Today I’ll show you how to pick the right frame size. So, when choosing a frame size there’s really a couple of things that you want to make sure that you’re looking at.
One of them would be your stand over height, which is how much room you have over this top tube on the bicycle.
You really want to be able to stand over it and have enough clearance over the top tube that when then you can stand over it comfortably without having.
Standing flat-footed without having to turn the bike to the side or raise your leg. You. So, you just want to be able to stand over it and have enough clearance that you’re not injuring yourself.
That’s one thing. The next thing that you want to look at is your distance between the saddle and the handlebar and this is your reach.
Let’s check the article on how to measure a bike frame easily and that helps you a lot.
You want to be able to sit on the saddle and have both hands on the handlebar without. Being overly stretched out and at the same time if the bike happens to be a bike that’s too small for you.
You don’t want to be cramped when you do sit on the saddle, your hand, your hands are in like, let’s say 90-degree position.
You want to be stretched out long enough that you have a comfortable bend in your elbow. And that would be the optimum position for as far as your reach. The third thing to look for in size is your saddle height.
When you’re actually on the bike, most people tend to run or ride with their saddle too low and one reason is most people want to be able to touch the ground while they’re sitting and.
For most bikes, especially mountain bikes or road racing bikes.
You normally cannot touch the ground if you’re if you have the proper leg extension a quick way to try to get the right leg extension is to sit on the bike, but the heel, the heel of your foot, right over the center of the pedal spindle.
So get on the, get on the saddle, but the Heliers foot, right over the pedal spindle and slowly peddle backward until you get to the furthest position.
From the saddle. Now the furthest position is not the six o’clock position, but it’s actually where the crank is in line with the seat tube, this being the seat tube.
So, when those, when the crank and the seat tuber and inline, that’s the furthest position. Now what you want is in that position, you want your knee to be locked out.
You want it to be straight now that is not the position you want when you’re peddling, but you normally, don’t pedal from your heel. You peddle closer towards the ball of your foot.
Then by angling, by having your ankle move, that’s where the extra distance comes in to have the right leg extension and that’s one quick way to adjust your saddle height.
In this article, we have just shown you how to pick the right frame size for your height. So let’s follow the article and solve the issue.