Bike Sizing Tips

Bikes are measured in a variety of ways depending on the style, and finding the right size can seem daunting. However, there some are simple at-home measurements that you can take that will help guide you in your search for the perfect ride! These measurements are your height, inseam, and standover height.

1. HEIGHT: This one is pretty simple. If you don't already know your height, stand up straight against a flat wall and use a tape measure or yardstick to find your height, in inches preferably.

2. INSEAM: Stand up straight (with shoes on ideally), plant your feet no more than a foot apart, and measure the distance along the inside of your leg from your crotch to the floor. PLEASE NOTE! Measuring your inseam for a bike is slightly different than getting a pants inseam measurement. Be sure to measure all the way to the floor to get the accurate inseam length!

3. STANDOVER HEIGHT: Working Bikes can provide the standover height of all refurbished bikes. This number should be included in the picture of the repair ticket (labeled S.O., see image below) or you can contact us - [email protected] - if you aren't able to locate it. Compare the standover height to your inseam measurement to make sure both feet are stabilized on the ground when standing over the bike. As a general rule of thumb, you should shoot for at least an inch of clearance above the top tube.


Once you have these measurements, refer to the sizing chart below. Be sure to consider which style of bike you are interested in, as styles are measured differently.



If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with us! [email protected] or 773-847-5440.