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Old 11-15-08, 04:27 PM   #1
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Can someone recommend a good bike fitter in Sacramento please?

I came across the UC Davis Sports Medicine Lab (http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/sportsm...cal_tests.html), but was wondering if anyone here had any personal recommendations from someone where else. Thanks.
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Old 11-15-08, 04:42 PM   #2
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Clayton Meeks in Folsom. http://www.bpprofit.com/ The web site is rather graphics heavy (it's new, they're working on it), but it has contact info. He's been a huge help to me and my wife.
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Old 11-15-08, 10:26 PM   #3
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I'd go with the UC Davis fit. Judd Van Sickle (our coach) is very good at what he does. Another choice would be Joe over at Davis Wheelworks. Both have learned from Massimo Testa (doctor to 7-11, Poorola, and Mapei).
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I went to UCD for a fitting + V02max test. I had knee issues at the time and ended up with Judd as the fitter. Overall happy with the initial results - solved my knee issues for the rest of the season. The next year I needed some refitting later due to pedal/shoe changes and overall flexibility changes. Judd took care of resetting my pedals end of 2007. I ended up going to a local shop early this season to make some more adjustments -- but I think that was a result of my body changes, and not any fault with UCD.
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Old 11-17-08, 12:27 AM   #5
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UCDMC is very good. Their fittings, testing and performance programs are excellent. UCD Cycling's performance and record at collegiate nationals can attest to this.
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Old 11-17-08, 11:00 AM   #6
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I'll add my vote for UCDMC. I liked that they look carefully at the type of riding you do before they start taking measurements and adjustments. I do very long rides at moderate speed. (I'm training for 600+ km rides.) That's a different setup than a TT rider. They take that kind of stuff into consideration when they adjust the bike.

My only warning is to be careful with implementing their suggestions all in one fell swoop. They made some radical changes to my cleat location on my shoes based on recent studies that show ultra distance riders get better efficiency having the cleats very far back. It was a lot more stable and felt great until that weekend's 100 mile ride. I had never ever experienced hamstring pain until that weekend. At mile 20 I adjusted the pedals back to their original position and the pain was gone in one mile.

If someone advises radical changes I suggest not having them make the change but implement it yourself in very small increments over time.

This of course goes for any fit, not just UCDMC.

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Old 11-17-08, 02:48 PM   #7
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It was on my to do list for a long time. I had been riding the bike as purchased for over a year and about 5000 miles. Joe (Rushfan) commented on a group ride that my right leg was dropping quite a bit so I finally broke down and did it.
I had one done with Dirk Manley last month and I would say it's money well spent. He is a physical therapist, USA cycling coach, and really friendly/helpful to boot. He's located in Fair Oaks and charges $115 for an initial 1-hour session and two follow-ups for adjustments if needed. My speed has increased quite a bit and I'm still conditioning my left leg to be more balanced with my right. The muscle groups were way off balanced for a long time so I'm experiencing some fatigue during longer rides. It's weird but in a good way. Also, conditioning my arse to even saddle distribution which was tilted right for so long. My sit bones are adjusting... I am definitely riding better though. I highly recommend this guy.

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It was on my to do list for a long time. I had been riding the bike as purchased for over a year and about 5000 miles. Joe (Rushfan) commented on a group ride that my right leg was dropping quite a bit so I finally broke down and did it.
I had one done with Dirk Manley last month and I would say it's money well spent. He is a physical therapist, USA cycling coach, and really friendly/helpful to boot. He's located in Fair Oaks and charges $115 for an initial 1-hour session and two follow-ups for adjustments if needed. My speed has increased quite a bit and I'm still conditioning my left leg to be more balanced with my right. The muscle groups were way off balanced for a long time so I'm experiencing some fatigue during longer rides. It's weird but in a good way. Also, conditioning my arse to even saddle distribution which was tilted right for so long. My sit bones are adjusting... I am definitely riding better though. I highly recommend this guy.

www.cycling-training.com
Glad to hear that it was helpful.

I had my fitting done by Joe & Kevin at Davis Wheelworks. Good guys, lots of personal attention, helped with a significant fit issue a year later that cropped up when I trained for my first double. I've heard others happy with UCD.
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For those of you who got fitted at UCD, did you do the basic fitting or the advanced fitting?
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If by basic and advanced you mean with and without the power/torque measurements I did the basic. I think the fitter was looking at the readouts as he made my adjustments but I didn't explicitly ask for them.

What they do is set up a special rig that looks like a stationary bike. They reproduce all your bike's measurements on this stationary bike, replace the handlebars with your type, mount your seat and pedals on it and then have you ride it. The power and pedal efficiency measurements are taken from their stationary bike, not your bike.

Then they make adjustments one at a time. When they are done they give you a few recommendations. In my case they were (from memory so #s may be off a bit):

1) Adjust cleat position (which they did at the time)
2) Replace my 100mm stem with a 70 mm stem
3) Replace my 175mm cranks with 10mm cranks

I was about to swap about my saddle so they offered to refit with the new saddle if I dropped by.
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Old 11-24-08, 02:55 PM   #11
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1) Adjust cleat position (which they did at the time)
2) Replace my 100mm stem with a 70 mm stem
3) Replace my 175mm cranks with 10mm cranks
That's a big change in stem, and either #3's a typo or you have some massively strong ankles.
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That's a big change in stem, and either #3's a typo or you have some massively strong ankles.
+1, unless this was the setup:

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OK, 175 to 170.
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