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Old 06-12-07, 05:29 AM   #1
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Pro fitting vs. dialing it in yourself

Anyone have experience with pro fitting vs. do-it-yourself? It's taken me dozens of rides and several weeks, but finally I think I've hit on a sweet spot with cleat, seat, seatpost, stem, bar, and armrest adjustments. Maybe a bit harder for me because I am converting from road to TT setup (Cervelo Soloist w/ reversible seatpost).

As the optimal TT fit became dialed in, it was like the bike "disappeared" from under me and I was left only with O2 and lactic acid limits. In road setup this opti-fit sensation seems much more a melding of body & machine.

Anyone think a pro-fitting would get me that much closer? For those riding a single do-it-all bike (for economy more than strategy), does it work OK to record your TT/road setups and convert back & forth?
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I thought I had the perfect setup until I got fit. More comfort and faster.
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Old 06-12-07, 08:07 AM   #3
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Being fit is worth it. At the least it will help you learn...

After a while you will be doing it for yourself and others...
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Old 06-12-07, 08:25 AM   #4
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OK, thanks, good to know. Pro fitting it is. I'm assuming you will pay extra (double?) to get both road and TT/Tri fittings.
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+1 for going to someone who knows what they're doing. I thought I was pretty well dialed in before, but the difference in power was quite significant.

Re: paying double: Depends on the person doing the fit, I guess. I got fit for my road and tt/tri bikes at the same time and he charged me his usual fee for a single fit.
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