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Getting the Right Size Bike

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Having the right size bike means that you're comfortable and in control. Not sure where to start? This article will point you in the right direction!

Getting the Right Size Bike

If you're in the market for a new set of wheels, you may have noticed that the bikes you're looking at come in a variety of sizes which don't appear to correlate with your height. Getting the right sized bike takes a lot into consideration from the geometry of the bike to your arm span.

Thankfully, we've done the hard work so you don't have to. We've put together the handy guides below to help you find the right size bike. The things you're looking for are slightly different for each kind of bike, so pick the guide that matches the kind of bike you're thinking about getting.

For quick reference, the bikes on our website feature Size Guides which use your height, so take a look at these to know what sizes you should be looking into. This isn't an exact science though, and nothing beats actually going into a store and trying the bike out. More than just your height goes into getting a correctly sized bike; you may be 5'8 but have legs shorter or longer than the average, for example. And don't forget: one brand's 18" isn't necessarily the same as another brand's.

If you're not sure what kind of bike you'd like, head over to our bikes buyer's guide to find out the differences and help you decide.

Stuck between sizes?

If you're in the middle of two bike sizes and you're not sure what size to go for, worry not! We've made a guide for this common situation.

Already know what you're looking for? Head over to our range of bikes and have a browse!

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