If you do a lot of cycling, you will know the difference riding a bike that fits can make. When it comes to purchasing a new bike, it can be tempting to focus on componentry or paint job, but all that will count for little if the frame geometry isn’t right for you.
The good news? Comparing bikes for fit has just got a whole lot easier. Velogicfit’s Frame Comparison tool enables you to compare the frame geometry of any two bikes by reach and stack, or by handlebar setup; narrowing your search for the ideal fit. Even better- It’s updated daily to include all the latest models, and it’s free.
Velogicfit, the experts in 2D and 3D bike-fitting systems, have developed the free online tool to enable people of all riding experience and abilities to make informed decisions before they hit the bike store.
“Our vision at Velogicfit is to have more people riding bikes comfortably the world over” says Technical Director David Bowden.
“Bike geometry, the horizontal reach and vertical height of the frame (stack), is important to overall comfort. These are the physical components of a bike that you can’t change.
It’s important to know these details as every frame is different. Some frames are designed to be ‘aggressive’ while others are more ‘comfortable’ to benefit different riders. For example, someone with a back injury might need a frame that’s comfortable with higher handlebars and less reach, where an elite athlete might look for a more aggressive frame with speed the priority.
Our Frame Comparison tool is something we offer for free so people looking for a new bike can quickly see whether the bikes they’re considering are suited to their needs, or not.”
The frame database includes over 280 brands, 22,000 frames and 4677 models to date, all researched and thoroughly detailed by the Velogicfit team. Frames and models are available for comparison across road, MTB, fitness and tri/TT categories, all helping to make the Frame Comparison tool arguably the world’s most accurate and highly detailed bike database.
It’s also completely user friendly. You can compare 17 different components of frame geometry – from reach and stack, to chainstays and wheel size - all easily identifiable to the untrained eye on the diagram provided. You’re also able to compare handlebar position and frame specifications.
Bike stores stand to benefit from Velogicfit’s Frame Comparison tool as a quick and efficient way to show customers how bike geometry differs from brand to brand and model to model, improving overall customer experience and satisfaction.
So, what’s the catch? No catch. Simply subscribe to www.velogicfit.com and research bike geometry to your heart’s content.