton
  • Seat mapping made a huge difference!

    Big impact on my comfort.

    Keep up the good work

     

     

    Stan
  • You took your time. There was no rush, i felt that we wouldn’t stop until things were perfect. My efficiency, comfort and power have significantly increased. I have noticed after the fit that my chest is way more opened up allowing me to breathe better. I also notice about a 10-15 watt increase at same level of exertion prior to fit.

    I feel I’m getting way more out of my pedal stroke. I also no longer have left groin crease issues after we worked with seat pressure mapping.

    Stacy
  • It was much more thorough than any other bike fit I have had.  More objective data was used. The discomfort in the groin crease is gone.  There is less perineal numbness. I appreciated the one on one attention and the fact that the fit was not rushed.  I thought the computer software aided in the overall fitting process. Well, it is a long drive, but that is ok.

    Larry
  • Craig is passionate about his work.

    I think he truly enjoys trying to figure out the changes necessary for a complete fit. For me, I felt the most important change was saddle pressure for sure.

    After ten hours on the bike, the fatigue in the shoulders is gone.  Arch pain during extended power dramatically improved and tightness in calves also dramatically improved.

    Local, Convenient, but most of all VALUE.

     

    Kevin
  • After working with Craig, left leg pain / issues mostly alleviated thanks to knowing how my pedal stroke was pulling out to the right, and by bringing my right leg into the proper location.  Would never have known otherwise.

    Incredibly close attention to detail – WOW

    Far…but that’s ok, worth it!

    Charles
  • Craig is extremely thorough. He asks the right questions to fully diagnose issues, challenges, goals and objectives. He also took the time to understand which muscles were tight and flexibility issues. This was challenging as one of my legs is tighter and shorter than the other.

    Rode 400 brutal miles through the mountains after the fit. I was shocked, stunned and amazed that the injury that prompted the fit didn’t hurt at all during the trip. I don’t even know what to say about that! I was prepared for pain both mentally and with an abundance of medical supplies. Never needed it. Wow.

    Craig is VERY thorough both on and off the bike.

    I love that he is also a cycling coach. His tips are priceless. Climbing 9000 ft mountains is hard enough on a fully loaded mountain bike. Any time I felt sluggish or a little uncomfortable, I would hear Craig’s tips in my mind, sit back up, etc and would feel perfect again.

    I’m 100 percent satisfied.

    Michael
  • Better power allowing me to increase my average speed.

    Very easy to talk to and extremely knowledgeable about the whole fit process.

    Tim
  • I’ve been meaning to tell you those insoles I got from you are the bomb!

    I no longer experience any numbness in my feet!

    Thanks for that!

    Gina
  • Was a great fit and nice learning on how to work with my bike.

    Simply felt better with more power.

    Took time to do it correctly.

     

    Brandon
  • 5 Hour ride.

    No chamois creme.

    No Pain.

    Perfect! You’re the best! Thx

    Michael
  • Hello Craig:

    Just want it to give you a quick update, since it has been a few months since I purchased the Lynskey Viale.  It now has over 5,000 miles and it is an excellent bike.

    Have done 3 or so 24 hour events and also rode 4 days in a row and let me tell you: nothing hurts,

    other than the usual aches from being on the bike for so long.

    Your measurements and set-up is spot on and I couldn’t be happier.

    One of these months I am thinking of making an appointment with you for a general review, in case there are additional changes you might suggest.

    Hope you are doing well.

    Tibor
  • Very comprehensive saddle pressure analysis and fitting process, and extensive selection of saddles.

    Hand position was much more comfortable after the fit.  The difference was apparent as soon as getting on the bike.

    The fitting system was very detailed and complete.  Plenty of data to help pinpoint and correct problems.

     

    Ken
  • I liked how complete and detailed the fit was. The new fit of the saddle was a huge improvement. I am more comfortable than ever before.

    My critical power increased 15% per the 20 minute threshold test.

     

    Paul
  • Professional, considerate, friendly approach.

    I think of Craig as a friend. Feeling great on my new fit.

    The Roanoke location is comfortable, impressive.

    David
  • Attention to detail.

    Thoroughness.

    Expertise.

    Information exchange.

    Ask people to bring a sweater or long sleeve shirt for when they are not riding, it got cold!

    Chris
  • Previous fits were all about point in time measurements when I was stopped at various positions. This process tracked my motion and was able to identify issues as a result. The saddle pressure measurements were also different from any fit I’ve ever had.

    The knee pain I was feeling while riding is gone in both knees. I also gained some efficiency and power. Saddle comfort has increased as well.

    I just know I feel better now when I ride.

    The process was thorough. Craig had invested in effective technology and knew how to use it.

     

    Jeff
  • Well worth every penny. Service and recommendations invaluable!!!

    Great attention to detail and very customized.

     

    Gina
  • Loved the saddle pressure analysis…Saddle issues gone.

    Very Informative and Very Satisfied

    Rex
  • Very thorough and attentive to my issues. Pedaling way more efficient and comfort of hands and neck increased.

    Very calm and easy manner of Craig

     

    Susan
  • Very detailed process.

    Efficiency : Significantly Increased

    Comfort : Significantly Increased

    Power : Significantly Increased

    Road bike : no more saddle pain

    Tri bike : Speed increased at least by 3 mph!

     

    I liked the ability to see the improvement during the fit process.

    Suann
  • No left posterior knee pain. Attention to detail especially when there are heath issues involved

  • The saddle changes made a drastic difference.

    Moving the hoods around on my cx bike also made a big difference. The insoles helped a lot too.

    Overall comfort was drastically improved.

    I also felt like my pedaling improved.

    Very thorough.

    I liked that you kept looking to make things better ever after drastic improvements. The tinkering was greatly appreciated.

     

     

    Tim
  • I like how thorough the fit process is,

    I never felt rushed.

    I feel much more balanced on the bike.

    Matt
  • The ride is more comfortable. Changing the length of the crank has helped!

    Craig is very thorough.

    Nabil
  • Had major IT Band issues and low  back issues after long rides. Did a 72 and 52 mile rides, got off bike and ran both times with NO issues!! Overall better in every aspect

    I shouldn’t have waited so long to get fitted.

    Thanks Craig

    Jay
  • Patience and willingness to accommodate and interpret my perceptions.

    This got me back where I felt like I needed to be. Thanks for working with me.

     

    Jeff
  • Very attentive to detail and helping me dial it in based on what I was able to communicate. Very patient and knowledgeable.

    Sondra
  • The technology is hard to beat. Numbers don’t lie and you do a great job trying to really get the fit right.

    I like how thorough you are and the technology you have available.

    I think everything is great!

    Lisa
  • I liked your good listening skills, and attention to detail.

    I did a race the following weekend, and smoked the competition.

    It must have been all the tweaking on the bike / shoe inserts.

    Colleen
  • Craig-

    the bike saddle is working flawlessly!

    Amazing what that seat you picked with the saddle pressure monitor has done.

    Calvin
  • I could tell you really care and you took your time to make it right. No neck pain. Comfortable in the saddle and riding at a faster cadence.

    Chelsea
  • The fit was more precise. All problems were addressed. My speed significantly increased.

    Professional

    Courteous

    Very knowledgeable

    Susie
  • The process was not rushed, it was relaxed but also down to business and focused on the right changes for my goals on the bike.

    SADDLE! I can enjoy my extended rides again! I think the bar rotation,hood re-position along with the shim under the right boot all made a significant improvement but the new saddle is the bee’s knees.

    No numbness from saddle which also eliminated pain I was feeling in my thighs. Zero pain behind my right knee and I can keep good posture while up on the hoods for long periods.

    Professional, knowledgeable, personable, never felt rushed.

  • Much more thorough and more interested in “getting it right” than other fitters i have used. Much more comfortable and efficient while still maintaining an aggressive posture on the bike.

     

    David
  • This was my first professional fit, I felt it was very detailed. Riding into head winds is much more efficient with a more stretched out cockpit. I seem to be centered more over the bike, reducing overall pressure on my hands. I liked the thoroughness along with details about what is being looked at/changed and why.

    Brian
  • I believe we have found the perfect saddle.

    James
  • Hey there just thought I’d let you know that we rode 40 miles on Saturday and I love my bike! I got my husband to lower the seat a bit and it didn’t stay there very long and then he raised it and it was perfect. we also went by bicycles Inc. and looked at those Trek bikes that you thought would be good for us and we fell in love with them. Mine has been ordered. Ha. Thank you for going above and beyond.

    Susie
  • Great 4 hours of being educated on the bike! Extremely happy with all the information, tweaks, adjustments, and analysis, and I’m confident it will translate into much better times with less pain while on the bikes.

    Jason
  • Scientific, based-approach with a fitter who listens and doesn’t throw you in an one-size-fits-all position. Thoroughness, no other fit I had was as detailed. Craig wants it RIGHT! I appreciate that. The saddle change for Ultras works…I can stay on longer now with no pain. Able to generate more power longer and stay on long 8+ hour rides with comfort.

    Jordan
  • Willing to spend the time to listen and address the problem.

    Jeff
  • Craig’s approach to the fit is very thorough. His knowledge of and expertise with the tools at his disposal clearly evident during the fit.

    James
  • Hi Craig,

    I want to thank you for my amazing “bike fit”.

    In August of 2014 I purchased my first Tri Bike and began fully participating in Triathlons in March 2015. Since I’d never biked before (except as a kid) I was encouraged to be professionally fit on my new bike. Although I wasn’t initially sure what a bike fit would actually do for me I went and spent 3 hours being fit to my bike so I could finally be “one with my bike”.

    I knew I had to make some changes 

    After racing and training for just one year and suffering through several upper and lower body injuries that resulted in lots of body pain/soreness I knew I had to make some changes since the chiropractic adjustments, custom orthotics, massages and dry needling were only giving me temporary relief.

    However, I wasn’t sure exactly what those changes would need to be. In December I was cycling indoors and casually mentioned some of the issues I was experiencing and someone suggested I start tackling them one at a time.

    I was in so much pain I was willing to give anything a shot.

    First, they recommended being “professionally refit” on my bike. I was in so much pain I was willing to give anything a shot. I knew my body ached, I had sores on the bottom of my pelvis, my hamstrings were so tight and ached with every push/pull of the pedal or extension of my legs while running. I was beginning to have second thoughts about participating in Triathlons because I was always in pain somewhere on my body.

    My next question was “who” can help me get fitted to my bike or have my bike fitted to me? I was told the only guy to see was Craig Fulk. Luckily he lives in my area and that was my first call.

    When I met Craig, I explained to him that I couldn’t get the sores on my sacral area to heal. No matter how much lubrication or gel products I used. Secondly, my hamstrings were so tight it hurt to pedal for any length of time – yes I rode but it was very uncomfortable. Also, my adductors were being stretched beyond their normal capacity that when I got off the bike to run, I would have to walk first. Basically, my body was in pain all the time

    my goal was to stop hurting

    After several hours of working with Craig, he had me on a different saddle and had lowered my body. Honestly, I wasn’t sure just these slight changes were going to make a huge difference. (I’m sure he did more than that but that’s what I understood). I continued to update Craig on how I was feeling because my goal was to stop hurting. As I continued to pedal, the first thing I realized was that my quads were working instead of my hamstrings – I couldn’t believe it – was that what was supposed to be happening?   He then made a slight adjustment to my right shoe because my leg was turning in as a result of an ankle break and stress fracture in 2014. I began to feel like a new rider. I was actually riding pain free for the first time in almost a year. The last adjustment was a minor turn in of my aero bars. I didn’t feel my hamstrings at all. My quads were actually doing some work. Yippee!

    I was actually riding pain free

    I left Craig’s place with a smile on my face. It was a beautiful sunny Texas day (about 62 degrees) and I couldn’t wait to get on my bike. He told me to ride easy for the next 10 hours of riding time. Don’t push it. Just get my body used to riding on the new saddle and in the new position.

    I’ve ridden for 4 hours and can’t believe my body is pain free. It’s simply amazing. Craig did say that my bike needed to fit me vs me fitting to my bike and he’s absolutely correct.

    Thanks a million Craig.

    Christy
  • Everything was shared and clear. I liked being able to narrow down the tri bike options that would fit me best and that Craig got the bike all ready for me once I ordered it and it came in. It was for a new tri bike and definitely made the transition much smoother I would have thought. Very comfortable transition from road to tri bike. Above and beyond customer service!

    Thanks Craig I love my new tri bike!

    Heather
  • Great explanation of problems identified and how changes made solved the problems. The most important was switching out the saddle to one better suited for me and identifying good vs. bad shorts. Longest ride so far is probably 3 hours but I have not had any issues with saddle sores so far.

    Charles was experiencing significant saddle sores and issues related to the saddle. He was significantly limited by this on the bike. With our saddle pressure analysis, we were not only able to determine a better saddle option and the differences in pressure with different pairs of shorts.

    Charles
  • Roanoke is a ways from McKinney, BUT WORTH THE DRIVE. Attention to asymmetry in body. I have more power on attacks and climbs, less stress on legs. I liked the interchange between the fitter and rider. Craig was not afraid to change items around for better fit and go back to original if better results were found.

     

     

    Jon
  • This was my second time meeting with Craig. I have had several Retul fits over the last few years with other fitters, and Craig’s bike fit was second to none. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a bike fit!

    The most important change was the raising of my saddle height. I came in for a follow up fit as Craig had identified an issue with my pelvis being out of alignment on initial bike fit. Per Craig’s recommendation, I went to a sports chiropractor to get my pelvis aligned. After getting my pelvis aligned, I was hopeful Craig would be able to raise my saddle height. And sure enough, Craig was able to make improvements to bike fit which I believe would not have been possible without addressing issue with my pelvis.

    Daniel
  • Craig was very thorough in his fit and he told me everything that he was doing and why he was doing it. I really liked the interaction with Craig, he explained everything that he was doing in a manner that i could follow.

    Todd
  • A very professional bike fit, benefited from it even more than I thought I would have.

    I very much liked the process and not being rushed.

    I have noticed:
    1) A lot less stress on my arms and shoulders.
    2) That I’m utilizing my hamstrings more.
    3) More power.

    I would rate the entire Process A Plus. I especially liked working with Craig. He’s very knowledgable with great personality. Worked great for me.

    Rex
  • Craig is very detailed and thorough.

    James
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