Gravel and Touring Bikes for Smaller Cyclists: XXS, XS, 38cm, 42cm, 44cm
Finding XS touring bikes can be hard work. I know because I fall on the other end of the spectrum; I’m two metres tall and am always looking for bikes big enough.
With more than 30 extra-small touring and gravel bikes listed below, there may well be an off-the-shelf bike option for you, without resorting to a custom-made frame – provided you’re not smaller than 147cm or 4ft10. But as you’ll soon find out, this will largely depend on your inseam length.
Note: This article was originally published in Jan 2015, but has been updated in May 2020.
Bikes For Smaller Cyclists: Standover Height A diagram showing the typical location of a standover height measurement.
The standover height is one of the most important measurements for smaller riders. It is the measurement that tells us whether we can easily stand over the top tube with our feet flat on the ground, but it also gives us a good indication for how easy it will be to get o.... Continue Reading at Cycling About