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Bike fit

  • 03-11-2020 7:35pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2


    I'm new to cycling and want to buy a new road bike. Seeking for advice what should I do first, buy the bike and then do the bike fit or do the bike fit first?

    Thank you.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 48,647 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    very often the advice is to go for a bike fit and then buy the bike; but i have also heard advice that if you can, if you have the luxury to, borrow a bike, or buy a cheap bike which is at least in theory the correct size for you, and go out and get used to it for a while first. that way, you have potentially useful feedback to give to a bike fitter when you *do* go to the bike fit.

    also, if you are a normal body shape and don't have any issues with mobility, i've heard it claimed that 85% of the time any decent shop assistant will be able to size a bike correctly for you without paying €150 extra for a fit.

    i guess it depends on how much use you expect to get from the bike.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2 yuki29

    I have bought not so long ago a hybrid bike to commute to work and the only fitting advice from the shop assistant was by my height and size charts that manufacturer is providing. After longer cycles I started to feel knee pain, tried to experiment with saddle height but still the same pain after.

    I want a decent fit that will make me pain free :) and looking for the right approach.