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Hybrid bikes combine the characteristics of more professional road bikes and mountain bikes. It is a general-purpose bicycle that can withstand various riding conditions and applications. Their stability, comfort and ease of use make them popular with novice cyclists, casual riders, commuters and children.
Hybrid vehicles are usually as flat as mountain bikes, with straight handlebars and upright sitting posture. Many cyclists feel comfortable and intuitive. Hybrid cars also use lighter weight, thinner wheels and smoother tires than road bikes, thus increasing speed and reducing fatigue when driving. Colleagues hybrid bicycles also have a place for luggage racks and bags to transport goods.
When you choose a hybrid and fitness bike, you must choose an appropriate size, and this appropriate size is determined by your height and habits, the most important thing is your height and inner leg length(inseam). In the table below you can see your height and recommended hybrid and fitness bike bike with correct frame size.
Hybrid and Fitness Bike Size
|Rider Height(cm/ft/in)||Suggested Frame Size|
|centimeters(cm)||Feet and Inches(ft & in)||Frame Size(cm)||Frame Size in centimeters||Frame Size in inches|
|147 - 155||4′10"-5′1"||XS||47 - 49 cm||13 - 14|
|155 - 165||5′1"-5′5"||S||50 - 52 cm||15 - 16|
|165 - 175||5′5"-5′9"||M||53 - 54 cm||17 - 18|
|175 - 183||5′9"-6′0"||L||55 - 57 cm||19 - 20|
|183 - 191||6′0"-6′3"||XL||58 - 61 cm||21 - 22|
|191 - 198||6′3"-6′6"||XXL||61 - 63 cm||23 - 25|
How to judge whether the hybrid and fitness bike size is appropriate
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Frame Size vs Wheel Size
For medium-sized adults, frame size is usually independent of wheel size. Without knowing the exact size, to determine the fit of the frame, the most common method is to look at the standing height, which roughly corresponds to the length of the seam in the human body, as shown in the figure above.
Although adult bikes (mountain bikes, road bikes and hybrid bikes) usually use frame size as the size standard, they usually directly state the wheel size instead of frame size on shopping websites. For example, the wheel size of mountain bikes is usually 24-29 inches.