How to find/get a good bike fitting ?

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  1. Flatbardave

    Flatbardave Member

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    I'm having a little knee soreness
    How do I find a good bike fitting in the Palm Springs area?

    Read somewhere to avoid bike shops, they have a bias to sell , not to fit your existing bike

    How do I search & look for one with good reviews ?
     
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  2. Susimi

    Susimi Well-Known Member

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    Even though You've been warned off of bike shops, I would still check out at least a couple in your local area. Although they have a basis to sell, they still need to sell something that would be right for you, so I'm sure some of the more competent ones will be willing to help a lot more to get a sale.

    Good luck in your quest! :)
     
  3. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Talk to the locals and hit all the Google 'southern California bike fitters' threads that pull up. It's going to take a lot of reading and some phone calls.

    No clue about this outfit, but it came up in a search: http://maxperformancebikefit.com/
     
  4. Flatbardave

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    Feel pretty good after 100 mile tdps, thinking I have the bike fitting pretty good. My need some saddle adj, some numbness.
     
  5. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Most flat bar bikes carry more weight percentage on the posterior, I'm sure you are aware of that...so saddle positioning is probably as or more critical than a conventional drop bar rode bike.

    I noticed in the finish picture of your bike that the saddle 'appeared' to have a nose up tilt. It could have been an optical illusion or just my ancient eyes, but I would look at that and see if you could lower the nose a couple degrees.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Yeah, looks 'nose up' in this picture.
     
  7. Weatherby

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    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=palm+springs+bike+shop+fitting

    Or, tilt your saddle down and probably raise the saddle but without more details this is a guess. Knee pain is often a saddle height issue.

    This sounds like a really simple fitment issue. No selling involved. Either learn how to do it yourself or pay.
     
  8. Flatbardave

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    Yea, adjusted the new saddle several times on the prep rides, it kept wanting to tilt up for comfort & no slide fwd. As it's breaking in, I think you're right, I can tilt it down some now.
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