Posted April 7, 2021 in About ERIK'S by Amy Patee
When you’re shopping for your new bike, board, or skis – size matters! The right fit keeps you safe, comfortable, improves performance, and you’ll simply have more FUN — whichever sport you love! We’ve created simple guides to help ensure you buy the right size bicycle, snowboard, or skis for you.
The size of your bike is incredibly important as it affects comfort, safety, and pedaling efficiency. A bike that fits you well will let you enjoy your ride and get the most out of it, while an ill-fitting bike can lead to discomfort that will ultimately lead you to not want to ride.
Our Bike Sizing Guide explains how to figure out the right size of bike for you, or your kiddo.
Snowboards come in a variety of lengths and shapes, so how do you know what size to buy? A common answer is that the board height should be between your chin and the tip of your nose. And while this is a good starting point, there’s more to it.
In reality, a correctly sized snowboard could fall anywhere between your collarbone and forehead. So what else goes into sizing a board beside your height? Rider weight, boot size, and board use will all play a role.
Our Snowboard Sizing Guide will walk you through the steps so you feel confident selecting the right size board for you.
When shopping for skis, you’re likely to encounter formulas and suggestions as to what size ski is perfect for you. In the end, you’ll likely end up with a ski that could fall anywhere between your chin and the top of your head. But even that rule isn’t hard and fast, especially when it comes to more advanced skiers.
In reality, there isn’t one perfect size for every skier but our Ski Sizing Guide will help you understand what’s most important to factor in for determining which size of skis you’ll want to purchase.
If you have any questions, reach out to our customer service team or talk with one of our expert staffers in-store. We understand the importance of a properly fitted bike, board, or pair of skis and how to help you find the right size for you.