1. Prepare your bike
    • Remove anything that obstructs the view of the main triangle.
    • Remove bottle cages and partially screw in the bottle cage bolts. If you’re ordering a half frame bag, leave bottle cages installed and add bottles for your photo.
    • Tape a ruler or tape measure along the top tube so that it is taught and straight. Be sure not to obstruct the inside edges of the main triangle.
  2. Photo set up
    • Take this photo outside in daylight for better lighting.
    • If you’ve got access to one, use a dedicated camera with optical zoom.
    • Stand about 12-15ft back
    • Kneel down to position the camera level with the center of the main triangle.
  3. Take a photo
    • Important: If you can get the fork legs, seatstays, and chainstays lined up with each other so they appear as one, then you know you’re back far enough and straight on.
  4. Take a backup photo
    • When you think you’ve got a good photo, lower your camera, take a step back, and take another shot.
    • Most photos I get are taken too close to the bike and/or from above the center of the triangle.
  5. Final check and submission
    • Zoom in on your image to check if you can make out the lines on the ruler like you can in the image below.
    • Email the full res images to andrew@dispersed.bike