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Good place to get fit in Metro Phoenix, AZ Area?(7 posts)

Good place to get fit in Metro Phoenix, AZ Area?Mr Nick
Oct 8, 2003 11:52 AM
I took people's advice and talked to the guy who did my original fit. He seems pretty set in his ways. For example he only fits using KOP, and what I read over the last few months, this is by no means an exact science. Anyway, I just don't think he is the guy to go to anymore and I want to try someone new. So does anyone have any suggestions? I would be willing to go to Tucson if someone knows a really good person down there.

Thanks for the help.
re: Good place to get fit in Metro Phoenix, AZ Area?redglobal
Oct 8, 2003 12:16 PM
The Bicycle Ranch in Scottsdale. Be ready to pay $100.00 - $150.00 depending if you buy a bicycle or not.
Seems a little steep. Are they worth $50-$100 an hour?Mr Nick
Oct 8, 2003 2:27 PM
Oct 8, 2003 6:00 PM
As far as I know, this is the only shop in the valley with people trained by Serrotta in their fitting system and with their fitting machine. Paraic McGlynn, the head guy and one of the owners, is actually featured in Serrotta's catalogue as a fitting expert. He's done 1,000's of fittings. He has tremendous insight into physiology and body mechanics that will surprise you as you go through the exercise. Highly recommended!
Worth every penny!DrPete
Oct 8, 2003 7:04 PM
Definitely spend the cash on a good fit. I spent $75 plus parts in VT to have my bike re-fitted (with the serotta machine), and I've been so much more comfortable in the saddle. Really, my butt's the only thing that gets sore anymore!

It seems like a ton of cash, but do it for yourself--get a good pro fit and you won't regret it.
Sounds like I'll have to start saving...Mr Nick
Oct 8, 2003 10:01 PM
It is a little frusturating that the shop I purchased my bike from didn't do a very good job. The company is Landis and they are supposed to be a good local company. Maybe it is just the one guy, but it is kind of disappointing that I have to pay for a fit only 5 months after I purchased the bike. Oh well, I guess that is life when you are new to the sport.
Sounds like I'll have to start saving...cholla
Oct 8, 2003 11:44 PM
Funny thing - I have no stake in either shop, but I have heard several people report less-than-great experiences with fittings at Bicycle Ranch - and one of them had a re-fit at Landis to correct things. If you bought from Landis and something's wrong, I'd go back - they should be able to get it right (& not charge you, unless new parts have been acquired, etc.). If there is a particular fitter that you don't want to use, go to one of their 3 other shops to deal with someone else.....just be up front about what you are doing.