What size bike is right for me?

Finding your perfect bike fit is just like finding clothes that fit.

Only trying it on for size will really tell you how well it fits so we always recommend a personal visit to our shop.

Having a few body measurements will certainly help get you in the right direction when shopping online and will even allow you to rule out easily identifiable ‘too big’ or ‘too small’ bikes, but nothing will truly confirm that a bike is the right one for you until you take it for a spin. Don’t forget saddle height and handlebar height are easily adjustable by our staff.

Inseam measurement is the most commonly used size, this is from your crotch, where the saddle would be, to your foot which would be on a pedal. Stand over height is what you are looking for this is your inseam plus another 1-2 inches for comfortable clearance of that top tube. Road bikes can require less stand over while mountain bikes and comfort bike can be more.

There are additional measurements for top tube length and we would recommend contacting our team for further assistance for sizing your bike before you buy.

Please see below some guidelines to help with sizing.

Adult bike sizing chart

Rider Height Frame Size Suggested
Feet and Inches Centimetres Centimetres INCHES
4′ 10″ – 5 ‘0″ 148 – 152 47 – 48 16″-17″
5′ 0 “- 5′ 3” 152 – 160 49 – 50 17″-19″
5′ 3″ – 5′ 6″ 160 – 168 51 – 52 – 53 19″- 21″
5 6″ – 5′ 9″ 168 – 175 54 – 55 21″
5′ 9″ – 6′ 0″ 175 – 183 56 – 57 – 58 22″-23″
6′ 0″ – 6′ 3″ 183 – 191 58 – 59 – 60 23″
6′ 3″ – 6′ 6″ 191 – 198 61 – 62 – 63 24″

Child bike sizing chart

Rider Age or Height Size Suggested
Age Feet and Inches Centimetres
2 – 5 years 2′ 10″ – 3′ 7″ 85 – 110 Runner bikes
2 – 4 years 2′ 10″ – 3′ 4″ 85 – 100 12 inch wheel diameter
3 – 5 years 3′ 1″ – 3′ 7″ 95 – 110 14 inch wheel diameter
5 – 7 years 3′ 7″ – 4′ 0″ 110 – 120 16 inch wheel diameter
7 – 9 years 4′ 0″ – 4′ 5″ 120 – 135 20 inch wheel diameter
9 – 11 years 4′ 5″ – 4′ 9″ 135 – 145 24 inch wheel diameter
11+ years 4′ 9″+ 145+ 26 inch wheel diameter

Our Brands

We stock a range of quality bikes from some of the biggest names in cycling.

  • Brompton Cycling Products for Sale in Oxford
  • Burley Cycling Products for Sale in Oxford
  • Carry Freedom Cycling Products for Sale in Oxford
  • Claud Butler Cycling Products for Sale in Oxford
  • Croozer Cycling Products for Sale in Oxford
  • Dawes Cycling Products for Sale in Oxford
  • Gazelle Cycling Products for Sale in Oxford
  • Kona Cycling Products for Sale in Oxford
  • Micro Scooters Cycling Products for Sale in Oxford
  • Pashley Cycling Products for Sale in Oxford
  • PUKY Cycling Products for Sale in Oxford
  • Roland Cycling Products for Sale in Oxford
  • Squish Cycling Products for Sale in Oxford

Other Services

As well as sales and repairs, we offer a range of other services for cyclists around Oxford.