I’ve had a guru bike fit done from a reputable local bike shop. I’ve had to go back 4 times because something isn’t quite right. I suspected it was either the cleats, or a biomechanical issue (i.e. me/old injuries, lack of flexibility etc). Either way, after long endurance rides I had numb hands, the outside edge of my right leg was unbearably painful and my seat bones were sore, and don’t get me started on the perineum.
I started talking to a pro cyclist and sent videos of me riding - based on their advice I made a few changes and I can now do 4-4.5 hours with a sore rear end, but altogether it isn’t too bad compared to how it was. Main issue that seemed to help was my cleat adjustments, but I’m on my 4th set of bib shorts and my 3rd seat.
I’m almost fit enough to consider getting a new bike for gran fondos in the future - but the pandemic and lack of supply means I probably can’t ride one for the foreseeable future. So I started internet shopping trying to narrow it down a bit to pass time.
Here’s where it gets interesting. I use my guru bike fit data to compare against the specs. Now I know I won’t get a perfect fit bike, but I can’t even find a bike that is close to being in the right range. e.g. I need a medium/large 54/56 frame, but when I use my stack and reach from the guru fit data all the bike web sites would require me adding an additional 50-70mm to the stem to get close to the reach. Some websites reject my numbers and tell me they are incorrect, and others tell me they don’t make bikes that I can safely ride.
I do have short legs and a long body. But I didn’t think I was that freakish looking.
I’ve tried contacting a few other places for bike fits, but none have responded because I don’t have a bike to be fitted to.
Is my bike fit bad? Any suggestions?