Why is Sizing so Important?

Why is sizing so important?

With the correct size bike, your child will develop their cycling skills quickly, easily and safely whilst being more comfortable on their bike. Not only does this help increase confidence and boost their self-esteem but, best of all, it means they can start riding straight away.

Islabikes Sizing

How to measure height:

  • Ask your child to remove their shoes and stand straight, with their back against a wall.
  • Place a book on their head so that it touches the wall.
  • Make sure your child still has their heels on the ground, then mark with a pencil where the bottom of the book touches the wall.
  • Measure from the mark to the floor.

 

How to measure inside leg:

  • Ask your child to take off their shoes and stand straight, with their back against a wall.
  • Place a book between their legs and slide it up the wall to meet the crotch firmly as if they are sat on a saddle.
  • Make sure your child still has their heels on the ground, then mark with a pencil where the top of the book the touches the wall.
  • Measure the distance from that mark straight down to the floor.

 

Sizing table
Next, consult our size chart to calculate which bike will suit your child. Our minimum requirements for each model are ‘absolute’ so your child must meet both height and inside leg minimums for a safe and comfortable fit..

Approximate minimum ageMinimum inside legMaximum inside legApprox minimum height
Rothan2+30cm42cm (47cm with long seatpost)88cm
Cnoc 14 Small3+34cm42cm92cm
Cnoc 14 Large3+38cm48cm98cm
Cnoc 164+42cm52cm104cm
Cnoc 204+47cm57cm110cm
Beinn 20 Small5+47cm57cm112cm
Beinn 20 Large6+52cm62cm120cm
Beinn 247+57cm68cm127cm
Beinn 26 Small8+62cm74cm135cm
Beinn 26 Large10+68cm80cm146cm
Creig 248+58cm68m128cm
Creig 269+65cm75cm138cm
Luath 248+59cm69cm130cm
Luath 269+65cm75cm138cm
Luath 700 Small11+69cm80cm148cm
Luath 700 Large13+76cm86cm158cm

 

For fitting advice please call our friendly customer services team, who will be happy to discuss your measurements and advise on the most appropriate size