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Complete Bike Size Chart Guideline Ever: Get Right One for You

If you are looking for a new bike this is important to know what size of bike do you really need. If you know what size of bike you need that makes your task easy and saves valuable time and money.

So if you want to know what bike is fit for you then you have to need a good and proper bike size chart. A good and perfect bike sizing chart can help you a lot to get an excellent well-fitted bike.

If you choose the wrong bike size for you that could be causes of injure like back pain, knee pain, and low performance. So this is so important to choose a perfect fitted bicycle.

There is rider height is the main issue to get the right size bicycle. So at first measure, your height then checks our bicycle size chart to get your dream one.

Basic Bicycle Height and Frame Size Chart

Bicycler HeightBike Frame Size
4-11" - 5'3"13 - 15 inches
5'3" - 5'7"15 - 16 inches
5'7" - 5'11"16 - 17 inches
5'11" - 6'2"17-19 inches
6'2" - 6'4"19 - 21 inches
6'4" and taller21+ inches

When you talk about a basic bicycle sizing measurement chart this is so simple you just need to measure your height and then compare it with bike frame size.

Bike Size Calculation Measurement Guideline

Before following the bicycle size measurement chart you should measure your inseam and here we have shared how you can measure inseam:

bike-size-chart-measuring-inseam

  1. At First stand close to a wall and your feet should be 15-20 cm (6” to 8”) apart.
  2. Then between your two legs place a large handovers books or something else which is fitted.
  3. Mark it where the spine of the book touches on the wall.
  4. Then measure the distance floor to the pointing area and that’s your inseam.
  5. You can also do it with a measuring tape.
  6. Now calculate the right bike size with these formulae:

Mountain bike – Rider Leg inseam (Centimeters) x 0,66 = Rider frame size

Road bike – Rider Leg inseam (Centimeters) x 0,70 = Rider frame size

City bike – Rider Leg inseam (Centimeters) x 0,685 = Rider frame size

These formulae help you lot to measure your bike size then you can follow our bike measurement guideline and chart.

Different Types of Bicycle Size Measuring Chart List

Men Mountain Bikes Size Measurement Chart

Biker Height

Your Leg Inseam

Suggested Mtb Frame Size

Feet/InchesCentimetersInchesCentimetersInchesSize
4`10”-5`1”148-158 cm24-29”61-73 cm14″XS
5`1″-5`5″158-168 cm25-30”63-76 cm15” / 16″S
5`5″-5`9″168-178 cm26-31”66-78 cm16” / 17″M
5`9″-6`0″178-185 cm27-32”68-81 cm 17″ / 18″L
6`0″-6`3″185-193 cm28-33”71-83 cm 18″ / 19″XL
6`1″-6'6"193-198 cm29'-34'73-86 cm 19" +XXL

Women Mountain Bikes Size Measurement Chart

Biker Height

Suggested Women's Mtb Bike Frame Size

Feet & InchesCentimetersFrame Size (Inches)Frame Size (cm) Frame Size
4`10”-5`2”148-158 cm13"-14”33 - 37X-Small Bikes
5`2″-5`6″158-168 cm15"-16”38 - 42Small Bikes
5`7″-5`9″168-178 cm17"-18”43 - 47Medium Bikes
5`10″-6`1″178-185 cm19"+48 +Large Bikes

BMX Bike Size Measurement Chart

Biker HeightRecommended Race BMX SizeRecommended Park BMX Size
Feet/InchesCentimetersMicro16” Wheel
< 4’4”< 132 cm
4`2” - 4`10”127-148 cmMini18″ Wheel
4’6″ - 5’1″137 – 155 cmJunior20” Wheel 18 - 19.5” top tube
5`0″-5`4″152-168 cmExpert20” Wheel 19.5 - 20.25” top tube
5`2″-5`6″157 - 168 cmExpert XL20” Wheel 20.25 – 20.5” top tube
5`3″-5`8″160-173 cmPro20” Wheel 20.5 – 20.75” top tube
5`7″-6`0″170 - 183 cmPRO XL20” Wheel 20.75 – 21” top tube
6`+183 cm+Pro XXL20” Wheel 21”+ top tube

Note: If you want to know which BMX bikes fit for an adult person you can check the link.

Men Hybrid Bikes Size Measurement Chart

Biker HeightLeg InseamRecommended Frame Size
Feet/InchesCentimetersInchesCentimetersInchesSize
4'10" - 5'2"148cm - 158cm13" - 14"33 - 37X-Small bikes4'10" - 5'2"
5'2" - 5'6"158cm - 168cm15" - 16"38 - 42Small bikes5'2" - 5'6"
5'6" - 5' 10"168cm - 178cm17" - 18"43 - 47Medium bikes5'6" - 5' 10"
5'10" - 6'1"178cm - 185cm19" - 20"48 - 52Large bikes5'10" - 6'1"
6'1" - 6'4"185cm - 193cm21" - 22"53 - 57X-Large bikes6'1" - 6'4"
6'4" - 6'6"193cm - 198cm23" - 24"58 - 61XX-Large bikes6'4" - 6'6"

Women Hybrid Bikes Size Measurement Chart

Biker HeightRecommended Women's Hybrid Bike Frame Size
Feet & InchesCentimetersFrame Size (inches)Frame Size
4'10" - 5'2"148cm - 158cm13" - 14"X-Small Bikes
5'2"" - 5'6""158cm - 168cm15" - 16"Small Bikes
5'6" - 5' 10"168cm - 178cm17" - 18"Medium Bikes
5'10" - 6'1"178cm - 185cm19"+Large Bikes

Men Road Bikes Size Measurement Chart

Biker heightRecommended Frame size
Feet/InchesCentimetersCentimetersSize
4`10”-5`0”148-152 Centimeter47-48 CentimeterXXS
5`0″-5`3″152-160 Centimeter49-50 CentimeterXS
5`3″-5`6″160-168 Centimeter51-53 CentimeterS
5`6″-5`9″168-175 Centimeter54-55 CentimeterM
5`9″-6`0″175-183 Centimeter56-58 CentimeterL
6`0″-6`3″183-191 Centimeter58-60 CentimeterXL
6`3″-6`6″191-198 Centimeter61-63 CentimeterXXL

Women Road Bikes Size Measurement Chart

Biker HeightRecommended Women's Road Frame Size
Feet & InchesCentimetersFrame Size (cm)Size
4'10" - 5'1"147cm - 155cmXX-Small (44cm - 46cm)XX-Small Bikes
5'1" - 5'3"155cm - 160cmX-Small (47cm - 49cm)X-Small Bikes
5'3" - 5'5"160cm - 165cmSmall (50cm - 52cm)Small Bikes
5'5" - 5'8"165cm - 172cmMedium (53cm - 55cm)Medium Bikes
5'8" - 5'10"172cm - 180cmLarge (56cm - 57cm)Large Bikes

City Bikes Size Measurement Chart

Biker HeightLeg InseamRecommended Frame Size
Feet/InchesCentimetersInchesCentimetersInchesSize
4`10”-5`1”147-155 cm24-29”61-73 cm14”XS
5`1”-5`5”155-165 cm25-30”63-76 cm15”S
5`5”-5`9”165-175 cm26-31”66-78 cm16”M
5`9”-6`0”175-183 cm27-32”68-81 cm17″L
6`0”-6`3”183-191 cm28-33”71-83 cm18″XL
6`1”-6`6”191-198 cm29-34”73-86 cm19″XXL

Cyclocross Bikes Size Measurement Chart

Cyclist HeightLeg InseamRecommended Frame Size
Feet/InchesCentimetersInchesCentimetersInchesSize
4`10”-5`1”147-155 cm24-29”61 - 73 cm14″XS
5`1″-5`5″155-165 cm25-30”63 - 76 cm15”S
5`5″-5`9″165-175 cm26-31”66 - 78 cm16”M
5`9″-6`0″175-183 cm27-32”68 - 81 cm17″L
6`0″-6`3″183-191 cm28-33”71 - 83 cm18″XL
6`1″+191 cm+29”+73 cm+19”XXL

Commuter Bikes Size Measurement Chart

Biker HeightLeg InseamRecommended Frame Size
Feet/InchesCentimetersInchesCentimetersInchesSize
4`10”-5`1”147-155 cm24-29”61-73 cm14”XS
5`1”-5`5”155-165 cm25-30”63-76 cm15”S
5`5”-5`9”165-175 cm26-31”66-78 cm16”M
5`9”-6`0”175-183 cm27-32”68-81 cm17″L
6`0”-6`3”183-191 cm28-33”71-83 cm18″XL
6`1”-6`6”191-198 cm29-34”73-86 cm19″XXL

Time Trial Bike Sizing Measurement  Chart

Biker HeightRecommended Triathlon Frame Size
Feet & InchesCentimetersFrame Size (cm)Frame Size
4'10" - 5'0"148cm - 152cm47cm - 48cmXX-Small
5'0" - 5'3"152cm - 160cm49cm - 50cmX-Small
5'3" - 5'6"160cm - 168cm51cm - 53cmSmall
5'6" - 5'9"168cm - 175cm54cm - 55cmMedium
5'9" - 6'0"175cm - 183cm56cm - 58cmLarge
6'0" - 6'3"183cm - 191cm58cm - 60cmX-Large
6'3" - 6'6"191cm - 198cm61cm - 63cmXX-Large

TT/TRIATHLON Bike Size Measurement Chart

Bicyclist HeightInside legFrame sizeTop Tube Length
5'0" – 5'3"152.5 - 160cm26.5" – 28"48 – 50cm48.5 – 50cm
5'2" – 5'5"157.5 – 165cm27.5" – 29"50 – 52cm50 – 51.5cm
5'4" – 5'7"162.5 – 170cm28.5" – 30"52 – 54cm51.5 – 53.5cm
5'6" – 5'9"167.5 – 175cm29.5" – 31"54 – 56cm53.5 – 55.5cm
5'8" – 5'11"172.5 – 180cm30.5" – 32"56 – 58cm55.5 – 57cm
5'10" – 6'1"177.5 – 185cm31.5" – 33"58 – 60cm57 – 58cm
6'0" – 6'3"182.5 – 190cm32.5" – 34"60 – 62cm58 – 59cm

Bike Size Measurement Chart for Kids and Toddler

Bicycler HeightRecommended Size
Feet & InchesCentimetersInside Leg (min)Age RangeSuggested Wheel
Up to 3"Up to 90cm<= 40cmUnder 2 years<=12”Balance Bikes
3' - 3'5"90cm - 105cm40cm2 - 4 years12"12" wheel Kids' Bikes
3'5" - 3'9"105cm - 118cm46cm4 - 7 years14-16"14-16" wheel Kids' Bikes
3'9" - 4'5"118cm - 135cm53cm7 - 10 years18-20"18-20" wheel Kids' Bikes
4'5" - 5'135cm - 150cm62cm10 - 13 years24"24" wheel Kids' Bikes
5'+150cm+69cm13 years +26-27.5" & 700c26-27.5" & 700c wheel Kids' Bikes

Gravel Bicycle Size Measurement Chart

Measured Frame SizeFrame SizeBicycler Min HeightBicycler Max Height
48 CentimetersXS5’ 0”5’ 3”
50 CentimetersSmall5’ 3”5’ 6”
52 CentimetersSmall/M5’ 6”5’ 8”
54 CentimetersMedium5’ 8”6’ 0”
56 CentimetersLarge5’ 11”6’ 1
58 CentimetersLarge/XL6’ 1”6’ 3”
60 CentimetersXL6’ 3”6’ 5”

Electric Commuter/Hybrid Bike Sizing Measurement Chart

Cyclist HeightBike Size
4' 10" – 5' 2"148 – 158cm13" – 14"33 – 37cmExtra Small
5' 2" – 5' 6"158 – 168cm15" – 16"38 – 42cmSmall
5' 6" – 5′ 10"168 – 178cm17" – 18"43 – 47cmMedium
5' 10" – 6' 1"178 – 185cm19" – 20"48 – 52cmLarge
6' 1" – 6' 4"185 – 193cm21" – 22"53 – 57cmExtra Large
6' 4" – 6' 6"193 – 198cm23" – 24"58 – 61cmXX-Large

Electric Mountain Bike Sizing Measurement Chart

Cyclist HeightBike Size
5' 0" – 5' 2"152 – 157cm13" – 14"
5' 2" – 5' 6"157 – 167cm15" – 16"
5' 6" – 5' 10"167 – 178cm17" – 18"
5' 10" – 6' 1"178 – 185cm19" – 20"
6' 1" – 6' 5"185 – 195cm21" – 22"
6' 4" – 6' 6"193 – 198cm23" – 24"

Cruiser Bike Size Measurement Chart

Wheel SizeFrame Size RangeCyclist HeightAge
16”8" - 10"2'10 - 3'8"1 - 5
20”12"3'2" - 4'4"4 - 10
24”15"4' - 5'4"8 - Adult
26"15" - 21"5' - 6'4"11 - Adult
26"Extended Frame6' and OverAdult

Fixed Gear Single Speed Bike Size Measurement Chart

Bicycler HeightInside LegFrame Size
5'1" - 5'3"27" - 29" 48cm
5'3" - 5'5"28" - 30"50cm
5'5" - 5'7"29" - 31"52cm
5'7" - 5'9"30" - 32"54cm
5'9" - 5'11"31" - 33"56cm
5'11 - 6'2"32" - 34"58cm
6'1" - 6'5"33" - 35" 60cm

Mongoose Hardtail Size Bike Measurement Chart

Frame SizeCyclist Height
S5'7"
M5'8"-5'11"
L6'0"-6'2"
XL6'3"

Mongoose Full Suspension Bike Size Measurement Chart

Frame SizeCyclist Height
S-5’7”
M5'8"- 6'1"
L6'1"+

Mongoose Kids Bike Size Measurement Chart

AgeWheel Size
Under 212-inches
Age 2-412-inches
Age 3-612-inches
Age 5-716-inches
Age 6-920-inches
Age 8-1324-inches
Age 12 and above26-inche

Measure the Bike Frame Sizes

bike-size-chart-measuring-frame-size

  1. At first discover your bike seat tube where the seat post is held on
  2. Observe your bicycle middle of the bottom bracket
  3. Calculate the gap or distance between these two points.
  4. Finally note the measurement in both inch and centimeters.

Measure a bike frame size not so hard task so don’t panic yourself take it easy.

Consider What Type of Bike You Need

Bike sizing depends on what types of bikes you need. There are lots of sizing variety of mountain and road bikes. Bike sizing variety on men’s and women’s models.

It also varies on different manufacturers. There are lots of manufacturers who maintain their own bike size chart and that will help you to get the right one.

If you are a new mountain biker you can try on a beginner-level mountain bike.

Measure Your Height

Measure your height as a basic rule and this is a simple way to get frame size for your bike and this is just a basic method to determine bike frame will be too tall or too short.

But it won’t give you the proper fit. However, remember it this guideline varies on different types of bike and also on different brands.

Right Saddle Height

For perfect bike fitting, saddle height plays a very important role. Check saddle height and if your saddle height is too low then won’t get enough for in your feet for bike pedaling.

Right saddle height is so important for mountain bike racing. Many mountain bike racers have experienced that when their bike saddle falls down just only one inch, they lose 25 to 50% of force.

So this is so important to maintain the right saddle height. To solve this problem, you can follow these methods:

bike-size-chart-measuring-saddle-height

  1. At first sitting on your bike and stay close to the wall with your elbow and you can also take someone other help.
  2. Place your leg below to the lowest point and lay your leg parallelly to the floor.
  3. Then move the bike saddle up and down you have felt nice smooth bend behind the knee.

Finally, go out and ride your bicycle and if you feel not good then adjust it again. If not okay then adjust the seat to front and rear.

What I Do if My Bike Size Goes Wrong?

If possible, contact your merchant to sent back your bike and get a new one and if it’s not possible or you don’t want to do this then you can follow these guidelines:

  1. Move the bike saddle to the rear or front.
  2. To change your body position, you should buy a shorter or longer stem.
  3. It’s good to get a longer seat post.

So don’t worry too much about the bike sizing problem, sometimes it needs time for adjusting.

What Age Is 26 Inch Bike for?

If you talk about a 26-inch bike this is fit for 10 to 15 years old riders. There is different size of kids bike including 12”, 14”, 16”, 18”, 20”, 24”.

So, 26 inches bikes are best for teenagers especially 10-15 years old riders. If your bike wheel is 26 inch that means your bike is 26 inches.

A 26-inch bike is a good option for you if your height less than 5’0” and if you are taller we have suggested you take 27.5-inch wheels.

24 Inch Bike Size Chart

Lots of people want to know 24 inch bike size chart, 24 inch bike is fit for 7-11 years old kids and inseam length is 60-72 cm.

What You Do if You Are Between 2 Sizes

When you are in two bike sizes and if your arm span is longer than your height then it is suggested to go for a larger size.

Because the larger frame is better for longer arms that’s why you have to larger size and if your arm span is shorter then it is recommended to go for a smaller size.

Final Talk

Here we have suggested a bike measurement chart but this all depends on you which bike is fit for you. This is you that know your body size, shape, and behavior.

The bike fitting chart depends on many things basically which types of bike it is and also which brand is going on.

In this article, we have tried our best to give proper guidelines to find out the best-fitted bike.

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