Choosing the right size
Choosing the right sized bike depends on the type of bike, your height and your riding style. A correct fitting bike will be more comfortable, more efficient and more fun to ride allowing you to go further for longer. We always recommend visiting one of our Raleigh dealers to try the bike first. Our dealers do offer a test ride service so you can put your chosen bike through its paces before purchasing.
To find the correct sized bike you will need to measure your height and your inside leg. To get an accurate measurement of your height, stand against a wall and mark the wall with a pencil so it's level with the top of your head. Then measure from the ground up to the mark. For your inside leg measurement, measure your inside leg is from your crotch to the floor making sure that your feet are flat on the ground.
How are Bikes Measured
Bikes are measured by their seat tube length. This measurement is normally from the centre of the bottom bracket or the centre of the bolt that attached the crank arms.
Mountain bikes are either measured in inches or descriptive sizes such as small, medium etc. Road bikes are in centimetres or descriptive sizes whereas Hybrid bikes can be any one of the three. Bikes also get longer as they go up in size. Think about your style of riding, measure your height and use the tables below!