Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fit Session and..

Sunday afternoon we headed over to Speedtheory for a fit session on my tri bike. My tri bike is an old Quintana Roo that I have had for a few years, but which I have barely ridden since the purchase of my road bike, and which I really didn't ride that much before buying my road bike.

It was the first bike I bought when I decided to start riding, and was bought before either Graeme or I really knew anything about bikes. I probably shoould have been more aware when I bought it, or at least taken notice of the fact that the owner at the particular bike store did not seem to think that riding a bike was appropriate for a girl.

Anyway, the bike is on the large side for me, and Doug was very nice to spend well over an hour with me, trying everything he could to see what was the best fit I could achieve on the bike. It didn't end up being that bad, but then Doug tried me on a smaller (51cm I believe) P1 that was in stock, and it was pretty easy to see that I fit much better on something like that.

So then the decision became, do I spend money on the parts to make my QR fit better, but not great, or do I look at a new bike.

Well, this (not the exact build, and not those wheels) will be mine as soon as its in!

I have to thank Speedtheory again because this would not be possible without them. They have been so great to Graeme and I, and if you are in town or looking for anything tri related, this is the place to go. And of course Argon18 too. My road bike is also a red Argon18 so apparently I have a thing for them. There is a little more to this story, which will be posted soon.

I really have to get riding (and swimming and running) to be worthy of this!


Julie said...

I KNOW what you mean...I rode a 56cm through FOUR Ironman races before my new coach told me my bike was way too big for me. LOL!!! Live and learn eh? :)

Keith said...

Got here from Julies blog. Bike fit is crucial. Sweet ride!