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Kragg 09-17-09 03:18 PM

Bike Fitting
Has anyone ever gone to the local LBS for a bike fitting after telling the owner up front that you are not buying, just need to know your personal requirements/measurements ?? Will they even do that ?? And if so, will they charge you a fee ??

Little Darwin 09-17-09 03:20 PM

Why would you think they wouldn't charge after you have told them you aren't buying there?

It is a business after all...

DX-MAN 09-17-09 06:51 PM

If you don't want to buy from them, then just ask, "How much for a fit session?" Pay agreeably, and you'll get their better, if not best, efforts.

bay area biker 09-20-09 09:01 PM

I wonder about this. I had some trouble with my knees some time back, and solicited the advice of the folks in this forum. I solved my problem using that advice, plus common sense, listening to my body, and making the adjustments as to saddle height, crank length, etc., and riding cautiously until I got it right. When you have a problem, many people advise "get a fitting". Who are these fitters, anyway? Are they certified physiologists? Sports-medicine MD's? How do you choose one of them over another? I wonder if you don't stand a good chance of compounding your problems with them. What do you folks think?

StephenH 09-21-09 09:01 PM

One of the largest bike stores around here quotes rates for bike fittings, with the cost being deductible from a new bike if you buy it there within 90 days or something, and that seems like a reasonable way to do it.

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