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Do you want to buy a bicycle? If you want to buy a bicycle that fits you, you will have to get a bike that suits your height and weight according to the hybrid bike size chart.
This chart can help you if want to buy a used bicycle to make sure that it fits you and if you are planning to buy a bike online, but if you are going to buy from a bike shop, then you won’t necessarily need to know that chart as the seller will be able to pick a suitable bike for you.
1- What Does Hybrid Bike Mean?
This is a type of bikes which was originally made of a combination between mountain and road bikes, hybrid bikes have the toughness and hardness of the mountain bicycles and the lightweight of the road bikes.
It is a better option than road bikes when it comes to off-road routes but still can do well on-road.
Although hybrid bikes can’t compete for the speed of road bikes or the ability to cycle in a hard road of mountain bikes, a hybrid bike is the best choice for people who won’t be able to buy both road and mountain bikes as hybrid bikes save money.
2- Why Should The Bike Fit Me?
Some people stop cycling after 2 or 3 journeys only, why?
This is because they experience backache and shoulder and neck pain after they wake up the following morning.
This pain is due to a non-suitable bike. You won’t find a bike size that fits everyone.
People have different bodies, bike size changes depending on your height, weight, arm length, and trunk length. If you choose a well-sized hybrid bike, this won’t only keep the pain away, it will also make your body more comfortable and less liable to be tired.
3- How To Calculate The Size?
The size of a hybrid bike differs from each other depending on the manufacturer (or the brand) and the seat tube.
Hybrid bike sizes are very similar to mountain bicycles, and they differ from road bicycles by a few centimeters.
You have to know your height and inside leg length in order to know the size of the hybrid bike which fits you.
Keep in consideration that inside leg length is much more important when it comes to bike sizes as we use our legs in cycling, not our whole body.
Even after calculating the hybrid bike size, you won’t be %100 sure that the bike is going to fit you, you have to test it yourself and make sure you are comfortable with it at first.
Some professional bike shops will give you a provisional well-sized bike to test it for a couple of days.
4- The Size Chart
As we told you before, testing is the key to know your suitable bike size.
But you still can use the bike size chart to determine which size can you pick to test.
You can use this chart to calculate your suitable size and be aware if a used bicycle will fit you or not.
5- Bike Size Chart (For Men)
|Your Height||Inseam Length||Hybrid Bike Size|
|145 cm to 150 cm||65 cm||13 or 14 inches (XS)|
|151 cm to 160 cm||68 cm||14 or 15 inches (XS or Small)|
|161 cm to 170 cm||70 cm||15 or 16 inches (Small)|
|171 cm to 175 cm||75 cm||17 or 18 inches (M)|
|176 cm to 180 cm||78 cm||19 or 20 inches (L)|
|181 cm to 188 cm||80 cm||20 or 21 inches (Large or XL)|
|189 cm to 195 cm||85 cm||21 or 22 inches (Large or XL)|
|196 cm and above||90 cm and above||23 or 24 inches (XXL)|
6- Bike Size Chart (For Women)
|Your Height||Inseam length||Hybrid Bike Size|
|145 cm to 155 cm||65 cm||13 or 14 inches (XS)|
|156 cm to 160 cm||68 cm||14 or 15 inches (XS or Small)|
|161 cm to 165 cm||70 cm||15 or 16 inches (Small)|
|166 cm to 171 cm||75 cm||17 or 18 inches (M)|
|172 cm and above||78 cm and above||19 inches (Large)|
7- BMX Bike Size Chart
If you are one one of those people who are very suitable with BMX bikes than any other bike types, so take a look at this size chart to find the right size for yourself or for a friend.
|Your Height||Suggested Race BMX Size||Suggested Park BMX Size|
|<4’4”||<132 cm||Micro||16” Wheel|
|4’2″ – 4’10”||127 – 148 cm||Mini||18” Wheel|
|4’6″ – 5’1″||137 – 155 cm||Junior||20” Wheel 18 -19.5” toptube|
|5’0″ – 5’4″||152 – 163 cm||Expert||20” Wheel 19.5- 20.25” toptube|
|5’2″ – 5’6″||157 – 168 cm||Expert XL||20” Wheel 20.25 – 20.5” toptube|
|5’3″ – 5’8″||160 – 173 cm||Pro||20” Wheel 20.5 – 20.75” toptube|
|5’7″ – 6’0″||170 – 183 cm||Pro XL||20” Wheel 20.75 – 21” toptube|
|6’+||183 cm+||Pro XXL||20” Wheel 21”+ toptube|
8- Kids Bike Size Chart for 7-year-old bike size – Height
The most common sizing chart. That’s your child’s height. (your kid not the bike)
|Age||Child’s Height||Wheel Size|
|2–3 years old||2’10″–3’4″|
|3–4 years old||3’1″–3’7″|
|4–5 years old||3’7″–4’0″|
|5–8 years old||4’0″–4’5″|
|8–11 years old||4’5″–4’9″|
|11+ years old||4’9″+ (145+ cm)||26″|
9- Kids Bike Size Chart – Inseam Length (between 2-year-old and 11 year old )
Another children’s bike size chart method, this one based on your child’s inside leg length.
|2–3 years old||14–17″|
|3–4 years old||16–20″|
|4–5 years old||18–22″|
|5–8 years old||22–25″|
|8–11 years old||24–28″|
|11+ years old||26’+ (70+ cm)||26″|
10- Infographic: Everything you need to know about Bike Size Chart Kids
You can use the hybrid bike size chart to know the suitable bike size for you, especially if you are going to buy a used bike.
This chart can be useful for you if you will buy a bike online too. You will be able to know the size of the bike to begin your testing with it (as testing is the only way to find the perfect size).
You may have made the most important points revolving around the theme of hybrid bikes, as well as a hybrid bike size chart guide. After reading this article you will be able to determine which hybrid bike is right for you in terms of length and size.
Have You Used a Hybrid Bike Before? Was It Comfortable? Tell Us In The Comment Section!