Had bike fitting but not comfortable

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by ChrisV, 20 May 2017.

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  1. ChrisV

    ChrisV Formerly CC2014

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    Basically I feel too stretched out. If I hold the hoods it's a stretch and pretty uncomfortable. I end up at the top bit.

    The specs for Cube GTC Pro Disc say 30mm for stem - this can't be right!!!! Anyone know what it is? It's in the garage and it's too dark to be going out there

    If it's say 110mm, would 20mm less actually make a difference or should I be going much shorter!
     
  2. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

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    Welcome to my World. A bike fit caused me problems with an old injury, despite having disclosed it in great detail.
     
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  3. S-Express

    S-Express Guest

    What did your bike fitter say when you told him all this?
     
  4. OP
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    ChrisV

    ChrisV Formerly CC2014

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    Surely you mean "Did you tell your bike fitter all of this?"
     
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  5. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    When did you have the fit done? Sometimes you have to persevere with something new. Did you go to Edinburgh?
     
  6. OP
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    ChrisV

    ChrisV Formerly CC2014

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    Got fitted a few years ago in Wishaw. Got a new bike this year set to same measurements. Probably done about 300 miles on it.

    When he had me leaning right forward in hoods he says that's how I'm supposed to be positioned. But I find through experience it causes a sore back.
     
  7. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    I know someone who has had three bike fits on the same bike, at three different places. all three set it up differently, more money than sense. That say's it all about bike fitters. Save your money and talk to people who ride bikes.
     
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  8. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Maybe he's right, if you were on the tour. 300 miles is enough time to know if you're going to get used to it or not.
     
  9. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Maybe something has changed in the few years since you had the fit?
     
  10. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

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    If you don't intend to enter the TdF, just settle for feeling comfortable when you ride the bike. You can work that out for yourself. YouTube has loads of stuff. Throwing money at bike fitters is for those who are either serious or wealthy.
     
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  11. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Or injured. I had one done recently by a Physio who does himself ride bikes and was fully aware of my current joint issues. We spent 15 minutes discussing before I even got on the bike :smile: I didn't much rate the Retul fit I had done a few years ago. The guy wasn't medically trained and was a racer, so probably not the best fitter for a crocked recreational cyclist. If not go to a bike shop again. I've been happy with the two Physio bike assessments though

    To the OP, is the bike definitely the right size :smile: Go back to the fitter and say you're not comfortable
     
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  12. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    How long each day do you spend doing stretches, more than likely like me not long enough.
     
  13. Change the stem for a shorter one. What a bike fitter suggests is not written in stone.
     
  14. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

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    Have a play with the bar angle/stems.

    Nothing, nothing, and absolutely nothing is more important than comfort. No point being optimally biomehanically efficient if you're in too much discomfort to ride.
     
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  15. So , did you?

    If not then be sure to tell them everything when you go back.

    I've never had a bike fit, I feel like I should but seem comfortable.
     
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