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Mountain Bike Sizing: What Size Bike Do I Need For Going to Audition?

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Going for an audition and need a mountain bike…

You have landed at the perfect place.

Here in this article, you are going to see what size bikes are present in folding mountain bikes 2017 category.

Generally, it is recommended that you buy a mountain bike which is not small so that you don’t feel uncomfortable while riding on long routes.

Anatomy of a Mountain Bike

Let us now have a look at various terminologies related to a mountain bike which you need to know while buying a mountain bike for yourself to go to the audition.

Frame sizes

Bike Body size

If you ask a pro rider that how does it feel while riding on a bike then all of them will express different feelings.

Lots of manufacturers list their bikes as S, M, and L instead of XS or XL. Some manufacturers measure the seat tube length from the top of the seat tube and some from the middle at the place where the top tube joins the seat tube.

The two most important things that you need to consider while looking at frame sizing are seat tube length and the length of the top tube.

Seat tube length and Standover

fitting of bike

Another important factor that you need to look for is a reasonable standover gap which means that when you stand on the bike, there is some gap from the top tube to your crotch area.

Top tube length and reach

The top tube length is responsible for your body comfort on the mountain bike. So, choose it wisely as recommended below:-

If you are between 5 ft and 5 ft 4 inches then XS Bike Size 13-14 inches is recommended for you. If you are between 5 ft 4 Inches and 5 ft 7 Inches, then S Mountain bike size 14-16 inches is recommended for you.

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Frame size problems

Frame Size

Now there are two things that you need to look for while buying a mountain bike which is length of handlebar stem and standover clearance.

If your mountain bike is having smaller or bigger frames then you will face problems.

If your frame is smaller, then you can get problems like:-

  1. Toe Overlap issues,
  2. Injury in case of longer rides.

If your frame is bigger, then you can suffer from:-

  1. An accident of yourself on the mountain bike.

Last but not the least look out carefully for the fit adjustments of your mountain bike. If you don’t feel comfortable while riding the mountain bike then your investment will be a complete waste.

So, try some different frame sizes and the bike fits so that you can get the desired position and ride freely on your mountain bike.