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Get a pared down version of SizeMyBike for nowt and there's an Android version on the way too

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 worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, 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 youthful 45-year-old Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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Super Domestique [1596 posts] 3 years ago
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Android version please guys!

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joemmo [1157 posts] 3 years ago
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Super Domestique [1596 posts] 3 years ago
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joemmo wrote:

Super D' - try this one (web based)
http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za/CCY?PAGE=FIT_CALCULATOR_INTRO

Thanks. I just wanted an app one tbh. Only really additional to my cycling based apps.

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joemmo [1157 posts] 3 years ago
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np, fair enough. Not really something you'd need to access mid ride though and you need a helper to get accurate measurements of your own body!

The one I linked to has plenty of options and will email you the figures so you can print or keep them on file, I used the results to choose my frame and stem size for a build and also adjusted the saddle position following the advice.

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Tony Farrelly [2868 posts] 3 years ago
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Yes, we're asking about Android… does anyone use iPhones any more?
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Super Domestique [1596 posts] 3 years ago
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tony_farrelly wrote:

Yes, we're asking about Android… does anyone use iPhones any more?
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Cool thanks!

I much prefer my HTC to the iPhone tbh.

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Super Domestique [1596 posts] 3 years ago
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joemmo wrote:

np, fair enough. Not really something you'd need to access mid ride though and you need a helper to get accurate measurements of your own body!

The one I linked to has plenty of options and will email you the figures so you can print or keep them on file, I used the results to choose my frame and stem size for a build and also adjusted the saddle position following the advice.

Fair comments. I just like stuff on my phone as I am always asked questions by friends/family as they think I am some kind of expert (sadly I am not!)but an app like that would help keep the myth alive!

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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+1 for an Android app.

Iphone apps are much easier to develop, thats why people go to them first and then work on Android. But with Android outselling Apple at getting close to 3-1 now, its about time people woke up  3

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joemmo [1157 posts] 3 years ago
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tony_farrelly wrote:

Yes, we're asking about Android… does anyone use iPhones any more?
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yes, loads. Especially as you can get the iphone 3 on cheap contracts - plenty of people will prefer the Apple brand to a better spec android phone at the same or lower price. Still using my 'ancient' 2 year old HTC desire here though, no plans to change until it falls apart.

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snooks [31 posts] 3 years ago
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Android does not outsell iPhone 3 to 1. Not even close. But many are sold because they are cheap. Yet only one Android phone manufacturer is making money. That would be Samsung. The rest are losing money. Google themselves make more money by far from iOS than Android. App quality and selection is far worse on Android. Few developers make money from Android. Android has malware and massive fragmentation issues. It's just a really poor copy of iOS. It's only redeeming value is you can buy an Android phone cheaply. It always amusing to see how obsessed Android buyers are with the iPhone. though. Just be happy with what you have even if its the cut rate version.

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snooks [31 posts] 3 years ago
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Not true. Both have their development plus and minus. I've done both. Fragmentation is a major issue for Android developers but a bigger issue is nobody buys Android apps.

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Tony Farrelly [2868 posts] 3 years ago
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Well we're Appled up to the max in these parts except for the iPhone and the iPad. All the stats I can find though do say Android phones are outselling iPhones by upwards of 2 to 1 and accelerating - which is why we always ask developers whether they've done got an Android version - seems mad not to serve the bigger audience.

My only downers on the iPhone are battery life, rubbish camera, and the biggest which is that the screen is a piece of cheap crap that scratches really easily + whenever we ask Rapha if they are bringing out an Android version of one of their iPhone apps they say that currently it doesn't fit their customer demographic  16

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Gkam84 [9080 posts] 3 years ago
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snooks wrote:

Android does not outsell iPhone 3 to 1. Not even close.

The official figures were 2-1 at the tail end of last year, but i believe that has increased, just cant find more upto date stats. But there will always be apple fanboys i suppose.

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/android-outselling-iphone-by-two-to-one-...

http://www.mobilemarketingwatch.com/android-outsells-iphone-2-to-1-in-su...

tony_farrelly wrote:

Well we're Appled up to the max in these parts except for the iPhone and the iPad.

Now that i can understand, Mac's are great for design and that side of things. There is a market Apple has nailed. If i was still recording music, I'd have a Mac

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Whenever we ask Rapha if they are bringing out an Android version of one of their iPhone apps they say that currently it doesn't fit their customer demographic  16

I love that Rapha are saying that, It just shows, people with money and no sense always buy "the best" products  3 3