Calculate Bike frame size
To enjoy cycling it is important that you sit comfortably and well on your bike. The frame size of your bike is the height of the frame of your bike in centimeters. Which frame size you need depends on a number of factors: your inseam, bike type or sitting position.
Come to a bike shop
Need personal advice?
You can easily have your frame size calculated at our bike shops. Our specialists have bikes in different frame sizes
and are happy to help you determine your ideal frame size. You can also test a number of bikes in different frame heights, so that you always buy the right bike.
Bike frame size chart
The frame size of your bike can easily be calculated based on your height. The frame size is expressed in centimeters, it is the length of the vertical tube in your frame; the tube where your saddle sticks out. In the bike frame size chart below you can, according to your height, calculate your frame size. This is an indication.
|Body Length (m)||Frame size (cm)||Frame size|
|1.50m - 1.60m||42||XXS|
|1.55m - 1.65m||44||XS|
|1.60m - 1.70m||45*||S|
|1.55m - 1.70m||46||S|
|1.60m - 1.70m||49||S|
|1.60m - 1.70m||51||S|
|1.65m - 1.78m||50*||M|
|1.65m - 1.78m||53||M|
|1.65m - 1.78m||54**||M|
|1.73m - 1.85m||55*||L|
|1.73m - 1.85m||57||L|
|1.73m - 1.85m||59**||L|
|1.80m - 1.95m||60||XL|
|1.80m - 1.95m||61||XL|
|1.80m - 1.95m||64||XL|
|1.80m - 1.95m||66||XL|
|1.90m - 2.05m||65||XXL|
|*Only at Gazelle Medeo
**Only at Lifestyle fietsen
FAQ about frame sizes
Why do you recommend multiple frame sizes?
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 frame size 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 city bike), 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.
How to measure my bike frame size?
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 have a bike with a suspension seat post? Then calculate: frame size minus 4
Where is the frame size of my Gazelle bike visible?
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.
Need help measuring your frame size?
Are you unable to figure it out yourself? Then visit a Gazelle bike shop in your area to have your frame size determined.