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Getting a bike fit

Old 08-01-02, 10:41 AM
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Getting a bike fit

I have spoken with several bike shops about getting a pro fit for my new road bike. One shop (# 1), that I have been to before and is very nice, offered to do it for free, putting my bike on a trainer. Another shop (#2) offered for $ 1.00 a minute, for about 30 - 45 minutes on a trainer. A third (# 3) shop proposed $ 45.00 fixed, putting me on a Serotta (I think?) fit machine.

My question is, will I benefit greatly from hopping on this fit machine, or is a trainer fit equally adequate. Additionally, shop # 2 I can ride to easily. Riding to the other two would be a little more difficult.

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The LBS I use will do both types of fittings,
with my bike on a trainer, or a Serotta Fit cycle.
The benefit of method one, is that all adjustments
are done on YOUR bike. you end up with a bike
dialed in exactly to your measurements.
The Serotta Fit cycle IMHO is more for fitting
for a new frame. The one caveat to the Serotta
fitting is the technician is trained to use it, and
generally you get a well fit bike.
$45 is not really all that expensive for
this service.
I'd go with option 1, heck its free and its on
your bike. Use the second one when you're
gonna get a new bike.

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