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Bike Fitting

Old 03-12-10, 11:28 AM
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Bike Fitting

I'm getting my new bike fitted by LBS on Sunday. I have some lingering reservations about whether I got the right size frame (debated btw S and XS and went with S). I would appreciate if anyone could suggest a few things to look for while getting my fitting, to make sure everything is right. I've always found that being an active participant results in everyone doing a better job and getting the right result, instead of just sitting back and letting the LBS (in this case) fit it without my active participation. But alas, I'm a relative newbie and so don't know enough to recognize what to look for and ask. Thanks!
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Old 03-12-10, 12:04 PM
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Think about what handlebar position you want. More athletic riders usually want a lower handlebar position for more power and better aerodynamics. More casual riders usually want a higher handlebar for better low-speed comfort and a better view of the road.
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Old 03-12-10, 01:16 PM
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Just curious, how much does your fitting cost?
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Old 03-12-10, 01:38 PM
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$60 for basic fitting, setting up height of seat, handbars, making sure knees are in right positition, etc. To me this sounds reasonable and worth it. They are not going to be using any of the advanced fitting technologies that take 2+ hours, but for me that is overkill.
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