What Frame Size Electric Bicycle Do I Need?

June 05, 2018

What Frame Size Electric Bicycle Do I Need?

Ordering bikes online is becoming more and more popular because there are no shop-keeping or warehouse costs making cost even less!

Don’t worry about the fact that you might think you have to try your bike first because I can assure you it is overrated. And very highly.

Salesmen only tell you this to get more money from you!

You should try your bike first! FALSE

Asking why? It’s because that is only told by salesmen who know that there are decent bikes on the online market. There are many good methods to choose a good bike. I’m gonna show you THREE(actually FIVE!) METHODS if you don’t know, how to measure a bike.

Feeling more confident? Good. There are actually three (now FIVE!) options: you can calculate or use the bike-size charts below. The bike size is measured from where the seat post starts and to the crank. So if you don’t know, what size bike do I need, here are the answers:

Let’s start with the easiest

Method One: Bike Height Chart – The Easiest

  1. nakto ebike mountain fat tire fashion

Your height / Bike Size

  • 4’11” – 5’3″ = 13 – 15 inches
  • 5’3″ – 5’7″  = 15 – 17 inches
  • 5’7″ – 5’11” = 17 – 19 inches
  • 6’0″ – 6’2″ = 19 – 21 inches
  • 6’2″ – 6’4″  = 21 – 23 inches
  • 6’4″ and taller  = 23+ inches

Voilà!

Method Two: Calculating the bike size:

  1. Take off your shoes and stand with your legs about 15-20 cm(6” – 8”) apart.Measure the height from the ground to your crotch.
  2. Be sure of the type of bicycle you want: Mountain bike, city bike or road bike. You can read about the different bike types.
  3. Now you can take your calculator and calculate the right size:
    Leg Inseam method

City ebike – Leg inseam (cm) x 0,685 = Your frame size
Mountain ebike –  Leg inseam (cm) x 0,66 = Your frame size
Road ebike – Leg inseam (cm) x 0,70 = Your frame size

(If your leg inseam is 76cm, then your right mountain bike size is 50 cm (20”), road bike 53cm and city bike 52cm)

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Third Method: eBike Size Chart (advanced):

Mountain bike size chart

Rider height Leg inseam                                                Suggested Frame Size
Feet/Inches Centimeters Inches Centimeters Inches Size
4`10”-5`1” 148-158 cm 24-29” 61-73 cm 14” XS
5`1″-5`5″ 158-168 cm 25-30” 63-76 cm 15” S
5`5″-5`9″ 168-178 cm 26-31” 66-78 cm 16” M
5`9″-6`0″ 178-185 cm 27`-32` 68-81 cm 17″ L
6`0″-6`3″ 185-193 cm 28`-33` 71-83 cm 18″ XL
6`1″-6`6″ 193-198 cm 29`-34` 73-86 cm 19″ XXL

 

NAKTO City Ebike (Also commuter) size chart

 

Rider height Leg inseam Suggested Frame Size
Feet/Inches Centimeters Inches Centimeters Inches Size
4`10”-5`1” 147-155 cm 24-29” 61-73 cm 14” XS
5`1`-5`5` 155-165 cm 25-30” 63-76 cm 15” S
5`5`-5`9` 165-175 cm 26-31” 66-78 cm 16” M
5`9`-6`0` 175-183 cm 27`-32` 68-81 cm 17″ L
6`0`-6`3` 183-191 cm 28`-33` 71-83 cm 18″ XL
6`1`-6`6` 191-198 cm 29`-34` 73-86 cm 19″ XXL

 

 

 To make it simple – Bicycle Guiders’ bike size graph.

Right size bike - bike size graph by bicycle Guider

Got the right size? Nice! And now go cycling!

Please note that frame sizes from XXS – XXL don’t have the same meaning for every manufacturer. Those sizes (like on clothing) show current model sizes.