Frequently Asked questions
No. Every bike we build is tailor made for its owner.
In order to find your optimal position and build you a bicycle that fits like a tailor made suit, we don’t rely on models that are based on cycling population averages. It is well known that averages are poor predictors for an individual due to the ever-present spread. With human beings, spread is even quite large. The largest factor responsible for that is the behaviour of an individual’s back. Is it flexible or stiff, and where is its flexibility located?
Instead of relying on models that reason from a number of limb lengths and applying some statistics, we have a long-standing partnership with Pedaalkracht in Nijmegen, using their dynamic bike fitting method to determine your optimal position. In case you have medical complaints regarding your bike riding, please bring them forward during the fitting session. Once your optimal position is determined, we start designing your bike with your optimal position as the starting point.
Although people may already have many years of cycling experience, they might have been sitting on their bike sub-optimal for years and they might find themselves saying: “I should have done this before!”, after having the dynamic bikefitting measurement at Pedaalkracht. However, if you want to have your current position copied onto your new bike, we will exactly measure your pedal-seat-bars position and integrate this into the design of your new bike.
What ‘optimal’ is depends on the intended purpose of the bike. When designing your bike, we take into account the intended use of your bike. Do you want to race crits with it, or do you take it out regularly for mountain rides, or do you want an allround bike? We will design you a bike geometry that fits your intended use.
Actually, the most heard comment during the ‘delivery ride’ with our customers that swap their high-end carbon bike for a St Joris Cycles road bike is: “Wow, what a responsive bike! It catapults me forward!” Well constructed bikes with a selection of the latest generation steel tubing are very responsive, yet comfortable and will give you amazing handling and control in corners and descents.
Our bikes are build using the latest steel tubing alloys from Columbus and/or Dedacciai. We may mix tubes in a single frameset to optimize the butt profiles for the specific frame sizing and design targets.
Yes. We offer a 3D animation of the frame with the colors of your choice to help you to make your decision.
Our bikes are tailor made, one at a time. This holds for the bike fit, design, build process and finishing touch. As a result, there is a a lead time and a waiting queue. Our delivery time is usually around 9-10 months. Contact us for the current delivery time!
We encourage you to do the bikefitting session at our partner Pedaalkracht. However, if you are unable to pay us a visit, we recommend you to find a local bikefitter with a good reputation and provide us with your bikefitting results. Contact us for a suggestion for a bike fitter in your country.
As a service to St Joris Cycles owners, we offer maintenance services so that you can keep your St Joris in as-new condition. If you want to have your bike serviced, a pair of new tires, or have some upgrades or new parts installed, please contact us to make an appointment. We would be more than happy to help you to keep your bike on the road in optimal condition!
Yes, of course! It would be our pleasure to show you around in the workshop! If you like to pay a visit, please contact us for an appointment.