Best bike shop experience I’ve ever had. I came in during GMSR with hub and bearing issues after the TT. They fixed my wheel right on the spot, explained everything patiently, and gave just overall excellent service. A+read more
20:05 15 Aug 18
Ian, Jim, and Bruce have made the ownership of the bike they designed and built for me an ongoing super experience, They help me with mechanical questions, maintenance and repair. cleat adjustment and advice on training. Never once have they laughed at one of my dumb questions! FitWerx is the Best!read more
Joanne holloway wilson
10:00 04 Aug 18
Ian was amazing. He did a very in depth fitting with lots of information sharing and detail, and it paid off. I found the right bike with the right fit and I couldn't be happier.
Michele Hernandez Bayliss
19:09 19 Jun 18
Fitwerx has changed my life. It’s almost my second home and Ian, Bruce and Jim near family (I bet they hope I don’t move in!). About 10 years ago, they built and fitted me for a Serotta Ottrott which I still love- recently they updated that bike by adding SRAM etap shifters, and new wheels/tires/pedals/crank – now that bike totally rocks! 16.5 pounds or so of awesome. But the REAL deal was my new bike, a custom all Ti Moots Disc Routt RSL with Di2 shifting, custom anodization (see blog and flickr for pics!) and a hand painted fork by black magic. Okay, yes, I overspent but I am still WOWED by how much more comfortable this bike is than my Serotta – and even though it’s a pound or so heavier, it’s FASTER and more responsive –not sure how but it just is. Gravel builds are PERFECT for someone like me who wants to road bike and be comfortable and have the option of doing some gravel/dirt or run different wheels. I broke my collarbone this past winter in Cuba on a bike trip (hit the wheel of the bike in front of me and crashed) so I am very gun-shy about falling. The most important thing to me is being comfortable and being steady. This Moots is incredible – I literally barrel down this big hill by my house in Vermont at 40-42 mph – on my Serotta, it felt unstable/twitchy at high speeds. This bike just sails with no problem. It’s a gravel build which makes me a tad more upright and makes the fit super comfortable. I used to get neck and shoulder aches but NO MORE – I could live in my saddle (a Terry – awesome by the way). I love my 28mm wheels – though I’m not a fan of off-road, I’ve taken a few gravel shortcuts and felt confident I was not going to wipe out. And they have not slowed me down AND they are super comfortable going over road obstacles. I feel SAFE. I also love the Garmin Edge and power pedals – I never paid attention to power but it’s super interesting and helpful to track HOW you ride even if you are just a “joy” rider like me. I still enjoy stats and seeing my normalized power.In short, this bike just blows me away. Ian, Jim and Bruce went ABOVE AND BEYOND in every possible way. Whether you are a racer aiming to shave your times or just a 50 year old trying to motivate, you owe yourself a fitting and if you are lucky, a new bike. This is my 3 or 4th fitting and 2nd custom build and I say with confidence there is not a better bike fitter/store in the U.S. Run, don’t walk.read more
14:02 02 Jun 18
Had a really positive experience working with the staff at FitWerx to buy a new bike. Ian spent four hours with me on the fitting and gave me several good suggestions for how I can improve my body position. Eventually, we arrived at a bike that fit me, my budget, and my needs. Overall, the staff offer an incredible service that I have not found at any other bike shop.read more
19:49 27 May 18
After 10 weeks between expert fitting to delivery of my new Moots Vamoots RSL custom bike from Fit Werx in Waitsfield VT, I can’t imagine being any happier with the final results. In a word…“Wow”!!!. Not quite a month later and 600 miles on my new Moots, I’m still smiling at the end of each ride and can’t wait for next opportunity to get out on the bike! The combination of arguably the best Ti bike money can buy coupled with an expert and custom fit tailored to my body’s many imperfections, I’m now riding longer, faster and most importantly, in greater comfort. While it’s difficult to tell which aspect is providing me the greater benefit….the new fit or the quality of the bike itself…here’s a few of my early observations:Compared to my old Serotta Legend Ti, the new Moots Vamoots RSL is shorter in the cockpit (seat to handlebars) by 3cm. These changes were the result of an extensive 4-hour fitting with Ian Buchanan, the owner of the Fit Werx bike shop in Waitsfield, VT. Using an array of equipment and flexibility assessment techniques….Ian videoed my riding position on a computerized fit bike and adjusted the dimensions of the cockpit, seat and handlebar height and cleat positions to establish the sweet spots for all body contact points. Despite my own best attempts to adjust what I thought “felt right” over a lifetime of cycling, I wasn’t even close. • Body Position: Upon sitting on the bike for the first time, I was amazed how my hands fell perfectly in place on the brake hoods with an appropriate bend in the elbows. After a few minutes on the road, my arms, shoulders and back felt incredibly comfortable. I’ve been cycling (mostly road and gravel bikes) fairly competitively for 40+ years and for the first time wondered, should I be feeling this comfortable on a bike? Now after 600 miles in the first month on the new Moots, I have experienced absolutely no shoulder pain…nada...and no middle back pain either! I can’t remember when in the past 10+ years when I wasn’t suffering from almost an unbearable level of pain in my left shoulder after an hour on the bike. While at first I did have some concern that the shorter reach and greater upright position would be sacrificing to a more aerodynamic position, my overall level of comfort has vastly improved which leaves me feeling less fatigued with more energy and looking forward to my next ride! My power numbers have also improved…relatively higher average and normalized power and FTP for this time of year as well as many new PR’s on Strava segments. Most noticeably though….I can’t get over the immediate reduction in discomfort and overall fatigue especially on longer rides!• Custom Footbeds: The new footbeds have made a huge improvement to my overall comfort as well as power output on the bike since I started using them a few months ago. With my feet square and supported in the right places, I’ve had no pain on the outsides of my feet during and after my rides. • And what about the bike?: The combination of the ti frame and carbon stem and seat post seems to be a winner. While the Moots felt very stiff and responsive, I barely felt the bumps in road nor the harshness of the zipp 202’s that I experienced on the Serotta. While still technically recovering from meniscus surgery that I had in February, I was surprised to see that my power numbers were as high as they have been so early in the recovery. Again, higher FTP with and overall power output with lower perceived effort. While I was struggling to get outside during an extended winter and knee surgery, I’m confident that my new Moots and perfect fit will provide what I need to get back into my routine. I can’t thank the Fit Werx team enough, Ian, Bruce and Jim, for their guidance and expertise in putting me into the right position and the perfect bike. Without a doubt…my most valuable and enjoyable investment. I’ll definitely be back often and will be sure to share my positive experience with anyone who will listen. Thanks again,Andy – Sunderland, VTread more
03:31 15 Mar 18
I first went to Fit Werx about 16 years ago, I keep going back. After experiencing the best most advanced bike fit I'm aware of for my mountain bike, road bike, time trial UCI, time trial non-UCI, then a special setup for Mount Washington, and a new road bike purchase, all I can say is Fit Werx is great! Ian, Bruce, Jim and every person involved with Fit Werx have left no stone unturned in the effort to make sure my bikes and bike gear will allow me to be the best cyclist I can be... Top notch professionals with a lot of knowledge about everything bike. b.t.w. check out Dean Phillips world record from 2017 -- Amazing! 3 m.p.h. improvement at the same power, something to strive for !read more
Ashlea -Keene- Sullivan
21:48 05 Nov 17
Awesome bicycle fitting experience! I recently had a fit done on my tri bike at Fit Werx. I was beyond impressed with Ian's professionalism, attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and wealth of knowledge. I also appreciated the time he spent with me to address every issue I was having and all my questions. This is my third fit I have had at three different fit companies, and the second time I have been fit to this tri bike, and this was by far the best experience I have had. Would recommend in a heartbeat.read more
21:30 14 Oct 17
Ian did a fit and after doing fits with others before going back 7 years i am so pleased with what Ian did .. and as i get used to new set-up power # going up as well as cadence.. much more comfortable on the drops.. he spent a lot of time and his analysis was really astute ..anyone needing a fit wether you have but a lot of miles in or just starting out .. its a great investmentread more
14:34 02 Aug 17
The guys at Fit Werx are great! I've been a runner for years, but just started doing triathlons - Ian did a thorough fit and helped me choose a bike that works for my body geometry. I'm very satisfied with all of the analysis that went into the fit and the follow-up emails I've exchanged with him to smooth out the details of body positioning and efficient pedaling.read more
10:59 09 Jun 17
Fit Werx is the gold standard when it comes to bike fitting, expertise, and customer service. The crew here go above and beyond to give you the best bang for your buck! I'd give these guys 6 stars if I could!!read more
22:27 22 May 17
I had just purchased a Trek Project One Domane and chose to have an existing bike fit at Fit Werx in Waitsfield. Ian spent several hours with me analyzing my pedaling as well as my body limitations to arrive at a significant change in geometry to my bike, and pointing me to adjustments I could make in my pedaling and posture. And I saw all of this occur in real time on his system. He then reconfigured my bike to match the geometry set on his system, and I immediately took it up the App Gap which is about 1/2 mile away from their location. Was really quite miraculous the difference. It is something I could instantly feel the results with. I climbed easier and faster. These were not slight adjustments either, yet nothing was uncomfortable for me. Since then I have beat all kinds of records for myself. I am way ahead of the ball this year. I'm not getting any younger so I attribute it to having a bike that is properly fitted to my particular body. I would say that getting fitted is essential for anyone who is trying to make improvements. Body mechanics and efficiency is what this is all about. Also sold now on my next bike coming out of this shop. Really really knowledgeable performance oriented bike shop and its a treasure that it is here in Vermont. Really Happy Customer!!read more
12:52 14 May 17
Great buying experience for our first road bikes! Bruce did a fantastic job getting my wife and I fitted properly and was incredibly knowledgable and understanding of our needs. Needless to say we are very happy with our purchases, and would HIGHLY recommend the crew at Fit Werx.read more
17:53 27 Apr 17
After deciding to get a new bike I set up an appointment and spent about 2 1/2 hours with Ian. I came away with so much more information and knowledge than I expected. They worked with me to find the right bike and stay within my budget.....their customer service is outstanding. It was one of those "I should have done this years ago" moments. They proved I made the right decision to make the trip to Waitsfield. Thanks for the confidence!read more
19:08 29 Mar 17
Admittedly, I had a hard time justifying spending money on something that isn't an actual bike part, but after the fact I can honestly say that my bike fit was probably the smartest bike-related purchase I've made. Ian took time to understand my riding tendencies, and we talked at length about sources of discomfort with my existing fit. Ian was able to clearly explain how different muscles interact with each other to produce pain in the areas that I had identified.The fit process itself was surprisingly calculated, involving a number of tools to measure body angles, pedal stroke, saddle pressure, etc. My new fit has alleviated the discomfort I had been coping with for months with my previous setup. Also, I was given a flash drive to take home with my fit numbers and video footage recorded during the fit process. Additionally, Ian suggested some stretches that might help with a nagging injury, and went so far as to research a physical therapist who could provide additional treatment. Pretty incredible service.read more
00:05 06 Mar 17
So yesterday, I had my fitting at FitWerx with Ian. The rider match fit process took about 2.75 hours long. I have meet Ian before but he introduce himself. As I have meet him, along with Jim, Bruce, and Colby (dog) when I first moved into the area last year. During the fit itself, Ian provided multiple tips and also posture. The videos and details of the fit will make me feel confident about my next bike when I do get it. Afterwards he even adjusted my seat height for my road bike at no charge. Overall a great experience and I will highly recommend doing this for looking at new bikes. I know I will do this again for when I look at TT bikes in a few years (hopefully).read more
01:16 26 Dec 16
The guys at Fit Werx VT are extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. I stopped by one afternoon to look at mountain bikes and spent over an hour with Ian talking bikes and components. I really learned a lot in that hour as I'm not a racer or triathlete just someone who enjoys riding. By the time I left the store I had ordered a bike that I knew was right for me. When I picked it up Jim and Bruce were also a great help answering all my questions. After a number of weeks on the new bike, couldn't be happier. Cheers. BFread more
14:13 10 Oct 16
A few weeks ago, I was riding from Burlington to Rochester and I stopped in. I had a front derailleur cable that was about to break. They asked if I wanted them to change it? And I said "Sure!" They replaced both derailleur cables and gave me a great price on an almost new shifter/brake lever. I left with a bike that felt almost new. What a great experience!read more
15:33 10 Jul 16
I'm planning a long-distance bike trip for next year so I gave myself permission to come here and get a real fitting and the right bike for the trip. I didn't realize what a HUGE difference it would make in my biking life. WOW! I've been a recreational biker all my life, but never much of a gearhead. My experience with Ian was life changing. As a 57 year old woman with no bike-nerd cred, I didn't expect to be treated with such care and respect in a bike shop. I felt SEEN and attended to in kind of a profound way, and Ian's time and care has translated into a new bike that I LOVE riding. I can't wait to get on it every day!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!read more
12:46 04 Apr 16
I was a bit hesitant to do a bike fitting at first--my plan was to stretch my budget for the bike, should I really put money into something that isn't made of carbon?? After my fitting, my absolute, unhesitating, resounding answer is YES! Do it! This is a big purchase, and you are most likely planning to be on your bike for hours on end in order to make your body feel healthy and great. I have never been so sure of a large purchase in my life, because in this case, the person who was helping me make the decision not only knows the products (he is like an encyclopedia of bikes, seriously) but also knew my biking, style, and what I was looking for. My bike fits me perfectly. Ian respected my budget and between a bike, shoes, and the fitting, STILL managed to keep everything within my budget (and I was going for somewhat of a "starter" fancy road bike). This was an amazing experience and my ride feels like butter. If you are wondering whether it is worth it, it is. You should go. And then sing it from the rooftops, like I've been doing.read more
Great place to get a proper bike fit! Knowledgeable staff, easy to schedule an appointment and very thorough! Recently fitted my tri bike- they did a great job to get a comfortable fit!
20:32 15 Feb 19
I’ve been here many times over the years and had them work on both old and new bikes. This place is incredible and the bike fitting, service, and friendliness is better than any bike shop I have ever been to. I have lived all over the country for work and never see a place like this. For a high end bike, this is the place to go without question. I will be mailing my bikes here for service if I ever move away.read more
11:31 14 Feb 19
I am training for a spartan ultra and just started cross training with cycling. Went to Fitwerx for a bike fitting as a novice rider at the age of 52 (hadn't even realized there was such a thing as a bike fitting and recently learned about the smart trainers, cadence monitors, etc). Super awesome team that helped me learn about changing a tire, got me a set of pedals and clip in shoes and fitted me. Knowledgeable team that honestly helps you make the right decisions for you. Thank you all! I'll be back. Lauraread more
16:03 25 Jan 19
Dean did a great job fitting my existing bike to me and not me to the bike like other bike shops try and do. High end bikes in the shop, but there was absolutely no pressure to buy.
19:44 02 Nov 18
My neighbor recommended Fitwerx in Peabody a year ago but I put it off... why drive two hours instead of patronizing one of my local bike shops in Maine? But when I started thinking about a new bike I gave it a try. Glad I did! They gave me an excellent fitting and recommended a new titanium bike. I was a little nervous about it at first, trusting their recommendation for a bike I couldn't test-ride, but I trusted Dean's judgment since he rides the same kind of bike himself and he's about my size. It turned out to be the best-feeling bike I've ever had.read more
21:22 17 Oct 18
Awesome experience and so worth the drive! Professional, knowledgeable, and friendly staff, resulting in an excellent bike fit!!
21:32 05 Oct 18
Very customer friendly.. Very detailed in bike fitting
00:40 15 Aug 18
Bottom line, great people, great shop. This past summer I decided to have a complete bike fitting at Fit Werx. Having had a pair of bionic knees installed this past winter I wanted to find out if changes were needed. Having been a long time cyclist who had paid close attention to bike fit, I didn’t expect any major suggestions. However, Mike Meuse identified that my seat was 2 cm too high, a result of years of slowly raising it to accommodate my knees. We also found out that my legs are now straight, kudos to the surgeon. The final outcome is I bought a new bike with lower seat, lower handlebars, shorter cranks and my highest power numbers, ever. As a bonus, they allowed me to be in the shop and ask questions while Brad assembled the bike and patiently provided tips if I want to do work myself.read more
16:05 26 Jul 18
A serious bike shop for all riders. Just purchased a new road bike here. Marty & his team were great. They set up the Cervelo exactly like my existing bike from the measurements on file from a previous fitting done 3 years ago, so the transition was perfect, no adjustment or break in time needed. In general a great experience. Highly recommend this shop for fitting, tuning & new bike purchase. Excellent customer service....read more
16:30 30 Jun 18
Got a new bike fitting and Mike did an excellent job. The staff is very professional and knowledgeable.
12:29 09 May 18
Between the great staff at Fit Werx 2 and Waterford, I now have a bike that fits and rides better than I could have imagined. The attention to detail covered every aspect of the fit and the build, right down to choosing the best saddle and the build of the wheels. What struck me most about working with Fit Werx was that everyone there, from the fitter to the technician who built up the bike to the manager, all cared so much about my riding experience. In the end they were clearly as proud to put me on my bike as I am to own it.read more
23:32 20 Mar 18
Last summer, my favorite bike of my life, a classic Schwinn Paramount racer, converted to smooth riding and sleek looking single-speed was stolen off my back porch. I was devastated but encouraged by a friend who originally sold me the bike, to call Schwinn Waterford in Wisconsin to see if they could duplicate the bike or even do better. They said they could and pointed me to Fit Werx in Peabody MA to do the fitting and bike build. The resulting bike is completely different from the original Schwinn, color, components, wheels etc, but what a sensational custom build FitWerx did an absolutely superb job, the best service I have ever received from a bike shop in 50 years of cycling. And the resulting bike far exceeds my expectation on every count. Their attention to detail, craftsmanship, knowledge and friendly service made the experience absolutely stress free and in the end an enormous amout of fun. The bike is a work of art and I cant wait to the weather warms up to take it out for ist inaugural ride. I am already dreamy of my next bike that Fit Werx would take on. They are masters of their craft and I cant enough good things about this small and tucked away little shop in a back street in Peabody MA.10 stars out of 10!!read more
00:22 17 Feb 18
I worked with Mike on the fit of my new Trek Madone. It was an extremely informative and thorough process. The bike is great and the staff there is awesome. I bought a frameset and they swapped the components from my old bike to new, included in the price. Build quality was very high as well. First rate experience.read more
12:02 02 Feb 18
I was having problems with my positioning on an existing road bike that I tried my best to fit into a tri position. Through trial and error I put myself in a horrible position. Knowing that I want to begin my 2018 training from a proper position I asked around to all my fellow cyclist and I was told you can not go wrong with Fit Werx. I was a little nervous when making the appointment because I see myself far from the avid cyclist and really did not know what to expect. My initial contact was with Marty who answered all my questions and made me feel like I made the right decision coming to Fit Werx. When I was outside the store I felt a little out of place but as soon as entering the store I was welcome by all employees and immediately was able to let my guard down. The fit was extremely informative not only on my proper fit but also on some cycling techniques that could make me a better cyclist. I am so thankful to Mike who performed my fit, he was extremely professional and spent the entire fit looking out for my best interest. I have a couple rides on the trainer with my new fit and I feel great. Can't wait for the snow to melt that I can hammer out some strong miles on the road.read more
13:51 31 Jan 18
Great place! Got a tri-bike fit here with Mike who was fantastic and very professional. Their philosophy is to get you in the best position possible without sacrificing comfort so you can actually hold it. All the staff is very nice and professional as well; I got some mechanical work done and the mechanics were very helpful.read more
00:53 14 Dec 17
I came here specifically knowing that I wanted to have the best guys fit me for my new road bike. Everyone I encountered, from the beginning all the way until I had my new bike in my hands, was fantastic. Dean, who fit me for my bike, was very knowledgeable in every question we had. Having the proper fit and measurements on the bike are so important in having a comfortable ride and this team comes highly recommended from me. Thank you for everything!!read more
15:23 26 Nov 17
Love this place. Very professional, very attentive, and very thorough. I've left too many bike shops feeling ripped off... Not here! Highly recommended.
06:03 22 Nov 17
I found out about Fit Werx while visiting family in Massachusetts. As a new rider I wanted to make sure my bike was set up properly and I didn't have the confidence that my local bike shop had the same level of expertise in bike fitting. In fact, after scheduling the bike fitting (but before the actual fitting) I strained my IT band. The bike fitting was a great experience. Dean spent a lot of time and I feel like the bike is where it needs to be. Fit Werx does a great job from start to finish. I highly recommend this shop to any rider as it will benefit the beginner rider as well as the experienced.read more
18:49 22 Oct 17
I had a fitting with Mike Meuse on 9/20. It was a birthday present to myself. I'm an aspiring MAMIL (Middle Aged Man In Lycra) and love riding my bike. I have since I was a young teenager. I have not had time over the last few years but now I find myself taking my old steel frame out for a spin.I think this was a great first step in getting back into cycling. Mike was even able to my old bike (1982 Myata 912) fit me better and I noticed an immediate increase in my efficiency. I was not able to tell the difference so much by just sitting on the bike but I had about a 1-2 mph increase in my speed, and I am not in super shape. I hope to continue to ride and find use for the credit offered with the fitting.The staff there is very friendly too. A great place to look at the new bike tech and it was great to chat with Mike about all things bicycle.read more
00:24 14 Aug 17
Marty, Dean, Brad and the Fit Werx crew have been awesome! Helped me every step of the way from fitting to getting me on my new tribike in time for Ironman Placid. Every time I had a question or hit a snag with the manufacturer, Marty was super responsive and right there with me doing whatever it took to get me back on the road again.I was back to get a tune this past weekend and Brad helped troubleshoot a couple of issues like a pro. These guys know their stuff when it comes to high-end bikes. Didn’t think the tune would make too much of a difference but now she rides faster than wind and smooth like butter!read more
14:02 07 Aug 17
Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful staff. I have never been to a better shop! All top end bikes.
02:14 02 Aug 17
Totally happy with my Felt B 14. Mike M. took a lot of time with me, as being relatively new to triathlon, I had many questions about purchasing a new bike. He was patient, understanding, and really was concerned as to what I was looking for. I didn't feel any pressure as to make the sale either, which I appreciated. From original fit, to purchase, to pickup, everything was perfect. Totally worth the drive from Midcoast Maine. Thanks again Mike!! Much appreciated.read more
14:27 19 Jun 17
My physical therapist recommended that I see Dean at Fit Werx for a refitting on my existing road bike as part of my recovery from a lumbar disc injury. Although I live in southeastern Massachusetts, the trip to Peabody was well worth it. I am now riding comfortably and in fact riding now feels therapeutic for my back. Now I need to head up there with my TT bike. Thanks Deanread more
23:07 01 Jun 17
I got a fitting from Dean who is hands down one of the most knowledgeable and kind people I know in the bike racing scene. First off his fit resulted in an improvement of about 30 seconds in the local TT course (One week to the next, no fitness change, similar conditions, same equipment) and he helped me hone in on a few niggling fit problems I had. On top of that the mechanic even gave me a few extra pieces to help me with my fit (Pieces that would normally require me to order a 100+ dollar set of pieces). Amazing guys, super friendly, knowledgeable and willing to deal with the fact that I set up a last minute fitting. Fit Werx: You guys are da bomb!read more
23:12 26 May 17
Fit Werx is a local bike shop, located in Peabody, MA. Recently, my girlfriend and I went in to have our bikes tuned up for the season. Her bike is only several years old, while mine is over 14 years old. Both bikes were tuned up in short order. My bike runs better now than it did new. On our first ride, I told her this. She said the same. On a subsequent visit, the staff took the time to explain the different types of bikes they sold, as well as their different uses. After realizing my bike did not fit me well, and even though it is a decent bike, I opted to purchase another bike from them. I chose a Trek DSII. the staff will be personally fitting me to the bike to ensure a perfect fit and use.All of the staff there are both bike enthusiasts and experts. they are great folks with a great attitude. Friendly and knowledgeable, I highly recommend Fit Werx for both maintenance as well as sales. they are clearly the best both my sweetheart and I have ever been to.Harry S.read more
23:57 20 Mar 17
I'm a first timer with road bikes. Had my fitting and was well educated to find a great bike that will fit my build. Got the bike, now just waiting for the weather to warm up! Very pleased with the one on one service here. Highly recommend especially to those as new and clueless as myself!read more
00:58 29 Dec 16
Had a bike fitting here today with Mike. Wow what a great staff! Everyone working here was super knowledgeable and incredibly friendly. I've visited many of the high end Cycling stores in New England and I've never had an experience that was even close to FitWerx.Super patient team who deliver the highest level of service. I'm impressed. read more
18:46 12 Dec 16
I worked with Dean on my fit after years of independent changes with a frame that was a long way off. Dean is extremely thorough, personable but most importantly a stand out rider/athlete himself. Maybe the best Palmares for a Professional Fit expert on the East Coast. We looked across a variety of manufacturers for my build up and made adjustments based on my preferences. Flexibility is key when it comes to large investments, especially with control freaks like me. After only 1.5 months, I had to warranty replace my frameset. Since then, Dean has been responsive to several emails to get me back on track. Look no further, this is the shop you want to work with. Its worth the trip from Boston for me. I could write a whole other entry for Stephen K. He's the best Mechanic in the Industry, full stop.read more
21:09 01 Oct 16
I was recently in the market to purchase a hybrid bike. I had previously purchased a road bike at Fit Werx in Peabody, so I knew that was where I wanted to go. I met with Marty who showed me a couple of options that met my needs and my price range. Because I was a previous customer who had gone through the fitting process, they had my measurements on hand. Later that day, I received a call and was told which bike best fit my needs, and it just so happened that it was the least expensive of the models I was looking at. This is an example of the integrity and the professionalism that the people who work at Fit Werx in Peabody bring to their job. If you are looking for a quality bike, people who care about their customers, and who are passionate about cycling than I suggest you try Fit Werx in Peabody.read more
23:24 17 Sep 16
I had a bike fit today at Fit Werx in Peabody MA. Mike Meuse did the fitting. I found Mike and the fitting to be extremely informative and helpful. He took his time and checked his work repeatedly and his measurements seemed very accurate. He asked insightful questions that really helped him nail down the issues that I was having with my current fit and then went about fixing those problems. I went for a nice 3 hour ride after the fitting and I can already feel the difference. I feel like I am getting better power delivery to the pedals and my pedal stroke is smoother. If you want to take your riding to the next level, I recommend a bike fitting at Fit Werx.read more
I've now purchased 2 bicycles through Fit Werx, working with Ian in Vermont on the specifics of the builds, and with Joe and Brad in NJ on the fitting and actual assembly of the bikes. I have known Ian now for 20+ years, as we worked together in a bicycle shop back in our college days. He has a deep knowledge of bicycles and related products spanning the decades that you can trust. For my builds, I had a basic vision of what I wanted (Moots Titanium frames at the core), but left many of the details to Ian's judgement and taste. I couldn't be happier with the results. The fitting by Joe in NJ was thorough and informative. The technologies employed are very impressive. There is a definitive process followed to achieve ideal fit numbers, and science/data behind it.Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the Fit Werx experience is taking delivery of your new bicycle, climbing aboard for the first ride and finding that the machine fits you like a tailored suit without adjusting the saddles or handlebars even 1mm. The seat hits your pelvic bones in exactly the right place, the bars and controls fall right in hand precisely where you want them to be. Instead of fussing around with wrenches, you just ride and it feels right. Thanks Fit Werx!read more
13:31 28 Nov 18
I had a great experience with Joe LoPorto. He is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects a bike fit. He spent over 4 hours with me making sure that everything was right. I give him the highest recommendation.read more
14:22 26 Nov 18
In my garage I have a box of saddles that simply don’t work for me. Like a lot of riders I’ve been trying to find that perfect saddle, a balance between comfort, weight and cost. And that is before I even get to thinking about my bike fit, which had evolved from riding to get fitter, to riding with faster riders in my local clubs and this year I started racing at State Champs level. Having previously never felt the need for a professional bike fit, I rode around in blissful ignorance. But this year I looked to make those incremental gains that the best riders talk about. I bought a faster bike, started core training in the Gym, improved my diet and generally taking my cycling to the next level. So at the beginning of this seasons cycling, I asked around, where to get a really good bike fit session. I was given a few good places to try, but I chose Fit Werx because I had heard good things and bike fit is one of the things they specialize in.So I booked a session with Joe at Ridgefield Park, NJ. Fit Werx won’t just sit you on a indoor training bike and fiddle with the seat height. Their process is much more scientific and detailed. Before they get you on a bike, Joe asked a lot of questions about how I currently ride and my cycling aspirations. He will record not only your basic height, weight etc, but much more importantly your body posture and flexibility. This highlighted a recommendation to change my existing shoe instep pad height. Thankfully I kept the ones that originally came with the shoes and that was easily remedied. Then the bike session begins, immediately it became apparent my saddle was a poor fit and the seat to bars spacing needed some work. With a mix of steady riding and some max power efforts my position was tuned and adjusted.Needless to say this one to one session is quite intense and that is why you have to book your session in advance and the shop is pretty much closed while they focus on you.Joe found my best riding position and a perfect saddle, and my riding speed and comfort improved quite quickly in the following weeks and I was fortunate to win the occasional event as well as pick up a nice haul of podiums. As my fitness and speed improved this year, so has my riding position, so I will be returning to Fit Werx for a follow up bike-fit session early next year.I would recommend Fit Werx not only to aspiring occasional bike racers but also those who simply ride for fitness.read more
08:22 22 Oct 18
Previously, I don’t know how to ride a bicycle but after joining these classes, I can say these are one of the best cycling classes.
10:36 02 Sep 18
I am 60+ and hadn't had a bike fit in 8 years. My cycling ability had stalled. Joe LoPorto turned out to be a master of The Bike Fit. After multiple measurements and a complete understanding of my issues(3 hours plus), Joe fit both my bikes. My main issue was that my quads were always so sore that it inhibited how often I could ride. It is now 2 months since the fitting. Quads are almost never sore. I can cycle more miles. My comfort on the bike is wonderful and.......I'm faster(my strava tells me this) Thank you Joe!read more
15:17 22 Aug 18
I had a great experience here re-fitting my existing road bike with Joe. I'm an experienced rider (20+ years) so I was surprised at how big an improvement we were able to make: went substantially lower and more aero while actually improving comfort at the same time, and I can feel I'm using more of my hamstrings and glutes rather than over using my quads, which makes for less soreness too. Huge improvement; wish I did this much earlier. Joe also really tried to understand my goals and what I wanted out of the fit, and this sport in general, and he worked that into the process as well. -Evanread more
20:22 02 Aug 18
I had a bike fitting done by Joe LoPorto. Wow, what a knowledgeable professional. He was patient, answered all my questions, explained the process and was thorough beyond my wildest expectations. Some adjustments were made to my bike to help me increase power output. Before making these changes I wanted to understand what was being done and why. Here again, Joe answered all my questions. If anyone is looking to improve comfort, increase power or just improve your overall riding experience I would highly recommend a bike fitting by Joe LoPorto at FitWerx in Ridgefield Park NJ.read more
00:30 01 Aug 18
Had a great experience with my bike fitting. Joe helped me with my pedal technique. Very professional and helpful.
02:50 09 Jun 18
After finding this place on google and reading the reviews i decided to give this fit a try. Joe at fitwerx did not disappoint. The service and expertise were beyond what i was expecting. The amount of adjustments and knowledge shared made this the best investment i've made since purchasing my road bike. I can't recommend this place enough, if you've thought of having a bike fit, this is the place to go.read more
13:54 25 May 18
I typically don’t write reviews but this one is warranted. As a somewhat accomplished age-group triathlete with a strong “Type A” personality, I am known to be a hard to please and demanding customer. Thankfully, Joe has a lot of experience with people like me. He fitted and guided me through the selection process for my first Tri Bike and wheels and the results couldn’t have been better. I subsequently had Joe perform a fitting for my road bike and then had Luke upgrade the drivetrain on it to match my tri bike. This gave me the flexibility to interchange my wheels and/or my smart trainer with either bike. I have ridden 2,400 miles since Christmas in preparation for Ironman Lake Placid and have never been so comfortable for extended periods of time on a bike. Just last week, I rode 100 miles (6 hours) and have never felt “fresher” to run coming off the bike. Superior knowledge, service, support and trustworthiness is what separates Joe, Luke and Fit Werx!read more
01:33 03 May 18
Joe at Fit Werx came highly recommended from an experienced member of the local bike club. Without question, I received highly professional and excellent service above my already high expectations. Joe spends as much time as necessary to do a thorough and methodical job to get the fit dialed in and at the same time convey large amounts of useful information. Joe has impressive experience and lays out the facts in an objective manner. I felt I learned enough to take the information and make informed decisions. Luke is similarly professional and knowledgeable and I am at ease with him working on my bikes.read more
23:09 04 Apr 18
Fitted two bikes with Joe on the same day. (Tri and Road). Amazing how much time and detail goes into this precise fitting using their system on their fitting bike. The guys here are awesome, know what they are talking about and do great work adjusting your existing bike, new components etc. I just wish I did this a few years ago. If you are shopping for a new bike, do yourself a favor and go here first, get a real fitting and buy the right bike that fits you. If you have a bike already, spend the money, get a real fitting and work on making your bike fit you right.read more
12:58 14 Jan 18
Fantastic experience! I recommend Fit Werx without hesitation. My bike fit was very thorough and resulted in a position optimized for both comfort and power.
11:18 22 Dec 17
Joe and team are true professionals; in a highly specialized profession provides a first class experience for properly fitting casual bike riders, amateur and hard core racers. They take their time, measure (multiple times and collectively determine the best solution providing the rider with a fit for any style of rider. I found the experience extremely pleasing and cannot say enough....read more
15:50 12 Aug 17
Joe is the bike fit whisperer. A session here can be life-changing for a cyclist or triathlete. My only regret is that I didn't find them sooner.
00:50 17 Jul 17
Service is highly professional. I give 5 starts because I can't give more but absolutely they deserve it. After taking my TT bike for a fitting i was able to reduce at least 2 seconds per mile next day in a training session. This store has all the tools and shares all information in a clear way. Attended by appointment, very punctual and clean. Highly satisfy.read more
11:41 18 May 17
i'm happy i came across fitwerx in my search for a bicycle. the fitting was an extremely detailed, professional and educating experience and makes me feel much better about the bike i ultimately chose. i wouldn't think about going anywhere else in the area and would highly recommendread more
19:40 10 May 17
i never write reviews and im writing this around 1year from my fitting with joe , let me start by saying i had some hip injuries along with some knee pain and feet problems ,joe spent a little over 5 hours with me and addressed every issue i had ,didnt rush not for a minute i was very impressed with the time he spent explaining everything to me .to make a long story short im riding more often and further than ever before as comfortable and as pain free as my medical problems will let me be .at the end of june im riding through norway over 200 miles and dont think would be possible without there help. anyone thinking that the money is not worth it im writing this to tell you i wouldnt buy bike shoes without calling him first nevermind a bike ,thanks for everythingread more
17:05 08 May 17
The fit process was extremely thorough. The process lasted approximately 4 hours. I now feel great during and after a ride. Thank you Joe for your fitting expertise and Luke for the accurate measurements and adjustments of my bike. Looking forward and fresh to my next IM.read more
17:30 01 May 17
Going to Fit Werx was the best decision I made while training for my Ironman. I knew I needed a bike fit but not just any fit, a bike fit from a triathlete who knew what he/she was talking about. Joe Lo Porto is that person. The fitting takes a long time because Joe doesn't rush or cut corners, he takes his time in researching what is the best decision for you and your bike purchase. If you live in Rockland, Bergen or the city - it is worth the trip for a fitting. Even AFTER my fit, Joe continues to help me and guide me along as I train for the big race.read more
21:25 19 Apr 17
A very good experience. Joe spent a lot of time with me. in addition to the very through fitting process, he offered some excellent technique coaching and suggestions for upgrading my existing bike. There was zero sales pressure and I learned quite a bit. I went into this process with a degree of skepticism but left feeling I had received more than my money's worth . read more
22:52 02 Apr 17
I wholeheartedly recommend Fit Werx in Teaneck. Joe and Luke recently did some very delicate repair work on my road bike's frame, taking great care to do the job right, quickly, and at a very, very reasonable cost. They are great guys, extremely friendly and service oriented. My bike has been working flawlessly since the repair - I couldn't be happier to give them five stars.read more
13:27 18 Mar 17
If you like to ride with more speed, power, and comfort, then this is the only place to go. Joe and his staff are both friemdly & professional, and will definitely take care of you.
18:10 26 Nov 16
I had been "professionally" fit before being fit by Joe at Fitwerx, twice to be exact. I hadn't. Not only did Joe's fit totally transform my riding experience, the labor and the attention to detail done on the bike was fantastic. In an industry where every shop says they have an "expert fitter" it's tough to know what's going on. These guys know what they're doing. Beyond that, they were patient, and the experience was pleasant and professional. I recommend Fitwerx to anyone serious about getting their bike right if you enjoy cycling.read more
20:51 21 Nov 16
Thanks to Joe and Luke @ FitWerx NYC/NJ, I have my dream custom steel bike. It looks and feels amazing, thanks to a seriously thorough fit process and Joe patiently talking through hundreds of questions/options. Joe worked directly to my budget point, never trying to pressure, sell, or rush me. A very lengthy experience (due to delays from the particular frame manufacturer), but a great result.read more
Frank Cunha III
14:43 17 Sep 16
Why did I wait so long to do this? Suggest that you get fitted before you purchase your first bicycle, but it's never to late. A good bike fit is just as important (if not more important) than perfecting your running cadence and swimming stroke. Highly recommend that you visit Joe at the shop. They will meet or exceed your expectations. You will be impressed! PS Joe is a competitive triathlete so he speaks the language and understands our needs and where we are coming from. Highly recommend!read more
I got an existing bike fit and custom footbeds made. I feel much more connected to my bike and that I can get every bit of power out of my legs. I highly recommend fitwerx, very knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Fit Werx is the best bike shop around! I've worked with both Stephen and Dean. Stephen is an incredibly knowledgeable mechanic and he is very willing to answer questions and give advice. Dean is a very experience bike fit professional who understands the demands of cycling & triathlon at a high level.I definitely recommend Fit Werx to anyone who wants to get faster at cycling or triathlon.
I have been riding for many years and wanted to upgrade to my dream bicycle. I promptly went into Fitwerx on recommendations by many cyclists on the quality fitting and assistance of bike selection provided by Fitwerx. I cannot be happier. The whole team I worked with was helpful and inspirational. Mike fitted me with a perfect Parlee and customized it for all my needs. Stephen helped me tweak it for some extras I wanted and Marty was always available to fit me in for questions and help on adjustments. The team showed me how to do some minor mechanical adjustments on my bike to make me more self sufficient. This bike shop takes the time to help you and always makes you feel welcome. If you want the right bike and the job done right--look no further Fitwerx is there for you.
I returned to the sport of cycling after a 7 1/2 year hiatus and soon realized that a lot of the sport had changed. I decided at the beginning of this year that it was time for a new bike, so after much research I visited the shop where I had purchased my old bikes many years ago, including the 19 year old steel bike that I was currently riding. To say I was overwhelmed by the choices, etc. would be an understatement. This is when I decided to try Fit Werx. Although I had purchased some products in the past, I had never discussed the fit or bike buying process in the with them. Marty spent a good half hour or more on the phone with me finding out my back story, the type of riding I do and what I hoped to get out of a new bike. I then booked the fit appointment with Mike. The appointment, which took a good 3 - 4 hours, was not only used as a tool to gain bike measurements, but was also so informative and assisted me with pedal stroke, positioning on the bike and a way to discuss bike options. After the fitting, there was no pressure to try and give you a "hard sell". I was able to do my research on various recommended bikes and models, and told to call or e-mail with any questions. I finally decided on a Trek Domane SL 6 disc, my first new bike in almost 20 years. When I picked up the bike, Steve at the shop made sure to go over the entire bike with me, and answer any and all questions. I have dealt with all of the employees at Fit Werx and all have been nothing but helpful. Although I have only ridden the bike once, it was a 38 mile ride that can only be described as "Transformational".
I had a bike fit with Ian last week. It was everything I hoped for and more. His attention to detail was impressive, and he was able to explain in detail every change that he suggested. He not only made my bike more comfortable but I left a more educated rider. Every change that I needed was able to be done on the spot, and I've already noticed increased power output. It was a great investment in my bike and I could not be happier. When The time comes for me to get a new bike , I will definitely return.
After years of thinking about it, I finally decided to invest in a dedicated TT bike this past fall. Working with Dean on the fit was both fun and fascinating. Enjoyed chatting about the particulars of the process, the physiology of a good position, and various equipment options. (Was great to talk track cycling as well... which is where I started out back in the mid-1980s.) Tremendously rewarding. Buying the bike was equally enjoyable. Dean helped me select the ideal bike for my body and to optimize the results of the fitting. Then, the excellent Fit Werx staff put the machine together (and taught me how to work on the various hidden parts and electrical connections). Based on a few Strava segments completed before the first snows hit northern New England, I'd say that the new set-up is a good 2-3mph faster than my aero road bike w/ clip-ons--and that's with heavy box-section training wheels, cool temps, and winter clothing. Chomping at the bit to get out racing on the good wheels (and to simply go for long tempo rides... now possible at speeds I used to race at). Gonna be a very fun 2017 and beyond.
I went for a fitting two years ago, and passed a lot of bike shops on my way there. I had been "fit" prior but the fitting I received was excellent, and my enjoyment of my ride increased by way more than the cost of the service....fast forward a few years and I came back for a new bike. The team at Fitwerx set me up with several loaner bikes to take for long rides and worked with me on all the options for my new order. I never felt pressured or rushed, and will gladly return there in the future.
After dropping my old bike off for tune up, I was hit with a little sticker shock at first. Only cuz I wasn't expecting the bike needing the love it did. The work and care they gave my little 10yr old commuter was top notch and she rides like new now. So worth it.
Geoff Hull was great to work with. Made many upgrades to my current bike and mapped out a future new build. Also got some great pointers on ride position and pedaling that have already proven to be worthwhile. Thanks Fitwerx!
At the advice of my coach, I scheduled a fitting in Lexington in February. I had been experiencing some hip pain while riding and running. I saw Geoff and right away while observing my pedal stroke was able to learn its just as (if not more) about how you interact with your bike than how it's built. After a few riding tips and adjustments to my bike I was ready to go. My hip pain immediately subsided during my indoor rides and I just took my bike on the road last week for the first time. I finally feel like my bike is really MINE!! I'm completely comfortable on it and that helps me ride more efficiently. Thanks Geoff!!
If you are serious about bike fit and want to be comfortable in the saddle, this is the place to go. Dean spared no time to ensure that I was comfortable on the bike, and explained everything from riding techniques to new bike fit and component setup. Ended up purchasing a new bike from them based on my measurements and excited to receive it in the next few days!
Thanks Ian for the great day we spent in your shop!!! My daughter Isabelle Rouleau and I really enjoyed and appreciated the time you took and the explanations you provided. I am sure they will be of great help!!! It is our first experience doing this and it was a fantastic one!!! Good job all around to you and your team!!!
The guys at Fitwerx 2 are the best in the business! I recommend their services 100% and will often travel to the shop from Boston in rush hour traffic and forgo closer options because of the amazing client focus and service they provide. If you want one of the top cycling/triathlon shops in Mass then look no further. Whether you want a great fitting with Dean, top level client service, product feedback and assistance from Marty or thorough and speedy mechanical service from Mike and Mark you will be happy you chose to take your business to Fitwerx 2.
I had heard great reviews prior to coming in to Fit Werx, but my experience surpassed my expectations! I spent 4 hours at the shop and all my questions were answered and more. We talked bike fit, mechanics, road bikes, TT bikes, and technique. Looks like I found a new bike shop, and even though it's not local, it's worth the trip!
I had the most amazing experience at Fit Werx. I needed a new bike ASAP due to a defect in the bike I had been riding. Fit Werx went out of their way to try and resolve the issue on my old bike and when it was unrepairable they presented my with options for a new bike that was within my price range and more than met my needs. Once on my new bike they have reached out multiple times to see how the bike is working for me, and offered some welcome tips on how to improve my performance as a cyclist.
With some minor bike fitting time and an aerobar/stem change to my Tri-bike, the staff of Fit Werx allowed me to become more comfortable on my bike and drop my IM bike splits from around 6hrs to 5:37 without any major training changes or fitness improvements on my end...I truly believe that my comfort level and aerodynamics they helped me obtain was a major key to my improvement....their knowledge and expertise is amazing!
Besides having great gear, an outstanding fit studio, and great mechanics, FitWerx are friendly, kind, and incredibly charitable to the community. They value their friends and family, and being a customer immediately makes you one of both.
Fit Werx goes above and beyond to meet the needs of everyone who walks through the doors. Everything they do, they do with class and professionalism. The guys have a wealth of knowledge that they are eager to share. Beyond that, they are great people that will treat you like family. Do yourself a favor and check them out for yourself.
Best and most well equipped triathlon and road bike shop in vermont hands down. If you are looking for a new bike (tri or road), bike gear, tune up, a comprehensive fitting or even the new saddle pressure scan, (which I just completed and learned a ton) ,Ian, Bruce and Jim are great to work with and incredibly skilled in their craft!
My Personal experience with Fit-Werx is out-standing, Fit Werx is more up to date with Bike Fit and Technology. I got best bike ever here. I follow FitWerx Blogs and Deans blogs very closely on Beginners TriAthlete, which is very helpful in your training. Last but not last least, the entire Fit-Werx crew is very supportive, they help you when you really in need.
Fit Werx is the best game in town...even out of town. Everything from professional bike fitting to power meters to race wheels to lube and tubes. These guys have gone out of their way for me. Jim Weaver always takes good care of my trusty steed and fixes little things I didn't even know needed fixing. Keep up the great werk, Fit Werx!
It's about the people, fitwerx has the best people all around, it as simple as that... a lot of great shops and places to take care of your cycling needs but at the end of the day someone has to be #1 and that someone is fitwerx