Can I get some experiences from both sides of the fence? I need a fitting and finding people who'll take my money is trickier than I thought.
Will adding on the Dartfish video thingy help the fitting at all?
Last edited by CrimsonKarter21; 02-03-09 at 10:20 PM.
I just did a wobble-naught. biggest change was in bar drop & cleat position. pretty much everything else stayed the same. the cleat movement was huge...too much in fact. seemed too expensive for what it was.
i found the biggest change was my seat height- he raised it more than a cm. he also move it backwards a bit. strangely enough, he was very surprised and said my cleats were in the "proper" position. i had moved them backward a few weeks before in experimentation.
Wobble-Naught's system fits you based on their "ideal" fit: With your hands on the hoods and forearms resting on the "reach" of the bars, your upper arm should form a 90* angle with your torso. Sorta like this:
That's the "ideal" fit my Wobble-Naught fitter keeps telling me I need to shoot for.
I had a Wobble-Naught done and he changed my cleat position, raised my saddle, moved it back, and worked with me on some core weakness issues.
Was it a good fit? Yes. Do I think it's perfect? No, which is why I'm having a Retul session at the end of February.
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I use Dartfish with a completely different application. It's pretty impressive software. There are things that you can see with the overlay that you'd never see just taking vid's. Golfers use it a lot, too.
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I've seen 4 fittings with WN & Dartfish. To this point have not seen a single change made to the original fitting after using the analysis software. So, if dartfish is extra, I would say that it is not worth it. Again, this is based on a massive sample size of 4.
Hmmm, these seem to be the only two really availible to me now. I did pretty well fitting myself to my old bike, so I'll try that again. I really can't afford to spend $170 on a fitting that may or may not help me.
One question. What's your goal for the fit? More comfort? More power to the pedal? Fix a nagging knee or hip or some other pain? Regardless for the system or the fitter you will almost always end up adjusting your position based on how you're riding and how you're feeling.
I'd personally skip the "system" and find someone with a lot of experience and a good "eye" and make minor tweaks to problem areas. I'm dubious of systems that try to fit people into geometric shapes and right angles. The science makes sense of you're a stick man or made of metal parts and hinges but unfortunately I'm not.