# Readers ask: How To Tell A Bike Frame Size?

## How do you know frame size?

Approximate your frame size by wrapping your fingers around your wrist. If your thumb and index finger overlap, you likely have a small frame. If the two meet, your frame size is probably medium and you are large boned if they do not meet.

## 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).

## Can you change your body frame size?

As it turns out, you can’t change your frame size, bone structure, or the places you store body fat or muscle. That being said, certain workouts, especially those that involve lifting heavy weights, can obviously have an impact on your muscle definition.

## Does frame size matter for weight?

Most weight charts take into effect your frame size. Many weight charts have 10 pound increments in each frame size; small, medium, and large. That is a 30 pound swing for any given height, so if you look at the chart and say to yourself, “I’m big boned and should weight more than that”, well, maybe 10-15 pounds.

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## How much should I weigh based on frame size?

Ideal Body Weight Calculation Women: 100 pounds of body weight for the first 5 feet of height, 5 pounds for each additional inch. Men: 106 pounds of body weight for the first 5 feet of height, 6 pounds for each additional inch. Add 10% for a large frame size, and subtract 10% for a small frame size.

## Is an 18 inch bike 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.

## Is a 26 inch bike for adults?

“ 26” wheel size is perfect for most of adults with a height above 6 feet. Most of the touring bikes and hybrid bikes come in 700C metric wheels, which are also known as 29-inch wheels.