Fitting a Bicycle to You : Fitting a Road Bike to You

Fitting a Bicycle to You : Fitting a Road Bike to You


Traditional road fitting is going to afford
the buyer a lot more choices in that frames are made in much smaller increments between
each model in traditional frames. You don’t just have a small, a medium, a large, and
an extra large. You actually have sizes that are going to range, in most cases, in two
centimeter increments starting at forty-three centimeters going up to sixty-three centimeters.
Now, these sizes, when people talk about what these sizes mean it’s usually a measurement
from the center of the crank arm to the center of this joint of the top tube and seat tube.
Now some manufacturers will mean center to top which would be from here to the center.
Some bikes, they’re called compact frame designs, they mean center to an imaginary or an effective
top tube height. They’ll often call them by bulk they will say frame size and then effective
top tube size. But any rate there is a lot of choice in terms of frame size with road
bikes as there should be because you’re in a static riding position for extended periods
of time when you’re on a road bike and it’s really important to get a good fit.