How to Find the Correct Size

You may not have ever thought about the size of your body impacting how your bike feels, but that’s exactly how bike mechanics find the perfect size of bike for you. The table below gives a rough idea of how big of a bike you will need at the corresponding heights of the rider. Furthering this if your interested to know which bike fits you properly here’s how you can. First; you will need to measure yourself, once you have this number measure the distance from the floor to the inside of your groin now you have your height and your leg height. After this, you will need to measure your reach. Reach can be found by measuring the distance from your armpits to your fingertips. Once you have all these numbers you will need to find your ape index (or your height less your reach) If you have a positive ape index then go for the larger size bike, or if you have a negative ape index go for a smaller size.

The table below shows the recommended bike wheel size for the corresponding height of the rider. 

 

 

Age

1-4

4-6

5-9

7-14

14+

14+

Wheel Size (inches)

Balance

12"

14"

16"

18"

20"

Size (cm)

70-90

80-110

90-130

100-140

130-160

155-180<