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Find Your Perfect Fit

At Palo Alto Bicycles, we appreciate that each rider is unique and we offer a personalized fitting experience that has your needs, goals, concerns, and preferences in mind. We fit road bikes, cyclocross bikes, TT/tri bikes, and mountain bikes. Every member of our staff is actively engaged in the two wheel mode of self-propulsion – whether in the dirt or on paved roads, competition or recreation, or simply getting from one place to another, we live the experience. Our expertise comes both from formal education, (Guru Academy, Fit Kit Training, F.I.S.T protocol) and decades of real world fitting experience. 

Bike Fit Menu

Basic Fit


This is a traditional fit with your bike placed in a stationary trainer. We identify the proper saddle height, setback, cleat placement, reach and drop, keeping in mind your unique goals and requirements. We’ll make sure that all the parameters are in the just the right position to allow you to ride comfortably.

Custom Insoles


Insoles are often an overlooked piece of a quality fit. We offer custom heat molded Foot Balance insoles to keep you pedaling strong. These insoles have a stiffer plate under the arch than what you can find off the shelf for better arch stability through the pedal stroke and the personalized heel cups ensure a better fit in any shoe. All this helps to stabilize the knee throughout the pedal stroke.

Getting an Optimization Fit on our Guru DFU2 with one of our experienced fitters is like going to an expert hairstylist–you’ll get an amazingly thorough fit in half the time. You’ll be able to experience millimeter increment changes to your fit while you’re pedaling–there’s no down time while we swap stems or move your saddle around. Learn more and visit us today to plan your bike fit.

Guru Bike Finder

$165 (up to 2 bikes)

Know which bike (or bikes) you’re interested in? Looking at a Trek or Specialized and not sure which would be ideal for you? The Bike Finder mode on our Guru DFU2 allows us to select your choice of bikes from a well-stocked virtual warehouse as well as find what size, stem length, amount of headset spacers, and setback seatpost is optimal for the bike that you've chosen. The Virtual Warehouse features current bikes from most major manufacturers as well as many smaller, harder to find niche bike brands.

Guru Optimization Fit


We set you up on the DFU2, and we have a wide array of handlebars and saddles to perfect your fit. The resistance unit offers you a more realistic road feel. As a rider, you gain the confidence of having your fitter guide you through the range of correct and acceptable fit parameters, personally choosing the position that you prefer. We then transfer the results to your existing bike, use Guru’s Virtual Warehouse to find what size and options you need in a new stock bike, or build the ideal custom frame off of these measurements.