Join Date: May 2010
Location: State College, PA
Bikes: 08 Cannondale CAAD 9 upgraded to ultegra
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Finally Got Fit
I went to the LBS today and finally got fit on my bike. I had been holding out until I had spent some time on the bike and could give them an idea of what I wanted. I got their basic fit for $75, I don't know if its expensive for a fit but I paid it.
The owner of my LBS fit me. He put me on the bike on the trainer, had me pedal maybe two or three turns, and told me to get off the bike for a bit. He had a huge grin on his face. "How were you biking before?" He lowered the Saddle 2 INCHES and moved it back 1.5 INCHES . When we were finished with everything he had me spin for a minute or two, double checking from all angles. When he was happy he was convinced riding would be much better. He said it would take a couple of rides to build up my muscles to feel as good as I did in my old position, because I had been working the certain muscles to much and others not enough so far. Reaching the drops is a billion times easier, and the only pain I had been having, which was some lower back pain, is also solved.
What do you know? He said this would be the best money I ever spend on the bike, and that when I loose weight I can come back and get refit for free for the bikes life, as he says a lot of cyclists like me, riding for fitness need it. All in all the 7 mile ride I took afterwords as a test proved to myself I needed that fit, BAD.
Anyone else have a similar experience?