|Steinmetz has helped Rinny and Crowie with their bike fit.|
As he puts it in a conversation with Siri Lindley at Triathlete.com, "I work with Julie Dibens and I do a lot of consulting for Craig Alexander. I work for Retul, so I see all these athletes all the time, and I’ve even helped Rinny out with her bike fit. I consult and have a lot of athletes bounce ideas off of me, even though I don’t have any sort of official relationship with those athletes."
Now's your chance to get one of those consultations...or come close. Whether you want to gather information to best your competition next season or hear some professional athletes' success stories from the advising angle instead of the athletic one, you'll want to meet Steinmetz when he speaks at Trek of Highland Park on Wednesday, Jan. 28. The event starts at 6 p.m.
He'll speak about his coaching and training experiences with Alexander and other elite athletesas well as the importance of bike fit. And as someone who was first fit incorrectly on a bike, the bike fit really does play a large role in the athlete's success. Even when you are an average joe like me.
Steinmetz is one of Retul's time trial-focused bike fitters and has worked with cycling teams like Radio Shack, Garmin and Team Sky, plus Garmin/Cervelo cyclist Tom Danielson. But it's not guesswork that has created success among many of Steinmetz's athletes--he uses scientific research and some of the most advanced tools in the business to help the pros race at their highest level. Surely some of that can rub off on other triathletes, right? I'd like to think so.