Will this bike fit me? 

When buying a bike, please check our sizing charts and recommended height range on each of our bike product pages. You can often extend the recommended height range a little bit to make the bike more comfortable for you. It is relatively easy to customize your ride characteristics, but the one thing you cannot easily change is the frame height or stand-over height. You will want to check the measurements on the product page to make sure you are comfortable standing on top of the bike, and whether a full frame bike or step through/low-step is the right fit for you.

No matter your height, if you want a relaxed upright ride, you can make it happen on most of our models with a few key adjustments and a few quick component changes such as stem risers, adjustable angle stems, and aftermarket handlebars.

Seat Height

Many new riders make the mistake of riding with their seat too low, which is a costly habit that will travel with them throughout their bicycling years. This will keep the rider farther from the handlebars, less in control, and it will put a lot more of your weight on the seat which will not be comfortable in the long run. You want your knee to have only a slight bend as shown in the photo below when the crank is in the lowest position.

Most of our seat posts are 350mm long. If you are above 6' (depending on your inseam) you may find yourself wanting a longer seat post. This can be done quickly and for around $25-$30 (for more affordable seat posts). A 450mm seat post would be recommended for taller riders to find the perfect fit. If you need help sourcing an aftermarket seat post, please reach out to customer support and we'll be happy to provide measurements and guide you in the right direction. 

Handlebar Height

If you are taller or shorter, you may find yourself wanting to adjust the handlebar height. This is easily achievable with some minor adjustments and possibly some extra parts. For Taller riders who want an upright ride, adding an adjustable angle stem or a 45-60 degree stem with a 110mm extension can raise your stock handlebars a significant amount to get that perfect fit. The image below is a good reference (ignoring their low saddle position). See more information about customizing your handlebars at the bottom of this article.

Left photo: rider's arms are too elevated. Middle photo: correct, rider's arms are slightly lowered. Right photo: rider is bent at the lower back. 

Customizing Handlebars

We are not able to mix-and-match handlebar types with frame types. The only model variations we can offer are what is shown on the product page. This is another way we can streamline everything and provide quality ebikes at attractive prices, and have them ship very quickly to your door. All ST models come stock with swept back handlebars. All XR models come stock with straight riser handlebars. If you'd like to change your handlebars after trying them out on the first ride, you are able to buy 3rd party handlebars online. They are relatively quick and easy to swap. 

If you want to achieve a more upright posture for a relaxed ride, this can be done with a couple easy and inexpensive upgrades!

When changing the components below, please verify it is the proper component for your bike. Depending on the fit, you may need to add or remove cylindrical spacers. These can be purchased easily online or at your local bike shop.


  • Higher Angle Stem:  All of our forks are the standard 28.6mm (1-1/8") in diameter. 
  • Make sure you match the diameter of your handlebars clamp (25.4mm, or 31.8mm)

Stem Riser

  • All of our forks are the standard 28.6mm (1-1/8") in diameter. 


Cafe or pullback handlebars are a great solution for a more upright posture. These can be found in bike shops or online. Make sure you buy the correct size bar clamp diameter. That is the only size that should matter.

  • 25.4mm - Cafe Cruiser, Roadster v2, Roadster Gravel, 500 Series 
  • 31.8mm - Core-5, 700 Series, LMT'D, Portola, Prodigy, Prodigy V2, Turris, Rift, Revv 1 

Note: if you change the handlebars to cruiser bars, in combination with extending the stem, you may not have enough cable slack for proper installation. It is best to check your bike first to ensure your cables and wires will reach. It is usually not a problem, but you may have to adjust the derailleur cable, brake cable, and/or wires.

Further Information

Bicycling.com: 7 Ways to Dial in a Perfect Bike Fit

Global Cycling Network: How To Perform A Basic Bike Fit (YouTube)