Bike Size Chart

Bike Size Chart - 8 Simple Ways to Choose the Perfect Bicycle.

In this article, we discuss how to choose a bicycle for your size. Check our various bike size chart to determine the perfect cycle for your needs.

These days it is remarkably easy to buy a bike online.

There are hundreds of models to choose from, and some of them are affordable.

One of the most important things to know before a bike online is the bike size chart.

You might have heard that you have to try your first bike before buying them, right?

I did when I bought my first bike around 20 years ago.

Want to know a secret?

You really don’t need to try your first bike before buying it.

What?? but the salesman told that you need to try them before buying it.

Do you want to know why he told you that?

He knows the fact that there are plenty of bikes online that are more affordable than his.

How to choose the right bike size that fits you perfectly?

There are different bike size chart for different bikes.

So, let’s get straight into it.

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Method #1: Simple Bike Size Chart

Your HeightBike Frame Size (in)
4′-11″ – 5’3″13″ – 15″
5’3″ – 5’7″15″ – 16″
5’7″ – 5’11”16″ – 17″
5’11” – 6’2″17″ – 19″
6’2″ – 6’4″19″ – 21″
6’4″ and taller21″ +

Method #2: Advanced Bike Size Chart

There are different types of bike size charts.So let’s look at them shall we?

Bike Size Chart for Hybrid/City Bikes/Commuter Bike

So if you want to buy a hybrid bike, then check this hybrid bike size chart.

Height
(ft/in)
Height
(cm)
Leg
Inseam(in)
Leg
Inseam(cm)
Frame
Size(in)
Frame
Size Marker *
4’10”- 5’1”147cm – 155cm24″ – 29″61cm – 73cm14″XS
5’1″- 5’5″155cm – 165cm25″ – 30″63cm – 76cm15″S
5’5″- 5’9″165cm – 175cm26″ – 31″66cm – 78cm16″M
5’9″- 6’0″175cm – 183cm27″ – 32″68cm – 81cm17″L
6’0″- 6’3″183cm – 191cm28″ – 33″71cm – 83cm18″XL
6’1″- 6’6″191cm – 198cm29″ – 34″73cm – 86cm19″XXL

Note: Never rely on this bike size marks (XS to XL), because they are not standardized.

Read More: Best Hybrid Bikes under 300 Dollars with Guide

Mountain Bike Size Chart

What size mountain bike do you need? Let’s see this mountain bike size chart.

Height
(ft/in)
Height
(cm)
Leg Inseam
(in)
Leg Inseam
(cm)
Suggested
Frame Size (in)
Suggested
Wheel Size
4’10” – 5’3″147cm – 160cm25″ – 28″62cm – 70cm13″ – 14″26″
5’4″ – 5’7″160cm – 170cm25″ – 30″63cm – 76cm 15″ – 16″26″
5’5″ – 5’9″165cm – 175cm26″ – 31″66cm – 78 cm16″ – 17″27.5″
5’9″ – 6’0″175cm – 183cm27″ – 32″68cm – 81cm17″ – 18″27.5″
6’0″ – 6’3″183cm – 190cm28″ – 33″71cm – 83cm18″ – 19″29″
6’1″ – 6’6″190cm – 200cm29″ – 34″73cm – 86cm19″ +29″

Read More: Best Mountain Bikes Under 300 Dollars

Road Bike Size Chart

If you want to buy a road bike, then check this road bike size chart.

Height (ft/in)Height (cm)Suggested Frame SizeFrame Size Marker *
4’10” – 5’0″148cm -152cm47cm – 48cmXXS
5’0″ – 5’3″152cm -160cm49cm -50cmXS
5’3″ – 5’6″160cm – 168cm51cm – 52cm -53cmS
5’6″ – 5’9″168cm – 175cm54cm – 55cmM
5’9″ – 6’0″175cm – 183cm56cm – 57cm -58cmL
6’0″ – 6’3″183cm – 191cm58cm – 59cm -60cmXL
6’3″ – 6’6″191cm – 198cm61cm – 62cm – 63cmXXL

Note: Never rely on this bike size marks (XS to XL), because they are not standardized.

Read More: Best Road Bikes Under 300 Dollars

Kids Bike Size Chart

So if you want to but a bike for your kid, then check this kids bike size chart

Height (in)Height (cm)Leg Inseam (in) Leg Inseam (cm) Bike Wheel Size
2’9″ – 3’1″85cm – 90cm12″ – 14″30cm – 35cm10″
3’1″ – 3’3″90cm – 100cm14″ – 17″35cm – 42cm12″
3’3″ – 3’7″100cm – 110cm16″ – 20″40cm – 50cm14″
3’7″ – 3’8″110cm – 115cm18″ – 22″45cm – 50cm16″
3’8″ – 4’0″115cm – 120cm20″ – 24″50cm – 60cm18″
4’0″ – 4’5″120cm – 135cm22″ – 25″55cm – 63cm20″
4’5″ – 4’9″135cm – 145cm24″ – 28″60cm – 72cm24″
5′ +145cm +28″ +72cm +26″

Method #3: Bike Size Calculator 

Bike-Size-Chart

If you are a fan of maths, then this step is for you! 

If you are not (just like me) then just give it a try, it isn’t that hard 🙂

  • Stand with your legs apart (15cm – 20cm). Make sure that you have taken off your shoes.
  • Measure your leg inseam, that is, the length of your leg from your crotch to heel.

Take your calculator and calculate!

  • Hybrid bikes: Leg inseam (cm) x 0.685 = Your frame size (cm)
  • Mountain bikes: Leg inseam (cm) x 0.685 = Your frame size (cm)
  • Road bikes: Leg inseam (cm) x 0.70 = Your frame size (cm)

Note: For example, if your looking for a hybrid bike and your inseam length is 70cm, then your bike size would be 70 x 0.685 = 49cm.

I told you, this wasn’t that hard.

Method #4: Ask Your Dealers

How to calculate Bike size

If they want to sell more bikes, then they have to more informative, right?

Most of the brands provide the bike size chart along with the bike description.

Below is the bike size chart provided by Mongoose.

bike size chart mongoose
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Method #5: Fit Calculator

You can use the fit calculator provided by Competitive Cyclist. You have to choose your gender, bike type, and provide them your measurements.

Method #6: Bicycle Frame Size Calculator

The bicycle frame size calculator provides a printable page with your recommended frame size.

You only have to choose the type of bike and then enter your measurements.

 

Read More: How To Choose Your Perfect Bike

Method #7: Bike Fit Guide

Bike fit guide provided by Amazon. Literally, is there something that they don’t give?

Here they provide the bike size chart along with a simple guide on how to buy them.

Method #8: Amazon Home Services

Amazon home services. Amazon has launched a service that will come to your home and assemble your bike.

They send a professional to properly fit your bike to your height, flexibility and riding style, to ensure you will have a smooth ride.

 

FAQ

Frequently asked questions.

Let us help answer the most common questions you might have.

What does a bike frame size mean?

Frame size generally refers to the frame height, the length of the seat tube from the bottom bracket (crank bearing) to the top tube.

Is it better to get a bigger or smaller bike frame?

If your arm span is longer than your height, then go for a bigger frame. If it’s shorter, then go for the smaller one.
 

How important is the bike frame size?

Size isn’t that important, it’s how you ride the bike. It’s whether you feel comfortable or not is the main consideration for choosing a frame size.

Why you should not rely on measurement markings from XS to XL?

The main reason is that. this bike size system is not standardized. These sizes change when you switch from one brand to the other.

If you still have some doubts, feel free to ask me in the comments.
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