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Bike frame sizes Netherlands

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Chart showing suggested bike frame sizes for your height. The frame size of a bicycle is the height in centimeters between the bottom bracket and the seat tube of the bicycle.

Women’s bikes

HeightBike frame size
155 – 165 cm43 – 45 cm
165 – 170 cm45 – 49 cm
170 – 175 cm49 – 53 cm
175 – 180 cm53 – 57 cm
180 – 185 cm55 – 57 cm
185 – 190 cm57 – 61 cm
190 – 195 cm59 – 61 cm
195 – 200 cm61 – 65 cm


Men’s bikes

Body lengthBike frame size
155 – 165 cm43 – 49 cm
165 – 170 cm49 – 51 cm
170 – 175 cm51 – 53 cm
175 – 180 cm53 – 57 cm
180 – 185 cm55 – 57 cm
185 – 190 cm57 – 61 cm
190 – 195 cm61 – 63 cm
195 – 200 cm63 – 65 cm

Related: Buying a Bicycle in the Netherlands


Children’s bicycles

Age Body lengthinch
24 years94 – 104 cm12 inch 
3 – 5 years100 – 107 cm14 inch
4 – 6 years105 – 110 cm16 inch
4 – 8 years110 – 116 cm18 inch
6 – 8 years117 – 122 cm20 inch
5 – 9 years122 – 128 cm22 inch
8 – 12 years128 – 140 cm24 inch
10 – 14 years140 – 152 cm26 inch

How to calculate frame size of your bike (adults)

  1. Stand with both legs about 15 cm apart and measure the distance from the floor to the crotch height. Measure the height in cm and not in inches.
  2. Multiply the number from step 1 by 0.68. The outcome of this sum is the frame size that best fits your new bicycle.

For example, if the result of this sum is 51.6, it is best to choose a bicycle with a frame size between 51 and 52 cm. Do you have a bicycle with a suspension seatpost? Then subtract 4 cm from the frame size. This 4 cm is used by the suspension in the seat post. Of course, the frame size also depends on your personal preference, for example with your toes on the ground or rather a whole foot. 

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