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If it's comfortable....

Old 10-10-19, 04:13 PM
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If it's comfortable....

So if the bike you are riding is comfortable does that mean it is "fitted" correctly??
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Old 10-10-19, 05:58 PM
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Suppose that the bike is comfortable on your typical ride. Then, on a lark, you tweek this a bit and then tweek that and find it is even more comfortable. Does this mean the first fit was wrong or does it mean that a comfortable fit occupies a spectrum of possibilities. As most of us with a few several years worth of miles under our belts, best fit is a moving target that changes with physical fitness.

Best fit can change for other reasons also such as a racing fit or a touring fit and the list goes on.
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No. What comparisons have been done. Comfortable is a relative term with different meanings to different people.
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Old 10-12-19, 11:40 AM
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It seems different cyclist have VERY different definitions of "comfortable," especially in terms of bike fit and saddles.
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Old 10-12-19, 06:38 PM
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My current fit was definitely not comfortable initially compared to the fit I had gotten used to.
A week or so later it was, and some pains I had put up with, went away.
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