Brompton

 

 

WOMEN'S BIKES SIZING

 

Women are built differently with significantly different proportions in three specific areas that come into contact with a bike, as well as in the spaces between them!

 

  • Hands: Control the steering, braking and shifting of the bike through the handlebars and controls that are attached to them.
  • Feet: Connect with the pedals
  • Backsides: Connect with the saddle

 

Women also have shorter torsos, shorter arms, and longer legs than a man of the same height. Women's hands and feet are smaller, their shoulders are narrower and hips wider. These differences can affect the way a bike fits, feels, and handles. Bicycles that have been designed to fit a woman, instead of a man, will provide a different fit in these areas.

Different manufacturers have different approaches and titles for their range of women’s bikes, like ‘WSD’, ‘D4W’ or ‘WFG’, which you’ll find on Trek, Giant and Marin bikes. Some modify a stock "unisex" frame by changing to a shorter stem, smaller handlebars, shorter cranks, and a wider saddle. Others actually design their frames differently - usually with a shorter top tube, a more relaxed head tube angle, a taller head tube, and perhaps a slightly steeper seat tube angle.

 

 

WOMEN'S ROAD BIKES SIZING

 

Size

Frame Size

Rider Height

 

 

XXS

44-45-46

4'10"-5'

 

 

XS

47-48-49

5'-5'3"

 

 

S

50-51-52

5'3"-5'6"

 

 

M

54-55

5'6"-5'9"

 

 

L

56-57-58

5'9"-6'

 

 

 

 

WOMEN'S MOUNTAIN BIKES SIZING

 

Size

Frame Size

Rider Height

 

 

XS

13-14

4'10"-5'2"

 

 

S

15-16

5'2"-5'6"

 

 

M

17-18

5'6"-5'10"

 

 

L

19+

5'10"-6'1"

 

 

 

 

WOMEN'S HYBRID BIKES SIZING

 

Size

Frame size

Rider Height

 

 

XS

13-14

4'10"-5'1"

 

 

S

15-16

5'1"-5'5"

 

 

M

17-18

5'5"-5'9"

 

 

L

19-20

5'9"-6'

 

 

XL

21-22

6'-6'3"

 

 

XXL

23-25

6'3"-6'6"