Choosing your Haibike frame size

Getting the right frame size on your Haibike electric mountain bike is key to maximising your enjoyment on the tracks and trails.

This can mean a less sore bottom after a decent ride, but can also mean you can ride more appropriately on different terrains. If you have the right frame size, once you have adjusted your saddle you can get the optimum body / bike geometry to maximise efficiency as you pedal. This can mean less effort per mile than you might on a small bike or with less stretching on a machine that’s too big.

In this Haibike frame size guide article, we’ll go through some things you need to consider before hitting the Buy Button!

How tall are you?

Core to frame sizing for your Haibike is how tall you are. You may not have done this since a youngster, and may be a bit taller or shorter than in your mid teens! Stand against a wall with your legs and back straight and your shoulders back in a good posture. Get a friend to use a tape measure from the ground to the top of your head and there you have it – you know how tall you are for your frame size.

Haibike frame size guide

Essentially the more hardcore off-road riding you do the smaller frame size machine you are going to need. Haibike have broadly three categories for the frame size of bike you should buy:

Let’s choose an average sized man of around 6 foot tall. For the SDURO Cross – If you are between between 173-180cm you need a 52cm machine. For the next two, you need smaller frames for a similar height – for Haibike hardtail eMTBs if you are 175-185cm you need a 50cm machine and finally for the full suspension eMTB, if you are 176-184cm tall you need a 48cm machine.

You need more clearance between your crotch and crossbar for a full sus machine than you do on a bike you will use lots of the time on the road. Ideally you need a 10cm clearance between your crotch and crossbar on a full sus and a 5cm clearance on the SDURO Cross range.

Smaller: off-road. Bigger: On road. Why?

You can see above on the Haibike frame sizes that the more hardcore off-road you do the smaller machine you need. This comes down to how you will manoeuvre the machine.

The smaller frame size allows for better agility on the track / trail than you would get on a bigger road machine where you will be throwing it around less. If you want an extreme example of this, look at how BMX bikes are still small enough for an 11 year old yet are still used by full grown adults in major competition! This is because of the tight turns and jumps they have to handle at super quick speeds. Even the best Haibike MTBs couldn’t hack the pace on a BMX track against a decent BMX bike! Equally the BMX is about sprints, so while more agile the BMX rider couldn’t dream of the mileage you’d do on even a Haibike SDURO CROSS machine!

Try before you buy?

Researching this article, I found a telling quote: “Bikes are like pants – you have to try a few on before you buy”! Do pop into our showroom or try a few mates’ e-bikes on to see what fits you best. That may just inform you as to what Haibike frame size to choose. Once you have, then hit the E-bikes Direct Buy Button for the best price on the market.



Rider Height Bike Size
Feet Inches CM CM
4’7″ – 4’11” 140 – 150cm 35cm
4’11” – 5’3″ 150 – 160cm 40cm
5’3″ – 5’9″ 160 – 175cm 45cm
5’9″ – 6’2″ 175 – 185cm 50cm
6’2″ – 6’5″ 185 – 195cm 55cm



Rider Height Bike Size
Feet Inches CM CM
5’3″ – 5’7″ 160 – 170cm 40cm
5’4″ – 5’8″ 164 – 175cm 42cm
5’7″ – 5’10” 170 – 178cm 44cm
5’8″ – 6’0″ 175 – 185cm 46cm
5’9″ – 6’1″ 176 – 184cm 48cm
5’11” – 6’2″ 180 – 188cm 50cm
6’0″ – 6’4″ 182 – 193cm 52cm
6’0″ – 6’4″ 182 – 193cm 54cm
6’1″ – 6’6″ 186 – 198cm 55cm



Rider Height Bike Size
Feet Inches CM CM
4’11” – 5’1″ 150 – 154cm 40cm
5’1″ – 5’4″ 154 – 165cm 44cm
5’4″ – 5’8″ 162 – 173cm 48cm
5’8″ – 5’11” 173 – 180cm 52cm
5’11” – 6’2″ 180 – 188cm 56cm
6’2″ – 6’5″ 188 – 196cm 60cm

Please use the sizing guides as a guide only. For the best fit, nothing beats a test ride!

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