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Bike fit?

Fool

Turbo Monkey
Sep 10, 2001
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So I turn Old this year, and thinking of getting myself fit for my road bike as a thank you for not dying and/or getting any shitty tattoos up to now. Worth it? It's pretty spendy. Though the numbness, aches and shooting pain in various extremities would be a nice thing to solve.
 

6thElement

Schrodinger's Immigrant
Jul 29, 2008
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Make sure they do an old, broken DHer comfort fit, not a "racer" fit if you do book something.


*Have never been professionally fit, so no idea.
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
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Sleazattle
Whenever I ride my road bike after a long hiatus, which is most of the time anymore, I always feel like it is a mile too long. Then 10 minutes later it feels great, then my mountainbikes feel short and upright. Might be worth spending a little time perhaps on a borrowed bike to at least get a little acclimated to a new position before a fitting.
 

Fool

Turbo Monkey
Sep 10, 2001
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Brooklyn
Oh, this would be on my current, plastic, mail-order 105 road bike I'm on 2-3 days a week. Most rides are around an hour or so, just laps in the park, and sometimes a longer weekend ride if I'm not on the MTB.

Uncomfort kicks in around 30-40 mins in and requires a bit of awkward stretching like I'm trying to mix in some interpretive dance moves while rolling along.
 

6thElement

Schrodinger's Immigrant
Jul 29, 2008
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like I'm trying to mix in some interpretive dance moves while rolling along.
I think you have to do those in Union Square or maybe Washington Square Park, not sure about the middle of Grand Army Plaza, but I'll let you be the judge being local.
 

amishmatt

Turbo Monkey
Sep 21, 2005
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If your uncomfortable for half of your normal rides, and it's keeping you from enjoying those rides as much as you could, and keeping you from doing longer rides (if you want to do longer rides) then it's worth it.

I used to get uncomfortable after a couple of hours, and after a good fit, I can ride 6-7 hours without any issues. Was totally worth it for me.

I ended up buying new shoes, a new stem, seatpost, saddle, and eventually bars, after my fit, so it was really expensive.
 

Fool

Turbo Monkey
Sep 10, 2001
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Brooklyn
Yeah, thanks for the feedback. I think I'm going to give it a shot. There's a boutique-y place with a slickly produced Vimeo promo, staffed by guys with good haircuts near me.

I'm expecting to have to change a few things. Mainly shoes and pedals, as I am running 20-yr-old Crank Bros Candys and an ill-fitting pair of Giro mtb shoes.