The frame size is calculated on the basis of your inside leg measurement. The frame size determines the frame height, but it is only an indication. Check out which frame size suits you here!
We have different frames available in different sizes. For example: Gazelle Medeo is available in 45, 50, 55 and 60. Gazelle Orange is available in 42, 46, 49, 53, 57, 61, 65. A bike frame size at Gazelle is always shown in centimeters and is the distance between: the top of the seat tube and the center of the bottom bracket.
Because we use different frames for our bikes, you may receive multiple frame sizes as advice. Especially if you have an average body height, almost every bike is available in a suitable frame size.
In addition, your ideal frame size depends on a number of factors: type of bike (e.g. e-bike or bicycle), your inseam, sitting position and whether you want a sprung saddle. Personal preference is also important. We always advise to go test drive so that you can experience the differences in frame sizes for yourself.
You can calculate the frame size of your bike yourself by measuring your inseam. But how do you do this?
Grab a tape measure
Take off your shoes and socks and place your feet 20 cm apart
Measure (or have measured) the distance from the cross to the ground
Multiply the distance by 0.68: this is your ideal frame size
Do you want a bike with a suspension seat post? Then calculate: frame size minus 4.
The frame size of your Gazelle bike can be found on the sticker near your bottom bracket, above the lock or on the tube under the saddle.
If you are looking for a sporty bike, then the number of gears and its weight will play a part in your choice. A dérailleur gear system (with an exposed chain) offers the best capabilities in this regard due to the fact that it has a large number of gears available combined with low weight. If this sporty aspect is less important (in urban use for instance) then an enclosed chain case is a good choice. Good protection means these are low-maintenance systems. Slightly higher weight and fewer gears are of lesser importance in this case. Your Gazelle dealer can provide you with comprehensive information on this.