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Tom Demerly, Owner and Director of Bike Fitting.


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Demerly climbs the Col de Vence in the 23rd
Isostar Nice Triathlon in Nice, France during the
2004 season. Bikesport founder
Tom Demerly has raced on all seven continents.

Tom Demerly, Founder and owner of Bikesport, Inc. , of Dearborn, Michigan, United States is a veteran of 28 years in the cycling industry. Demerly is a certified bike fitter from the prestigious New England Cycling Academy and a certified triathlon bike fitter from the Fit Institute of Slow Twitch (F.I.S.T.). He has also worked as a coach and ride leader at Doug Stern’s Triathlon Clinic in Curacao, Dutch Antilles and attended the Walden School of Cycling in Orlando, Florida. He has performed bike fitting for U.S. Olympic Triathlon Team Member and 2004 Triathlon World Champion Sheila Taormina as well as two other world triathlon champions and numerous elite level athletes, Tour de France riders and Olympic cyclists. Demerly has fit over 3,500 athletes in last decade alone and has consulted on bicycle fit to bicycle component manufacturers, frame builders, bike companies and pedal companies. He has been an instructor in the Rodale Press Bicycling Magazine Rider Development Program and a Bicycling Magazine Ride Leader.

Demerly has been a frequent contributor to cycling publications including Velo-News, Triathlete, Inside Triathlon, Triathlon Today!, Outside, Bicycle Guide and others. He has written hundreds of equipment reviews and editorial features on endurance sports published around the world.

As an athlete, Tom Demerly has participated in endurance sports on all seven continents. He has completed over 200 triathlons including the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, The Nice Triathlon (Nice, France), The Laguna Phuket Triathlon (Thailand), The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. He was ranked third in Michigan in his age category in 2004. Demerly is four time USCF/USA Cycling State Champion for in the time trial and road events. He raced in Europe with the Nike/Velo-News/Gatorade Cycling Team as a Category 1 amateur cyclist. In 1990 Demerly was part of the United States Cycling Federation Resident Athlete Development program and lived at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado under the coaching direction of Chris Carmichael.

Demerly has competed in the four of the longest adventure races in history, The 2002 Raid Gauloises in Vietnam, the 1996 Discovery Challenge Eco-Challenge in British Columbia, The 1999 Marathon des Sables in the Sahara, Morocco and the 2001 Jordan Telecom Desert Cup world Championship of Desert Racing in Wadi Rum, Jordan, where he was the top American finisher. He has also climbed the highest mountains on four continents and the highest mountain in the western hemisphere.

He is the former Technical Representative for Time Sport USA and the former International Sales Manager for Aerospoke Composites.


As an active competitor for over 20 years in local, national and international triathlons including multiple Ironman finishes (including Hawaii) Demerly has a participant's perspective on bike fitting. This is a valuable insight for beginners especially, as well as experienced athletes aspiring to better results.

 

 

 

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