This is the first step because different kinds, or types, of bikes are measured and fit differently.
Your correct size road bike, for example, with a higher top tube (greater C-C or C-t size) and measured in centimeters; whereas, your correct size mountain bike, with has a lower top tube (lower C-C or C-T size) and is measured in inches.
So, we answer what kind of bike should I buy, then we can figure out what size bike you need. Relax, it’s easy!
Simply answer four straightforward questions which inquire about your riding habits and how you plan to use the bike, they are:
- Where will you ride?
- When will you ride?
- How will you ride?
- What riding position is best (most comfortable) for you?
- An optional fifth question asks about your handlebar preference.
Submit your answers and find the answer on my What Kind of Bike Should I Buy – Calculator page.
Your answers determine your bike riding profile. By matching your profile to the right kind of bike, you receive a personalized report containing what kind of bike to buy suggestions. Once we know what kind of bike, then we can better answer what size bike do I need. – Skippy