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Bike Fit Recommendations?

mercuryrevmercuryrev Posts: 33
edited August 2019 in Road general
Looking for a bike fit, preferably in London and the South.

Has anyone got someone they would recommend, please?

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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,085
    Pat at Bespoke, Jermyn Street.
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  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,917
    Ben6899 wrote:
    Pat at Bespoke, Jermyn Street.
    What has the world come to bike fits instead of shirts fits on Jermyn street.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 7,612
    Ben6899 wrote:
    Pat at Bespoke, Jermyn Street.
    they've got the most expensive machine in the hospital. That's the machine that goes "ping". So they must be good.
  • amrushtonamrushton Posts: 1,041
    For me Cyclefit on Macklin St or there is the shop in Richmond - Bicycle(?) You can find the guy who runs it Bikefit James over on You Tube. Bespoke are supposedly v.good. I recommend Cyclefit as I know them and they've always worked for me and were pioneering fitting years ago but James is quite interesting.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... opensearch
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,085
    Ben6899 wrote:
    Pat at Bespoke, Jermyn Street.
    they've got the most expensive machine in the hospital. That's the machine that goes "ping". So they must be good.

    I had a really good experience with Bespoke, that's all I can say. Tom Donhou sends his clients there, hence my visit.

    OP, I also keep up with Bikefit James on YouTube and he clearly knows his stuff. But I cannot speak from experience.
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  • Ben6899 wrote:
    Ben6899 wrote:
    Pat at Bespoke, Jermyn Street.
    they've got the most expensive machine in the hospital. That's the machine that goes "ping". So they must be good.

    I had a really good experience with Bespoke, that's all I can say. Tom Donhou sends his clients there, hence my visit.

    OP, I also keep up with Bikefit James on YouTube and he clearly knows his stuff. But I cannot speak from experience.

    I've watched the Bikefit Tuesday videos and am really impressed with his passion for his 'art'. We live abroad and sadly he is fully booked during our next trip back.

    I'll check out the others mentioned

    Thanks for the replies so far
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,869
    from personal experience i'd certainly recommend cyclefit
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Messaged both and so far only Bespoke have replied....

    Now got to travel up to Yorkshire while we are over, so if anyone has any good recommendations further north....?
  • davidofdavidof Posts: 2,604
    Mercuryrev wrote:
    Messaged both and so far only Bespoke have replied....

    Now got to travel up to Yorkshire while we are over, so if anyone has any good recommendations further north....?

    Oop North? Adrian Timmis ? Although he's been in the alps recently
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  • handfulhandful Posts: 918
    I've heard good things about the Bike Whisperer in Newbury.
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  • amrushtonamrushton Posts: 1,041
    Mercuryrev wrote:
    Messaged both and so far only Bespoke have replied....

    Now got to travel up to Yorkshire while we are over, so if anyone has any good recommendations further north....?

    No experience of this one but may know his stuff

    http://www.yorkshirebikefitting.co.uk/
  • amrushton wrote:
    Mercuryrev wrote:
    Messaged both and so far only Bespoke have replied....

    Now got to travel up to Yorkshire while we are over, so if anyone has any good recommendations further north....?

    No experience of this one but may know his stuff

    http://www.yorkshirebikefitting.co.uk/

    Might not be much of a response: "PLEASE NOTE: YORKSHIRE BIKE FITTING CLOSED FOR BUSINESS PERMANENTLY AT THE END OF FEBRUARY 2019. SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE FOR EXISTING CUSTOMERS"

    I'm also based in Yorkshire and would be happy to hear any more suggestions for bike fitting
  • Thanks again for the replies, seems quite a few of the places I've tried are either on holiday, fully booked(?) or closed down.

    Perhaps just the time of year.

    If anyone else has any recommendations......?
  • kingrollokingrollo Posts: 3,148
    davidof wrote:
    Mercuryrev wrote:
    Messaged both and so far only Bespoke have replied....

    Now got to travel up to Yorkshire while we are over, so if anyone has any good recommendations further north....?

    Oop North? Adrian Timmis ? Although he's been in the alps recently

    Hes back - I went for a fit with him last week. Had 3 bikes done with him - excellent service.

    (Last fit was to correct a retul fit than came with new bike - Adrian's Fit was miles better)_
  • If you don't mind a small hope to Bristol come try a bike fit with Physio Fit Bristol where you'll get a bespoke bike fit that not only looks at comfort on the bike but also how your body interacts with it from a physiotherapist point of view.
    Have a browse on our website before you try www.physiofitbristol.com
  • I can second the Bike Whisperer, very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions long after your fit to make sure you're happy. He's trained by Steve Hogg, I think
  • drlodgedrlodge Posts: 4,825

    I can second the Bike Whisperer, very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions long after your fit to make sure you're happy. He's trained by Steve Hogg, I think

    I'll third him, very thorough. Spends most of his time on the foot/pedal interface.
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  • pnevpnev Posts: 236
    James and Andy Fenn at Bicycle Richmond are both excellent at their craft
  • Thanks again for the replies, seems quite a few of the places I've tried are either on holiday, fully booked(?) or closed down.


    Perhaps just the time of year.


    If anyone else has any recommendations......?

    I would 100% recommend Cyclefit, Julian did a fantastic job of fitting me to my bike, setting up my cleats with wedges and packers as well as create my custom sidas insoles

    He inspires confidence and is worth every penny

  • topcattimtopcattim Posts: 766
    drlodge said:

    I can second the Bike Whisperer, very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions long after your fit to make sure you're happy. He's trained by Steve Hogg, I think

    I'll third him, very thorough. Spends most of his time on the foot/pedal interface.
    Fourthed. I went once with knee pain, which he eliminated by a general bike fit. Some years later I developed some quite painful ankle problems, which he eased out really well for me just by changing my general position and in particular by introducing orthotics into my shoe and moving me from SPD-SLs onto Speedplay in order to allow my foot position to move further forward. Scherritt has an excellent understanding of how the whole body works, and it's a pleasure to spend time there. Lovely coffee too.
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