Where did you get your bike fit?

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Where did you get your bike fit?

Postby charliecat » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:19 pm

I am currently looking to get a bike fit done, i have had a pretty standard bike fit about 2 years ago and am curious if a more intensive fit will make any difernece. I am looking at the BG fit as its readily available around the corner.

Where did you get your fit done?
What was the outcome (positive or negative)?
Did you notice serious performance gains?
Are you more comfortable on your bike on 100km or 3 + hour rides?

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Re: Where did you get your bike fit?

Postby twizzle » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:27 pm

And you are located....?
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Re: Where did you get your bike fit?

Postby charliecat » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:28 pm

Melbourne, but im happy to travel if it means i will get a better service.

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Re: Where did you get your bike fit?

Postby twizzle » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:32 pm

Steve Hogg in Sydney would be my recommendation, but someone in the know in Melbourne might jump in with advice. I've had a bad fit done in Canberra (KOPS and associated similar crap), you need someone who really understands cycling. Perhaps find out who the VIS use.
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Re: Where did you get your bike fit?

Postby gabrielle260 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:41 pm

I live in Melbourne but went to Steve Hogg in Sydney and recommend him. As a coach I have sent people to Emma Colson, a physio and Comm Games MTBer who used to practise at Olympic Park Sports Medicine here in Melb. She may have moved but she used to do a great job,
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Re: Where did you get your bike fit?

Postby charliecat » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:36 pm

I have emailed Steve Hogg as i tend to aggree with his concept about KOPS. I have short femurs and and long torso so it feels odd to be positionsed so far forward.

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Re: Where did you get your bike fit?

Postby pauls51 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:43 pm

My wife and I were both fitted by Emma and she did an awesome job perfect match between comfort and aerodynamic

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Re: Where did you get your bike fit?

Postby slian » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:08 pm

pauls51 wrote:My wife and I were both fitted by Emma and she did an awesome job perfect match between comfort and aerodynamic


Was this recently as when I enquire, it seems to have been taken over by another person.

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Re: Where did you get your bike fit?

Postby pauls51 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:26 pm

There are two girls who do the work - Rosie and Emma and both work for Topbike, I believe.. I had Emma fit myself up just over two weeks ago and my wife about a month ago.

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Re: Where did you get your bike fit?

Postby charliecat » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:55 pm

Emma sounds like a good option as i am in north fitzroy :D

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Re: Where did you get your bike fit?

Postby slian » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:22 pm

pauls51 wrote:My wife and I were both fitted by Emma and she did an awesome job perfect match between comfort and aerodynamic



Sounds like a great approach, thanks for the reply.

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Re: Where did you get your bike fit?

Postby poohkies » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:51 am

what are the ins and out's regarding this,

if you go and asked to be fitted at a bike shop, is there a formula they use? how do they know how to fit, Is there a cirtificate they get?

how do u know if you have a good fit or bad fit (sounds stupid I know) i'm guessing it's a balance between comfort and performance

i'm a newby so learning still about this! I believe i need to get my bike fitted to me better, i'm doing well, but don't think i'm using all my legs, and have played with my seat, but think my head set should be lifted a little higher!

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p.s bike is a Madone 3.1
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Re: Where did you get your bike fit?

Postby g-boaf » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:01 pm

Mine was initially done by the LBS, but I'm not that happy with it.

I've booked in to Athlete Lab in Sydney, I'm pretty impressed with the setup they have there.

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