Legs; OK! Lungs; not!
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Coral Springs, FL
Bikes: ''09 Motobecane Immortal Pro (Yellow), '02 Diamondback Hybrid, '09 Lamborghini Viaggio, ''11 Cervelo P2
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Originally Posted by SaiKaiTai
Mrs S just presented me with a gift certificate for a professional bike fitting for my birthday. Isn't she wonderful? So, get fitted on my current faithful ride or really celebrate the occasion with a fit on a new ride? Hm.
A pro fit is portable. Keep all the measurements and use them to fit N+1. No, use them to SELECT N+1.
I was told to "get fit before you buy your bike." I thought the guys in the club were crazy. Now I know they were right. But I lucked out. The bike I was riding was a '89 Trek 54 cm. It was a scoche too small. I got a Trek/Fuji compatible 56 cm and it fit perfect. I watched a ton of videos, and read a bunch of instructions on fitting, and fit myself. It was great for about 20 mi but then I got a back ache and numb hands. I broke down and got a Profit. Best $$ I spent on the bike. I couldn't believe it. And the fitter did very little, and remarked "how close it was." But I could feel the differnce in power and comfort.