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Old 01-25-10, 09:33 PM
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Question Bike Fitting in Houston

I've just bought a used Specialized Tarmac and would like to getting a fitting. I'm looking for more than the basic new bike fit that you get free with a bike purchase from a LBS, but not the full blow service offered by say the Bike Barn fit studio downtown.

Any experience, recommendations or thoughts would be appreciated. I live in Cinco Ranch so West side preferred.

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Old 01-26-10, 08:01 AM
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Go see Jason at the Memorial City Sun & Ski. Don't know how much they charge for a fitting but sure it's minimal and he'll take care of you.
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Thanks H-Bear, I'll drop by and speak with him
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Old 01-27-10, 06:08 PM
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Thanks guys I appreciate the recommendations, please keep them coming.
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I know you can get fit at the Bike Barn on Mason Rd. Mine took some time and was well worth it.
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FAIL! worst service ever
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https://bikebarn.com/articles/home-pg934.htm

This is where I'm headed as soon as I can save up the $$$
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Old 02-18-10, 09:29 PM
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I ended up going to Bike Barn in Katy and got fitted by Eddie. He did listened to my problems, was very patient and generally provided excellent service. Highly recommended.
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Also see Tad Hughes - he's the guy who set up Bike Barn's custom fit studio. He just started his own venture now https://tadhughescustom.com/
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I meet Tad this past Saturday at a Houston Cycle Centers hills clinic in Fayetteville. He was really nice and is a master of his craft. He hosted a fit session and went over some of the small details on what changes he makes. The interaction between the rider and bike is important.

He is running a special on his dynamic fitting of $150 - for a 2 hour session. He suggested that I get rid of my SPD pedals and MTB shoes on my road bike and gave me very good reason why. I will hopefully be able to get a fit from Tad this spring.
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Originally Posted by aggarcia
I meet Tad this past Saturday at a Houston Cycle Centers hills clinic in Fayetteville. He was really nice and is a master of his craft. He hosted a fit session and went over some of the small details on what changes he makes. The interaction between the rider and bike is important.

He is running a special on his dynamic fitting of $150 - for a 2 hour session. He suggested that I get rid of my SPD pedals and MTB shoes on my road bike and gave me very good reason why. I will hopefully be able to get a fit from Tad this spring.

I will see him on monday, and let you know how it goes =)
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Tad was very knowledgeable. Please give us feedback on the fitting.
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OK. Just for reference, I've been fitted before, but not in quite a while and I've made adjustments to my bike/shoes since then. I've also been working on flexibility for the last few months and have made some real progress.

I didn't have any specific issues but felt I could probably increase my performance with the help of an expert.

The basic gist of the fit was an analysis of my gear - to see what had been done in the past, analysis of my physical conditions - any asymmetries/problems both on and off the bike, then computer analysis of my riding, and finally adjustments and re-checking my riding.

The whole thing took about 2.5 hrs and tad identified several dead spots in my pedal stoke and asymmetry with my back/hips and feet. He also opened up hip angle to help me bring my foot around a dead spot in my pedal stroke. Strategic adjustments of the cleats and saddle were all it took to fix everything.

The very first time I got a fit it felt like I went from riding a bike to riding a machine. Everything felt very machinelike (in a very good way). With this appointment I regained that feeling again. A great experience overall, and would highly recommend. The issues with my feet are something that 99% of bike shops and bike store employees would completely overlook and Tad clearly has an eye for detail cause he caught it immediately.

Edit - oh and shims under my cleats too

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Glad that you had a positive experience with Tad.
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I will be contacting Tad first thing Monday morning to set up a fit. Great thread guys!

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Originally Posted by Sgt. Spillco
I will be contacting Tad first thing Monday morning to set up a fit. Great thread guys!

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Let us know how it goes!
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Tad's MS150 special ends on April 16th, so if you want a high tech 3D fitting your time is running out. I plan to see Tad, but will wait till summer time.

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Originally Posted by aggarcia
He is running a special on his dynamic fitting of $150 - for a 2 hour session.
Thanks for this info. If I decide to go for it, hope I can fit it in before the 16th and save $100.
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