I received a question from a reader in the comments section this summer and I've finally written an article in response as I promised. (Keep using comments, folks - I do read them and respond when I can - but I have a family and a full-time job; so this "hobby" of blogging sometimes takes a back seat). Here's the question; my responses; and the article. Enjoy!
Matt, I'm beginning to shop for a new bike, but there's so much to choose from, with barely perceptible differences really. Can someone get fitted for a new bike without knowing precisely what brand they're going to buy? Since no single shop carries all the possibilities, it makes this a much tougher process.
Greg- Excellent question. Something I should probably answer in more detail with a dedicated post. Thanks for the inspiration.Now, the short answer is: This is actually where you should start! However, we must clearly define that there is a difference between "fitting" and "sizing".