Is it better to get a bigger or smaller mountain bike frame?
If your arm span is longer than your height, go for a bigger frame. If it’s shorter, get the smaller one. On a bigger bike, the reach to the handlebars will be longer. If you have proportionally longer arms, you are likely to feel more comfortable on a bigger frame.
Is 18 inch frame large?
In very general terms, an 18-inch bicycle is best for someone just under six feet in height, but factors like inseam length and the differences between bike manufacturers can all influence the fit.
What height is a 26-inch bike for?
Bikes with 26-inch wheels are designed for people 5’0 to 5’5. If you are taller than that, you should look for a bike with 700c, 27.5-inch or 29-inch wheels.
How do you know what size Giant bike to get?
Take the inside leg measurement to the floor. Subtract 3” for mountain bikes, or 1” for road bikes, then subtract 10” which is the average distance from the bottom bracket to the ground. This will then give the approximate frame size that will be needed.
How do I determine bike frame size?
Adult bikes are measured by their frame size. Most manufacturers now measure the frame from the centre of the crank axle, to the top of the seat tube. Most road bikes are measured in centimetres (cm), whereas mountain bikes are generally measured using inches (in).