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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 06-26-08, 07:13 PM   #1
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Getting the perfect fit video

I got a new bike for Father's Day and, following the suggestions of a lot of people, ended up visiting an LBS that specializes in precision fit. It was quite an experience. It cost $200 but lasted over two hours. I can't tell you how comfortable my bike now is.
Anyway, I did a video on it (I work in the media) and thought some of my fellow clydes may like to see it. It's posted on my clydesdalefitness.com blog
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Nice video, very professional!
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I got a new bike for Father's Day and, following the suggestions of a lot of people, ended up visiting an LBS that specializes in precision fit. It was quite an experience. It cost $200 but lasted over two hours. I can't tell you how comfortable my bike now is.
Anyway, I did a video on it (I work in the media) and thought some of my fellow clydes may like to see it. It's posted on my clydesdalefitness.com blog
Nice video Mike, very informative.
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WOW I never realized there was that much to getting a bike fit.

BTW, great video and site. You've been added to my bookmarks LOL
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Thanks guys for the comments... I need to emphasize that this was a really involved and elaborate test. At most, a bike shop wouldn't charge more than $50 for a fit... and many do it free when you get a new bike. And if you have some DIY skills, you can easily do most of the crucial things yourself.

I did the full boat fit as a news story. BUT, like I said in the video, in my opinion it was worth every cent. I used to have some right leg pain after a long ride.... no more. The fit has my pedaling aligned properly. But I don't fatigue like I used to, either... there's no back discomfort after a long ride and my fingers and hands aren't numb after a couple hours of riding.
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I'll have to watch the video when I get home from work, but I know what you mean about the fitting. When I bought my bike, I went through the LBS which does the Serrotta Fit. The process took about 2.5 hours of measurements: Spinal arc, limb length, all sorts of angular measures of joint extension, ride the fit bike for a while and re-measure stuff. It was very involved, and the fit crew at my LBS all specialize in different types of fittings. One guy does the distance fitting, another does the tri-bikes, etc.
Well worth the $200 price tag, and at their shop, if you buy your bike there they refund half the price of the fitting (for bikes under $5K) and the full price (for bikes over $5K).
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