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    Bike Fit

    Anyone have a front range favorite for fits other than the CU physiology lab? I'd rather not spend the money that they require.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lanruss
    Anyone have a front range favorite for fits other than the CU physiology lab? I'd rather not spend the money that they require.
    Go see Nat in Golden.
    http://www.probikecenter.com

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    I wish I was at the level where bike fit really mattered to that millimeter of seatpost height, saddle position, stem length, to save the extra 3 seconds in a bike race.

    But I follow the method of human adaptability and jump on the rig and have fun.

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    I'm not trying to shave seconds... ask anyone who's ever ridden with me. I have a relatively new bike that I feel "scrunched up" on and I want to try to minimize the pain.

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    Optimize, Lidarman. Optimize. You may be riding with diminished fun levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparrow
    Optimize, Lidarman. Optimize. You may be riding with diminished fun levels.
    The six pack I drink the night before is where the problem is. I can shake it, I know i can......

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    The six pack I drink the night before is where the problem is. I can shake it, I know i can......
    But why in God's name would you *want* to?

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    Try moving up the schedule to an hour before the ride, rather than the night before. That may help things out - although come to think of it it obviously hasn't worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lanruss
    Anyone have a front range favorite for fits other than the CU physiology lab? I'd rather not spend the money that they require.
    Five step program that works every time:
    1) Go to LBS
    2) Test ride bike, if it fits, continue to #3, if not, repeat with another size bike.
    3) Switch out stem/bars/seatpost to tweak fit.
    4) Pay for bike and ride.
    5) If further issues develop while on trail, repeat #3.

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    There are plenty of fitters in the Front Range. Most of them do a decent job. I'd go to someone who is certified and experienced. BCSM isn't necessary. Sure, they're PTs, but unless you're severely symptomatic, you can save your $$$. Find a local fitter. Ask them about their experience. Is it mostly roadies? Do they understand the subtle differences between a mtb and road fit? Can they take your individual abilities and limitations into account? Find someone who you develop a rapore with. I know, this sounds like a lot, but I've seen plenty of screwed up fits in my time. Here's a couple of guidlines; not everyone needs, or can be, fit like an elite level racer. As a matter of fact, most racers are in a horrible position. They're just freaks of nature that can pedal a bike fast! Comfort and power and efficiency all go hand in hand - they're not mutally exclusive. Make sure your fit is tailored to you, not a relative guideline or formula based on static dimensions.
    My $.02

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    I can fit you for a six pack.

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    I don't know where you're located, but the guys at Blue Sky Cycles in Longmont are very good from a service perspective and they have a bike fitter.

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    Blue Sky Cycles in on the corner of Nelson and Airport Road in West Longmont. I agree with brokenbonz, these guys are friendly and service oriented.

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