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Old 01-31-11, 07:30 AM   #1
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fitting for a Gunnar Sport

Hi,

I will be purchasing a Gunnar Sport bike soon at my LBS who will build it up for me also.
I need to go in and be sized for the correct frame to order.
I am a recreational rider, so do I really need to pay for Fit Kit or Retul fitting systems if
I am NOT a racer?

Would this be a complete waste of my money??

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Old 01-31-11, 08:59 AM   #2
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Are there any dealers in the area that have gunnars in stock? My closest dealer that has them in stock is 120 miles away and it is worth a trip if I were going to order one. I had contacted Gunnar and Richard Schwinn sent a name of a shop in my area that could fit one for me.

As alway, a good fit is a primary basis for finding the right bike. Depending on the cost, I would say it is worth it.
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I would generally say it's worth it to get a good fitting, but I would say that I would only do it conditionally. If they have follow up visits that you can do (one here my wife goes to has 3) to get the fit adjusted since it will change as your fitness on the bike improves.

Being a racer or not isn't the key point here. It's really about getting the bike setup to properly fit you. A poor fitting bike will not be very much fun to ride after awhile.
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You are probably only choosing between two ballpark sizes and then it will be fine tuning with bars and stem. If you have a bike that fits, the Gunnar site has good info about which of their sizes will work. The tall headtube allowed me to ride a size larger than I would have guessed, so do your homework. Learn enough to double check anything the shop tells you. I have a friend who bought a custom Waterford, totally relied on the shop for fit, and ended up with nearly three inches of stem spacers!
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Don't be afraid to spend the last nickel to get what you really want.
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Don't be afraid to spend the last nickel to get what you really want.
I'd turn that around- spend your last nickel on the bike that really fits. No matter how much you spend, if you're not comfortable riding the bike you'll grow to hate it. On the other hand, a cheaper bike can be a better "ride" if it fits you.

Spend the money on the fit- you can always upgrade the bike later.
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Old 02-02-11, 09:43 PM   #7
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Why gamble a grand away?

Btw, I have had a Sport for some time now.
You'll love it. It really shines with 25-28c tires.
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