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Bike Fit

Not all Bike fits are created equal.

Here is how we stand out.

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Predator Cycling’s exclusive bike fit studio is designed to find the perfect setup for your particular style and discipline of riding. Our bike fit services are designed to fit the needs of cyclists from all types of backgrounds—from weekend warriors to professionals alike. Every bike fit is done with the same care and attention to detail. Our analysis is backed by data which is derived from our own proprietary fitting system, and consists of a comprehensive head-to-toe bicycle fit along with individual pedaling SpinScan™ evaluations on our CompuTrainer. The fit process requires a precise, detail-oriented approach. In order to synchronize your body with your bicycle, Predator Cycling measures all pertinent angles and dimensions of the rider’s body as well as the corresponding dimensions of the bicycle interface. It's by these numbers our staff makes their calculations and adjustments in order to optimize the rider’s position based on the ergonomic and aerodynamic needs required.
Predator Cycling has done hundreds of professional fits over the years. Our clients tell us that they notice improvements in comfort, increases in power and a reduction of injuries after completing our fit process. Proper fit is NOT just for top pro-athletes! All cyclists can benefit from a professional fit—after all, being able to do what you love in comfort is the heart of cycling bliss. All fits are performed by Aram Goganian, owner and operator of Predator Cycling, who has over ten years of fitting experience. At Predator Cycling, we have our own private studio that allows us to perform our fittings in comfort and on demand. The cost for a complete bike fit is a small price to pay compared to the benefits that you’ll reap.
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01Initial Assessment
At Predator, our bike fit process goes beyond simple measurements of reach and saddle height. When we talk about dynamic fit, we’re looking for bio mechanical improvements, not simply “eyeballing” the rider on their bike. In our initial assessment we evaluate the rider’s gait (walking), discuss their chosen discipline (Road, Track, Time Trial or Triathlon) as well as the frequency and intensity of their cycling (What level is the rider at currently? Are they a recreational rider concerned with comfort or a competition-minded cyclist looking to improve performance?). Predator staff will then evaluate the rider on our spin scan, checking for variance in the rider’s pedal stroke. Equipment is also evaluated. We check the cleats, shoes, saddle and grips/bar tape for wear. Often times, abnormal wear on these components points to an issue that will need to be addressed during the fit process.
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02Rider History
It’s important for the Predator staff to understand the background of the rider participating in the bike fit. The rider will be asked a series of questions regarding their position. Are they regularly experiencing any pain while on the bike? Have they made any recent changes to components or position? How long have they been riding? Any past or recent injuries? Has the rider been fit before? If so, how long ago? Establishing a relevant history provides our staff with all of the information needed to make critical recommendations during the fit process.
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03Cleat Adjustments
During the cleat adjustment process, our staff will check the alignment of the foot in three different planes. We evaluate the need for wedges under each foot to correct excessive varus/valgus (the angle of the sole of the foot relative to the floor when viewed from behind), assess the fore and aft location of the foot as well as the needs of the rider with regard to rotational “float”. These steps are undertaken in order to provide the rider with optimal hip, knee, and foot alignment. For more information, check out the Predator Cycling blog post on our cleat adjustment process.
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04aSaddle Adjustment
Unfortunately, a large percentage of cyclists ride with an improperly adjusted saddle. During the Predator bike fit process the rider’s saddle position is evaluated and adjusted. Again, adjustment is undertaken in three different planes. Predator staff will be looking for proper saddle height (and hence, leg extension), proper fore and aft positioning as well as proper “attitude” of the saddle (height of the nose relative to the tail of the saddle) to find the position that is the most comfortable. Often times, this is also an excellent opportunity for a rider to try a few different saddles as well. The fit and feel of a saddle is widely subjective and comes down to comfort and personal choice. For more information, we invite you to read (founder of Predator Cycling) Aram Goganian's blog post on saddle height.
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04bHandlebar Adjustment
As one of three critical contact points with the bicycle, the location and extension provided by the handlebars is key to the comfort and performance of a rider. During our bike fit process, we assess these factors as well as handlebar width and angle to determine which is appropriate for the rider. For track, triathlon or time trial athletes, we also evaluate the rider's position on the aerobars. Additionally, component type plays a role as well, due to differences in the bend of the handlebar, brake hood shape, brake lever length, etc. For example, the same rider on the same bike would likely be fit differently depending on his or her choice of Shimano, Campagnolo or SRAM components.
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04cBrake Lever Adjustment
The ultimate goal of the bike fit process is to improve the rider’s comfort, performance and control. Evaluating how the rider uses the brake and shift levers through multiple positions on the bicycle, our staff will then make the appropriate adjustments to facilitate rider comfort. In many cases we seek to reduce the amount pressure on the rider’s hands, improving their ability to ride longer distances in greater comfort. For riders with repetitive use injuries like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, this adjustment can be the difference between the ability to ride for hours in comfort and stopping to shake circulation back into their hands every few miles.
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At this point we return to evaluating the pedal stroke. After completing the adjustments above, it is important to revisit the SpinScan™ analysis to determine if the rider is able to achieve proper leg extension while producing the tightest, most circular spin possible. As part of the SpinScan™, the Predator staff member will also assess potential shortcomings in the pedal stroke and make suggestions and/or adjustments to correct them. If necessary, certain steps within the bike fit process may be revisited for further adjustment and evaluation based on the results of the data and visual observations of the Predator staff.
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06Take Measurements
Our final step is to take measurements of the rider’s new position and make notes about the adjustments that were made. This step is critically important, as the position measurements may be necessary for future adjustments. Additionally, should the rider need to set up an additional bike or disassemble their machine for travel, they will have the measurements to ensure that consistency is maintained. Of course, if assistance is required, the rider is always come back in and have us do it! We’re passionate about fit and enjoy seeing others benefit from the increased comfort and performance that the fit process provides!

Predator Cycling Refund or Exchange Policy


Our return policy lasts 30 days from your date of purchase. After that time, we unfortunately cannot offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. Carbon Repair Kits must be returned unused and sealed. All items within the kit must also be returned sealed and unused. We are not responsible for any mailing or shipping charges associated with any return.
To complete your return, we require an original or copy of your receipt or proof of purchase to accompany the return, an explanation of why your item is being returned as well as an email address we can reach you on.
Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer and note that there are a number of non-returnable items such as downloadable software products.

Refunds (if applicable)

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 30 days.

Late or missing refunds (if applicable)

If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again. Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted. If you have taken all of these steps and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at info@predatorcycling.com.

Sale items (if applicable)

Only regular priced items may be refunded or exchanged. Unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded or exchanged.

Exchanges (if applicable)

We only replace items if they are defective or damaged.  If you need to exchange your defective or damaged item for the same item, send us an email at info@predatorcycling.com with a detailed explanation, including photos or video, of the defect or damage.  Please wait for us to respond to you with further details.


Once Predator Cycling informs you that you should return your item, please mail your product to: 8335 Winnetka Ave. #180 Winnetka, CA 91306. You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund. Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you may vary. If you are shipping an item to us, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We do not guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

Carbon Repair Lifetime Warranty

Carbon repairs performed by Predator Cycling qualifies for a non-transferable, lifetime warranty for the original owner of the bike frame in the exact area that the repair was made.

Warranty Guidelines

-Only covers the original repair work performed on frame. Does not cover future damage on un-repaired parts of the frame.

-Valid for the lifetime of the bicycle original owner as listed on invoice, non-transferable to new owners.

-Invalid if repair has been tampered with or altered in any way.

-Invalid if original repair has been damaged due to accident, crash, theft, or other event caused by outside elements.

Privacy Policy


When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.
When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system. Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.


How do you get my consent?

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at info@predatorcycling.com or mailing us at:
Predator Cycling
8335 Winnetka Ave. #180
Winnetka, CA 91306


We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.


Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.


If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service (https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms) or Privacy Statement (https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy).


In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.


When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

Google Analytics:

Our store uses Google Analytics to help us learn about who visits our site and what pages are being looked at


To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption.  Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.


Here is a list of cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.

_session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).

_shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits

_shopify_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.

cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.

_secure_session_id, unique token, sessional

storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.

PREF, persistent for a very short period, Set by Google and tracks who visits the store and from where


By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.


We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.


If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at info@predatorcycling.com or by mail at:

Predator Cycling

8335 Winnetka Ave. #180 Winnetka, CA 91306

Attn: Privacy Compliance Officer