LEOMO Launches Remote Bike-Fitting Service in U.S.
The innovative service utilizes LEOMO’s wearable motion analysis technology that collects data on a cyclist’s precise movements
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Boulder, CO (Dec. 10, 2020) — LEOMO Inc. has launched its innovative remote bike-fitting service in the U.S. using its wearable motion analysis technology. The service, the first of its kind in the world, debuted in Japan in September using LEOMO’s TYPE-S Sensor Kit Pro.
Utilizing LEOMO’s revolutionary technology and its expertise in cycling form data, the new service allows all levels of cyclists and triathletes to fine-tune their position and movements to achieve optimal performance without having to visit a bike shop.
The remote bike-fitting service utilizes LEOMO’s next-level cycling metrics that optimize body position and pedaling form with five motion sensors. The service includes rental of LEOMO’s TYPE-S Sensor Kit Pro and guidance for riders to perform the measurement process while on their road bike or triathlon/TT bike on a smart trainer. (The service is available throughout the U.S., except for Hawaii and Alaska.)
After data collection, the measurements are shared on the Internet for the LEOMO analysis team to provide expert assessment and advice on how to improve positioning based on LEOMO Motion Performance Indicator data. The optimal bike position and improved strength specific to that position can help stabilize a cyclist’s pelvic movement and pedaling motion, optimize the range of motion of the hip joint and maximize power output.
Traditional bike-fitting methods using coefficients, over-the-counter services using cumbersome harnesses, and empirical and sensory settings have been used to measure and set saddle heights. With this new remote service, LEOMO will provide cyclists and triathletes with their own benchmark and starting point for those who do not have a standard value. In addition, experienced riders will have more room to improve their performance with the saddle height and setback position based on motion analysis.
Typically competitive cyclists and triathletes go through a bike-fitting service once or twice a year. But there is often a need and demand for micro adjustments between services based on improving fitness, occasional discomfort and changing body position. Many athletes don’t have a bike fitter nearby when they experience pain or discomfort in their current position or want to adjust their position to improve performance.
“By undergoing a LEOMO bike fit on my road bike, I was finally able to find the same good feeling on my road bike as on my TT bike,” says Victor Campenaerts, a Belgian pro cyclist who rides for UCI WorldTeam NTT Pro Cycling and holds the hour record of 55.089km.
“This new service gives you the personal input of an expert biker-fitter with the precision of motion analysis technology that truly makes it a unique service for getting those last percentage gains to maximize your performance,” says Adam Hansen, an Australian professional cyclist who rides for UCI WorldTeam Lotto–Soudal who holds the record for completing 20 consecutive Grand Tour events.
LEOMO was founded on the principle that “Precision Makes Perfect,” and it has developed sports motion tracking technology with the belief that every cyclist and triathlete can improve their movement patterns to become more efficient, faster, stronger and less susceptible to injury.
LEOMO debuted its remote bike-fitting service in Japan in September and plans to launch it in Europe in early 2021. In addition, LEOMO is planning to collaborate with high-caliber bike fitters, elite coaches and top athletes and launch a remote running form analysis service in early 2021.
Price : $99
Saddle height adjustment by 2 times measurements and 2 reports including rental TYPE-S unit.
Price : $132
Saddle height and setbacks adjustment by 3 times measurements and 3 reports including rental TYPE-S unit.
Remote bike-fitting customers can receive a $60 discount on the purchase of a TYPE-S Sensor Kit Pro setup ($799) and a $20 discount for the TYPE-S Sensor Kit package ($449) within three weeks of undergoing the service.
About LEOMO, Inc.
LEOMO, Inc. founded by Kunihiko Kaji and Taizo Son (serial entrepreneur) in 2012, is headquartered in Boulder, CO, with a satellite office in Tokyo, Japan. LEOMO's core business is to sell, design and manufacture devices and related services that contribute to advancements in sports. For more information, log on to www.leomo.io or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram