Bike Fitters 10 Most Loved Products
Bike Fitters 10 Most Loved Products
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James, do you know any bike fitter you can recommend in Massachusetts?
Did you delete the upsell comments???????
I have found that for walking and running, barefoot shoes have made a hugely positive difference to my life. I am therefore dubious about the need for custom innersoles. I realise that cycling places different forces on your body than walking and running, but I’m not convinced that adding more support to my feet whilst riding will be a benefit to me. Tell me why please, James.
I bought G8 insoles on James’s recommendation from another video. Aside from them squeaking in my shoes, they’re amazing. Totally worth the price.
James – looking good, my man! T-shirt looks great and the watch game is 🔥 Thank you!!
A wild James spotted in "The North"?!
I’m planning a trip up to see James. No bike shops near me let alone one that can measure/sell decent shoes. May go the whole hog and have a bike fit. My saddle never feels right, so the pressure mapping looks intriguing.
I have that same Selle Italia SLR Boost saddle on my main bike and it great however if I put that same saddle on my indoor trainer bike it becomes uncomfortable. I don’t think it’s the saddles fault but more because my indoor bike is stationary and in a fixed position.
Is there another saddle I can try for an indoor trainer bike? I don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on one of that platforms that rock the bike side to side.
g8 arch supports are worn out pretty quickly, which is a big disappointment in those insole. apart from that they are great.
Im just entering the sport. I dont feel i need the most serious of gear, but i was looking for advice for making my bike fitment better. The solution appears to be money.
James had 20 years experience Francis in bike fitting? He must be 40 odd then?
Thanks for the heads up on Fairlight. Looks like they might have what I’m after as a do it all bike.
Hey Dudes, good to see James Back. I would be really interested in fit in relation to power output. As soon as I leave zone two and do over 250watt all my problems with discomfort go away. I’m a heavy rider at around 95 kg.
I use a Tailfin on my commuter. Losing the backpack was the best thing to happen.
How many saddles were harmed in the making of this video?
Selle Italia SLR boost is something I have on all my road bikes. I have the gravel version on my gravel bike. Cannot substitute this saddle for anything else. Also Hello from USA! 👋👋
Always love seeing James outside of his shop. That typically means shenanigans are afoot, or at least a copious amounts of foul language.
This video makes me wanna try the SLR BOOST so much.. i have some saddle issues here and there, been messing around with better bib shorts but still….
if it isn’t the saddle, then something must be waaay of in my setup. Greets from Greece
The best thing with the G8s? I don’t feel them at all! It feels absolut natural and comfortable. In combination with the Lake’s I don’t wanna use anything else anymore 🦾
On the video about the 10 things you hate, you left out the quality control over the human body – absolutely the worst (it’s what bike fitters call job security). Because bike fitters should understand this, they shouldn’t endorse specific products. Example: The reach of a handlebar is a function of the rider’s torso length, lower back flexibility and arm length. You want enough horizontal adjustment to allow the rider to get their center of gravity over the pedal when there’s enough resistance to hold their body weight, but you also need a hand position for when the rider sits up to move their center of gravity back, when they’re in a lighter gear.
Question for James: As a bike fitter, how much control do you have over the items you stock? I’m a bike fitter in one of the larger shops in the world, getting good products is a [corrupt] political process. We have useless Specialized footbeds because a buyer is getting kickbacks. More to the point, the inventory is the shops – I have very little control over it. The SPD-SL pedals with +4mm spindles look the same as the regular one to your average bike shop employee, so half of them get sold to the wrong person.
Can’t think anything worse that walking into a bike shop and being confronted by this guy
… now we need _James’ _*_10 Most Hated Products_* (although I’m sure he could rattle off way more than 10)
0:07 1. G8 modular insole
1:15 2. Deda rhm handlebar
2:28 3. Selle italia boost slr
4:30 4. Shimano products
5:15 5. Brannock device
6:37 6. Fairlight cycles
7:28 7. Tailfin
8:46 8. Lake cx 332
9:44 9. Shimano spd sle
10:34 10. Pressure mapping
Does this mean you’re going out mountainbiking with James soon? 😃
Great vid! James is there anybody you know of in Australia who subscribes to your philosophy on bike fitting?
Request Mr James wears a black shirt next time so we can see him 😀
I have 3 washers on my right pedal to get it more out, came with my Assioma’s with the aim being to ensure the pedal has sufficient clearance to function properly, in the end turned out to be a godsend. Just removing one, much less two, washers and something would immediately feel off.
@Cade Media You should let James show how to adjust the G8s depending on the footarch, would love to see that.
How tall is James? He rides a size 51 still? I’m 5’8” if I went with a fair light should I go down to 51cm or stay at 54cm like their site suggests ? Help
Ah, wise words from BFJ, also I’m sitting here in my new Orange Wild T-shirt 😎🟠👍
James! Open a shop in Vienna please 🥺
Welcome back James! Fairlight Secan 51T ✔Insoles ✔ Aspirational: Tailfin, Lake CX 332, Selle Italia Boost SLR, Bike Fit by Bike Fit James
Fairlight looks great. Finally bikes for people with long legs.
Nice to see James on the channel again! Bring back bike fit Tuesday!
love my Lake shoes
I LOVE vids with James!
So what about a shoe for “duck feet”? I have a narrow heel and long, flat toes. Current shoes are old Sidi Dominators with custom footbeds & cork bottoms on the footbeds to take up a bit more space. It’s an OK fit with thicker socks, but feels loose with a summer weight cycling sock unless the straps are cranked down too tight for comfort. Sidi at the time made a narrow version, but my toes were too long / wide for them. Every shoe I’ve tried I end up with a bulge of fabric on the top of the shoe — Shimano, specialized, Garneau, Fizik… Haven’t had a chance to try DMT, Giro, or Bont yet.
I bought the G8 insoles after seeing an old one of your bike fit vids with James they are fantastic, takes a little while to experiment and find the correct arch size but so easy to clip in and out and once you know it is set and forget
Whoa whoa whoa, who the fuck is this fake James?! He didn’t mention how i’m considered an imbecile by the ski industry AT ALL. WHAT THE HELL.
Did he even say "ultimately…"?!
i bought a superflow slr on James’ recommendation and it’s so good. I even bought the 145 first but swapped it for the 130. Coming from a brooks cambium c15 its actually so much more comfortable.
I do wish Fairlight made 1 or 2 more sizes smaller.
Lol, it’s a plastic cleat 😂
The ‘Lake’ shoes logo looks like it was hand drawn by a 5yr old! I wonder many others pass on this shoe for that reason alone?🤢
Before we get too carried away with thanking Shimano for plastic-free packaging, let’s talk about the size of their shipping boxes and the resources wasted in shipping two pairs of brake pads in a shoe box sized box!!
the tailfin thing is amazing but dam there expensive! would love to get one but not in this economy
i would love to hear about a bike specialy for 100kg people because a lot of the bikes we talk about they break things with my 104 kg when i use em hard ..
Great to see THE MAN 👍 up here at Cade Media HQ in the Toon 👍. Another top info video gents. Cheers for doing 👏
I own the Lake 332’s and the 238’s and they’re THE BEST shoes EVER, the former are raceyer whereas the latter are more all day all round comfort but either way fantastic!
11:09 Gorgeous bike mate!
Always love it when James gets featured! How to get hold of the G8 modular insoles?