Guy at bike shop, who appears to be a reputable bike fitter, tells me he can make a bike I like less fit like a bike I like more. Is he right or just trying to move last year's product?
July 18, 2012 1:45 PM Subscribe
Truth or hyperbole: Guy at bike shop, who appears to be a reputable bike fitter, tells me he can make a bike I like less fit like a bike I like more. Is he right or just trying to move last year's product?
posted by nanhey to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm upgrading my road bike. The shop I'm considering buying from includes a free bike fit from someone who knows what he's doing (according to the internet & local reviews) . When I was there, I road two Fujis (Fuli SL 2.0 & Fuli Acr 2.0) and a women's specific Felt ZW75. I liked the Fujis ok, but the Felt was way better. At the price they were selling at, the Fujis seem to be a better deal considering what little I know about components, etc.. The guy pointed out that one reason I might not feel great on the Fujis was because they had giant stems, which even I could see was true. He said he'd swap out stems during the free fitting.
So, how much can really be done in a bicycle fitting session? If I go for an on sale bike, will he really be able to make it ride like another bike? I'm not dying for a full carbon frame + fancy components, but if I could get a good deal on a nicer bike, that obviously would be cool.
I am a 5'2" female, 135lbs, with fairly short arms and I currently ride a 2006 Raleigh Cadent 1.0, FWIW.