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Bike fitting value?(5 posts)

Bike fitting value?SPINDAWG
Nov 18, 2003 4:04 PM
I'm not experiencing any kind of problems at all on the bike. I average around 5000 miles a year. Friends of mine have talked highly of John Cobb's Bicycle sport's System One positioning program.One guy has told me that he climbs 20% better now that he has gone through this. I'm just wondering if it's going to be worth the 200 dollars to do this?Thanks in advance for your response.
maybe none...C-40
Nov 18, 2003 4:39 PM
Depends on how bad your position is to start with. I find it very hard to believe that a change in position could improve climbing by anywhere near 20%, unless the rider new nothing about positioning and had it all wrong to start with.

That said, I've seen a number of people going up a Colorado mountain with some obviously poor positions and pedaling techniques. I've seen folks with the saddle way too high, usually pedaling at an extremely slow cadence. I saw a woman who dropped her heel far below horizontal at the bottom of the stroke, causing a fully extended leg and extreme hip rocking. She was also pedaling incredibly slow.
Admit itlotterypick
Nov 18, 2003 4:53 PM
She passed you.
not that woman...C-40
Nov 19, 2003 6:06 AM
But I did have a woman that I passed later catch up with me while riding up Deer Creek Canyon Road. Turned out she was Ron Kiefel's sister, Erlinda. She was on a lunch break from her engineering job at Lockheed Martin. We rode most of the way up together, but I did get ahead on a steep 2-mile section near the top. On the way down, I followed her. She had great descending skills.
woman with good descending skills. what more can you ask for? nmloki_1
Nov 19, 2003 11:03 AM