Bike sizing is one of the most important things your should look at when buying an electric bike. If you improperly size your electric bicycle it can lead to an uncomfortable ride, waste of money, and even injury. The worst part is that riding your ebike just isn’t fun anymore. Your electric bike can be a big investment, and you should absolutely treat it as such! Making sure you are correctly sizing your bike before purchase is the best way to ensure that you get a longer use, and overall enjoyment from your purchase.
Frame size is possibly the most important aspect you need to look at when bike sizing. For one specific reason, once the frame size is set, that is it. There is no turning back or changing its size from there.
A few ways that you can find the right size frame. First is to measure your inseam. Measuring your inseam can be done in a number of ways, the easiest way being to grab a notebook. Once you’ve got your notebook, you’ll need to stand against a wall. Then, place the notebook in between your upper thighs so you are straddling it (like you would be if you hopped on a bike). Leave the notebook in place on the wall and measure from the top of the notebook to the floor. This measurement is your inseam. It’s generally a good idea to wear the shoes you’ll be cycling in most frequently as this will probably affect the measurement. Once you have the measurement, reference a sizing chart like the ones listed here:
As you can see, you can alternatively use your height as the main measurement. It’s really up to you, but the inseam generally is more reliable.
Once all you’ve made gotten all these measurements you should be all set to ride! If you have any questions feel free to chat with us, call or email us to discuss. Make sure that you don’t slack off on getting the proper measurements! It’s a little bit of work, but it will pay dividends in the long run when you’re biking more efficiently and having more fun doing it.