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!