Cycling has become a popular activity in Saudi Arabia, offering a blend of adventure, fitness, and an eco-friendly mode of transportation. And when it comes to cycling, one of the most significant considerations that is frequently overlooked is choosing the right bike size. Having a bike that fits you well, whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a beginner in Saudi Arabia, will greatly enhance your riding experience. In this article, we’ll discuss the significance of bike sizing and provide you with a comprehensive bike size chart designed specifically for Saudi Arabian riders.
How do I recognize the bike size chart?
The suitable tire sizes for each individual differ according to their height. But the women’s bicycle sizes differ from the men’s ones. And there are specific sizes for children.
The suitable bike size recognition process is effective because it prevents many negative consequences for the cyclist that result from inaccurate and wrong bike sizing.
The wrong or inaccurate bicycle sizes may cause some problems, such as back and knee pain.
Therefore, Trek sets many considerations for its customers to determine the suitable Trek bicycle sizes for each customer for different bicycle categories (Trek mountain bikes, Trek roads, Trek hybrid bikes, and Trek sports bikes).
Mountain Bikes: Conquering the Trails
Mountain biking is a thrilling adventure in Saudi Arabia’s diverse landscapes, from desert trails to rocky mountains. The right bike size ensures you can tackle these terrains with confidence. Here’s a bike size chart tailored to Saudi Arabian mountain bikers:
Sizing mountain trek bikes depends primarily on providing the flexibility and comfort needed when cycling.
These standards depend on the bike seat tube length and determining the appropriate tire size for each individual according to their height and weight during cycling.
It is preferable to choose bicycles with a long tire base if the individual wants to travel at high speeds, for long distances, or go downhill at high speed.
And if you have long arms or a long trunk, a bike with a longer wheelbase, greater distance, and greater speed gives you more flexibility while cycling.
The bike with a short range and a shorter tire base is faster and easier to move around, although it provides unstable performance.
These bikes are best suited for people with short trunks and arms. They help them control the bikes’ handles more flexibly and comfortably.
Frame Size: Mountain bikes typically come in extra-small, small, medium, large, and extra-large sizes. Your height is the primary factor in selecting the frame size.
Wheel Size: Common wheel sizes for mountain bikes are 26-inch, 27.5-inch, and 29-inch. Taller riders often prefer larger wheels for better stability, while shorter riders might opt for 26-inch wheels for maneuverability.
Road Bikes: Speed and Endurance
If you enjoy fast-paced rides on smooth roads, a road bike is the perfect companion. Road bikes are built for speed and efficiency, and here’s a size guide for Saudi cyclists:
Frame Size: Road bikes usually come in centimeters. Measure your inseam length and use it to determine the appropriate frame size, with adjustments based on your flexibility and riding style.
Handlebar Reach: The handlebar reach affects your riding posture. Depending on your comfort preference, you can choose a shorter or longer reach.
Hybrid bikes: Versatility for City and Trail
Hybrid bikes are versatile, so they are perfect for city commutes and comfortable rides on a variety of terrains. Here’s a bike size chart for hybrid bikes:
Frame Size: Like mountain bikes, hybrids come in various frame sizes. Consider your height and riding style to choose the right one.
Handlebar Height: Hybrid bikes often have adjustable handlebars, allowing you to find the ideal height for a comfortable upright riding position.
The cycle handle size
You shouldn’t ignore the bike’s handle features when choosing the most suitable bike size because an inaccurate angle can cause unhealthy bends and some problems in the back and shoulders.
The bike handle height affects the control and flexibility that the bike provides the cyclist with, as follows:
- In the case of road and hybrid bikes, the handle should be 1 inch higher than the bike seat.
- In the case of mountain bikes, the handle must be 1 inch lower than the bike seat.
The bike handle size also affects the balance and flexibility of the cyclist, as follows:
- In the case of Trek road and hybrid bikes, the handle must be as long as the cyclist’s shoulder.
- In the case of mountain bikes, the handle must be longer than the cyclist’s shoulder.
In general, the handlebars should be higher than the bike seat to help the cyclist drive with a more straight back.
It is also preferable that the handle not be too high from the bike seat to help the cyclist go at the speed needed with all of their balance and flexibility.
Trek Bicycles Seat Sizes
Bicycle seat sizes vary between different bicycle categories, and there are many seat sizes for one bike. Some of them may be slightly tilted back or forward.
Bicycle straight seats are the most comfortable and preferred type for most cyclists because they achieve the highest comfort and balance needed for cyclists.
In all cases, the cyclist must sit on the bike seat and extend his feet on the pedal, and when cycling, his legs must be straight, and he has no difficulty grasping the pedals.
The Suitable Frame Size
Tire size is one of the main elements of the bike size table that affects the overall bike size.
Bicycle industry experts and professional cyclists say that the wrong tire size affects a cyclist’s comfort badly during cycling.
If the tire is larger or smaller than the appropriate size, the cyclists will feel tired and exhausted when extending their legs during cycling.
The cyclist will also feel that his feet are not straight while cycling and will even need to pause for some time to take a break and extend his feet.
In general, there should be only 1 inch of space between the cyclist’s feet, which are straight while cycling, and the ground on Trek road bikes, racing bikes, and hybrid bikes, while this space should increase a bit in the case of mountain bikes.
Before we mention how to determine bike tire sizes, we will explain the outer frame volume and tire thickness.
For example, a bicycle tire size of 24 * 2 inches means that the tire’s inside diameter is 24 inches, while the outer tire is 2 inches thick.
We will mention the bike frame or tire size as the bike tire diameter with the outer frame. And these dimensions certainly differ in mountain bikes, road bikes, and hybrid bikes, as follows:
- Mountain bikes and some hybrid bikes always have a thick outer frame.
- Road bikes always have thin outer frames.
Mountain bikes and bicycles that run on rugged and rocky surfaces or unpaved roads need tires with a large thickness to decrease the load, overcome obstacles, and go with flexibility on rocky roads.
Bikes tire sizes' calculator
There are several methods for determining trek bike sizes and the sizes of different types and categories of bicycles in general, including calculating the suitable tire size for a cyclist by calculating the length of his legs, including bicycle size tables.
You can calculate the tire size for different bikes by calculating your foot length from the ground to the fork.
Then you multiply the foot length by a constant value for each type of bike, as follows:
- Road bike size: The foot length is calculated. 70
- Mountain bike size: The foot length is calculated. 66
- Mountain bike size: The foot length was calculated at.685.
Bike sizes for kids
The size of children’s bicycle tires differs from those of adult bicycles, and there are specific standards for tire sizes for children in different age groups. We can mention them in points as follows:
- Children 5-7 years old: The suitable tire size is 12 inches.
- Children 7–10 years old: The appropriate tire size is 20 inches.
- Children over ten years old: The best tire size is between 24 and 26 inches.
Selecting the right bike size is a critical step in ensuring an enjoyable and safe cycling experience in Saudi Arabia. Bike sizes for men, children, and women are many and differ according to the bike category, the cyclist’s height, and their weight. But professional cycling experts always advise cyclists to choose the most flexible bike without being committed to the fixed bike size calculator standards.
Wheels Corporation provides all Trek bikes in different sizes in all Wheels branches and Wheels’ online store to help cyclists, beginners, and experts decide the best bike for them at the best price.