Foot Pressure Analysis
Looking to gain more power in the pedals? Don’t let the shoe/pedal interface be the weak link to your performance. Foot pressure analysis can provide the critical last bit of data to help ensure that the changes made in your Level 2 Fit or Level 3 Fit were translated into more force and stability on the pedals. The Foot Pressure Analysis is an added value to your Level 2 Fit or Level 3 Fit service.
Pressure Mapping the Foot for Better Performance. As most people know, RIF has been using saddle pressure mapping from the German company Gebiomized for years now. What most people don’t know is that RIF also has Gebiomized’s amazing foot pressure mapping system. Foot pressure mapping allows us to see what is happening at the most critical performance point on the bike -- on the pedal. You are not just feeling that you can get better force application but validating you ARE getting better force production -- data to back up the changes. So you are optimizing not only for comfort, but for direct markers of performance as well.
Baseline Measurements show a relatively small area of the shoe is absorbing pressure; on the left, almost all pressure is on the big toe and the ball of the foot; pressure is relatively low; pressure is quite unstable; and, critically, the left/right distribution (the red wave is left pressure) shows relatively little pressure is making it onto the left shoe.
Pressure is balanced across the center of the forefoot and, most significantly, left and right pressure have similar force curves. More balanced, more stable, more powerful.
Read more on our blog: Power to the Pedals: Using Foot Pressure Mapping to Optimize Cycling Fit & Performance