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How Are Triathlon Bikes Sized? (TOP 5 Tips)

TT bikes are measured (in cm) from the centre of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube (centre of the top of seat tube). Some manufacturers will measure centre of the BB to the top of the top tube (centre to top) or centre of the BB to the centre of the top tube (centre to centre).

What is the best triathlon bike for a beginner?

  • Torelli Tocatta. Some beginner triathletes will simply convert a road bike into a triathlon bike by adding a few accessories. Others will choose a triathlon bike that can also be used for every day recreation. According to Smart Cycles, the best all-around bike for beginner triathletes is the Torelli Tocatta.

Should I size down for TT bike?

I would consider that only 1/2 to 1 size down for my height. If you think a size 56cm is “normal”. Yes the 52cm top tube bike is a little small.

Should tri bike be smaller than road bike?

For a good starting point, we’d recommend looking at a TT frame that has a reach roughly 2cm shorter than your road bike, which typically means going down a size. Typically road bikes are dolled out based on top tube length, which serves as a pretty reliable indicator of whether a frame will fit someone.

How are bikes measured for size?

Adult bikes are measured by their frame size. Most manufacturers now measure the frame from the centre of the crank axle, to the top of the seat tube. Most road bikes are measured in centimetres (cm), whereas mountain bikes are generally measured using inches (in).

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What does a 26 inch bike mean?

A 26 inch mountain bike means that the wheels have an internal diameter of 26 inches. This measurement is commonly used in reference to mountain bikes because most American men’s frames are between 20-24 inches tall while women’s frames are typically around 22-23 inches tall.

What does 30cm bike mean?

Every kid is different, but here’s a general size guide across ages: 2-4 years 30cm /12in. 4-6 years 40cm/16in. 6-8 years 50cm/20in. 8-11 years 60cm/24in.

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