Knowing the correct bike size you’ll use during your guided bike tour can measure the difference between maximum enjoyment and giving yourself back issues! With the right bike, you can ride comfortably and have the best cycling experience. What type of bike are you looking for? What kind of riding are you looking to do? How tall are you? Everyone must consider these factors when looking to buy or rent a bike. In this article, Rocky Mountain Cycle Tours is here to help you choose the right bike size for guided bike tours!

Size and Measurements

Generally, bicycles are measured by the seat tube length in either inches or centimetres. But unfortunately, due to different measurement methods and the various brands available, this alone is not a reliable enough method. For this reason, stand-over height and ape index should be considered when determining bike size. Most bike manufacturers provide a size chart based on your height and inseam length. Standing barefoot, measure your inseam length from the ground to your crotch. Measurements can be taken with a measuring tape or with the help of someone. If you need any assistance with this process, we are here to help! If you’re wondering how to select the right bike pedal, check out this article to learn more.

Bike Types

Depending on where the guided bike tour you are going on takes place, determining what bike type you need is essential. The type of bike you choose will select the frame size you need. For example, road bikes typically have larger frames than mountain bikes. Rocky Mountain Cycle Tours can provide you with the type of bike you’ll need based on the guided tour itinerary. It’s also important to communicate your preferences and needs to ensure you have the best experience!

Comfort is Key

Once you have your personal bike measurement and preferences figured out for your guided bike tour, you’ll also want these factors:
  • Saddle height – Ensure your saddle is at the correct height for your pedal stroke
  • Test ride – Once you have a bike that fits your body measurements, give it a quick test run to ensure you are happy with how it fits your riding style.
  • Adjust the fit – We can help you with adjustments with seat height and handlebar position to fine-tune the best fit!

Guided Bike Tours in the Canadian Rockies

At Rocky Mountain Cycle Tours, we’ll work with you to ensure that the bike you’ll be using is perfect for your needs and preferences. We consider everyone’s experience level and personal preferences to provide the best guidance for your itinerary. Check out the list of cycling trips we have available. We look forward to you joining us on one of our unique travelling experiences!
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