There are many aspects to bicycle fit. The aspect of fit which most commonly comes to mind for Lyle’s clients is the actual size / dimensions of the bicycle. However, while the actual size / dimensions of the bicycle is a very important aspect of overall bicycle fit – it is not the only aspect.
General aspects of bicycle fit
- Actual size / dimensions of the bicycle
- Suitability of the finished bicycle to meet the performance expectations of the rider.
- Suitability of the finished bicycle to meet the comfort expectations of the rider
- Suitability of the finished bicycle to meet the functional expectations of the rider.
- Suitability of the finished bicycle to meet the maintenance expectations of the rider.
This is why Lyle puts such high importance in the conversation between the designer builder and the customer. It is through the conversation that Lyle finds out:
- How you intend to use this bicycle.
- What you intend to accomplish while riding this bicycle.
- Your experience riding bicycles.
- Information about previous bicycles you have ridden, and what you liked and disliked about them.
- Your current level of fitness, your body size and weight.
It is Lyle’s goal that the conversation will help him gain the necessary information from you to make sound decisions about the appropriate bicycle design and components, so that in the end you obtain the bicycle that meets your needs and expectations.