Our simple 3 step guide to CHOOSING a bowman frame size:
WHAT SIZE DO I NEED?
FINDING YOUR FRAME SIZE
1. find your current stack and reach
Most manufacturers will provide geometry charts for current and older models. Quite often geometry doesn't change dramatically between model years.
2. compare with bowman geometry
The aim is to find the frame size with stack and reach that most closely match your bike to give the best starting place for fit adjustments.
CHECK YOUR WORKING
3. check against our body sizing chart
Cross reference your, geometry-based, sizing from steps 1 and 2 with our body sizing charts. This cross reference should confirm frame size.
3a (double check against the ape index)
Ape Index is an indicator of body proportionality, (a ratio between arm span and height). It can be very useful if you sit across two sizes
PALACE 3 STACK AND REACH
WEALD STACK AND REACH
PALACE 3C STACK AND REACH
PILGRIMS DISC STACK AND REACH
Ape Index is the ratio between your arm span and your height, while it's not perfect, it can be helpful if you're in between sizes and not sure which way to go.
- Compare your armspan measurement to your height in cm.
- If you have a larger armspan than height you are likely to have above average limb length compared to your torso so the bigger frame size would suit you
- If you have a smaller armspan than height you are likely to have shorter than average limb length compared to your torso so the smaller frame size would suit you
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