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  • 11 months ago

I might have missed it in the many pages of frames, but is there (or could there be) a bring your own frame (BYOF) option? Seems like a selection of drop downs and helpful how-to's on the key considerations (wheel size, BB, HT, brake mounts, etc) is all that is needed. Saves you guys datamining for every frame ever.

Also, thoughts on adding some level of bike geometry comparison? For instance, frame sizes are so different between brands, it might be useful to have a BB locked comparison to say help with stem length, seatpost setback, fork AC/sag so when somebody is building a new bike but wants similar cockpit fit to their old bike, they can quickly see bar height, reach, bb drop, etc between bikes.

Otherwise, this is awesome!

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  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Matt, nice to see you pop up over here. The exact things that you mention we have discussed. The 'BYOF' option would be a great way for customers like yourself who have built bikes through a custom frame builder to input their frames for the purposes of using our tool for upgrades. I could see something like this being added as we iterate on future revisions of our site.

Likewise, the same for a geometry comparison function. This one may be a little bit further down the road once the primary facets of the site have been honed further. But I'd envision this to be a visually represented feature where the 2 bikes were over-layed together for comparison purposes. Maybe even having you as a rider showed positioned on the bike too.

Thanks again for this type of input. Its very valuable and shows that we all may be on a similar thought process as to where this can go.

Cheers, -CBaron

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I know I'm 6 months late to this, but not just for custom frames, but smaller builders. Could fill out the geometry (from available), or just let someone put in a text field (so that you don't have to add them to your database).

On the geometry overlays - Keep it simple, just show lines on a grid like in Matlab.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

We do have a way currently to import frames from smaller builders. But for now it's a staff only process. Rodeo Labs is an example of this. If a small builder contacts us, we try make that work.

Importing geometry is one thing, but it's all the frame specs with regard to component compatibility that are crucial and why we are keeping the frame entry process in house for now. CBaron and I both love the "BYOF" option though. I'm hoping we can add that capability down the road as well.

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