At BMX Life, we want to ensure you find the perfect fit for your BMX bike. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to measure yourself accurately:

  1. Stand against a wall: Find a flat surface and stand with your back against a wall. Wear the shoes you would typically ride in.

  2. Measure your inseam: Take a measuring tape and measure the distance from the floor to your crotch. This measurement is known as your inseam length and will help determine the appropriate bike size.

  3. Determine the frame size: BMX bikes typically use top tube length as the primary measurement for frame size. Top tube length is the distance from the seat tube to the head tube along the top tube. Use the inseam measurement you obtained earlier and refer to our sizing chart or consult with our knowledgeable staff at BMX Life to find the right frame size for you.

  4. Consider other factors: While top tube length is crucial, other factors such as standover height and reach should also be considered. Standover height is the distance from the ground to the top of the top tube when straddling the bike. It should provide enough clearance for comfortable dismounts. Reach refers to the distance from the seat to the handlebars. Finding the right balance between these measurements ensures optimal comfort and control while riding.

  5. Test ride if possible: If you have the opportunity, test ride different BMX bikes with varying frame sizes to assess how they feel and handle. This allows you to determine the best fit for your riding style and personal preference.

  6. Seek expert advice: If you need further assistance, the knowledgeable staff at BMX Life is here to help. Our team can provide expert guidance on bike sizing and recommend the ideal BMX bike that suits your body measurements and riding goals.

Remember, proper measurement is essential for finding the right fit, but personal preferences and riding style also play a role. By taking the time to measure yourself accurately and seeking professional advice when needed, you'll ensure a comfortable and enjoyable riding experience with your BMX bike from BMX Life.