Help me like my bike
April 18, 2012 6:32 AM Subscribe
Is it worth it to drop $175 for a pro bicycle fitting? I'm a injured former marathoner who desperately needs something to fill that moving-fast-outdoors-for-long-distances void, and I'd like for bicycling to do that...except every time I try to bike for anything longer than a few miles I get a terrible grinding sensation in one knee.
posted by indognito to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've looked around and the only place in my city that appears to offer an extensive pro fitting is a local chain store. The fitting takes place over about a two-hour period, so it seems like it would be a serious deal. However, I'm a tad cash-strapped at the moment and $175 is not insignificant. It would be worth it, though, if it would resolve my damned knee problems.
I currently have a bike that I got off of Craigslist--a women's GT Vantara. I'm not a gear/equipment person and any time I try to research do-it-yourself bike fitting I start to mentally shut down. Hence, my desire to outsource this service.
Have you had a pro bike fitting? Was it worth the cost/time? Did it resolve nagging injuries or issues?