Fit? or an NFG brooks?
I honestly meant to go for a fitting after I got my new Trek Pilot 2 years ago, it just never happened.
Because I'm not sure if these are clyde fit issues or just general fit issues, I figured I'd ask here first.
I basically have 2 fit/fatigue issues going on right now.
1) I can't seem to sustain any kind of power riding in the drops. I usually ride around 87-93rpm in my usual position (hands on the bar just behind the hoods, ready to shift/brake, but elbows slightly tucked in) if I go down to the drops on any minor kind of an incline, I basically have to shift down one to maintain the same speed. Also, while I don't have much of a spare tire, it does seem to get slightly in the way.
when in the drops, my bum can't really handle the saddle (I have a slightly chopped Brooks B-17) I feel like I have to slide either completely onto the nose to get any power or completely back onto the "seat" for any kind of comfort. at the moment the saddle is at about the middle of its adjustment. I also tried it pushed all the way toward the stem, but that was worse. it seems like if I move the saddle further away from the stem the mounting hardware for the saddle will be rubbing my legs in a most uncomfortable manner.
2) I've got 500+miles on this brooks and its still not comfortable 15 or so miles into a ride. I think it did suffer some rain damage, but I've got it decently tightened and have used proofhide a bit before getting back in the saddle after a 1 year break. Is it time for something else? What's recommended for a light (225lb) clyde who wants to go for distance.
In case a lot of this is a fit issue, what kind of experiences have you guys had getting fits done by LBS's?