Bike fitting near Boston

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Bostonbull
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by Bostonbull

Any shops jump out as being better than another? Hearing great things about Fitwerx2 up in Peabody and Pedal Power down in Medford.

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audiojan
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by audiojan

Best one in the area is ATA Cycles in Concord. I've heard good things about Landry's as well.

Dean is doing a good job at FW2 as well, but I was less impressed with the original FitWerx, guess it's hit or miss.
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FastforaSlowGuy
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by FastforaSlowGuy

+1 for ATA. Hussam is not the cheapest, but after being fit by at least 3 other shops (including FW2) I wouldn't go any other place.
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r_mutt
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craig gaulzetti aka "the jerk"

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by HammerTime2

No need to pay for a fitting with the jerk. We know what he'll say: "Your stem is too short!"

Bostonbull
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by Bostonbull

Which shop is he with?
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Bicycle Bills in Allston, MA. Can't go wrong.

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Bostonbull
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by Bostonbull

Not a fan of International anyway so no loss there.

Any particular fit tool I should want? Which device/bike should I seek out?
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eordman
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by eordman

I'm a fan of FitWerx but I haven't experienced the others. Haven't heard great things about the people at ATA, but nothing about the fitting part.

Also, Dean Phillips is a beast.

r_mutt
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by r_mutt

tools and devices are no match for experience and knowledge. yeah, retul is a "science", but it's a science that must be applied by the operator. i'm sure that the fitters who use a "method", at least the good ones, use a combination of that science and knowledge gleaned from riding and fitting 100's of people. i wouldn't pick a methodology or a fitter that uses certain tools over someone who has vast experience as a fitter.

personally, i would go with craig. not only has he fit 100's of cyclists, he was formally a bike racer abroad, and presently, one of the few fitters who is also owns his own bike company.


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FastforaSlowGuy
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by FastforaSlowGuy

I've heard good things about Craig, as well, but he's one of the few I haven't experienced.

My qualm with FitWerx is their philosophy is a much more stretched out form than what I like. They take the same measurements as everyone else, but as Mutt said, it's about how that data gets applied. Every shop/fitter has their own philosophy.

Husam (fitter at ATA) is great, and his mechanics are great. Some of the sale staff are a little off, but (except for my current frameset) I go there for fitting not buying. He has all the latest gadgets, but more importantly he does 100s of fittings a year for pros to recreational riders.

Whoever you go with, have a long talk with him/her first. The tools (Retul, size-cycle, etc.) is just that. It's the user that matters.
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Bostonbull
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by Bostonbull

What are your thoughts on Guru Fit?
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by audiojan

Guru Fit is just another tool (albeit a good one)... The quality of the fit is still up to the fitter, so find the fitter you are the most comfortable with (you do put a lot of trust in one persons opinion/experience).
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