Getting the right-sized bike
In order to get the most comfortable bike, it’s essential to know height, arm and inside leg measurements.
To get an accurate inside leg measurement, follow these steps.
- You’ll need a big book ( or big spirit level… if you’re a pro ), and a tape measure / ruler
- Stand against a wall, in shoes you would normally wear for riding
- Carefully and gently place and hold the book between their legs, at the top. If you’re using a spirit level, hold it level (watch the bubble)
- Measure the distance from top of the book or spirit level to the floor and note the number in centimetres
Toddlers ( and some adults….) probably won’t want to stand still for very long! So it can be hard to get an accurate measurement the first time round. Being a centimetre out can make quite a difference, so we suggest that you take measurements twice or three times, at different moments.