Sizing Guide

These Sizing Guides are a useful way to find that right fit, however nothing beats trying on the real thing in-store. If by any chance you order the wrong size item, fret not, simply return it to us in the same condition you bought it and you can exchange it for another size or a refund, whichever you prefer. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our customer satisfaction manager on support@bridgecycles.co.za or call us on 021- 7150732.

 

How to find your Bike Size?

Getting the right bike size is as important as getting the right bike.

The majority of our sizing guides take into consideration your height and inside leg as it gives you two points of reference to help choose your bike size.

Ensure you are barefoot when you take your measurements and it’s easier to do with the help of friend.  Once you have your height and inside leg, you can find your bike size in the table below.

 

 

Stand upright against a wall with your legs together and shoulders back.

Place a pencil on the top of your head and mark the wall, measure to the mark and take a note of your height in cm or feet and inches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To measure the inside leg, stand barefoot and measure from the floor, up the inside of your leg to your pelvic bone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men's road bike size guide table

 

Height

Inside leg

Frame size

Top tube length

4'10" – 5'1"

147 - 155cm

25.5" – 27"

46 – 48cm

49 – 50cm

5'0" – 5'3"

152.5 - 160cm

26.5" – 28"

48 – 50cm

50 – 51.5cm

5'2" – 5'5"

157.5 – 165cm

27.5" – 29"

50 – 52cm

51.5 – 53cm

5'4" – 5'7"

162.5 – 170cm

28.5" – 30"

52 – 54cm

53 – 54.5cm

5'6" – 5'9"

167.5 – 175cm

29.5" – 31"

54 – 56cm

54.5 - 56cm

5'8" – 5'11"

172.5 – 180cm

30.5" – 32"

56 – 58cm

56 – 57.5cm

5'10" – 6'1"

177.5 – 185cm

31.5" – 33"

58 – 60cm

57.5 – 59cm

6'0" – 6'3"

182.5 – 190cm

32.5" – 34"

60 – 62cm

59 – 60cm

 

 

Men's MTB size guide table

 

Height

Inside leg

Frame size

5' 3'' - 5' 5''

155-165 cm

28''- 29''

14"-15"

35-38 cm

5' 5'' - 5' 7''

165-170 cm

29''- 30''

15"-16"

38-41 cm

5' 7'' - 5' 9''

170-175 cm

30''- 31''

16"-17"

41-43 cm

5' 9'' - 5' 11''

175-180 cm

31''- 32''

17"-18"

43-46 cm

5' 11'' - 6' 1''

180-185 cm

32''- 33''

18"-19"

46-48 cm

6' 1'' - 6' 3''

185-190 cm

33''- 34''

19"-21"

48-53 cm

6' 3'' - 6' 5''

190-195 cm

34''- 35''

21"-22"

53-56 cm

6' 5'' - 6' 7''

195-200 cm

35''- 36''

22"-23"

56-58 cm

 

 

 

Women's road bike size guide table

 

Height

Frame size

Top tube length

4'10" – 5'1"

147 – 155cm

44 – 46cm

50 – 52.5cm

5'1" – 5'3"

155 – 160cm

47 – 49cm

52.5 – 54cm

5'3" – 5'8"

160 – 173cm

50 – 55cm

54 – 54.5cm

5'8" – 5'10"

173 – 178cm

56 – 57cm

54.5 – 57cm

 

 

Women's MTB size guide table

 

Height

Inside leg

Frame size

4' 1'' - 5' 3''

125-155 cm

26''- 28''

13"-14''

33-35 cm

5' 3'' - 5' 5''

155-165 cm

28''- 29''

14"-15"

35-38 cm

5' 5'' - 5' 7''

165-170 cm

29''- 30''

15"-16"

38-41 cm

5' 7'' - 5' 9''

170-175 cm

30''- 31''

16"-17"

41-43 cm

5' 9'' - 5' 11''

175-180 cm

31''- 32''

17"-18"

43-46 cm

5' 11'' - 6' 1''

180-185 cm

32''- 33''

18"-19"

46-48 cm

 

 

 

Children's bike size guide table

 

Age

Height

Suggested size

2 - 4 years

2' 10" - 3' 7"

85 - 110cm

Runner bikes

3 - 5 years

2' 10" - 3' 4"

85 - 100cm

12 inch wheel diameter

4 - 6 years

3' 1" - 3' 7"

95 - 110cm

14 inch wheel diameter

5 - 7 years

3' 7" - 4' 0"

110 - 120cm

16 inch wheel diameter

7 - 9 years

4' 0" - 4' 5"

120 - 135cm

20 inch wheel diameter

9 - 11 years

4' 5" - 4' 9"

135 - 145cm

24 inch wheel diameter

11 years

4' 9"

145cm

26 inch wheel diameter

 
 

Clothing Sizing

The majority of our items feature a Size Chart provided by the manufacturer, as sizes can vary between brands.

Nonetheless, here is a basic guideline to find your clothing size:

 

 

To Measure your Torso length:

  • Place a ruler between your legs.
  • Measure from the top of the ruler to the beginning of the “V” at the base of your neck.
  • Hold the tape measure vertical to take this measurement (another it shouldn’t be lying on your chest).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Measure your Arm length:

  • Hold your arm out to the side, with your hand open, so that your thumb faces the ceiling.
  • Ensure your arm is parallel to the floor.
  • Measure from the end of your collarbone to the middle of hand to find your arm length.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shoe Sizing Guide

 

 

Helmets

To measure your helmet size, with a tape measure, measure around your head about 5cm above your eyebrows.

Then check with the table below to find your helmet size.

 

Helmet Size

Specialized ™

Bell™

Giro™

 

 

 

Small

50.8-55.3cm

50.8-55.3cm

52-55.9cm

 

 

 

Medium

55.3-59cm

55.3-59cm

55.3-59cm

 

 

 

Large

59-62.9cm

59-62.9cm

59-62.9cm

 

 

 

X-Large

57.8-62.3cm

57.8-62.3cm

57.8-62.3cm

 

 

 

Hint: Measure the circumference of your head 5cm above your eyebrows.

 

Gloves

To measure your glove size, with a tape measure, measure around your hand at the widest point, not including your thumb.

Then check with the table below to find your glove size.

 

Glove Size

Men’s

Women’s

X-Small

17.8cm

12.8cm

Small

19cm

14cm

Medium

20.3cm

16.5cm

Large

21.6-22.9cm

17.8-19cm

X-Large

24-25.4cm

20.3-22.9cm

Hint: Measure around your hand at the fullest point, not including your thumb.