Landescape Frames are designed by us and are hand-made to order by a specialist manufacturers. Aluminium frames being made in the Czech Republic, and carbon fiber frames in France.
For any tandem or bicycle that we supply we follow a careful process to ensure that it fits you correctly, feels right and performs how you want it to. Each aspect of this is given our full attention, from sizing through to the final finishing of the handle bar tape.
From the outset we discuss fully your requirements to create a tandem or bicycle that reflects your lifestyle and needs. We talk you through the various options and complexities of modern equipment using language that you can understand, rather than blinding you with tech talk.
This service doesn’t cost any extra, it just is the service, it means that your tandem or bicycle has been tailored specifically to you.
“Having started nearly 30 years ago designing and hand-building bespoke tandems and bicycles under the Swallow name, and then more recently being a consultant to a major British cycle brand improving their range of tandems, the challenge was to find a product that sat between the two. I believe we have achieved that with Landescape by being able to deliver quality made-to-measure frames sourced through specialist manufacturers in the EU, all at a price that reflects value and quality”
Unlike other bike manufacturers we can build bikes specifically to fit women. As you may appreciate, there is a difference between men and women’s bike design and it is sizing that matters. For a given height woman on the whole have longer legs and shorter torsos than men. For example a woman who is 178cm (5’10”) tall may require and 60cm frame and man of the same height may require a 56cm frame to have the saddle at the correct height, but the woman will be way over stretched on a standard “man’s” frame geometry of a stock frame. At Landescape we build the top tube shorter and the handlebar position correct for the customer.
The issue is more acute for shorter woman as hardly any manufactures make ‘serious’ bikes in sizes small that 48cm and coupled to the fact that they use 700c wheels gives rise to further complications such as toe overlap on the front wheel and general handling issues. To deal with this we can build almost any size frame to suit the customers purpose and will fit 700c, 650B or 26″ wheels as appropriate.