Heavy riders know instinctively that bike frames may be precarious. The key to making a superior bike for our customers is in the frame. We use chrome-moly steel tubing from the aircraft industry, which provides a stronger base than steel or iron, yet retains subtle flexibility and lightness. This alloys kept the bicycle from being too heavy, yet provides a comfortable ride.
Remember the little rubber pads attached to the end of the calipers that you’d use to stop a bike? For the heavy rider, that wouldn’t be enough. That’s why Zize Bikes have modern disc brakes instead of standard rim brakes. Whether you use your brakes to stop gently in front of your favorite coffee shop when you’re out for an afternoon ride or for an emergency stop heading downhill, you’ll be able to ride in confidence.
On any bike the seat is the comfort zone. After thousands of hours of testing and several iterations, we are confident that you will love riding on our wide, padded seats. Because our seat clamps are integrated inside the post, you’ll never worry about a wiggling seat and you can ride with total confidence. Whether you’re meandering on a country lane or negotiating traffic in a city, Zize Bikes saddles meet and exceed the expectations of comfort and stability.
For bigger folks, it makes sense that we’re going to need something more than thin tires with low thread counts that seem to get as soon as we climb on the saddle. We created super strong tires that take big people and the bikes they ride through rough terrain and smooth.
Started in 2005, this store was created to fulfill a need discovered by Joan Denizot, the owner. A big woman, Joan realized that nobody was making bikes that were safe for a person of her size. She decided that instead of just taking care of herself and having a bicycle custom built, she’d build a store where any person of size could find a strong bike.
Buying a bike that was able to support me was a major step in getting more exercise and living a better life, plus it’s also helped me get to places without walking or taking a bus. I’ve lost over 100 pounds since I purchased my bike.
― Zize Customer