# How do you measure standover height on a bike?

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## How is standover height calculated?

Standover height is measured straight up from the ground to the point of the top tube in front of the saddle, where your crotch would be directly above, when you are straddling the bike with your feet touching the ground.

## What should my standover height be?

Begin by checking standover height, which is the distance between the top tube and your crotch when straddling the bike. Aim for about one inch of clearance if the bike has a traditional straight top tube, or two inches for a bike with a sloping top tube. Check your saddle height by pedaling.

## What size bicycle is right for my height?

#1 – Simple Size Chart

5’7″ – 5’11” 16 – 17 inches
5’11” – 6’2″ 17-19 inches
6’2″ – 6’4″ 19 – 21inches
6’4″ and taller 21+ inches

## How do I know if my bike is too small?

You’re likely to notice if a bike frame is too small after you get back from your ride. A smaller bike forces you into a forward position. You may find yourself leaning forward and standing more frequently, which places more weight on your arms. They’ll feel it.

## Is a 26 inch bike good for what height?

Is 26 inch bike good for what height? Bikes that are 26 inches in size work well for children and adults who range from approximately five feet to six-feet tall. They can also be appropriate for some taller people, but the best way to find out if it’s a good fit is by testing ride one!

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## What height does a 56cm bike fit?

What’s the right road bike size for me?

Rider Height Suggested Road Bike Size
Feet & Inches Centimetres Frame Size (cm)
5’6″ – 5’9″ 168cm – 175cm Medium (54cm – 55cm)
5’9″ – 6’0″ 175cm – 183cm Large (56cm – 58cm)
6’0″ – 6’3″ 183cm – 191cm X-Large (58cm – 60cm)