# How To Measure A Bike Frame To Your Height

### Calculating your own bike size chart when you know your inseam you can calculate the right bike sizes with the following formula and create your bike size chart within a minute.

How to measure a bike frame to your height. Your height is used to match bike frame size along with inseam size. 1 with your child standing with his back against the wall align the book vertically on the wall between your child s legs up to the crotch area. Many manufacturers size road bikes by top tube length. Bike size chart advanced.

Classic bike frame sizes are measured in inches and are available in sweeping open frame style designs in a choice of frame sizes. To measure the inseam you need a yardstick and a medium sized book. Some mountain bikers prefer to measure by seat tube length like road bikers. If your bike shop gives frame size by seat tube length take your inseam and multiply it by 185.

Similar to your height the size of the bike frame has to go up along with the measurement of the inseam. Alternatively use our handy bike frame size calculator at the top of this page to figure out which bike frame size you need. Look for a size label on the bottom of the seat tube first. The resulting number is the recommended distance between your seat and the middle of the crankshaft which is the circular piece the pedal rotates on.

Simply stand up straight against a wall shoes off legs together shoulders back whilst somebody marks with a pencil the top of your head. You get the frame size by measuring the appropriate part of the bike depending on what type of bike it is. Simply use our vintage bike sizing chart below to find the perfect fit for you. Measuring bike frame size by height could never be easier.

Rather it s just a decent way to determine. While using your height as a guide is one of the easier ways to get an idea of your frame size it won t give you a perfect fit. The seat tube is the long tube that the bike seat post sticks into. Measuring it correctly will mean using your spirit level or the clinometer app to ensure that your measure is really horizontal.

If you look near the bottom of this tube about 3 inches 7 6 cm up from the chain sprocket you ll see a glued on label that states the bike s frame size.