Can anyone recommend a bike fitter (not tied to a bike shop), who can neutrally suggest bikes to test ride with geometries that best fit your specific body type/measurements/etc? I'm on the market for a new road bike. Any info is appreciated. Thanks.
Most good bike fitters are going to be tied to a shop. My friend Adam fits bikes and he could help you out. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. He works at Bonzai in Falls Church, so he could fit you there, or I'm sure you could arrange to meet him somewhere else if you don't want to do the store thing.
I just posted a fit recommendation under general discussion. Smiley is amazing. Enjoy and happy riding!
Thanks for the recommendations, will check them out.
So, there's Smiley and Adam at Bonzai? I'm also looking to get fitted to my road bike/get suggestions on what tri bike would be best for me, so I'd love to hear more suggestions/advice if people have them/it. Thanks!
I highly recommend David Greenfield of Elite Bicycles in Philadelphia. Elite (and David, the owner) is a custom bike builder, but he will fit any bike a rider brings in. The fit is more expensive than most you will find in DC, and there is a drive involved, but believe me when I say - my tri bike feels like I'm laying in a recliner. Even after two months of not touching my tri bike, going aero on the first ride felt like a long-lost luxury.
Bonzai has two really experienced fitters. Adam as Luke suggested and Darrin who is F.I.S.T certified. However, getting in to see Darrin may be difficult. You will need a referral.