Bike Size Charts For Men, Women, & Kids

we understand that finding the right bike for your lifestyle can be a challenge, not to mention attempting to locate the right size bike after that decision has been made. there was a time long ago when finding the right bike was as easy as picking from the two or three options the local shop had to offer.

those days are long gone.

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whether you’re going with a mountain bike, a road bike, a commuter rig, an electric bike or even a bmx/cyclocross bike, the right sizing can be the difference between loving your purchase or feeling like you’ve made a mistake. at sweet pete’s, we’re obsessed with helping our customers find the right “fit” for their bike. 

this conversation usually starts with height and weight.

with that in mind, we
wrote this handy bike sizing guide for you to get an idea of what size bicycle may be the best fit for you. don’t worry, we’ve also done the bike size conversions for you between inches and centimeters just in case it’s been a while since math class!

of course, if you have any specific questions don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. we’re your toronto bike shop and we’re excited to help you find a bike you love!

fitness and hybrid bike size chart

rider height

suggested frame size

feet and inches

centimeters

size

inches

centimeters

4′ 10″ – 5′ 1″

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13 – 14

47 – 49

5′ 1″ – 5′ 5″

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s

15 – 16

50 – 52

5′ 5″ – 5′ 9″

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m

17 – 18

53 – 54

5′ 9″ – 6′ 0″

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l

19 – 20

55 – 57

6′ 0″ – 6′ 3″

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xl

21 – 22

58 – 61

6′ 3″ – 6′ 6″

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xxl

23 – 25

61 – 63

explore hybrid bikes

hybrid bikes are great for all kinds of riding. they make perfect commuters and around town bikes, and they are usually more upright and comfortable than road and fitness bikes. they typically have tires that are good for both pavement and hard packed dirt roads.

shop all hybrid bikes

explore fitness bikes

fitness bikes are essentially flat bar road bikes that are built to be light and quick. they usually have thinner tires for better speed and they’re perfect for getting in a workout. that being said, you can absolutely still use them as a solid commuter.

shop all fitness bikes

road bike size chart

rider height

suggested frame size

feet and inches

centimeters

size

centimeters

4′ 10″ – 5 ‘0″

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xxs

47 – 48

5′ 0 “- 5′ 3”

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xs

49 – 50

5′ 3″ – 5′ 6″

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s

51 – 52 – 53

5 6″ – 5′ 9″

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m

54 – 55

5′ 9″ – 6′ 0″

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l

56 – 57 – 58

6′ 0″ – 6′ 3″

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58 – 59 – 60

6′ 3″ – 6′ 6″

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xxl

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shop all road bikes

explore performance road bikes

performance road bikes are all about speed. these are the fastest road bikes you’ll find in our stores and if you want to step up your game on group rides and races you should check these models out.

explore gravel bikes

gravel bikes are a fun, versatile category of road bikes with wider tires so you can tackle pavement and dirt roads with equal capability. if you want to ride the road less traveled check out our gravel bikes.

explore touring bikes

touring bikes are made to take you and your gear on adventures near and far. they are durable models that are tough enough to handle wherever you decide to explore.

women’s road bike size chart

rider height

suggested frame size

feet and inches

centimetres

size

centimeters

4′ 10″ – 5′ 1″

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44 – 45 -46

5′ 1″ – 5′ 3″

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xs

47 – 48 – 49

5′ 3″ – 5′ 5″

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s

50 – 51 -52

5′ 5″ – 5′ 8″

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m

53 – 54 -55

5′ 8″ – 5′ 10″

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l

56 – 57

explore women’s road bikes

it’s important to note that women don’t have to ride women specific bikes. ladies can ride whatever bike fits them using the same size charts as men. however, women’s specific models typically have optimized components that are typically more comfortable and provide a better fit.

mountain bike size chart

rider height

suggested frame size

feet and inches

centimeters

size

inches

4′ 10″ – 5′ 2″

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xs

13 – 14

5′ 2″ – 5 ‘6″

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s

15 – 16

5′ ‘6″ – 5’ 10″

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m

17 – 18

5′ 10″ – 6′ 1″

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l

19 – 20

6′ 1″ – 6′ 4″

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xl

21 – 22

6 ‘4″ – 6’ 6″

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xxl

23 – 24

shop all mountain bikes

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explore hardtail mountain bikes

hardtail mountain bikes are great for cross country style rides on flowy single track. entry level hardtails are affordable and perfect for riders getting into the sport.

explore full suspension mountain bikes

full suspension mountain bikes give you more control, comfort, and confidence on tough terrain. if you want to ride the rough stuff, check out these models.

explore fat bikes

fat bikes are super fun to ride and help you float over loose terrain, whether that’s snow in the winter or rocks and sand in the summer.

women’s mountain bike size chart

rider height

suggested frame size

feet and inches

centimetres

size

inches

4′ 10″ – 5′ 2″

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13 – 14

5′ 2″ – 5 ‘6″

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s

15 -16

5′ 6″ – 5′ 10″

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m

17 – 18

5′ 10″ – 6′ 1″

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l

19+

explore women’s mountain bikes

as we said earlier, women can absolutely ride any bike that fits them, but these women’s specific mountain bikes come with components that ladies find to be better fitting and more comfortable. aside from those small tweaks, you can expect the exact same performance as the other models.

kid’s bike size chart

rider age or height 

suggested size

age

feet and inches

centimeters

2 – 5 years

2′ 10″ – 3′ 7″

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run bikes

2 – 4 years

2′ 10″ – 3′ 4″

85 – 100

12″ wheel diameter

5 – 7 years

3′ 4″ – 4′ 0″

100 – 120

16″ wheel diameter

7 – 9 years

4′ 0″ – 4′ 5″

120 – 135

20″ wheel diameter

9 – 11 years

4′ 5″ – 4′ 9″

135 – 145

24″ wheel diameter

11+ years

4′ 9″+

145+

26″ wheel diameter

shop all kid’s bikes

explore balance bikes

balance bikes are perfect for teaching kids to ride without the use of training wheels. these models are great for 2-4 year olds who are just starting out.

explore 12 inch kids bikes

12 inch kids bikes are another great option for helping 2-4 year olds learn to ride. 

explore 16 inch kids bikes

16 inch kids bikes typically fit 3-6 year olds and are great for helping solidify their balance and confidence.

explore 20 inch kids bikes

20 inch kids bikes are great for 5-8 year olds and typically either come as a single speed that has a coaster brake or a multi speed bike with hand brakes.

explore 24 inch kids bikes

24 inch kids bikes are great for 7-12 year olds who use or want to use hand brakes and gears. 

explore 26 inch bikes

while 26 inch mountain bikes aren’t technically classified as kids bikes, they are perfect foor kids who have outgrown their 24 inch bike but aren’t quite ready for adult size mountain bikes.

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