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NickDavid 04-21-10 09:23 AM

Professional bike fit in or around NYC
 
Hi All,

I'm looking for some help here. Can anyone recommend a highly professional bike fitter in the NY/Metro area?

I've started suffering from left knee pain (front/top of knee) and it's bothering me.

I purchased some new specialized road shoes a few months ago and the cleats were mounted so that my toes faces inward (pigeon toed). I'm thinking that might have something to do with it, so I straightened them out last night (have yet to try it though). Also raised the saddle a hair.

So, can anyone give me this recommendation? I'd probably prefer someone who uses newer technology, rather than visual adjustments.

Thanks.

kimconyc 04-21-10 09:26 AM


Originally Posted by NickDavid (Post 10702542)
Hi All,

I'm looking for some help here. Can anyone recommend a highly professional bike fitter in the NY/Metro area?

I've started suffering from anterior left knee pain and it's bothering me.

I purchased some new specialized road shoes a few months ago and the cleats were mounted so that my toes faces inward (pigeon toed). I'm thinking that might have something to do with it, so I straightened them out last night (have yet to try it though). Also raised the saddle a hair.

So, can anyone give me this recommendation? I'd probably prefer someone who uses newer technology, rather than visual adjustments.

Thanks.

Signature Cycles.

AFAIK, they are going to charge you something like $400 bucks--which I personally think is insane--but it you have pain, and SC gets rid of it, it might be worth it.

edit: They also offer custom orthotics from what I understand.

NickDavid 04-21-10 09:42 AM


Originally Posted by kimconyc (Post 10702564)
AFAIK, they are going to charge you something like $400 bucks

Um, yea. I think I can live with the pain. That is outrageous.

kimconyc 04-21-10 09:46 AM


Originally Posted by NickDavid (Post 10702645)
Um, yea. I think I can live with the pain. That is outrageous.

You have nothing to lose by calling them up, however.

All i know is that one of the guys I ride with went to them and they changed out his stem and seatpost, did some sort of laser 3d imaging, and charged around $400... :eek:

AngryScientist 04-21-10 09:54 AM

http://cdn.specialized.com/bc/micros...fit/bgfit.html

my lbs is a specialized "BG fit professional" - the system looks to be pretty good from the webpage. they're pretty good guys in there as well, i recommend looking into this.

montclair bikery

AngryScientist 04-21-10 09:58 AM


Originally Posted by kimconyc (Post 10702663)
You have nothing to lose by calling them up, however.

All i know is that one of the guys I ride with went to them and they changed out his stem and seatpost, did some sort of laser 3d imaging, and charged around $400... :eek:

does that include the cost of the stem and post maybe?

NickDavid 04-21-10 09:58 AM


Originally Posted by AngryScientist (Post 10702719)
http://cdn.specialized.com/bc/micros...fit/bgfit.html

my lbs is a specialized "BG fit professional" - the system looks to be pretty good from the webpage. they're pretty good guys in there as well, i recommend looking into this.

montclair bikery

i bought my bike from them back in 06.

roadiejorge 04-21-10 10:02 AM

I would give Signature Cycles a call, they're good guys since it might just be a matter of cleat adjustment rather than a whole fit.

kimconyc 04-21-10 10:10 AM


Originally Posted by AngryScientist (Post 10702749)
does that include the cost of the stem and post maybe?

I have no idea, although I would hope so.

NickDavid 04-21-10 10:33 AM

I will give them a call. Thanks guys.

marksru16 04-21-10 10:36 AM

Strictly Bikes in Fort Lee NJ also uses the high tech system and charges $350 or so for it. I spoke to a local bike shop that is considering getting the machines and said they are a fortune and so it only makes sense if they charge that amount to recoup the costs and make a profit on it.

I bought my bike online and took it to Larry and Jeff's Bikes Plus on 80th and 3rd. They did my fitting visually and with measurements while I was riding on a trainer, and it took about 25-30 minutes. They charged me $60.

echappist 04-21-10 10:41 AM

might as well get a fitting done by serotta certified fitters for that sort of price

http://www.serottacyclinginstitute.com/zipSearch.php

edit: the person who did my fitting was certified by serotta, but he isn't on the list. i have no idea what he charges as i got it for free as he used to be the coach for Columbia's cycling team. PM me if you'd like his contact info.

Hashball 04-21-10 10:52 AM

Got a free fit when I bought my bike at Sunrise (https://shop.sunrisecyclery.com/page/1002/) on long island. I haven't had a bike fit done for me before as this was my first bike but the whole process seemed very high tech. The guy videotaped my riding, had sensors to measure the strength of my pedal stroke, had the whole thing hooked up to a computer etc. He also put stickers on knees, hips, legs to measure exact distances between joints and bike componentry. Not sure what the 'standard' is, though.

Hope this helps.

mr_tom 04-21-10 01:10 PM

I would pop into Conrad's for a chat. They're nice there.

ckelly49 04-21-10 07:05 PM

I've heard good things about Finkraft and plan on trying them out in the next few weeks; only $125.

http://www.finkraftcoaching.com/service05.html

http://www.finkraftcoaching.com/coaches.html


edit to add they are out of Westwood Cycle.

grafsk8er 04-21-10 07:14 PM

bicycle world up a north a bit in westchester. i think mount kisco, but not quite sure

SashaSolitaire 04-21-10 07:25 PM

Second grafsk8er's suggestion.

Bicycle World at Mt.Kisco. Eric is good. I had my fitting done there for about $150.

NickDavid 04-21-10 07:57 PM

So, last night, I made some adjustments to my cleats. Knee felt great on todays ride. Hoping it's the cure.

duffymcpatzer 04-22-10 12:25 AM

There was a discussion of this recently on a different board. Some good info but the best info I came away with was to try out Mike Sherry. He's at Performance Labs HC on 89th and not affiliated with a bike shop so no sales pitch. I'm doing a build and probably going to use him once I'm done. I had a friend use Felix over at R&A when he got a bike there and the fit was excellent but if you know R&A they are a bit gruff. I believe its $245 there.

Here is a straight rip from Perfomance Labs site: http://www.performancelabshc.com/pages.php?id=243

Bike Fitting & Analysis

A properly fitted bike is an extension of you as a rider. A proper bike fit requires consideration of biomechanical efficiency, good power development, comfort, and aerodynamics. We have the experience of fitting Beginners, National Champions and World Champions as well as every in between.

WHAT WE DO:
Beginning with an interview, the goal is to find out what has and has not worked with your current set-up, what injuries you have had, and what has been giving you problems. We isolate 30+ skeletal measurements from head to toe, match them with your specific bike, and dial you in to the millimeter. Your flexibility is assessed, as are your core strength and your ability to stabilize in a cycling position—all of which are critical to determining handlebar placement. Not only does the fit include your set up but we also address issues like pelvic rotation, pedal technique, and specific settings for events such as Olympic distance triathlon, ITU triathlon, Ironman, Individual Time Trial, MTB and Cyclocross.
WHY WE CAN HELP:
Developed by orthopedic surgeons, biomechanics specialists, kinesiologists, and world champion trainers, our bike fit system is cutting-edge and science-based. Our unique blend of research training and experience with the rigors of training and racing, combined with our ongoing research in the field, allow us to bring a level of expertise and professionalism to our fittings that is difficult to find in the cycling and triathlon industries.

A Comprehensive Fitting Analysis generally takes 2 hours, and as such, is available by appointment only. Cost $250


NickDavid 05-04-10 01:07 PM

I actually emailed Mike Sherry. I have not received any response.

botto 05-04-10 01:21 PM


Originally Posted by duffymcpatzer (Post 10706561)
There was a discussion of this recently on a different board. Some good info but the best info I came away with was to try out Mike Sherry. He's at Performance Labs HC on 89th and not affiliated with a bike shop so no sales pitch. I'm doing a build and probably going to use him once I'm done. I had a friend use Felix over at R&A when he got a bike there and the fit was excellent but if you know R&A they are a bit gruff. I believe its $245 there.

Here is a straight rip from Perfomance Labs site:
[FONT=Times New Roman][FONT=Geneva]Bike Fitting & Analysis

A properly fitted bike is an extension of you as a rider. A proper bike fit requires consideration of biomechanical efficiency, good power development, comfort, and aerodynamics. We have the experience of fitting Beginners, National Champions and World Champions as well as every in between.

WHAT WE DO:
Beginning with an interview, the goal is to find out what has and has not worked with your current set-up, what injuries you have had, and what has been giving you problems. We isolate 30+ skeletal measurements from head to toe, match them with your specific bike, and dial you in to the millimeter. Your flexibility is assessed, as are your core strength and your ability to stabilize in a cycling position—all of which are critical to determining handlebar placement. Not only does the fit include your set up but we also address issues like pelvic rotation, pedal technique, and specific settings for events such as Olympic distance triathlon, ITU triathlon, Ironman, Individual Time Trial, MTB and Cyclocross.
WHY WE CAN HELP:
Developed by orthopedic surgeons, biomechanics specialists, kinesiologists, and world champion trainers, our bike fit system is cutting-edge and science-based. Our unique blend of research training and experience with the rigors of training and racing, combined with our ongoing research in the field, allow us to bring a level of expertise and professionalism to our fittings that is difficult to find in the cycling and triathlon industries.

A Comprehensive Fitting Analysis generally takes 2 hours, and as such, is available by appointment only. Cost $250


this.

NickDavid 05-04-10 01:58 PM

I don't know R&A. Info please?

GirlAnachronism 05-04-10 02:21 PM

Mike Sherry did my LT test and he seemed like a great guy. I know lots of folks who have gone to him and have heard nothing but good things. Maybe try another phone call?

David Jordan is another local guy that I would recommend (and you can tell him I sent you!).

NickDavid 05-04-10 02:24 PM

I sent a follow up email to Mike. He responded immediately apologizing.

botto 05-04-10 02:27 PM


Originally Posted by NickDavid (Post 10764315)
I don't know R&A. Info please?

and you live in NYC? really?

http://www.racycles.com/

go on a weekday, preferably in the AM. ask for felix.


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