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Choosing the right frame size

When purchasing a bike it is important to know which frame size you need. A bike with the right frame size increases comfort and safety. In addition to choosing the right frame size, it is important to choose the right wheel size. Wheel size is indicated in inches. On this page we explain which frame size is best for your height.

City bikes, touring bikes and electric bikes

For city-, touring- and electric bikes you use the body height as a guideline.

Body height

Suitable frame sizes ladies

(minus 4 cm with suspension seatpost)

Suitable frame sizes men

(minus 4 cm with suspension seatpost)

155 - 165 cm 43 - 47 cm 47 - 49 cm
165 - 170 cm 45 - 49 cm 49 - 51 cm
170 - 175 cm 49 - 53 cm 51 - 53 cm
175 - 180 cm 53 - 57 cm 53 - 57 cm
180 - 185 cm 55 - 61 cm 55 - 57 cm
185 - 190 cm 57 - 61 cm 56 - 61 cm
190 - 195 cm 59 - 61 cm 61 - 63 cm
195 - 200 cm 59 - 61 cm 63 - 65 cm

Children's bicycles

For children's bicycles you use clothing size as a guideline.

Wheel size Body height Clothing size Frame height
10 inch > 90 cm 86 - 98 Ca. 18 cm
12 inch > 95 cm 92 - 104 Ca. 21,5 cm
14 inch > 100 cm 98 - 110 Ca. 23,5 cm
16 inch > 105 cm 104 - 110 Ca. 25,4 cm
18 inch > 110 cm 104 - 116 Ca. 28 cm
20 inch > 115 cm 116 - 122 Ca. 31,75 cm
22 inch > 120 cm 122 - 128 Ca. 34 cm
24 inch > 130 cm 128 - 140 Ca. 37 cm
26 inch > 145 cm 140 - 152 Ca. 43 cm

ATB – mountainbikes

For ATB and mountainbikes you use body height as a guideline.

Body height Frame size
155 - 165 cm 35 - 41 cm
165 - 170 cm 42 - 44 cm
170 - 175 cm 44 - 48 cm
175 - 180 cm 48 - 51 cm
180 - 185 cm 51 - 52 cm
185 - 190 cm 52 - 54 cm
190 - 195 cm 54 - 56 cm
195 - 200 cm 56 - 61 cm

Racing bikes

For racing bikes you use body height as a guideline.

Body height Frame size
155 - 165 cm 47 - 50 cm
165 - 170 cm 50 - 52 cm
170 - 175 cm 52 - 55 cm
175 - 180 cm 55 - 58 cm
180 - 185 cm 58 - 61 cm
185 - 190 cm 60 - 62 cm
190 - 195 cm 61 - 63 cm
195 - 200 cm Specially customized

Unicycles 

For unicycles you use inside leg length as a guideline.

Inch size Inside leg length
12 inch Ca. 48 cm
16 inch Ca. 55 cm
18 inch Ca. 58 cm
20 inch Ca. 61 cm

BMX bikes

The size of a BMX bike is calculated on the basis of the top tube (the rod). The length of the top tube is measured from the seat tube to the steering head.

Body height Length of top tube
≤ 1.22 m 38,5 cm
1,22 – 1,32 m 40,5 cm
1,32 – 1,42 m   43 cm
1,42 – 1,63 m 47 cm
1,63 – 1,79 m 49 cm
≥ 1,80 m 51 cm and higher

Folding bikes

The size of a folding bike can be divided into two categories.

Body height Wheel size
< 1,70 m 16 inch
< 2,00 m 20 inch

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