Biovelo – Founder
Biomechanist & Human Movement Specialist
Jeff Frame is originally from South Bend, IN and moved to Tucson, AZ after receiving his BS (’97) in Exercise Physiology from Ball State University to pursue a career in cardiac rehabilitation while training and competing competitively in triathlon. He served as the Director of Cardiac Rehab for Pima Heart Cardiology; having locations in Green Valley and Tucson Arizona for 3 years. While serving under this capacity, he was able to develop his passion for cycling more from the coaching/training side while working with folks from elite cyclists to kids with cerebral palsy trying to ride a bike for the first time. These experiences led him back to BSU to pursue a MS (’05) in Biomechanics with an emphasis in cycling pedaling mechanics. His research during this time focused on cleat placement and their effects on pedaling efficiency and power and later led to muscle recruitment patterns among various cleat positions. With the desire to return to the warmer climate for training, he again ventured back to Arizona to become part of a new company in Scottsdale (eSoles) focused on foot mechanics with athletes and more notably cyclists. Here he was able to help continued development of cycling specific footbeds while working alongside some of the best in the bike fitting industry and rehab world for cyclists.
His work and experience in Scottsdale prompted the newly developed biomechanics research lab and staff at Ball State to offer him the opportunity to manage their new facility which would be partnered with an outpatient clinical rehab and therapy facility focused on evidence based care and rehab using the tools of biomechanics. This opportunity also allowed him to develop his own research and service lines focusing on clinical and running gait analysis and clinical “true” 3D bike fitting. He served under this capacity for nearly 5 years while also holding the position of Adjunct Faculty within the School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science teaching some undergraduate biomechanics course and mentoring graduate students in the Biomechanics program.
He resigned from his position at Ball State University in 2011 to pursue development of BioVelo, LLC (a company focused on cycling) consisting of consulting, product development, professional advanced bike fitting, coaching/training, custom orthotics and speaking. During this time he was also recruited by IU Health to develop and implement a clinical gait lab and service line where he still serves as the Coordinator of Motion Analysis.
His research interests include hip, foot, and knee mechanics in along with pedaling mechanics in cycling. He has obtained credentials from USA Cycling as an Expert Coach and SICI’s Advanced Bike Fit Specialist, Triathlon Fitting, and Custom Bike Fitting certifications and belongs to ASB, SICI, iFAB, and biomechanics footwear group. He also joined the faculty at the University of Indianapolis in 2012 where he currently serves as adjunct within the Krannert School of Physical Therapy and School of Kinesiology. He was instrumental in the development of their 2 new biomechanics research labs. In addition he joined the staff at IUPUI in the spring of 2014 to serves as adjunct within their school of Kinesiology. Along with these academic relationships, he has also worked with, Boise State University, John’s Hopkins University, and University of Southern California.
Jeff also hosts a 2 day course called: “Bike fitting…it is not always about the bike” in dealing with the injured cyclist and pedal efficiencies.