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Adult Bikes Buying Guide

Meet your new bike

Start with what kind of riding you’ll be doing to find your perfect match.

  • • Made for riding across roads,    trails & moderate inclines • It’s rugged like a mountain bike    but lightweight like a road bike • Multiple gears & wide tires are    effective in most riding environments
  • How to find your size

    Shop by your height or inseam to find your frame size. If you’re between sizes, size down (and move the bike seat up) for a more comfortable ride.
  • 5′ to 5′4″ height or < 27″ inseam = 19″ hybrid bike

  • 5′4″ to 5′8″ height or 27″ to 29″ inseam = 20″ hybrid bike

  • 5′8″ to 5′11″ height or 29″ to 31″ inseam = 21″ hybrid bike

  • 5′10″ to 6′ height or 31″ to 33″ inseam = 22″ hybrid bike

  • 6′ to 6′3″ height or 33″ to 35″ inseam = 23″ hybrid bike

  • 6′3″ to 6′6″ height or > 35″ inseam = 24″ hybrid bike

  • • Designed for off-road biking, steep    descents & rough terrains • Made with a sturdy frame, rugged    brakes & front/rear suspension • Low gears & wide tires make it    easier to pedal uphill
  • How to find your size

    Shop by your height or inseam to find your frame size. If you’re between sizes, size down (and move the bike seat up) for a more comfortable ride.
  • 5′ to 5′3″ height or < 27″ inseam = 13″ mountain bike

  • 5′3″ to 5′7″ height or 27″ to 29″ inseam = 15″mountain bike

  • 5′11″ to 6′2″ height or 31″ to 33″ inseam = 19″ mountain bike

  • 6′2″ to 6′4″ height or 33″ to 35″ inseam = 21″ mountain bike

  • 6′4″ to 6′6″ height or > 35″ inseam = 23″ mountain bike

  • • Perfect for fitness biking,    commutes & casual racing • Made with a lightweight frame &    aerodynamic seating position • Narrow, high-pressure tires provide    a smooth ride on paved surfaces
  • How to find your size

    Shop by your height or inseam to find your frame size (measured in centimeters). If you’re between sizes, size down (and move the bike seat up) for a more comfortable ride.
  • 5′ to 5′3″ height or < 27″ inseam = 49 cm road bike

  • 5′3″ to 5′7″ height or 27″ to 29″ inseam = 52 cm road bike

  • 5′7″ to 5′11″ height or 29″ to 31″ inseam = 54 cm road bike

  • 5′11″ to 6′2″ height or 31″ to 33″ inseam = 56 cm road bike

  • 6′2″ to 6′4″ height or 33″ to 35″ inseam = 58 cm road bike

  • 6′4″ to 6′6″ height or > 35″ inseam = 61 cm road bike

  • 6 features to consider

  • 1. Saddle

    Narrow, firm seats allow for greater control & more efficient pedaling. Wide, cushioned seats are often more comfortable for the casual rider.

  • 2. Frame material

    The frame influences a bike’s weight, strength, ride quality & price. Aluminum alloy is the most common, but high‑performance bikes may also be made from steel, titanium or carbon fiber.

  • 3. Handlebars

    High-rise handlebars let you sit upright, but can limit maneuverability Low-rise handlebars increase control & speed, but the hunched position can create neck strain for some riders.

  • 4. Brakes

    Brake types like calipers, cantilevers or V‑brakes are all great for most kinds of riding. High‑performance riders should choose a bike with either mechanical or hydraulic disc brakes.

  • 5. Suspension

    A bike’s suspension impacts ride comfort across various terrains. While suspension mechanics vary by bike type, they generally fall into three categories:

    Rigid: no suspension

    Hardtail: front suspension only

    Full: front/rear dual suspension

  • 6. Gearing

    In general, more gear speeds means greater flexibility on various inclines. A bike’s built‑in gear count & drivetrain mechanics are usually more than adequate for the casual rider.


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