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How To Select The Perfect Road Bike For You

How To Select The Perfect Road Bike For You

Andy Paul |

An Easy-To-Follow Size Guide From The Experts at

One of the most important considerations when purchasing a new bike is the way the bike fits you. With the appropriate bike size and fit, you'll be considerably more comfortable and less likely to injure yourself while cycling. has taken the stress out of choosing the right bike size for you, with the below, helpful how-to-guide:

What bike size should you get? - With any new bike purchase, it’s imperative to ensure that the frame is the correct fit. Getting a bike size based on your height is the most simple and fastest method of determining the proper fit and the best way to start when picking your unique bike size. Each bike model on the website includes an easy-to-understand sizing chart as well as a geometry chart that lists all the model measurements in all sizes available. For each size, a suggested rider height range is often included.

Understanding Reach and Stack - Reach and Stack are essential dimensions for determining the correct bicycle frame size. The horizontal distance between the centre of the bottom bracket to the middle of the head tube tube is known as the reach, while the vertical distance from the centre of the bottom bracket to the midpoint of the head tube is known as the stack. By using these specific measurements, you may compare several bikes and decide the correct frame size for you.

Pro or DIY fitter – When selecting a bike, you can either opt for a Pro fitter who will spend time with you, setting up a test bike so you ride it as they adjust the bike to fit you better, or alternatively, you can fit the bike yourself. When measuring the fit yourself, it is important to remember that the saddle height is a key measurement. There are two ways of finding the saddle height; using the LeMond formula where you multiply your inseam length by 0.883 or by adjusting your seat so that your foot is centred on the pedal while your leg remains straight.

All of the above, including considering swapping your components, are important when considering the best fit for your new road bike and continues its goal to make selecting the perfect bike for you, as easy and hassle-free as possible.