Bike Selection and Sizing Guide

 

Note: We are doing everything in our power to stay stocked up on popular bicycles but they're selling FAST and suppliers are running out of bikes. If you find the bike you want, DON'T WAIT TO BUY IT! There WILL be global shortages this summer.

 

Having a hard time deciding which bike is best? Let's help you decide.

 

Comfort Hybrid

Great for casual, short rides on path or pavement. Upright position is easy on the back. Typical features include squishy saddle, smooth-rolling tires, and upright handlebars. Choose this style if comfort is more important than performance.

Performance / Fitness Hybrid

Slightly more of a forward lean than with the comfort hybrid. More efficient riding position for long rides or general commuting. Also a good choice for charity-style rides such as Velo Sano. Performance hybrids are economical and relatively lightweight.

Dual Sport / Crossover

Not sure what you want to do? Need a bike that's good at everything? This is your bike. Now....we said "good," but not "great" and that's okay. A dual sport bike has the capability to conquer path, pavement, and occasional off-road. Ideal features include disc brakes for consistent stopping power and a lockout on the suspension fork for maximizing efficiency on smooth pavement.

Mountain

Singletrack? Downhill? Enduro? This is your category. While there are a wide variety of mountain bike styles available, all of them are designed to tackle the mudiest conditions with the greatest of ease. Choose a hardtail if you want economical performance. Pick the full suspension for speed, efficiency, and best performance. For sand, snow, or really loose or muddy riding, a plus or fat bike works best.

Gravel

A gravel bike is basically an endurance road bike with larger, occasionally more aggressive tires. Think of it as a more versatile version of a road bike. These are great for logging tons of miles on road, trail, towpath, fire roads and of course....gravel.

Road

Fast and efficient on pavement. A road bike is a classic and traditional bicycle that optimizes pedaling efficiency for long rides. The curved "drop bar" provides plenty of positions to allow for moving around to avoid discomfort. Narrow, smooth tires and large diameter wheels make these bikes the best choice for group / charity rides, and racing.

 

 

Now that you've chosen your bike, let us help you with sizing. Now you're ready to select your new bike right from our site and use the online checkout for in-store or curbside pickup. After checkout, we will notify you once your bike is ready!

 

 

Children's bikes:     Hybrid bikes: 700c or 27.5" wheels
         
Age 1 to 3 Balance bike or 12" wheel   Height 4'10" to 5'1" XS - 13"/14"
Age 3 to 5 16" wheel   Height 5'1" to 5'4" SM - 15"
Age 4 to 6 18" wheel (not a common size)   Height 5'4" to 5'7" MD - 17"
Age 5 to 7 20" wheel   Height 5'7" to 5'10" LG - 19"
Age 7 to 9 24" wheel   Height 5'10" to 6'1" XL - 21"
Age 9 to 12 Adult sized bike with small frame (14" to 17")   Height 6'1" and up XXL - 23"
         
Road / Gravel bikes:     Mountain bikes:  
         
Height 4'10" to 5'1" 44cm to 48cm   Height 4'10" to 5'1" XS - 13"/14"
Height 5'1" to 5'4" 48cm to 51cm   Height 5'1" to 5'4" SM - 15"/16"
Height 5'4" to 5'7" 51cm to 54cm   Height 5'4" to 5'7" MD - 17"/18"
Height 5'7" to 5'10" 53cm to 55cm   Height 5'7" to 5'10" LG - 19"/20"
Height 5'10" to 6'1" 55cm to 57cm   Height 5'10" to 6'1" XL - 21"/22"
Height 6'1" and up 58cm to 64cm   Height 6'1" and up XXL - 23"/24"
         

 

*Please note: this is a general guide and is based specifically on the bicycles that we sell. This guide is only accurate for our brands, and is not universal, especially when being applied to big box brands.

 

*Frame size is not always the best way to size a bike. Torso and leg length play a huge role in proper bike fit. Effective top tube length is one of the most critical measurements when it comes to performance bikes such as road and mountain. We use a precise laser fitting machine to get the most accurate fit when necessary.