Sean S – Cat 3 Racer and PhD Engineering Candidate, Tyson Foods Cycling Team, State Crit Champ
I first started talking to Steve on the weekend rides. We would talk about various aspects of cycling…aerodynamics, cadence, power metrics. But, before too long, we were talking numbers (you know – geeky stuff) and I was intrigued by Steve’s astute observations and helpful advice about almost all areas of cycling from hydration to saddle angle. When Steve started offering performance services, I signed up. This was during my first full season as a Category 3 road racer, so I was keen to see what I could learn from Steve that could unlock my full potential as a competitive hobby cyclist. From the get-go, Steve had the knowledge and patience to help me revamp my position on the bike. The multiple dynamic fit analyses resulted in changes that were drastic by most people’s standards, but I trusted that the changes were good for me and would help me in the long run. After some weeks riding in the new position on the bike, I started to feel stronger than I ever had on a bike before. I was able to hold higher power numbers for longer, recover better while drafting, and handle corners and descents with more confidence. Also, I stopped having lower back pain on long rides or hard efforts. I would provide feedback to Steve when we met and he would make calculations and adjustments as needed. Once I was comfortable with my new position on the bike, Steve provided an interactive means of analyzing my pedal stroke and left-right leg imbalance. This was extremely useful for me, because it gave me some insight into how to continue to improve my efficiency on the bike. What shines through every time Steve has worked with me on and off the bike is his enthusiasm for the sport and for ensuring that his clients are getting the best out of their cycling. Simply put, Steve’s performance lab services have made the most positive impact on my cycling performance to date. Period.
Ali R – Doctor of Sports Chiropractic & Acupuncture, Tyson Foods Cycling Team, Holder of six pages of Strava QOMs in NWA
Steve Auchterlonie is the most passionate and dedicated bike fit guru I have ever known. He is at a place in life that affords him the time and intellect to pursue his passions. Fortunately, for those of us that are cyclists in NWA, his passion lies in mastering the bike fit and educating his cyclists about proper body awareness on the bike. That combination, a proper bike fit and awareness of optimal body mechanics, gives the rider both comfort and maximum performance. Having had the opportunity to personally be fit and accessed by Steve, I honestly can’t say enough – Thanks, Steve!
Sam M – 15 year old Junior, Cat 4 Racer, Tyson Foods Cycling Team, Multiple top 5 finishes in first year racing Getting fit by Steve has tremendously increased my performance and has helped with the back pain I first had when I started cycling. Steve is not only passionate about what he does, but he really knows his stuff. His services are very personalized and specific. His knowledge and experience makes me
confident that I am getting the best fit possible.
Richard H – Cat 2 Racer and Doctor of Pharmacology, Tyson Foods Cycling Team, “Superman” in NWA I have spent several evenings working on my form, fit, and pedaling mechanics with Steve in his fitting/cycling analysis studio as well as at his winter indoor training classes. Steve has an unparalleled passion and knowledge of the science behind the sport and genuinely wants to help everybody he encounters achieve they cycling goals. Anybody interested in being a faster and healthier cyclist should definitely make it a point to meet with him to see for themselves what he has to offer.
Chad G – Road Racer and Duathlete and family and full-time career, Boston Mountain Cyclists Race Team, 2nd Place Overall at 2015 National Duathlon Championship
I had received Steve’s name from a couple friends that swore by his work, so I wanted to give him a shot. It really got me when I went to the state time trial and had a slower time than my power numbers justified. For the first visit with Steve, I knew he would be able to make me faster with just the way he made adjustments to my bike setup. Then, we met in Avoca and did some aero testing and made even more changes on my setup. All the time, I didn’t lose power with the position changes. I still had a month to the Duathlon Nationals to get used to the setup. Now I could tell I was a tad faster, aerodynamically, but it really hit me at the National race. I thought I’d have one of the top bike splits, but after the race, I had the fastest bike split by almost 2 minutes. This shocked me, and I knew part of it had to do with Steve and how he got me “free speed” by getting more aerodynamic at the same power. Thanks again Steve!!
Jon J, Master’s Cat 3 Racer and University Professor, Tyson Foods Cycling Team, Joe Martin Podium
I’m convinced Steve found me at least 25 watts of power I didn’t know I had. He adjusted practically every variable imaginable – seat height, seat lateral position, seat tilt, cleat position, stem length, bar width, and probably a few I’m not even aware of – and in some cases the adjustments were significant. It took a few days to adapt, but I immediately felt a difference, for the better. It isn’t a coincidence that I had my strongest race performance ever a couple of weeks later. Steve’s also been great about keeping me up-to-speed, with a couple of follow-up sessions and a never ending stream of suggestions, most of which have improved my performance in one way or another. I can’t recommend his services enough.
Jason V, Cat 2 Racer and MD, Tyson Foods Cycling Team, State Crit and Road Race Champ
I highly recommend a fit in Steve A’s lab. His comprehensive evaluation of cycling form is superb. Steve’s diagnostics will get your brain going as much as your legs. It is well worth the investment.
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