Today I had my first bike fit done at PlayTri. When I first got my bike, I did all the adjustments myself. I was quite happy and I’ve been riding on the bike for the last 3 months without any issue when used as a road bike, but I recently installed some clip-on aero bars had some discomfort when riding it for the first time. I wanted to have a proper tri fit.
The bike fit was the Retul system. I didn’t expect to have to do so much riding, but in the end I was happy with the result. My seat got raised a bit and I did replace the saddle with a tri specific saddle. It was much more comfortable when I was in the aero position.
I have my long ride tomorrow of 30 miles and that will be a good test. We’ll see how long I can stay in the aero position. I’ve only ridden two others times this past week with the aero bars. I think I spent perhaps 40-50% of the time in the aero position on the first 15-mile ride, but only 20% of the time on the second 15-mile ride due to the discomfort.
I have also done the 30-mile ride for last 3 weekends so I have a good baseline for my power and speed to compare against.