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789 PCO BikeFitting Service

Postby kfmfe04 » 05 May 2012, 20:46

Has anyone tried the 789 PCO BikeFitting Service?

http://www.789cycling.com/home/bikefitting/bikefitting-service

I am looking to buy a new triathlon bike. Due to the varied geometries of tri frames, experienced triathletes often recommend that one gets measured and fitted to ensure that you will fit the brand of bike you like.

Using google translate, it appears that the first section for NTD 4000 includes various measurements (1-2 hrs) to ensure that you and your bike could potentially fit.

Is anyone aware of other places in Taipei which may offer this kind of service or had experience with Taipei shops which provided good expertise?


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Re: 789 PCO BikeFitting Service

Postby PaddyB » 05 May 2012, 23:20

From my experience, bike fitting here generally means measuring height and inseam, buying a bike one or two sizes too small and then getting a fit after the fact. I guess it's a safe way to make sure you arent on a frame that is fatally too large but then again that doesnt exactly seem like the best way to get an optimum fit either.

Auranden Bike in Tianmu has a Retul fit for 9500NTD, IIRC. It's not cheap but it actually uses biometric data and computer analysis. If most bike fitting is fairly subjective and an educated guess then you could say Retul is like having an educated guess from MIT. The owners speak good English too so you'd be able to communicate your needs and ideas easily.

If I was fvcking with tri bikes and 'ardcore stuff like that, I would go Retul for sure.
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Re: 789 PCO BikeFitting Service

Postby kfmfe04 » 06 May 2012, 01:02

PaddyB wrote:From my experience, bike fitting here generally means measuring height and inseam, buying a bike one or two sizes too small and then getting a fit after the fact. I guess it's a safe way to make sure you arent on a frame that is fatally too large but then again that doesnt exactly seem like the best way to get an optimum fit either.

Auranden Bike in Tianmu has a Retul fit for 9500NTD, IIRC. It's not cheap but it actually uses biometric data and computer analysis. If most bike fitting is fairly subjective and an educated guess then you could say Retul is like having an educated guess from MIT. The owners speak good English too so you'd be able to communicate your needs and ideas easily.

If I was fvcking with tri bikes and 'ardcore stuff like that, I would go Retul for sure.


Wow - you were spot on for possible undersizing! I dropped by Howard's Bike and met Howard (nice guy, good English, completed 7 IM distance races). After mentioning that I'd be interested in the Ceepo Venom, he just eyeballed me and said "You are about my size so a small frame should fit you." He may be right, but there's no way I'm dropping that much coin without being more certain.

Thanks a bunch for that Auranden Bike reference! Google turned up:

http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/auranden-since2006/article?mid=3327&prev=3339&l=f&fid=116

so I think the 9500NTD still applies. I will definitely check them out. TYVM!

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Re: 789 PCO BikeFitting Service

Postby kfmfe04 » 06 May 2012, 01:07

For future reference, this looks like another one in Taipei:

http://www.customfit.com.tw/content.php?pname=aboutus1&language=en

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