Performance Testing

At the Bicycle Design Centre we are primarily concerned with your ability to perform in your optimal Bike position.

Using a combination of our Sizer Cycle, a Power Meter and a HRM, we will test you AFTER your Bike Fitting.

All tests will be carried out by a qualified Cycling Ireland Coach with testing experience to National Team Level.

Our Sizer Cycle allows us to make changes (Head Tube Angle / Seat Tube Angle / Top Tube Length / Crank Length etc) to your position while you are riding the Bike.

Sizer Cycle

We will then perform a power test relevant to your fitness level and ability. (We can carry out all the standard Max Power / Ramp / Aerobic Tests).

We can also test you in the exact position of your existing bike, Time Trial Position, or even the bike you are about to purchase.

Over time we can set your heart rate and power training zones and monitor changes in fitness (See Our Coaching Section).

As with all Performance Testing and Bike Fitting , we cannot guarantee that the results are achievable on your own standard ‘Off The Peg’ machine.

Depending on your results / measurements Рthis might be the time for you to consider a Custom made frame, made exclusively to your specifications.

Contact Us at the Bicycle Design Centre @ Unit 21


About Us:

A time served Fitter, Brendan Whelan continually up-skilled throughout his career in Engineering and Supervised a busy Engineering Dept for a US Multi National Company for almost 18 years.

Brendan has been involved in the Irish Cycling scene for almost 30 years – In that time he has been a Rider, A Coach and Manager at Elite National team level. A multi National Medalist & Champion, he continues to race at the highest domestic A1 Level.

Brendan has been studying Framebuilding and Bike fitting for the past two years both at home and in the UK.

He now works from his workshop (Bicycle Design Centre @ Unit 21) in Kildare.