A couple of years back we got her a road bike, she tried a couple of sizes out and such, but she can't seem to get comfortable. I know just enough about fitting to be dangerous, I have the patience to tinker around with stuff on my own but she doesn't share the same level of interest in my work lol
She's tried a couple of saddles, the stock one on the Liv Avail, a specialized oura and a fizik luce. She seems pretty uncomfortable on all of them and I don't know whether she doesn't give herself time to ride regularly to become acclimated to stuff (like once or twice in a week for 20mins and then not riding again for weeks/months), or if the whole setup needs tinkering by an expert fitter.
I've told her on more than one occasion she should go get fitted, but I think she's highly self-conscious and I definitely feels a condescending vibe toward women at a few local shops. But ultimately she won't be successful if she isn't comfortable. This is a very long-winded way of asking for those who around the Boston area, who would you recommend who is either a woman or male fitters who are in-tune with the needs of female clients without being patronizing. Thanks!