Northern California - Professional fitting in Sacramento area
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I had a fitting done about 6 months ago at the UC Davis Sports Medicine Clinic, but I wasn't satisfied with the fitter's attention to detail. He didn't even address cleat position. Is there another business in the area that specializes in professional fittings?
01-16-07, 04:03 PM
I'm sure that both Bike Chef and Bike Business do great fittings.
01-27-07, 07:44 PM
Actually, there's a place in San Francisco, Presidio Sport & Medicine at http://www.presidiosport.com/. I had a horrible situation with my ankle seizing up due to an impingement. Jay, one of the physical therapists, does a complete bike fit. You bring your bike, get on the trainer, and he spots your knees with lasers, a computer analyzes your wattage, etc., and he scopes out everything about your position and energy output. He did look at my cleats and make adjustments to them. It's not cheap -- around $250 for a bike analysis, but it was worth every penny.
There's also a place in Mill Valley, Endurance, (http://www.enduranceptc.com/)where they do training and a computerized bike fitting based upon what they consider ideal measurements. I've been there too, and visited a coach in Sacramento who is one of the cofounders. They do a good job as well and have fitted me and several of our club members. In the long term, however, I really like having someone like Jay who can look at your position from a physical therapy standpoint. Both cost about the same.
Thanks for the reply. Those are exactly the types of fittings I'm looking for. I'm just sure that there's a place somewhere here in Sac that does the same.
01-29-07, 03:05 PM
I've had my fitting done at Davis Wheelworks with followup sessions. It's low tech (no lasers, etc.) but has worked well for me, a recreational rider. Worth a call at least, and if they're not as in depth as you want, ask for a recommendation. Great folks, too.
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