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BikeDynamics - Bike Sizing.

Many people find that buying a new bike is a bewildering experience. They are aware that they need to buy the correct size, but get totally confused by the numerous sizing conventions, terminologies and conflicting advice from manufacturers and bike shops. See Bike Sizing for suggested sizes and geometries for 'normal' people and what can go wrong. Unusual proportions and flexibility are the usual culprits, but manufacturer's component choices and bizarre frame size classifications do not help.

Bike Sizing Options

BikeDynamics offers a Bike Sizing service, comprising of either a telephone consultation or using your existing bike as a template at the lab. Both are charged at an hourly rate of £65 with them taking approximately half and one hour respectively.

Bike Sizing

1)Telephone Consulation

Telephone conversation on your type of cycling, existing aches and pains, size, shape and flexibility, current bike size, aspirations etc. As a minimum, the outcome would be a recommendation for a suitable bike size and a range for stack, reach and effective top tube length. Ideally, we would be able to recommend which of a preferred manufacturer's product fitted you best, with suggestions for stem length, spacer stack height and crank lengths. The best time for telephone consultations is late afternoon, early evening. Arranging beforehand via e-mail is recommended as I will be able to give you some measurements to take of yourself before we start.

2) Current Bike Template

By observing you on your current bike, then taking a series of anatomical measurements, we can establish the changes required to your current geometry to define your ideal. Having a mental note of any bikes you may be interested in purchasing would be useful as we can look up their geometries there and then. Depending on how busy we are, this sizing exercise could take place during one of the usual fitting periods i.e 9.30am or 1.30pm, or towards the end of the day.

All fittings are subject to our Terms and Conditions.