Bike fitting explained

          Every human body is different.  Beyond height and inseam length, when you take into account elements such as weight, relative flexibility, muscular development, fitness level, training conditions and objectives, you end up with a unique set of needs for each cyclist.

           For example the cyclists illustrated below, all the same height but all with different body proportions need different fits.
Most shops would just sell them a bike they have in stock sending them out the door. Unfortunately this practice results in comfort and handling issues, such as high-speed wobbling. It will also negatively affect overall performance.

Travis Cycle would have taken the time to fit these riders according to their special needs. Changing stem lengths, head tube spaces and making saddle adjustments in seat height and set back leading to better performance and comfort.

With that said we believe a high performance bike should be made to fit the individual—not the other way around.  Based on a rider’s specific morphology, we can design a custom bicycle that unleashes the full potential of that individual. Thus, for the hypothetical riders depicted above, we would actually make three distinct frame designs:

Most bike stores will not offer this service, but it produces something special.  A bicycle that acts like a natural extension of your body, perfectly suited and absolutely balanced.  A bike that’s designed to make you go faster than you have ever gone before.