Bike and cleat fitting

danbrum
danbrum Posts: 45
edited November 2012 in Road general
Can anyone recommend a good bike fitting service in the west midlands. I am based in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Just starting riding again after having physio and podiatry for knee pain but am getting the pain again so would like to change my setup. Annoyingly the physios only seemed interested in the pain when running despite the fact I'm sure I only had the running pain because of the cycling pain.

There is a shop in stratford that offer a fitting service but as it's £100 I would like some recommendations.

Comments

  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    100 quid is cheap for a full fitting that includes proper cleat alignment...
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  • laurentian
    laurentian Posts: 2,387
    Did the podiatrists make you insoles for your shoes? If so, do you put them into your cycling shoes?
    Wilier Izoard XP
  • Yeh they gave me insoles but they don't make a difference cycling and they even said they wouldn't make a different cycling because the foot isn't impacting against anything. Have only tried them with trainers and flats because they didn't make any to fit the road shoe.

    Yeah £100 is cheap but it's only cheap if they do a good job and I know nothing about them.

    http://www.thecyclestudio.co.uk/the-shop/bike-fitting-service.html
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Insoles make a big difference, but only if they're made/chosen correctly. Both Superfeet and Specialized insoles are far superior to anything you'll get from a podiatrist that doesn't understand the biomechanics of cycling.
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  • I would highly recommend a bike fit, I had one on Saturday and I was very surprised at how much difference it made - so much more comfortable. I know it is a bit of a drive but I had mine at Eastgate Cycles in Gloucester. I had a bike fit for £45 along with getting fitted and set up with new pedals and shoes which were £69.99 and £34.99 respectively - therefore £150 all in
  • Coach H
    Coach H Posts: 1,092
    http://www.cadencesport.co.uk/bike-fitting/

    It will cost you more than £100 but will be the best money spent on cycling apart from your bike.

    There are so many threads on this your search should throw plenty of options up
    Coach H. (Dont ask me for training advice - 'It's not about the bike')
  • Ron Stuart
    Ron Stuart Posts: 1,242
    About 55 miles from you... http://www.cadencesport.co.uk/ but well worth it!
  • lef
    lef Posts: 728
    check out esoles, expensive but allow adjustment. these along with wider shoes solved a whole load of woes for me. there's also a newer brand out cant remember the name but similar, theyre mentioned on steve hoggs website.

    £100 is cheap for a good bike fit, but I expect its more likely a case of being expensive for a not very good fit.
  • dai_t75
    dai_t75 Posts: 189
    Coach H wrote:
    http://www.cadencesport.co.uk/bike-fitting/

    It will cost you more than £100 but will be the best money spent on cycling apart from your bike.

    There are so many threads on this your search should throw plenty of options up

    I have seen cadence sport get a few recommendations. Just wondering if the service look at insoles and everything shoe related? I am pretty sure I will need something along those lines.
  • Coach H
    Coach H Posts: 1,092
    dai_t75 wrote:
    Coach H wrote:
    http://www.cadencesport.co.uk/bike-fitting/

    It will cost you more than £100 but will be the best money spent on cycling apart from your bike.

    There are so many threads on this your search should throw plenty of options up

    I have seen cadence sport get a few recommendations. Just wondering if the service look at insoles and everything shoe related? I am pretty sure I will need something along those lines.

    Yes Adrian will fit you with Conformable insoles and set up cleat positions as well as supplying wedges if you have any knee tracking issues. I think the price is about £140 now but the insoles alone cost around the £60-80 mark and will transform foot comfort. I travelled 120miles each way to see him, twice, and would not hesitate to do so again.
    Coach H. (Dont ask me for training advice - 'It's not about the bike')
  • He sounds really good but according to the calendar has no slots free until January whereas I really need to get this sorted sooner. I'll drop him an email anyway.
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Why don't you try calling? Cancellations happen and he may be padding the calendar as well.
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