One of the great features of Bike Insights is that any user can add a new bike if it isn’t already on the site! Our easy, free-to-use tools transform raw bike geometry data into diagrams and insights to help cyclists and bike industry professionals assess bike designs.
Adding a new bike typically takes just a few minutes and is a great way to help yourself in the search for your ideal bike. But best of all, you’ll also be contributing to a crowdsourced project that will help out other Bike Insights users. In fact, many of the bikes you’ll find on the site were added by users just like you.
Three ways to add bikes to the database
This option requires that you type in all of the bike geometry data by hand. It’s not the quickest method, but sometimes it’s necessary in cases where a bike company doesn’t provide data in a table format. There is something oddly satisfying about finding an old printed bike catalog and being able to digitally archive it for everyone in the cycling community!
If you go this route, please take the extra couple of minutes to add all bike sizes! We spend a lot of time filling in missing bike sizes so you’ll be doing us and your fellow cyclists a huge favor.
Start From Existing Build
This option becomes available when you enter a bike that is already present in the database. Use this if you need to enter a bike build that has the same geometry as an existing build but has different options like an alternative wheel size or handlebar type.
Note that this is only intended to capture build variations offered by a bike company (e.g. a bike is offered with a 700c x 42mm wheel build or a 650b x 2″ wheel build). If you just want to see the effect of different wheel and tire sizes on a bike, click the “Configure” button on any bike or geometry profile to create and save your own personalizations.
Paste From Geometry Table
This option allows you to copy a table full of geometry data from a bike company’s website and paste it in to Bike Insights. In most cases, we can parse the data very quickly turn it into a bike profile with minimal input from yourself. This is the option covered in the tutorial video above.
Let us know in the comments if you have general questions about adding bikes, and be sure to check out our followup blog post about what to do if you run into issues adding a bike.
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