A good cyclocross bike fit will help you handle the bike better and race faster. If your road and 'cross bikes are set up with identical positions, one of them is not optimal. These two sports have their own sets of demands, and there are different priorities with regard to issues like weight distribution & aerodynamics. It's imperative to have enough weight on the front wheel of your cross bike for the tire to be able to bite in corners, too much weight on the rear wheel results in the bike "pushing" in tight turns. Likewise, while aerodynamics are an important component in a road racing bike fit, the lower speeds and more abrupt speed changes in 'cross make it less of a priority.
A cyclocross bike fit is independent of any previous road or mountain bike fit you've had. At the JPows CX Camp we'll set up your 'cross bike to handle better so you race faster!
A properly set up cyclocross bike makes mastering the basic skills of cyclocross easier. A too-high seat or too long a reach can make learning how to corner and remount your bike more difficult. Since John also coaches clinics and instructs these skills, he sees at nearly every camp or clinic how a poor fit can impede a rider's learning curve - and their enjoyment of 'cross.
Skilled & experienced cyclocross bike fitters are rare ! That's why we are fortunate to have John Verheul available to fit your cyclocross bike at the JPows Cyclocross Camp.