Bike Fit Guide

Ordering eBikes online is becoming very popular, for 3 reasons:

  1. Like all online shopping, there is the convenience of shopping from home, and having your products delivered to your home - for free
  2. Many people do not live near a big city where electric bike shops are located; or regular bike shops that carry a few models of ebikes
  3. Even if you live in an urban area with local eBike retailers, they will not carry the wide range of brands, styles and models available online - because they have to pay rent for warehouse storage

Another concern some people have with buying online is the belief that you need to go to a bike shop to get a proper fitting. That used to be true, but with our modern sizing guides, simply measuring your inseam will be enough.

Method One: Bike Height Chart – The Easiest

Your height / Bike SizeHybrid Bike Size Chart

  • 4’-11” – 5’-3″ = 13 – 15 inches
  • 5’-3″ – 5’-7″  = 15 – 17 inches
  • 5’-7″ – 5’-11” = 17 – 19 inches
  • 6’-0″ – 6’-2″ = 19 – 21 inches
  • 6’-2″ – 6’-4″  = 21 – 23 inches
  • 6’-4″ and taller  = 23+ inches

Voilà!

Method Two: Calculating the bike size:

Take off your shoes and stand with your legs about 15-20 cm (6” – 8”) apart. Measure the height from the ground to your crotch.


Be sure of the type of bicycle you want: Mountain bike, city bike or road bike. You can read about the different bike types from here.

Now you can take your calculator and calculate the right size

  1. Leg Inseam method

City bike – Leg inseam (cm) x 0,685 = Your frame size
Mountain bike –  Leg inseam (cm) x 0,66 = Your frame size
Road bike – Leg inseam (cm) x 0,70 = Your frame size

(If your leg inseam is 76cm, then your right mountain bike size is 50 cm (20”), road bike 53cm and city bike 52cm)

Third Method: Bike Size Chart (advanced)

Mountain bike size chart

Rider height Leg inseam                                                Suggested Frame Size
Feet/Inches Centimeters Inches Centimeters Inches Size
4`10”-5`1” 148-158 cm 24-29” 61-73 cm 14” XS
5`1″-5`5″ 158-168 cm 25-30” 63-76 cm 15” S
5`5″-5`9″ 168-178 cm 26-31” 66-78 cm 16” M
5`9″-6`0″ 178-185 cm 27`-32` 68-81 cm 17″ L
6`0″-6`3″ 185-193 cm 28`-33` 71-83 cm 18″ XL
6`1″-6`6″ 193-198 cm 29`-34` 73-86 cm 19″ XXL

 

City bike (Also commuter/hybrid bikes) size chart

 

Rider height Leg inseam Suggested Frame Size
Feet/Inches Centimeters Inches Centimeters Inches Size
4`10”-5`1” 147-155 cm 24-29” 61-73 cm 14” XS
5`1`-5`5` 155-165 cm 25-30” 63-76 cm 15” S
5`5`-5`9` 165-175 cm 26-31” 66-78 cm 16” M
5`9`-6`0` 175-183 cm 27`-32` 68-81 cm 17″ L
6`0`-6`3` 183-191 cm 28`-33` 71-83 cm 18″ XL
6`1`-6`6` 191-198 cm 29`-34` 73-86 cm 19″ XXL

 

Road bike size chart

Rider height Suggested frame size
Feet/Inches Centimeters Centimeters Size
4`10”-5`0” 148-152 cm 47-48 cm XXS
5`0″-5`3″ 152-160 cm 49-50 cm XS
5`3″-5`6″ 160-168 cm 51-52-53 cm S
5`6″-5`9″ 168-175 cm 54-55 cm M
5`9″-6`0″ 175-183 cm 56-57-58 cm L
6`0″-6`3″ 183-191 cm 58-59-60 cm XL
6`3″-6`6″ 191-198 cm 61-62-63 cm XXL

To make it simple – Bicycle Guiders’ bike size graph.

Right size bike - bike size graph by bicycle Guider

Got the right size? Nice! And now go cycling!

Please note that frame sizes from XXS – XXL don’t have the same meaning for every manufacturer. Those sizes (like on clothing) show current model sizes.