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Recommnded bike fit - Adelaide ?

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:01 am
by MichaelB
Thought there was a thread about this, but couldn't find it.

Looking at getting my bike fit checked out again as it has been a while.

Had it last done at Corsa Cycles by Steve (and older school style approach, and no issues with that).

Any other recommendations ? Experiences (good & bad) and what did it cost ?

TIA
MB

Re: Recommnded bike fit - Adelaide ?

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:24 pm
by JetRangerMike
I've been to Elbows Akimbo a couple of times. Anthony has an awesome setup - with the trainer setup on a rotating turntable and lots of lasers, high-speed cameras and velcro dots! :)

Seriously though - he does a very thorough job. Going through a history, flexibility, things like leg lengths, feet etc. etc. and then uses the trainer setup to go through the full bike fit process. And then at the end writes up a consultation record and gave me some stretches etc. to do as well.

I was amazed at the results - first time I saw an almost immediate gain (took a few rides to get used to the new fit) in climbing speed and ended up with a far better balance whilst descending.

Re: Recommnded bike fit - Adelaide ?

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:39 am
by MichaelB
Thanks, have never heard of them. How long did it take and what was the cost ?

Re: Recommnded bike fit - Adelaide ?

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:58 pm
by JetRangerMike
Good question - I'm thinking somewhere around 1.5 hours.

Here's their web-site link with pricing etc. http://www.elbowsakimbo.com.au/bike-fitting-adelaide/

Re: Recommnded bike fit - Adelaide ?

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:57 pm
by MichaelB
I like that they are local to me, but the $295 price tag is a bit much for my budget.
Thought I'd pop into Corsa cycles and found out they are closed and apparently no longer in business !

Bugger. Any other options ?

Re: Recommnded bike fit - Adelaide ?

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:50 am
by MichaelB
Managed to find the old thread I thought existed - Bike fit in Adelaide :roll:

Anyway, it seems that Corsa Cycles got a good rap (but they don't exist anymore), Noel (AT) Bike Station, the 'crazy hair guy' ay Bio-Mechanics Cycles & repairs, and then also the BG Fit setup at the Specialised stores.

Seems the Elbows Akimbo ($295 for basic) and BG Fit at Bike Society ($250) are similar in the tech and time taken, and given that some of the others are highly dependant on who does it, or more a bit eyeball & experience, it seems that these two are my main choice.

A big investment (that's my fortnightly discretionary spending !!! :shock: ) for me, but one that is probably due.

Any recent experience of either (other than JetRangerMike) ?

Re: Recommnded bike fit - Adelaide ?

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:14 am
by rustychisel
Michael, there's a physiotherapist on Magill Road (Evandale) who claims to do bike fittings... has a skeleton hunched over a Wilier frameset outside to make the point, I suppose. Can find out more if you want, though I'm an old school skeptic when it comes to big $$, dangling things and laser lights. Sorry, but the body knows what the body knows.

Re: Recommnded bike fit - Adelaide ?

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:25 am
by MichaelB
Think I know the place you mean.

Still thinking, and welcoming any input/experience

Re: Recommnded bike fit - Adelaide ?

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:39 pm
by eeksll
JetRangerMike wrote:I've been to Elbows Akimbo a couple of times. Anthony has an awesome setup - with the trainer setup on a rotating turntable and lots of lasers, high-speed cameras and velcro dots! :)

Seriously though - he does a very thorough job. Going through a history, flexibility, things like leg lengths, feet etc. etc. and then uses the trainer setup to go through the full bike fit process. And then at the end writes up a consultation record and gave me some stretches etc. to do as well.

I was amazed at the results - first time I saw an almost immediate gain (took a few rides to get used to the new fit) in climbing speed and ended up with a far better balance whilst descending.


curiously, do they have a preconceived thought on heel down or toe down?

Re: Recommnded bike fit - Adelaide ?

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:50 pm
by MichaelB
One comment after speaking with Anthony is that he apparently has tertiary education re Biomechanics & related, although do not know what exactly or where from.

This seems to indicate that he is a cut above those that are trained in a specific system but do not have the education in the details behind why a certain issue is good or bad.

Still haven't decided yet.

Re: Recommnded bike fit - Adelaide ?

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:38 pm
by rustychisel
Have also noted that MegaBike claim to do fitting sessions...