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04-12-2012, 09:02 AM #1Registered User
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Denver/Boulder bike fit and questions?
Dsiclamer: I searched and found a couple of helpful comments, but I must suck at the search function because I assume this would have been beaten to death. I did find Xtrapickels recommendation about the Boulder Sports medicine outside my needs, though.
I am trying to interest my wife in us getting a couple of road bikes so we can join some friends on smaller rides less than a 100 miles. I don't think she has ever been on a road bike so getting a comfortable fit is probably going to be the most important thing.
Where should we go that offers a knowledgable fitter and good selection?
My wife would want something new, and will probably by immediately, but I could go used.
Are there things people will try to sell us that we truely won't need?
Don't want to break the bank on this experiment, but her bike could possibly be handed down to our daughter in a handfull of years.
Thanks for reading my first blog in Sprocket Rockets and for your comments!
04-12-2012, 12:27 PM #2
If you're looking to find a shop that offers good fits, I'd recommend Wheat Ridge Cyclery or UBikes / Boulder Cycle Sport in Boulder.
I'd recommend being really up front with the fitter about what you're looking for. Be especially open about how you feel about things during the fit process. If they are recommending something, give it an open mind and try it... but if that saddle or whatever just plain isn't working, let them know. Often times people will just agree with the fitter, who thinks things are going well, when thats not the truth.
For a true bike fit, you'll be looking at $200 to $250 where ever you go.
I think Cycle Sport does a "we'll adjust your seat and handle bars" for $100, but frankly you ought to get that service free with whichever bike you buy.
Send me a message if you'd like specific info.