Road/Tri Conversion FitForPower

Currently have a road bike and don’t want, or have the budget for a Tri bike?

The Lab specializes in road to tri bike conversions. We’ll discuss cost savings, speed gains along with other advantages and disadvantaged. We also assist and recommend necessary components to make the conversion, taking your budget into consideration.

This session is really a two bike fit session. We verify, adjust and record your road bike position then modify it into a tri specific bike. Your tri fit will be optimized and recorded. You will then have the ability to switch between the two different riding positions/styles (road or tri) any time you wish.

Already converted your bike and just need a fit? See our Gold, Silver or Bronze fit options.

Cost: $315, includes follow-up session, as needed. Components/Parts extra.

Time: 5 to 6 hours, could be a bit more or less.

Generally a conversion will require a fast forward seat post, a shorter / different angle stem and clip on aero bars. The Lab can supply stem and seat post, make note of necessary items for you to purchase separately after your fit session or you may bring components to your fit session. See customer to supply information below.

As for clip-on aero bars, the Lab can assist in clip-on aero bar selection, customer to bring to fit session. The Lab can offer select Vision and Profile Design aero bars for purchase.

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What To Bring to Your FitForPower Session: 

  1. Bike, rear tire must have plenty of tread (a non-racing compound is suggested).

  2. Bike shoes (IMPORTANT! Cleats must be in proper working/adjustable condition).

  3. Proper cycling attire.

  4. Small towel.

  5. Hydration fluid, energy gel/bar... fuel (Gu Energy products will be provided).

  6. Skin must be smooth and clean (no lotion).

  7. Center of wrist, elbow (at funny bone), and center side of knees should be free of hair.

  8. Ok to bring additional stems (length and angle), saddles, seat posts, cleat wedges and cleat shims.

  9. Optional: Aero helmet, will discuss if it's the proper model for you and why.

A FitForPower bike fit will allow you to generate optimal power and perform with

the least amount of strain on the body.

Typical results show an average increase of 8-20% in power output, individual results will vary*

To Schedule an Appointment:

  1. Send us an email or call, with a few day and time options that work best for you.

  2. We do our best to accommodate based upon your schedule.

  3. The Lab is open weekdays, weekends... just about any time of day.

  1. Detailed rider interview.

  2. Comprehensive body analysis, includes flexibility and body structure review.

  3. Foot, cleat and shoe analysis. Adjustments and recommendations, as necessary.

  4. Road before and after Zin of bike.

  5. Warm up session.

  6. Road & Tri. Real time data captures w/Retül's 3D dynamic motion capture, left or right sides,

  7. Road & Tri. Review of initial Retül data captures.

  8. Road & Tri. Bike fit adjustments.

  9. Tri. Installation of conversion components*.

  1. Tri after Zin of bike.

  2. Road & Tri. Retül Fit reports.

  3. Road & Tri. Zin reports.

  4. Road & Tri.  Bike and Rider fit definition.

  5. Road & Tri. Photographs/videos, as necessary

  6. Road & Tri. Data sheets and reports emailed within two days after completing of fit session.

  7. Guarantee: Follow-up session within the first three weeks of the initial fitting, as necessary.

  8. OPTION: Pedal stroke analysis and instruction, $25.00  (This is an abbreviated PedalPower session, which is a session unto itself).

Session Includes: 

This ultimate Road to Tri conversion including additional front end conversion - aero base bar w/bar end shifters.

* Customer to Supply:

  1. Clip-on aero bars that allow for maximum adjustably. Make sure drop bars are be clip-on "safe".  (generally $100 and up). The Lab has a limited stock of clip-on for sale.

  2. Fast forward seat post. Customer supplied or The Lab has available Ritchey WCS Adjustable Post  ($85.00+tax).

  3. Some customers like to have another saddle for easy and less time consuming conversion.

  4. Stem, often times a difference length stem and/or angle may be necessary. Customer can obtain and installed after the Lab notes and recommends proper specifications. The Lab has a limited stock of stem options for sale.

  5. Any questions on what to bring/supply please feel free to contact us.

Before and After. Partial conversion - this is just an “aero road position.

Another After “aero road” fit session.

Full conversion. Forward seat post, clip ons, lower stem and proper fit.