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Bike size advice

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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
I am looking at some bikes online, but I am a bit confused about sizing. Some companies state what leg size the bikes are suitable for, others only give the wheel and frame size. I have a 32" inside leg measurement, so if I go for 26" wheel, what size frame will I need to get?
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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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whatsThePoint;8352398
Best to try a frame in person as they can differ on how they are measured

agreed - to save alot of potential hassle just go to halfords or similar and get measured up.
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A simple calculation can be used to estimate your required frame size:

Measure your inside leg measurement to the floor, subtract 3" (for mountain bikes, or 1" for road bikes) then subtract 10" (the average distance from the bottom bracket to the ground). This will give you the maximum frame size that you will need.

But buying a bike of the correct size is not just about the height from the ground. As bikes get bigger height-wise, they also get longer. The distance from the saddle to the handle bars increases by on average 1" for every 2" increment in frame size. So you must also make sure that though you may be able to stand astride a bigger framed bike, that you can still comfortably reach the handlebars and manage all the controls. Remember that the saddles on all bikes are adjustable by between 4" and 10" so any bike can be tailored to fit you perfectly.

THE BEST METHOD IS TO GO TO A PROPER BIKE SHOP AND THEY CAN FIT YOU PROPERLY (NOT HALFORDS)
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whatsThePoint;8352398
Best to try a frame in person as they can differ on how they are measured


csiman;8352404
agreed - to save alot of potential hassle just go to halfords or similar and get measured up.


Ok. Thanks for that. Off to Halfords it is.
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Predikuesi;8352426
Ok. Thanks for that. Off to Halfords it is.

or preferably a proper bike shop as Arrbee suggested (and I hinted at) :-D

then find the bike you like online and see if shop will price match. Nothing beats a personal service from a shop as most throw in a free bedding in service
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csiman;8352620
or preferably a proper bike shop as Arrbee suggested (and I hinted at) :-D

then find the bike you like online and see if shop will price match. Nothing beats a personal service from a shop as most throw in a free bedding in service


LOL. I don't think there are any bike shops other than Halfords near where I live, but I'll look in the Yellow Pages.

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