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Dickie
08-07-2012, 08:07 AM
Does anyone recommend a good fitter/set-up person in town? Many years ago I used a local store to help re-fit me but I was a bit disappointed as I felt they were more interested in selling me additional items rather than helping me set-up what I had. I do expect that certain items might need changing as this is part of the process, but I want a proper fitting not a sales pitch. I have increased my miles pretty substantially this year but for the first time on the bike I am getting some knee tendonitis. Not sure if this is over-training and execration or perhaps a less than perfect position on the bike is now being exaggerated as I ride more. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Cheers!

Bilsko
08-07-2012, 08:36 AM
I haven't had a fitting session yet, but I'd like to do one soon. From what I've seen here on the Forums, Clovis over at Freshbikes is pretty highly regarded:
http://freshbikescycling.com/index.php/content/bike-fitting#

If you're looking for the top-of-the-line service, then I've read/heard that the fitting equipment they use at Parvilla (Edgewater, MD) is supposed to be exceptional.
http://parvillacycles.com/about/services-and-pricing-pg120.htm

Its not cheap, but depending on your needs it might be worth the money.

Tim Kelley
08-07-2012, 08:41 AM
If you're looking for the top-of-the-line service, then I've read/heard that the fitting equipment they use at Parvilla (Edgewater, MD) is supposed to be exceptional.
http://parvillacycles.com/about/services-and-pricing-pg120.htm

Its not cheap, but depending on your needs it might be worth the money.


If you're not looking to drive as far for fancy fitting technology, Revolution Cycles in Clarendon has the same Retul system and CycleLife in Georgetown has a fancy 3d/laser system too.

dasgeh
08-07-2012, 08:53 AM
CycleLife in Georgetown has a fancy 3d/laser system too.

When I did it three years ago, CycleLife had multiple levels of fit to choose from ($150 - $300, I think) and Josh was awesome.

Greenbelt
08-07-2012, 09:55 AM
I think Laurie's scheduling pro fits at Proteus again starting after August 23rd, when she finishes her certification. Until then, maybe you could get a semi-pro fit!

For what it's worth (not much), my issues with minor knee tendonitis cleared up fairly quickly when I added leg extension on my commuter bike.

Dickie
08-07-2012, 12:12 PM
Thanks everyone for the great advice, I will let you know what I do and how it goes!