Hybrid Bike Size Guide

Hybrids are typically used for commuting or leisure riding. They often incorporate MTB styling, but with smoother and narrower tyres. Or they look like a road bike but with flat handlebars. When choosing your hybrid bike, it’s best to consider whether you’ll be riding mainly on or off-road.

What’s the right hybrid bike size for me?

This handy chart should show you the right size of hybrid bike you need based on your height. Measure your height accurately and check the manufacturer’s measurements too. You can also visit us in store to speak to an experienced member of staff. Always make sure you’re able to stand over the frame with a minimum 2cm gap between you and the top tube.

 

Rider Height Suggested Hybrid Frame Size
Feet & Inches Centimetres Frame Size (inches) Frame Size (cm)
4'10" - 5'2" 148cm - 158cm 13" - 14" 33 - 37
5'2"" - 5'6"" 158cm - 168cm 15" - 16" 38 - 42
5'6" - 5' 10" 168cm - 178cm 17" - 18" 43 - 47
5'10" - 6'1" 178cm - 185cm 19" - 20" 48 - 52
6'1" - 6'4" 185cm - 193cm 21" - 22" 53 - 57
6'4" - 6'6" 193cm - 198cm 23" - 24" 58 - 61

Women's hybrid bikes

Women's hybrids differ to male/unisex hybrids. They tend to be shorter in length with narrower handlebars and smaller frame sizes. In some cases they’ll have a step through frame where the top tube drops down, meeting the seat tube much lower. In some cases a male/unisex hybrid may suit you better.

 

Rider Height Suggested Women's Hybrid Frame Size
Feet & Inches Centimetres Frame Size (inches)
4'10" - 5'2" 148cm - 158cm 13" - 14"
5'2"" - 5'6"" 158cm - 168cm 15" - 16"
5'6" - 5' 10" 168cm - 178cm 17" - 18"
5'10" - 6'1" 178cm - 185cm 19"+

 

How are hybrid bikes measured?

Hybrid bikes are measured from the centre of the bottom bracket (BB) to the top of the seat tube. You might find however that some hybrid manufacturers will measure their bikes slightly differently, depending on the style of the bike. Don't forget you'll need your height and your inside leg measurement. Hybrid bikes are typically sized in S, M, L and XL but there are some models that are sized in inches. This will vary depending on the brand. Always check the manufacturers measurements or speak to our experienced staff members.

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