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Mountain Bike Sizing and Fit

What is the Right Size Mountain Bike for Me?

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Use the sizing chart below to find the right sized mountain bike for you. Knowing your height and inseam measurements, you should be able to determine what size frame will be most comfortable for you. Of the two measurements, height and inseam, inseam is more important.

Mountain bikes are generally measured in frame size (inches), which is the distance from the center of the crank to the top of the frame at the seat tube.

Mountain Bike Sizing Guide

Mountain Bikes - Finding the Right Size  
Your Height Your Inseam Length Bike Frame Size Descriptive Frame Size
4'11" - 5'3" 25” - 27” 13 - 15 inches Small
5'3" - 5'7" 27" - 29" 15 to 17 inches Small - Medium
5'7" - 5'11" 29" - 31" 17 to 19 inches Medium
5'11" - 6'2" 31" - 33" 19 to 21 inches Large
6'2" - 6'4" 33" - 35" 21 to 23 inches XL - Extra Large
6'4" and up 35" and up 23 inches and up XL - Extra Large

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