If you’re looking to buy a bicycle in the near future you owe it to yourself to check out this app. The SizeMyBike app allows you to find out what the measurements of an ideal bike for you! The way it does this is by asking you for several different measurements of your body. It uses those measurements to figure out the dimensions of your perfect bike are!
While some people will see the $4.99 price tag and ignore this app, if it helps you to pick the right bike this is a relatively small price for anyone to pay. When you open the app up you’re greeted by the SizeMyBike logo and a menu of options at the bottom of the screen.
The first thing you’ll need to do is enter your body measurements into the app. To do this you just touch the “Body” button at the bottom of the screen and then fill in all the empty boxes with the correct measurements, and all measurements must be entered in millimeters. While this is not a ge deal for most countries, it would have been nice if the developers included the option to enter measurements in other formats as well (inches, centimeters, etc.).
Once you get all of your measurements figured out and entered in, all you have to do is touch the “Run” button in the lower right corner of the screen. In just a few seconds the app will do some math and figure out all the dimensions of the bike that is right for you!
After you enter in your measurements the app will give you the dimensions for two different types of bikes. The first one shows you dimensions for a distance bike, and the second one will show you to the dimensions for a Mountain bike. Switching between these two bikes done by touching the “Road” or “Mountain” buttons at the bottom of the screen.
If you have any questions about measurements, or about selecting a bike using the results of this app there is plenty of supplementary information. To access this information just touch the “About” button in the lower right corner of the screen. It can also be accessed by touching the “i” button in the lower left corner of all the other screens in the app.
Whether you’re a complete novice, or a serious cycler, the information in this app is laid out and explained extremely well. There’s nothing really flashy about the interface, but it’s simple and offers a wealth of information.
The authors of the app are up front in the “About” area of the app as they state that you’ll still want to fine tune the exact measurements of your bike. With that said, this app will make it much easier to get a general idea of what you’re looking for!