Vicky's Disc Brake Road Frame

Vicky struggled to get on with her existing bike finding it to have awkward handling and poor comfort.  She wanted a bike that would inspire her to get out and ride more.  During the fitting session we made quite a few adjustments to her position to improve her efficiency and comfort as well as getting to the bottom of the handling issues that she had on her current bike.

The design that I put together for her focusses on improving her weight distribution over the wheels and an improved steering geometry for her riding position.  I opted for disc brakes to improve her confidence in poor weather and built in clearance for large 32mm tyres for when she wants to tackle slightly rougher roads.

Despite inclement weather she took it out as soon as she collected it and had the following to say:

Tom provides a first class, bespoke bike building service.  From the outset he really listens to what you want from your bike and asks the right questions to find out what you need if you are not sure yourself!  His attention to detail is fantastic and you are kept updated throughout the build process – which means there is flexibility for last minute changes which Tom accommodated willingly.
When I collected my new road bike it looked absolutely stunning – exactly the paintwork and features I had in mind.  Despite the rain I took it out for a trial straight away and couldn’t believe how much more comfortable and stable it felt than my old bike.  Even in terrible weather I felt confident cycling which had been an issue for me before and the ride was so smooth my speed improved too!
A totally professional service which we would definitely recommend.

I have since heard that she has upper her weekly mileage and entered a few events which is fantastic. I look forward to seeing another Sturdy Cycle out on the local roads!

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