I went to him with my first TT bike. A planet X. He took a 2 second look at it and said its too small for you. But he made it work with some changes. I had a pre fit before I bought the P3 to make sure it was right.
I need a huge stack and medium reach and not many frames have that.
I bet your keen to go and test the changes to see the improvements. Have you got some decent “before” data? Really interested to see what improvements it brings.
Rolled shoulders up and tucked chin in. Being able to push out on the side of the cups helps. I had to bring bring bars up to even get close but it meant my head dropped down into the pocket behind arms.
Hope you can get nice and comfy there for 2.20 in July! Do you think you’ll fatigue in the shoulder areas through virtue of having to have the ‘shrug’ sort of ‘turned on’? Or with the cups, is it more of a natural position without conscious effort?
Good question. The basic position was comfy and pretty good, shrug and turtle are something I’ll need to work on but will get me the rest of the way to a slippery position. I’ll save the 100% position for the fastest parts of the course and ride in the very comfy 80% position for the rest.
I used Andy years ago too. Still using same setup on the road bike, but with the TT bike I had a refit last year with someone more local. Like @Jgav it was a fit including aero, as on the TT bike there is the compromise between comfort, power & aero. Following a strict formula (e.g. RETUL) would struggle to cope with that, given it’s so individual.
I think that’s where the knowledge and experience of the fitter comes into it as well. I changed a few things bar/saddle etc and had another fit with Performance Bikes years later and it never felt as good. I gave it time for adjustment but the long rides always got uncomfortable towards the end.