Jonathan is a lifelong triathlon fan and cyclist, Retul-certified bike fitter, bike fit educator and owner of Acme Bicycle Co along with his friend and partner Colin Tanner. He has completed a number of training and certification courses and attended the FIST Symposium. Acme store and studio is based in Brooklyn, New York.
Acme offer four fitting options, including the standard Acme bike fit and a pre-fitting when buying a new bike. Essentially, both services are the same, except the new bike pre-fitting requires a (free) follow-up appointment to make the adjustments to the bicycle. You can also purchase an Acme giftcard to use against a bike, service or accessory of your choice; Acme stocks a wide range of products and brands including Moots, Parlee and Shimano. Their slick-looking website will give you a flavour of the Acme experience and includes snippets from recent media coverage, including a piece in Men’s Health magazine and The New York Times (www.acmebicycleco.com/media-home/).
Bike fits have become Acme’s main business over the last 10+ years, and a bike fit at the store takes somewhere in the region of 3 hours. All of their bike fit services can be booked via the website, including a $600 double session. They recommend bike fits for cyclists of all levels, particularly for beginners, and their client base is made up of a mixture of triathletes, road racers and recreational cyclists. Their approach is cyclist-centred, and is about bringing the bike to the cyclist - not vice versa - in order to ensure comfort, power and control.
Jonathan uses a variety of bike fit technology in the Acme studio, including a Guru Dynamic fitting unit and Retul 3D motion capture.
Jonathan’s qualifications, experience, equipment and services include:
FIST Level 1
Retul Master Fitter Certification
Retul Cycling Specific Injury Management
Guru Level 1
Bike fit instructor for Guru Cycling
Guru Dynamic fitting unit
Retul 3D motion capture