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The fitting took the entire 90 minutes like they told me.
They started with a simple questioner that included any
physical problems they would have to compensate for.
They made several different body measurements with a device
they had setup along the wall.
Next we went over what pedals I would like, I decided to
go with Look Keo pedals, much easier to get into than the pedals on my MTB.
He spent time in the shop measuring and making adjustments to the bicycle,and decided I needed a different Stem for a
After that I spent a lot of time getting on and off a
trainer. He made several adjustments to the seat and
did some measurement with a plumb line along the leg
to the pedals.
He also went over correct riding form and how I should hold
When I go in for the 30 day tuneup he will make changes
if I have any issues with the setup. I also have an included
and 6mnth and 1yr tuneup and all adjustments are included
entire lifetime of the Bike.
Overall a very pleasent experience, can't wait till
tomorrow so I can get it on the road.
Dave spent a lot of time with customers when we'd fit a bike. He'd put them on the trainer, go through, check angles, measurements, etc. He'd try and schedule it so that they had time to take the bike out for a decent ride after they were fitted, then have them come back again for any readjustments. He loved doing that. So sure, that time seems about normal for a really good fitting.
A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.
Getting fitted will take 90+ because they are going to look at how you sit on the bike, how you pedal, how you climb, how you stand in your cleats, so take your time, ask lots of questions, make it YOUR bike by starting with the factory specifications and checking everything.
Have fun! I want to do this too!!!
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A 90 min fit sounds about right. My first fit was 2hrs and covered everything. Body measurements, bike saddle height and fore/aft, cleats, handlebars, reach, drop etc. The difference pre- and post-fitting was night and day.
I went back to get fitted to my roadbike (+ aerobars) and even with all the measurements dialled in from my cross bike it still took just over an hour.
Do ask questions and make sure you speak up if something doesn't feel comfortable - the bike is supposed to fit your body, not vice versa. Do get your measurements at the end of it as well. I've been messing around with stems, seatposts and saddles and being able to put them in an identical position on the bike has been great in figuring out which ones work for me and which ones don't.
Good luck with the fit!
In God we trust, all others bring data.
- W. Edwards Demings
If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprise.
Specificity, specificity, specificity.
The plural of "anecdote" is not "data".
- Frank Kotsonis
on the new !!
The length of your fitting may seem like a long time, but it's important to take the time to get everything set right for you. That first perfect ride is well worth the time you spend in the shop getting fitted!
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Edited by: ZOLA_NATALIE at: 5/12/2008 (12:08)
Discipline is remembering what you really want.
My husband's fitting took along time and the saleslady was great. My fitting took 10 min and the guy said "this looks good". They didn't even put the bike on the trainer for my fitting and the whole time I felt like falling off. Even within the same bike shop there is a big difference in who you get to help you. I'm glad they are taking their time with you!
Discipline is remembering what you really want.
PKFARE---Congratulations on your new bike!
I just got a new bike about 1 week ago, my LBS had to order mine (Specialized WSD Ruby Expert) and my fitting took at least that long. I am VERY happy as now when I ride, I do not have neck and shoulder pain that leads to headaches any longer.
The fitting included: seat height, position, handle bar height and position. Test ride and since I got new shoes and pedals with clips that was part of the fitting as well. It is critical that your alignment on the bike be correct to avoid strain and injury especially to your knees. They checked the plumb line on my knees several different times and ways,
Have fun and ask lots of questions, this is not a process to be rushed.....
Edited by: SANDYHD at: 5/12/2008 (09:56)
January goal: fit into ski pants by months end! Ack!
MILEAGE GOAL 2011:
“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”
I know when I was re-fitted it did not take that long. But then again it was a re-fitting. We adjusted just the tilt of the seat. Hopefully with a good pair of padded shorts I will eliminate the crotch numbness from the saddle during my rides.
But please share how much they did, what they did. I'm interested in knowing if my LBS is up to speed on fittings especially with the latest technologies.
OOOOps forgot to say congratulations on your purchase and good luck with the fitting.
Edited by: JHOLLNAGEL at: 5/12/2008 (09:13)
Finally pulled the trigger and put a deposit down on
a road bike. I decided to go with the Cannondale Synapse SL3.
After work I am going to be fitted, and was told it takes
around 90 minutes to complete...is that normally how long it takes?
Edited by: PKFARE at: 5/12/2008 (09:04)
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