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Wobble-Naught fitting?

Old 10-25-07, 09:21 PM
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Wobble-Naught fitting?

Does anyone know anything about this fit? One of the guys in my club recommended it so I read over the methodology on the site.

The complexity of this system is quite intriguing to me. However, I can't really find any feedback from people who've had this fitting done.
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Old 10-26-07, 12:48 AM
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A good fitting has to involve a coach watch you ride your bike and evaluate your form and technique. Fittings based entirely on formulas are really just a basic starting point.
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Old 10-26-07, 07:13 AM
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Been there, done that. I bought into the Wooble Naught philosophy and have been very pleased with the results. If you have some physical ailment, then you should seek a sports medical professional who can assist with a proper fitting. I am very normal bio-mechanically so the Wooble Naught was perfect for me.

I chose this fitting over having some coach watch me, because the coach fitting ends in a subjective process. It is based on the coach's bias and usually you are already adjusted to and used to the way you are currently riding. This also holds true if you are being tested for wattages in different positions. You will be able to put more watts out if you are trained and using a position most similar to your current position.
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Old 10-26-07, 09:35 AM
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I got it. I like it. I'm going back for my next bike.
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Old 10-26-07, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by borg View Post
I chose this fitting over having some coach watch me, because the coach fitting ends in a subjective process. It is based on the coach's bias and usually you are already adjusted to and used to the way you are currently riding. This also holds true if you are being tested for wattages in different positions. You will be able to put more watts out if you are trained and using a position most similar to your current position.
Some fitting issues are subjective or personal preference, e.g., comfort vs. power. A lot of fitting is not subjective, however, especially identifying and correcting inefficiencies in your technique. Isn't the company called "Wobble Naught" because they want to remove all the inefficient (and potentially injury-causing) wobbles from your pedal stroke? I don't see how they can do that effectively without actually watching you ride the bike and seeing where the wobbles occur.
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Old 10-26-07, 12:20 PM
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My wife got a Wobble Naught fit from Mike Sherry in NYC a few months ago. The performance improvement was stunning...and immediate: on the ride home from Mike's she was displaying a climbing strength that neither of us thought she was capable of!

But the system's not foolproof; she's had to go back twice for minor tweaks and corrections, which Mike admits are "off the computer" (i.e., her modified fit no longer strictly corresponds to the numbers spewed out by the Wobble Naught system anymore). But she's really happy with the end result, and I'm seriously thinking of going for a W-N fitting myself.
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Old 10-26-07, 01:16 PM
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Is there any way to get a wobble naught fitting for free. I've never really heard about this, but their website says it costs 80 bucks to do it yourself. I'd just as soon go to my LBS and have someone fit me for 100.
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Originally Posted by ChunkyB View Post
Is there any way to get a wobble naught fitting for free. I've never really heard about this, but their website says it costs 80 bucks to do it yourself. I'd just as soon go to my LBS and have someone fit me for 100.
Back in OKC, a shop there did it for no charge if it was for one of their bikes and you bought it in connection with the fitting (immediate purchase). If you walked out (or fit an existing bike), you had to pay the fitting fee. If you came back to buy one of their bikes with the fitting information (stored in their computer), they would knock the fitting cost off of the bike price (new bikes only).
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