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Bike Fitting

Knowing what bike size to buy for you or your child is important. Buying a bike that is too small or too large makes for an awkward fit for the rider and the bike harder to ride.. A proper fit means a safer ride, better control, more confidence and more fun!

  • Here are three key tips.
  • 1) Allow at least 1 inch of clearance
  • 2) Measure from the highest part of the top tube
  • 3) Check the minimum leg length
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Adult and Children's Bike Shopping

Straddle Test

Wear the type of clothing and shoes likely to be worn when riding to test for comfort – and fit. The best way to select the right size of bike is to “straddle” the bike, with both feet flat on the ground. Measure the clearance between the crotch and the bicycle's top tube. Bikes for females have a sloped top tube. Therefore, imagine the style of a men’s/boys' bike when measuring, considering that the top tube extends horizontally from the front of the bike while standing over the bike. From this imaginary point, measure the clearance between the crotch and the top tube.

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Riding Style

You should have between 1" and 3" clearance, depending on your anticipated riding patterns. For instance, 3" clearance is more comfortable for mountain bike riding. For BMX riding, a 2" clearance is sufficient. For rides through the neighborhood, a 1" clearance is sufficient.

Saddle Test

You sit on your bike when you ride, so there are quick ways to determine whether you will be comfortable and have selected the right size bike, just by sitting on the bike. First make sure the seat is in the right position for riding. With the pedal closest to the floor, fully extend the leg with only a slight bend in the knee. Reach for the handlebars, making sure the reach is a comfortable distance.

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    Petal Power 12" G

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