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    Best Bike Fit in Denver Area?

    Wondering which shop you thinks does the best mountain bike fit for an aggressive cross-country rider in the Denver area? I bought a nice new ride and I figure I might as well pony up a couple more dollars to get it fit right.

    Cost is not really a concern, but I want it to be reasonable.

    Thanks!

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    I had Wheatridge fit me to my mt. bike and my road bike. I though they did a good job.
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    What's his name up in Boulder -- Pruitt, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manmountain Dense
    What's his name up in Boulder -- Pruitt, right?
    I have some specific orthopedic issues, and I just got the 3D fit with Dr. Pruitt and Sean Madsen up at BCSM. It was a very cool experience, and they did a great job with the fit. While Dr. Pruitt seems more focused on road bikes, Sean's an avid mountain biker, and we were able to find common ground so everybody there knew what I like to ride.

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    Nat Ross in Boulder has a lot of MTB fitting experience. I can't remember the name of his business though. Nevermind, I found it.

    probikecenter.com

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    I take a bag of tools on the trail and start adjusting stuff myself.
    I let pain and comfort be my guide.

    In my case after many tuning sessions I ended up replacing my seat(higher quality),
    handlebars(wider), stem(shorter) grips(higher quality), peddles(more grip), front fork(more travel).

    If you do get a shopfit you will still want to fine tune and replace things.

    hth

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    +1 for Nat at Pro Bike Center in Golden.

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    There's best in Denver, and then there's best in the world. Both of then happen to coincide! Boulder Center for Sports Medicine is the only place to get a true 3-dimensional, dynamic analysis done by medically based people, who also happen to be fanatical about riding bikes. Andy's been fitting bikes for longer than most of us have been around. He's probably fit more people than every other fitter combined, and has written the curriculum for most of the major fit schools out there. If you want the best, there you go.

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    I'd like to add some comments as someone who has done a ton of bike fit.

    If you don't have some sort of orthopedic, nerve, or joint issue, or no real cycling experience, just listen to your body. Somebody already said it, but listen to your body, make small adjustments as you go, evaluate them, and lather, rinse, repeat. For road biking, I'd say get a pro fit, but MTB'ing, where so much is body english and weight shift, and it is SO terrain specific that you are going to get 99% there if you have some experience and the patience to use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbjedi1
    There's best in Denver, and then there's best in the world. Both of then happen to coincide! Boulder Center for Sports Medicine is the only place to get a true 3-dimensional, dynamic analysis done by medically based people, who also happen to be fanatical about riding bikes. Andy's been fitting bikes for longer than most of us have been around. He's probably fit more people than every other fitter combined, and has written the curriculum for most of the major fit schools out there. If you want the best, there you go.
    If you can do it right, you can get insurance to cover part of the fit at BCSM, too. After knee surgery a few years back my physical therapist from BCSM got it "prescribed." It was a really good thing to have done.

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    probikecenter.com

    Another vote for Nat.....pro bike center was great!

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    How much does the Pruitt bike fit cost? It sounds like it costs hundreds of dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meph
    How much does the Pruitt bike fit cost? It sounds like it costs hundreds of dollars.
    The basic fit is $300 and the 3D fit is $400.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbjedi1
    There's best in Denver, and then there's best in the world. Both of then happen to coincide! Boulder Center for Sports Medicine is the only place to get a true 3-dimensional, dynamic analysis done by medically based people, who also happen to be fanatical about riding bikes. Andy's been fitting bikes for longer than most of us have been around. He's probably fit more people than every other fitter combined, and has written the curriculum for most of the major fit schools out there. If you want the best, there you go.
    BCSM is not the only place to get a 3-D dynamic fit.

    http://bouldercyclesport.com/page.cfm?PageID=284

    As mentioned, mountain biking is a compromise between ideal power production position and traction/position. Likely more bang for the buck for Roadies & Tri-geeks, but proper bike fit is certainly not something to be overlooked if you suffer from injuries or other discomforts.

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    Another vote for BCSM in boulder. I had a bike fit by Tami, and most of it was covered by insurance.
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    Todd Carver at Retül (www.retul.com). He worked with Pruitt for years at BCSM and now has his on gig going. It's a dynamic fit, reasonably priced and spot on.

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    I can't say enough good things about Todd Carver. He did my 3-D fit when he was at BCSM, and i've been pain-free for a year and a half (after being in excrutiating pain nearly every ride for a year).

    He's a super nice guy, as well. You won't regret going to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yosh
    I can't say enough good things about Todd Carver. He did my 3-D fit when he was at BCSM, and i've been pain-free for a year and a half (after being in excrutiating pain nearly every ride for a year).

    He's a super nice guy, as well. You won't regret going to him.

    Same story here! Todd did my road bike, and sent me to Colorado Multisport in Boulder for my tri bike fit and I did a minor fit on the mtb there as well. I will be visiting Todd at Retul as the need arises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    I'd like to add some comments as someone who has done a ton of bike fit.

    If you don't have some sort of orthopedic, nerve, or joint issue, or no real cycling experience, just listen to your body. Somebody already said it, but listen to your body, make small adjustments as you go, evaluate them, and lather, rinse, repeat. For road biking, I'd say get a pro fit, but MTB'ing, where so much is body english and weight shift, and it is SO terrain specific that you are going to get 99% there if you have some experience and the patience to use it.
    Makes sense to me ... that's how I've gone about it and with good results.
    In my case,the biggest difference has been with using bar ends .... I know, I know ... many will scoff, but at 6'7" with long ape-like arms, the bar ends have improved my comfort and power with climbing immensely.
    Also, an adjustable travel fork is a pricey, but oh-so-tasty option to have.

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    wheat ridge cyclery, easily the best fit in denver.

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    Bike Fit by Annie Sirotniak in Boulder

    Annie Sirotniak http://bicyclefit.net/

    I had a fit done by Annie. She did a great job for me. Also, she was one of the first folks in the area doing bike fit.

    I highly recommend considering her.

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    Pro Bike Center Andy is great but you will have to wait a while to get in

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    SingleTrack Factory - Denver

    Try out the SingleTrack Factory in Denver, knowledgeable staff, great bikes and great attitude.
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