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Old 05-08-21, 01:48 PM
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Bike fitters in LA

Does anybody have any experience with bike fitting in Los Angeles? (Positive or negative?)
I live near Pasadena and am looking for a ftter
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Old 05-10-21, 06:23 PM
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I am interested as well, but live in Tarzana. I would prefer a fitter who does not use the drop a plumb method. That never worked for me and was a waste of money, twice.
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Also interested. Went to one place years ago that closed.

Was looking at these suggestions https://www.******.com/r/BikeLA/sear...&restrict_sr=1 (the site is r-e-d-d-i-t)
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Old 05-11-21, 09:52 AM
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Thank you

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Also interested. Went to one place years ago that closed.

Was looking at these suggestions https://www.******.com/r/BikeLA/sear...&restrict_sr=1 (the site is r-e-d-d-i-t)

Thank you... never thought i would get a recommendation from an 18th century astronomer
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Old 05-11-21, 10:28 AM
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Just come over to my house. I have all the correct wrenches to adjust anything and I've always enjoyed telling people what they're doing wrong.
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Just come over to my house. I have all the correct wrenches to adjust anything and I've always enjoyed telling people what they're doing wrong.
You could have a fit party & we will bring food & beer. Sriously.
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Old 05-12-21, 03:26 PM
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I never actually ended up seeing him as I worked my issues out on my own before he was available, but multiple people recommended Nate Loyal when I was asking around.
https://www.loyalcoaching.com/

I might end up going to see him after all as my aging body is now favoring a more upright position and I'm not sure it's working out for me.
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Another vote for Nate Loyal. I felt like an utter TOOL driving all the way up to LA from Carlsbad, then spending 3 hours and $180 so that Nate could shift my saddle down and forward about 1cm, and shifting my cleats half a cm rearward on my shoes.

But two weeks later, I cancelled my appointment with the knee surgeon and realized that knee surgeon would have charged me roughly 100x what I paid Nate Loyal.

Then my FTP kept creeping up. Then I had a string of sub-5-hour centuries. THEN I realized: 5 hours times 60 minutes per hour (300 minutes) x 90 rpm (cadence) = 27,000 repititions! OF COURSE you're going to have knee problems if you're half an inch off.

I am not a friend of Nate Loyal, nor has he ever granted me a discount. But that $180 turned out to be better than any sew-ups, coaching sessions, Oakley sunglasses, or aero-wheels I ever bought.

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Nate Loyal is now $250.
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Originally Posted by Tycho Brahe View Post
Nate Loyal is now $250.
what size frame you riding? 58?
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I've always been kind of a "hit or miss" old school mentality kind of guy when it comes to my bike fit. I'm sure in some extreme cases a professional bike fitting may be useful. But I've always found that obtaining some base level knowledge and then adjusting from there will usually do it. I'm not trying to derail this thread... I'm just suggesting that a little tweak here or there might save you $250.
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In my opinion, if you can get a fit with a computerized motion sensor - have no idea what that is called fit, it is worth $250.
I heard great things about Nate and on his site he does not say if he uses a computerized fit approach. At the same time Im he is just as good as a computer at it.
So, that is why I have not gotten a fit - cant make up my mind and because I've had 2 different fit sessions with the drop a plum guys and they were both not right for me.
Im still dialing in my fit after 15 years of riding.
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I've been thinking about a fit more and more, just not feeling like my current setup is working for me.

I found a remote bike fitting with a laser. They mail you all the supplies, sensors and include consultation for setting saddle fore and aft positions.
The plan includes 3 consultations. I don't have a home trainer, but posting in case this can be helpful to others.
They are called Leomo the site is here
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road bike (not-for-racing) fitting for 6'3" tall male with most of height above waist

Hi bike experts,

I'm looking to get advice on identifying a good light weight road bike (not to race) given my dimensions and a reliable place to be fitted in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles to help clarify modifications (e.g., changing step height to 100cm; or putting in a smaller/larger crank size) that will work best for me.

I am 6'3" with a long spine as most of my height is above my waist, and I'm 48 years old, so not as flexible as I once was.

inseam=34.75

arm-length=29

I know the frame will be somewhere between 58 inches and 61 inches. Can you please help me to figure out the frame size that is the most comfortable given my dimensions?

I'm not sure if a compact frame or classic frame is better. Ideally the frame size would allow me to pick the best distance to the handlebars, angle of the handlebar, stem height, and crank size for the most comfort based on my dimensions. I know I want to be able to lean forward enough for when I'm off the seat and pedalling while going up hills, but I'm not a racer and not looking to always be leaning forward at a 45-60 degree angle.

I would also like to be able to put a bike rack in the back for a rear child seat to use when riding with my 2-year old child.

It looks like the first step in this process is determining the right frame size for me given my dimensions, and then determining the best distance to the handlebar, angle of the handlebar, stem height, crank size for the most comfort based on my dimensions. Right?

Any help narrowing down the frame size would go a long way. Any ideas on some places that have the resources and patience to allow me to try different combinations of frame sizes (58cm-61cm) with the other mentioned variables to to help with this process?

Thank you in advance.

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utility of hiring Nate to determine right frame size to use for hybrid gravel bike

Originally Posted by calamarichris View Post
Another vote for Nate Loyal. I felt like an utter TOOL driving all the way up to LA from Carlsbad, then spending 3 hours and $180 so that Nate could shift my saddle down and forward about 1cm, and shifting my cleats half a cm rearward on my shoes.

But two weeks later, I cancelled my appointment with the knee surgeon and realized that knee surgeon would have charged me roughly 100x what I paid Nate Loyal.

Then my FTP kept creeping up. Then I had a string of sub-5-hour centuries. THEN I realized: 5 hours times 60 minutes per hour (300 minutes) x 90 rpm (cadence) = 27,000 repititions! OF COURSE you're going to have knee problems if you're half an inch off.

I am not a friend of Nate Loyal, nor has he ever granted me a discount. But that $180 turned out to be better than any sew-ups, coaching sessions, Oakley sunglasses, or aero-wheels I ever bought.
Hi,

I'm looking to get advice on identifying a good light weight gravel bike (not to race) given my dimensions and a reliable place to be fitted in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles to help clarify modifications (e.g., right frame size, changing step height to 100cm; or putting in a smaller/larger crank size) that will work best for me.

I am 6'3" with a longer back as most of my height is above my waist, and I'm 48 years old, so not as flexible as I once was.

inseam=34.75

arm-length=29

I know the frame will be somewhere between 58 inches and 61 inches.

Ideally, once I determine the right frame size, then I could pick the best distance to the handlebars, angle of the handlebar, stem height, and crank size for the most comfort based on my dimensions. I know I want to be able to lean forward enough for when I'm off the seat and pedalling, but I'm not a racer and not looking to always be leaning forward at a 45-60 degree angle.

I would also like to be able to put a bike rack in the back for a rear child seat to use when riding with my 2-year old child.

Would hiring Nate Loyal for fitting be a good idea if what I want it to determine is the right frame size given my dimensions, and then determining the best distance to the handlebar, angle of the handlebar, stem height, crank size for the most comfort based on my dimensions?

Thank you in advance.

Lee
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Nate Loyal is now $250.
And now Nate Loyal charges $300.

No issues with him charging those prices, just wish there was a shop still doing simple bike fits. Everyone wants $200+ for super-complex fits.
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You might check with Around The Cycle in Pasadena. They have a guy who comes up from Carlsbad, I think. I did it with him, just the cheap one, since I'm just an enthusiast/commuter. I thought it helped a bit, but look into what others might say about him.
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And now Nate Loyal charges $300.

No issues with him charging those prices, just wish there was a shop still doing simple bike fits. Everyone wants $200+ for super-complex fits.
To me a simple bike fit is the top tube comes to your groin but doesn't push in, your legs are nearly fully extended at the downstroke, and you're not too stretched out or cramped reaching the bars
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Had a fit session with Nate. Well worth the time & money. He does not have a computerized jig and uses your own bike frame to get you fitted. He does use video to assess your position on the bike. I had my seat lowered, shims on shoes & cleats. Im very satisfied.
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