Is getting a fitted with your bike worth the money?
A few weeks ago I bought an 06 Felt F80 and without any modification I jumped on it and went for a 25 mile ride last weekend. The end result of that ride was that I was numb in the nether region for a couple days. :eek: (Glad that finally went away)
I posted about it and a lot of people indicated to get a new saddle, which I was already thinking about as well. The OEM saddle on the Felt isn't all that good. As I started to look for a new saddle I keep hearing about getting myself fitted for the Felt. Landry's in MA will do a two hour fitting for $150, while another shop does a 15 minute fitting for $50. Plus I'll probably be buying a new saddle as well. Most likely some version of a Specialized Body Geometry saddle. (I looked at the Selle Glider, but $230 is WAY out of my price range)
I'm wondering though if getting fitted for my road bike is worth the money or if it's something I can do myself. Obviously I have no idea what to do to "fit" myself to the bike. I've been MTBing for years and I never had to "fit" myself to my Rockhopper. It just worked for me. Does anyone have easy to follow instructions on how to fit yourself to your road bike?
What do you think? Fit it myself for pay the money and get it done?