Today we are going to do a little bit of a measuring a bike size to get some of your dimensions for what bike might suit you best before we start.
Can I ask you a couple of questions about your biking habits? So, what kind of bike are you in for something more for the city around town biking or mountain biking. Somewhat many people want to ride a hybrid bike.
Something I can ride on the street and kind of on trails and how many miles would you say on average, you’re putting on the bike a week, maybe 20 miles a week.
So, a decent amount, but you’re not going super long distances and we go details how to measure a bike.
So, we’re gonna be measuring a couple of things today, some of your regular dimension’s measurements, and then I’m also going to be testing you for some custom-fit handlebars.
See what your grip is like and doing some flex and some flexibility stuff as well. If you have any questions along the way, just let me know.
So, I’m just going to start and have you got your height. So go ahead and stand right up against that for me nice and tall look up and you can step out of there and it is 70 inches.
The next thing I’m going to have you do is. Get a bit of measurement of just the shoulder height and then the hip height.
So, I’m gonna have you step back here and I’m just going to measure a couple of different parts. So starting with your shoulder Heights here.
I’m going to get the other side and that’s equal to seven inches and just stay right there. I’m going to just get your hip hurt as well. Can you go ahead and put your hands on where your hipster right here.
That Is the place where your hips are right here and this is really perfect position.
So, check the other side is fine and a stick right there and we’ll do one last for your knees are good and it is 23 inches excellent.
I’m going to go ahead and measure your arm length so you can go ahead and just turn this way. I’m going to have you hold onto this portion.
So, you’re getting full extension and full flection and the same thing on the other side. Go ahead and hold that with your hands.
Let me go ahead and get across your shoulders here. Definitely important for handlebars and it’s good and I’m just going to go ahead and get a chest height. So, hold this right at your position.
Shoulder measurement is so important if can’t measure it correctly you may fall on a shoulder injury.
Just gonna write that down. The next thing I’m going to do is just measure your length from the foot to the knee and even out your hips and it’s good.
That’s just measuring from the bottom of your field. So, your knee checks the other side.
These the shoes you normally wear for biking? Sometimes it does your shoes normally have a bit of a lift or are they mostly flat, like a converse, would be like a super flat shoe.
A sneaker would have a little bit more of a lift. They usually have a little bit more of a lift like this one and I’m just going to measure the bottom of the shoe just to be sure an inch.
The next thing I’m gonna have you do is put you come down to your knees like this. I’m going to have you hold this right on your inner thigh.
I’m going to have you pull down and the other side. So that’s just getting from your knee up to your hips. Go ahead and stand up now.
So, if you could go ahead and pick up your leg like this, you can go ahead and hold on to that. If you need it, I’m just going to measure the angle of that.
There is you can make a circular motion with your leg as if you were by and it is so perfect and just checking out that range of motion there and I’m going to go ahead and do the other side. That was great.
So, the same thing and if you want to hold on to that right there, go ahead and pick this leg up. Just checking out the angle.
That’s really good. So, the last thing I want to do before I have you actually get on the bike is just measured out your handlebars and I’m going to go ahead and mark that. So, hold onto this for me.
I’m looking to just see grip and I’m just going to make a cup. We’ll have marks where your hands naturally fall and keep in mind. It’s not, you can let go on one side. It’s not where you’d we it’s just where your hand itself is. So, hold on to the side where you’re comfortable. So, it would start.
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How does this feel as far as grip, is that feel like too wide of a grip or do you need to small upper grip? A little wide. I’m gonna bring you to one of our sample bikes. It’s a little bit smaller and just has you test that out.
So, do you want to come around to the side? I’ll switch with you here. I’m going to hold the handlebars. How does that feel to you?
It feels good and let me just go ahead and measure your hands really quickly just to make sure I’ve got the full Palm. So you can come back over this here. I’m just going to pull this bike out of the way.
You stick out your hands for me I’m just getting a Palm and Palm link on each side right.
I’m just going to check some of the flexibility in your hands. So just go nice and loose set as far as up as you can go and then make a fist as if you’re gripping and late
Nice and loose and I’m to move up and down and so good flexibility in the risks there up and down. Can you make a fist up and down?
This is a very good position and so good flexibility in your risks and not worried about the handles at all. not needing any sort of special equipment there.
If you could just turn around for me, I’m just going to check for the symmetry of your body. I’m just going to use a level checking from shoulder to shoulder.
So, the bottom or the Rachel, or is just a tiny bit slower than the top than the left, and go ahead and check the hip height.
Same thing as a tiny bit lower on this site and go ahead and bend over for me. I’m just looking for flexibility.
Range of motion and go ahead and say it any pain with leaning over? No, we would adjust for that in the bike if you’d be having some pain reaching over, we’d have the seat a little bit higher.
So, we think you have got the answer to how to measure bike size and that’s really amazing.
So you had more of that and go ahead and turn around for me. Have you do is just do a couple of cycles on the bike. I’m going to go ahead and hold it. I’m just going to watch your knee movement.
So go ahead and hop on. I’m gonna hold the front. I’m just gonna have you pedal backward a couple of times, just to get a sense of your name, movement and it’s very good.
So, here we have given enough information to go ahead and do a mock-up for you and we’ll make sure that you test it out on one of our in-house bikes before we do a special order.
Now you feel perfect and can start biking and if you want to learn more information you can visit OutdoorXsports.