Out riding one day, I happened to engage in conversation with a rider I was passing. He mentioned injury and pain (sit bones) and I communicated my satisfaction with the work of Kevin Bailey at 3DBikeFit.
So if you’re having pain and want it to stop, get a bike fit NOW. Winter training by dint of less volume and less hard gives the body time to adjust to a new fit—before the muscles have grown “summer strong” and thus can exert more force on the joints. Even small changes cause different forces on joints, so adaptation over time is wise—and when a bike fit is right, you’ll want to overdo it because it will feel so good!
My name is Frank. We met on Canada Road just a couple of weeks ago. I am the 62 year old with sit bone pain. YOU have SAVED my CYCLING and I want to thank you. I followed your advice and booked a 6 hour refit with Kevin at 3D. I told him you sent me and how kind you were to me. Last Tuesday I was with him from 11 AM until 7 PM. He is a genius and ALSO very nice. In ONE DAY he eliminated my sit bone pain.
I now have a wider saddle for greater stability, my crank arms are shorter and more appropriate to my build, the balance of my pedals was offset by 7 mm so(like you) I was limited in my ability to rotate my pelvis forward, my handlebars were too narrow limiting extension , my seat height was way too low and with at least two years of imbalanced riding I have some adjusting to do with strength and position. But I am on my way now!
Your kindness on the road has truly saved me and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart! I hope I can run into you again to shake your hand, buy you a cup of coffee or a meal to appropriately show my appreciation for directing me to Kevin. The first time I went out this week on my new fit, I felt more power than ever although 8 months of lost training is evident. However, I felt like I was “HOME” on the bike again. It made me cry happy tears!
Thank you for your kindness and road friendliness and THANK YOU for the direction to Kevin. I feel truly blessed!
WIND: wonderful story, and satisfying to have helped someone.