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Specialized BG Fit

Old 04-01-10, 10:15 AM
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Specialized BG Fit

Any opinions or experiences?
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Disclaimer, I sell them so take that for whats its worth.

I definetly think they are worth it. I put my dad through one and he is a totally different rider. The 3d fit is worth the coin for sure. they go though all kinds of things and adjust things that you might find rediculous. My dads right shifter is 4mm lower than his Left. The took his 7 degree rise stem and put on a shorter 4mm drop stem. Adjusted his right cleat inward.

All in all he is much more comfortable on the bike and has more power seemingly. He gives me a run for my money and has be by 30 years! before I could nail him on a sprint and now if i dont suprise him with it, hes right on my wheel and throttling past if I back off. So I definetly think they are worth it. Im going through one soon as well.
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I've considered doing this. Any recommendations for a great fitter in NYC?
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I did one, as it's the only high quality, in depth fitting available around me. So I don't have anything to compare it with, but I felt that it was a good process, a positive and informative experience, and worth the cost.
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Had one done, excellent results, well worth it. Your fitting is only as good as the person doing it.
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What's the cost?
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Cost appears to be $200+(CAN$), depending on where/who you call.
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I had one done when I bought my first road bike 3 yrs ago. I was happy but didn't know any better. I had someone else do a fit utilizing some other measurements plus a computrainer. He did take a torso measurement which was not included in my bg fit. I think he moved my saddle forward like 1.2 cm. and brought it up that much as well. I've only got about 300 miles on the fit so we'll see.

I think if I get another fit done, it will be one of the "retul" fits. Those seem a bit more comprehensive for I think around 200 - 250.
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I've been considering having one of these done. I think the BG Fit would be worth it, it's not that much money considering how much I've spent on my bikes. Would probably be worth it to maximize comfort and efficiency.
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I got one done in January. Best money I've ever spent on the bike. Much more comfortable, efficient, and powerful afterwards. I'm not sure how it compares to other fit systems, but I was really happy with the results.
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My LBS did mine for no charge since I bought my bike from them. It was my first fitting of *any* kind. Most of it was in saddle position (height and fore/aft positioning), and shoe cleat adjustment. Then we made some minor changes to stem length and got the bike pretty comfortable. The whole thing took a little over an hour. There's more that they can/will adjust after I have done some riding and give them some feedback.
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siberian, sounds like you had the 2d done. The 3d is alot more comprehensive.
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How does this fitting compare to the body scan? Anybody tried both?

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$350 at B&L in San Diego.
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we use body scanning for the intial fit and to get a rough size then the 2d
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