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Please help im looking at spending between 2-3k on a tt bike. too much to choose from any recommendations!!!!!
Get one that you feel comfortable on .. it took me weeks and weeks to find the one that was right for me
Or buy a red one .... they're always faster
yellow and black ... it has to be yellow and black
i know its all about the fit and i totally agree but when you are a newb I doubt that many would really know what it should feel like I have never been retuel fitted but I assume:
you go to a retuel fitter and get your measurements and then see which frame comes closest to the ideal measurements and tweek from there, or do the reteul guys recommend a frame. If the retuel fit is a part of a bike shop that sells brands A b and C surely they are going to recommend one of them even if there is a better alternative in another make.
When i had a LBS fit they stood me up and measured certain points with a laser and input that into a program and off he went and set up the bike, a very crude method indeed but it did get me started and I tweeked it to my present position. This obviously didnt take into account my pelvic angles and ammount of mobility i have but did work and was free. Anyone think i would gain a lot on having a retuel fit? Anyone had a retuel fit that didnt actually make a lot of difference? yes, i am a tight arse and would rather spend £200 on pasties and kebabs or maybe a aero lid .
Obviously!! Need you really ask!!
Although I'm a little concerned that Donner is considering wasting 200 quid of pasty money on a tw*t hat!!
Rafiki - not a pecker hat - one of the smooth ones without loads of vents, the lid i use atm is a pain in the arse, every time i go over about 20mph ( which isnt often, before you say it ) and I have a side wind i get a sound like theres a car behind me - drives me crazy. Its a crap lid that i got when i first bought the bike so want a better fitting/more comfortable one.
gastank - sounds similar to what i had done at the LBS when i bought my bike, i think pasties is the way to go
get the colour and the overall look right and you can't go wrong! oh and get a bike fit , watch itv 4 on replay for the bike show last week they covered bike fitting
DK - I can sell you some gaffa tape to cover the vents.
I picked up a twat hat for £60 t'other day.
Oh dear, it's all over, Cat has a penis helmet.
Probably just TwatCat or Pussy for short
Cheers guys, looks like i need a bike fitting, then ignore that and just pick a good looking bike! ha ha.
love the twat hat and penis helmet comments very amusing!!!
Mark you need to change your name (Tyrant?) and then get your ass over to the Fatman to Ironman thread so we can sign you up for your first IM (and you can join a few of looking to break the IM cherry next year), lots of exotic locations on offer... Tenby, Bolton, Northhampton, Henley, Lanzarote
Mark, if you are going to 3k, look at something like the cannondale slice 105 and spend the difference on some aero wheels. Alternatively, wait for the sales in September and get a decent frame for around a grand. Add a group set bars etc and you wont be much over 2k There are lots of bargins out there. Position and fit will make you go quicker over a name or colour. That and training. I would definatley recommend a retuel fit too.
The Planet-X Exocet is pretty sweet! They usually do good deals on their website including aero wheels. Is a fit really that important in choosing the actual bike to go for? I figured you would get the right frame size, buy the bike then get the fitting done afterwards for the finer adjustments?
PX offer a half price retul fit if you buy a bike.
Another +1 for the Retul.
I spoke with PX and Bike Science in some detail before buying a Stealth, as I was going for second-hand. Got new in the end, but I knew it would fit.
Got the final fit at Bike Science in Brizzle, which took hours. And as Cougie says, was half price.
B_Kins - read up on Slowtwitch about long/low and short/tall. Some frames fall in to one bucket, others in to the other. It all depends on body type.