I lucked out as I was over on the mainland for some work meetings, so threw my bike in the car, and arranged a fit with Noa. She now does fits out of La Bicicletta in Vancouver, it's a great shop so if you're ever in the area, go check it out.
|All wired up for the Retul fit. The dots are LED markers|
that are picked up by the sensor bar. As I ride, they capture
3-D of my position, movement and pedal stroke. They are also
placed on my arms, wrists and shoulders.
|My bike on a stationary trainer, and the Retul sensor bar|
in the background. Noa is analyzing data from my ride.
Overall, the process was the same as my first fit, but she thought it was time for me to be a bit lower so dropped my bars (along with a slight raising of my saddle height). A couple of minor cleat position adjustments, and I was good to go!
Being set up properly on the bike is huge, and millimetres really do make a difference in terms of power output and comfort. Especially for a long event like an Ironman, where the bike is 180 km AND you have to come off it feeling good enough to run a marathon afterwards! I'm satisfied now going into the season that my position is dialled and I'm ready to go!