How do I determine bike frame size?
2. How to measure bike frame size
- Find the top of the seat tube (this is where the seat post is held)
- Find the center of the bottom bracket (This holds the crank arms together)
- Measure the distance between these 2 points.
- Record this in both cm and inch to find the right frame for you.
What does the frame size of a bike mean?
Frame size generally refers to frame height, the length of the seat tube from the bottom bracket (crank bearing) to the top tube. Also, frames are measured differently. Some companies measure from the center of the bottom bracket to the center of the top tube/seat tube junction.
How is bike frame size measured in Australia?
The size of a bicycle is typically measured at the frame. The measurement typically more refers to the length of the seat tube, top tube, or the distance from the centre of the bottom bracket to the end of the seat tube.
What does a 26 inch bike mean?
And what does it mean when they say “26 inch”? A 26 inch mountain bike means that the wheels have an internal diameter of 26 inches. For example, a man who stands 5’8″ would be best suited for a 20-inch frame with 700c wheels or larger (700c refers to the diameter of the wheel).
How do I know if my bike frame is too small?
You’re likely to notice if a bike frame is too small after you get back from your ride. A smaller bike forces you into a forward position. You may find yourself leaning forward and standing more frequently, which places more weight on your arms. They’ll feel it.
How do I know if my bike frame is too big?
If you struggle to make turns or need to sit up straight to reach the handlebars, the frame is likely too large. You may also notice that you cannot quickly turn or pick up speed easily due to the way that you sit in a larger frame. Pain or discomfort after riding also indicates that the frame is too big for your size.