Meet Your Bedford Wheel House Fitter
Peter Kocher is the founder of Bedford Wheel House and Ride Brooklyn, which opened in June 2023 and May of 2009 respectively. He has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. He has both FIST and SBCU Certification. Peter has been a Professional Fit Specialist for over 20 years, with over 1000 fits to his credit.
His own experience with Bicycle Fit, Mechanics, and Racing, combined with a personal diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis, gives him a unique window into the challenges many face when trying to get the most out of our cycling experience. Whether trying to seek extra watts out of your race machine or deal with an old injury that makes riding distance a challenge, Peter will help you achieve your goals.
The Pro-fit is for people looking for the best riding position on their current bike. We start with a short interview to discuss your goals and a quick flexibility assessment. We then find the ideal cleat position and set you up on the trainer. Then we observe your position and pedal stroke. Using our adjustable fit stem and other tools, we utilize your feedback combined with our knowledge and years of experience to make adjustments and get you into the most comfortable and efficient position possible on your bike.
*If you are looking to fit or purchase clip-on aero bars for your bike, please be sure to include the Tri Fit Add-on. Minor equipment adjustments and saddle install is included. More involved equipment changes, adjustments, and installs are charged at shop rate.
In-Home Pro Fit
For those who prefer to get the best possible set up on their bike in the comfort of their own home, we have the In-Home Pro fit. Our fit Pro will come to you and bring our professional fit kit to your home. We'll use our stationary trainer on your bike combined without fitting tools to get you perfectly dialed right in your living room. This fit starts with a short interview to assess your goals and any physical discomfort or limitations. We then do a brief flexibility assessment. Next, we mount your bike to one of our stationary bike trainers and tweak your riding position from your cleats to your handlebars. This is done using our fit stem and other alignment and measuring tools combined with our years of experience and knowledge of current fitting techniques and trends. We'll make the appropriate changes and leave you with a form describing all the new measurements for future reference.
Minor cleat, bar, stem, and saddle adjustments are done on the spot and included in the fit. If necessary, we can make more extensive shop changes for an additional charge.