A free version of SizeMyBike, a computation tool to help you get the correct bike fit, is now available at the iTunes App Store.
SizeMyBike Lite works out the frame size and the top tube length you need for road bikes and mountain bikes so it’s useful in helping you choose the right bike. You just input a few simple measurements – your height, inseam, arm length and so on. It doesn't take into account factors like your flexibility so it's in no way going to rival a professional, interactive bike fit... but, on the other hand, it is free.
The full version, which costs £2.99, offers additional features. These include:
• A full road bike fit for both comfort and performance riding
• A full mountain bike fit for cross-country or all-mountain riding
• The ability to export your results to a PDF file
SizeMyBike Lite is available through the Sports category of the App Store. Follow this link for the free download. "Ah," we hear you ask, "what about an Android version?" We asked too because road.cc is an iPhone fre- zone these days, and the good news is that the guys at SizeMyBike are working on an Android version of the app which they plan to release next month. We'll keep you updated on that one.
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.