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Old 07-26-10, 07:01 PM
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Expert bike fitter in the SF Bay Area (East)?

I tried searching but did not come up with much. I am looking for an expert bike fitter in the East Bay area. I live in Walnut Creek and am new to the area so I don't know who is good yet. Willing to drive a ways if needed. Thanks!!!
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Old 07-26-10, 08:16 PM
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Try Dublin Cyclery in Dublin CA. Chuck Tyler is the owner, and I believe he does custom fitting. If he doesn't, he'll know who will.
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I was very happy with CycleSports in Oakland.

They'll also credit your fitting fee against the cost of a bike, if you buy from them.
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I tried Dublin Cyclery, and they did ok but the guy who really got me dialed in was Chris Robinson, the owner of Robinson Wheel Works in San Leandro.

Further away, but Lorri Lee Lown (pres. of the Velo Girls) also does fits and has a good rep.

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Add Steve Howard at Livermore Cyclery to your list. Also a +1 to Chuck Tyler at Dublin Cyclery.

Both are great, stand-up guys who know their stuff.
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Originally Posted by jonathanb715 View Post
I tried Dublin Cyclery, and they did ok but the guy who really got me dialed in was Chris Robinson, the owner of Robinson Wheel Works in San Leandro.

Further away, but Lorri Lee Lown (pres. of the Velo Girls) also does fits and has a good rep.

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If you decide to go the Chris Robinson route make sure that you have him fit you on a Sunday when he is closed (he will come in and do fittings).
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Another +1 for Livermore Cyclery and fittings with K.
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Old 07-28-10, 01:03 PM
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Cool. I will check all these out.
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I have got to put my two cents in for Wade Hall at his shop "The Spokesman" in Santa Cruz. I know Santa Cruz is a long drive, I live in Concord and I did it. It was worth it. He is the Yoda of bike fitters and he teaches bio mechanical fitting for Specialized at their headquarters.
He interviewed me for about a half hour at the start of my session. Just sitting and having coffee, we talked about what kind of a rider I am and what my goals were. Then had me perform a series of stretches while he measured my range of motion. I was probably there 45 minutes before he put my bike on the trainer had me hop on. He even performed strength assessments and recommended off the bike exercises for conditioning which I now do every morning.

The changes he made to my bike have made a great difference in my power and speed while leaving me feeling fresher after long rides than ever before. I went to see him after the toll my first double in 2009 took on me and since I had decided that this year I wanted to go for 3 doubles and "The Triple Crown". In large part due to Wade's skill, I finished 3 double this year by the end of May and now I am going for 5 by year end.

He even includes a no charge follow up visit to measure and asses how your body is adapting to the fit changes.

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I've scheduled a fitting at Bespoke in SF. They use the Retul system and seem to have a very experienced fitter on staff as well. Any feedback on them?
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