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SIZE GUIDE

Finding the right bike size is paramount. An ideal fit enhances more than just comfort; it's the key to unlocking your full cycling potential.

Find your perfect match

Size – It's a Big Deal

Choosing the correct frame size might feel like cycling uphill without gears; But with the Cycle Limited Size Calculator, it's as breezy as a downhill ride.

Pop in your height, and voilà, we'll crank out some top frame size recommendations faster than you can say "Peloton."

And for those who love a visual guide, you can find our detailed bike size chart below.

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Road & TT/Triathalon

XL

XL

Gravel & Cyclocross

XL

XL

Mountain

XL

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  • Height

    The following sizing charts are based on your height. Measure your height accurately without shoes and use this measurement as a starting point.

  • Professional Advice

    If you're unsure about sizing or if you fall between sizes, consulting with a Bike Sensei at Cycle Limited is a valuable step. We would be happy to provide personalized guidance and help you select the best size for your specific needs.

  • Frame Size Recommendations

    The sizing charts will provide a range of recommended frame sizes based on your height. Different manufacturers may have slightly different sizing recommendations, so it's essential to use the chart specific to the brand and model you're considering.

Mountain Bikes

Height

Size In Inches

Size

4'10" - 5'2"

13" - 14"

X-Small

5'2" - 5'6"

15" - 16"

Small

5'6" - 5'10"

17" - 18"

Medium

5'10" - 6'1"

19" - 20"

Large

6'1" - 6'4"

21" - 22"

X-Large

6'4" - 6'6"

22" - 24"

XX-Large

When using a mountain bike sizing chart to determine the right frame size for your needs, consider the following key information:

Rider Experience and Riding Style: Consider your level of experience and the type of riding you plan to do. For more aggressive riding styles or downhill biking, you might prefer a smaller frame for maneuverability, while for cross-country riding, a larger frame may be more comfortable for long-distance rides.

Adjustments: Keep in mind that you can make some adjustments to fine-tune the fit, such as changing the length of the stem, adjusting saddle height, and altering the saddle position. These modifications can help you achieve a more customized fit.

Bike Geometry: Consider the bike's geometry in addition to its frame size. Some models may have longer top tubes, higher or lower stack heights, and different head tube angles. These factors influence how the bike handles and fits you, so it's essential to understand the specific geometry details of the bike you're interested in.

Remember that the correct frame size is vital for your comfort, control, and performance when riding a mountain bike. Using a sizing chart as a starting point and then fine-tuning based on your personal preferences and riding style can help you select the ideal size for your needs.

When using a road, gravel, or triathlon bike sizing chart to determine the right frame size for your needs, consider the following key information:

Rider Experience and Riding Style: Your experience level and intended riding style play a role in choosing the right size. For example, if you're a competitive road racer or triathlete, you might opt for a more aggressive, aerodynamic fit, which could influence your frame size choice.

Top Tube Length: Consider the length of the top tube, which affects your reach to the handlebars. A longer top tube can provide a more stretched-out, aerodynamic position, while a shorter one offers a more upright posture.

Stack and Reach: Stack height and reach measurements describe the vertical and horizontal dimensions of the bike's frame, respectively. They help determine the bike's fit and comfort for your body type and riding style.

Bike Geometry: Pay attention to the specific geometry of the bike model you're interested in. Road, gravel, and triathlon bikes can have varying geometries that impact handling, aerodynamics, and overall comfort.

Handlebar Drop: In the case of road and triathlon bikes, the drop from the saddle to the handlebars is essential to consider. A larger drop may provide a more aggressive and aerodynamic position but could be less comfortable for some riders.

Triathlon-Specific Considerations: For triathlon bikes, frame size and geometry often prioritize aerodynamics. You may need to choose a size that allows for an aerodynamic, forward-leaning riding position, but it should still be comfortable for long rides.

Selecting the right frame size for road, gravel, or triathlon bikes is essential for optimal comfort, control, and performance during your rides. Using a sizing chart as a starting point and then fine-tuning the fit based on your personal preferences and riding goals will help you find the perfect size.

Road, Gravel, Cyclocross, TT/Triathlon, & E-Bikes

Height

Size In CM

Size

4'10" - 5'0"

46cm

XS

5'0" - 5'3"

48cm

XS

5'3" - 5'5"

50cm

Small

5'5" - 5'7"

52cm

Small

5'7" - 5'10"

54cm

Medium

5'10" - 6'1"

56cm

Large

6'1" - 6"3

58cm

Large

6'3" - 6'4"

60cm

XL

6'4 - 6'5"

62cm

XL

6'6"+

64cm

XXL

Brands, Tweaks, and more

Remember, sizing can vary across brands, and it's not uncommon for riders to fit comfortably into two sizes, with preference being the deciding factor. Once you've chosen, there's plenty of room for fine-tuning.

Seatpost length, crank length, saddle adjustments, and choosing the right stem and handlebars can be adjusted to hone in on your perfect fit.

And as you embark on your journey, remember that the right fit is about comfort, performance, and joy in every ride.

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