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Laser bike ft vs traditional?

Old 06-23-16, 04:21 PM
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Laser bike ft vs traditional?

Having moved from a hybrid to a road bike (2016 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 2) I think the fit is much more noticeable as being important for me. I'm in Chicago and there's plenty of bike shops that I can go into and have it done without the laser measurement system. Recently I was chatting with a guy from a local bike club who spent $300 for the laser measurement system. Has anyone done one, the other or both? I assume that much of the setup and knowledge is not just from the measuring system but from the person doing the fitting. Thoughts?
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Thoughts are laser fit is very repeatable and can get tiny things.
The guy we go to is certified Retul (sp?) laser and does the old fashioned way too. Cost is the same. We went with the eyeball and tape and some general advice as like in another thread:
-What good is a precise pump if you don't know what PSI you like.
Meaning - laser can get you setup exactly like someone else and also notice little details about where you move etc. But it does not know if that matters or not. That is the job of the fitter. I'd go with the best fitter and don't be concerned about the tool. So good fitter uses laser - use laser. Good fitter doesn't - don't.
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Its still comes down to the experience individual fitter. The "Lasers" is still nothing more than a tool the fitter uses.
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