Proper bike fitting assessment - Can you recomend one for me?

by mattbibbings   August 20, 2012  

For the last 20 years I have always thought myself pretty adept at sorting my position on the my road bikes. I have never had an injury I would attribute to poor positioning on the bike and have always been comfy (enough).

However, I am considering getting a proper bike fit due to a different bike related injury. In April I broke both my wrists in an OTB incident on my mountain bike. Long story short my right wrist is the most complex fracture my surgeon has ever tried to fix - I totally smashed it (the x rays are scary). I'm about to have it partially fused.

My thoughts have turned to bike fit as I want to make sure I am not putting any undue stress on my hands when I am back on the road (my turbo is getting A LOT of use right now, with Tri bar arm rests).

Locally I have Trek FIT and Specialized BGfit available. Does anyone have any experience of these two they would care to share. Other suggestions would be most welcome too. I live in Otley, near leeds BTW.

Thanks!

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You could try JD Cycles in Ilkley.

They have offered me sound advice on riding position and also do a computer based bike fit on request.

posted by MinardiM189 [27 posts]
20th August 2012 - 21:28

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Given the seriousness of your wrist injuries I think it would be best to see a physio who specialises in bike fitting. I don't have any names but I recall seeing a few at the bike show at the NEC last year. It might be worth a check there in September. Best of luck with it!

Trying not to bonk!

posted by Hypoglycaemic [21 posts]
20th August 2012 - 23:23

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http://cyclefit.co.uk/

speak to these guys, this is who trained me in the trek fit. he will probably give the best advise on who to see. Smile

posted by Lost faith in t... [108 posts]
21st August 2012 - 11:18

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