We have our sights on the Racine 70.3 in July. Our mileage has really been on the rise lately. With the race only 4 months away, we decided to start looking at tri bikes. While there isn’t much of a selection in the area, we did find a tri shop just west of Milwaukee, about an hour and 20 minutes away.
I called the shop and spoke to the owner. He suggested to get fitted before buying a bike. This was a new concept to me, and I was a bit hesitant. I thought you bought the bike, then got the bike fitted to you. So the research began. And in fact, it is common practice to get fitted for a bike before you buy.
The fitting will last approximately 2 hours with a certified bike fitter. He will interview me about my riding preferences, take measurements, and identify the optimal position and fit to maximize comfort, aerodynamics, and power output. He will then suggest bikes that will best fit me.
I am looking forward to my fitting this morning, and am a little nervous. I’ll post updates as we progress with purchasing new bikes.