Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Simi Valley, CA
    Posts
    99
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Los Angeles area shop for a good fitting?

    This summer I'm looking to build a track bike. I have a couple of frames + forks I'm deciding on, but will be going directly through a builder or the manufacturer, not a bike shop, as it's an option and I can save tons of money on (50% or more on $1000+ frames). However, I would like to get a professional fitting so I can have the correct numbers to give the builder/manufacturer. Anyone have a recommended bike shop that will just do a professional job helping me find my perfect numbers? I don't want to go into a place giving them the false pretense that I will be buying a bike from them and get all this fitting done and just getting the frame myself it myself.
    So, any recommended shops in the L.A. area that can do a great fitting job? Of course I don't mind paying and wouldn't expect to get it done for free. Cheers!

  2. #2
    Just Plain Slow PhotoJoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Santa Clarita, CA
    My Bikes
    Lynskey R230
    Posts
    4,200
    Mentioned
    41 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I've never had a fitting done, however, I've heard this guys name a lot. Not vouching for him, though!

    http://loyalcoaching.com/
    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not the sport for you!

  3. #3
    Despite all my rage, I am rooftest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    My Bikes
    LeMond Zurich, Colnago C-50
    Posts
    2,619
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post
    I've never had a fitting done, however, I've heard this guys name a lot. Not vouching for him, though!

    http://loyalcoaching.com/
    I'll vouch for him. He's the best.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    256
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Bill Ron in Redondo Beach former olympic cycling mechanic. Pricey but awesome

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    196
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    [QUOTE=Vinnems;15499390]This summer I'm looking to build a track bike. I have a couple of frames + forks I'm deciding on, but will be going directly through a builder or the manufacturer, not a bike shop, as it's an option and I can save tons of money on (50% or more on $1000+ frames). However, I would like to get a professional fitting so I can have the correct numbers to give the builder/manufacturer. Anyone have a recommended bike shop that will just do a professional job helping me find my perfect numbers? I don't want to go into a place giving them the false pretense that I will be buying a bike from them and get all this fitting done and just getting the frame myself it myself.
    So, any recommended shops in the L.A. area that can do a great fitting job? Of course I don't mind paying and wouldn't expect to get it done for free. Cheers! Nate Loyal or Dave at Santa Monica cyclery in Woodland Hills.He is the owner too.Its a bit of a drive but he is worth it.Be careful of one thing,fitters try to sell you stuff you really don't need.Not all, but some.

  6. #6
    Unobtanium-Based Lifeform calamarichris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Carlsbad, CA
    My Bikes
    '09 Felt F55, '84 Masi Cran Criterium, (2)'86 Schwinn Pelotons, '86 Look Equippe Hinault, '09 Globe Live 3 (dogtaxi)
    Posts
    5,204
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rooftest View Post
    I'll vouch for him. He's the best.
    I've been to three fitters over the years, and I agree. But his prices recently shot up (not that they were cheap before haha) and I just found out why: ol' Nate's gone Hollywood! He was a consultant for the movie "Premium Rush" and he basically taught the actors how to look like actual cyclists while riding.
    Quote Originally Posted by EvilWeasel View Post
    Well, if you are gonna carry a snapped frame all the way home. It might as well be light weight carbon fiber.

  7. #7
    SuperGimp TrojanHorse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Whittier, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Roubaix
    Posts
    8,039
    Mentioned
    44 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If he can teach me to look like a cyclist while riding I might go to him next week. I assume he throws in "looks like a cyclist while standing around" as part of the package?

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    My Bikes
    2012 BMC SLR01, 2012 Yeti ASR5, 2013 Trek Crockett
    Posts
    323
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I did my last fitting with Jim at ero sports http://ero-sports.com/ He did a great job of getting me dialed in to my new bike.

    He works out of the velodrome at the Home Depot center right next to Cal State Dominguez Hills. It is not a bike shop so he has no incentive to sell you stuff you don't need. He currently doesn't sell anything other than maybe shims and wedges.

    He does retul fitting, and has a dynamic fit bike. He should be able to generate your numbers on the fit bike. At the end you get a fit report which should have the numbers you need to give the manufacturer. You can look at peoples fit reports on ero website to see what kind of info you get.


    I've also heard good things about Nate Loyal, but i've never been fitted by him.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    SFV, CA
    My Bikes
    2011 Look 566 Rival, 2009 Fuji Roubaix pro
    Posts
    167
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by xjustice09x View Post
    Jim at ero sports http://ero-sports.com/
    $275 - ero sports
    $200 - Loyal
    $?? - SMMC

    How much is Retul from SMMC?
    Last edited by elkootcho; 04-17-13 at 06:14 PM.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    My Bikes
    2012 BMC SLR01, 2012 Yeti ASR5, 2013 Trek Crockett
    Posts
    323
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by elkootcho View Post
    $275 - ero sports
    $200 - Loyal
    $?? - SMMC

    How much is Retul from SMMC?
    From a message board post from 2011 SMMC charged $250. It could have changed by now.

  11. #11
    Powered by Borscht ovoleg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    SoCal
    My Bikes
    Russian Vodka
    Posts
    8,344
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I got mine with Nate Loyal and never had issues since then. I would definitely check him out.
    -Cat-3-o-meter: TBD :/

  12. #12
    Flat Ire
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    SoCal
    My Bikes
    Trek 1100, DeRosa Idol
    Posts
    371
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Steven Carre at Bike Effect in Santa Monica

    Does a very thorough fitting. He's very knowledgeable in physiology. I've worn orthotics prescribed by a podiatrist for years, for a painful foot condition. Steve saw that these were wrong for me and gave me some that work much better than my prescription ones.

    His sessions are 4 hours at $100 per hour. Pricey but worth it if for someone who wants to max out the return on their effort. The prescription orthotics cost $400, so getting non-prescription ones from Steven that work better pays for the fitting session.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •