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Women’s Bikes Quick Sizing Guide

Words by Balfes Bikes

on 03/04/2020 21:00:00

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Womens bikes, regardless of whether they are road bikes, hybrids or mountain bikes tend to use the T-Shirt sizing of S, M, L etc. but some will still have the size in cm or inches. Women’s specific bike designs will offer a little more clearance over the top tube, and a shorter reach, by a combination of adjusting the frame design and changing key components such as the saddle, seatpost, stem and handlebar.

As a rule of thumb if you can identify your size as Medium on one brand, you should use that as a starting point on another brand too.

If you already own a medium mountain bike for example and are comfortable with the sizing, start there.

What is your height? Your suggested bicycle size
Feet/Inches Centimetres Suggested Size
4'10" - 5'2" 148cm - 158cm X-Small (13.5-15")
5'2" - 5'6" 158cm - 168cm Small (15.5-16.5")
5'6" - 5'10" 168cm - 178cm Medium (17.0-18")
5'10" - 6'1" 178cm - 185cm Large (19"+)

If you need any more advice on bike sizing for women’s bikes please contact us and we can help you make the right choice.