Wanted to get your opinions on my current fit from reading here and browsing youtube. I purchased a 64cm bike off of Craigslist and it was way too big as I am 6'3" 250lbs., but I made it work for a while(shorter stem/seat adjustments). As I am increasing my distances and speed, I wanted to head to the LBS and pick out a decent entry level bike that FIT. They threw me on a wood contraption and measured me, which resulted in a recommendation of 59cm. I test rode the Trek 2.1 in a 58cm and 60cm and the 60cm felt awesome, so I went with it. The first ride on it was 22miles and it felt great! I just want to make sure that I have this setup the best way possible since my fitting with the Retul guy isn't until the middle of August. I figure with that being a month away, I can't just sit and wait.....but don't want to be in poor form in the meantime.
Here is the stock Trek 2.1. I threw on a Racelite 100mm stem from my older bike, leveled the seat with a level, and threw on some Gel Fizik tape. Do the drop bars appear to be in the right position?
Using a makeshift plum-bob, it appears as the seat height is correct.
In the hoods....I was watching a YT video on the Dynamic Fit System and it appears that I need more bend in my arms. Lower the bars? Flip? or Just right?
Same thing, but in the drops. Seems a little too upright to me, but I am a total n00b.
This is a few minutes of video that I shot with my iPhone in super slow-mo and then slowed it down even more in iMovie. I run through the three positions and would appreciate any feedback on this.
Thanks so much in advance!