Sizing Guide

Pashley’s cycles come in a variety of frame sizes. To select the correct frame size for you, first measure your inside leg length (from the sole of your foot to the inner top of your thigh) in inches. Then, use the table below to find the frame size you will need. 

Frame sizes are shown in bold followed by the corresponding inside-leg length range:  

Cycle Size 1 Size 2 Size 3 Size 4 Size 5
Princess / Britannia / Sonnet / Poppy 17.5" = 27.5 - 31.5" 20" = 30 - 34" 22" = 32 - 36"    
Guv'nor 20" = 27 - 31" 20.5" = 29 - 33.5" 22.5" = 31 - 35.5" 24.5" = 33 - 37.5"  
Speed 5 / Speed 3 20.5" = 29 - 33.5" 22.5" = 31 - 35.5" 24.5" = 33 - 37.5"    
Roadster 20.5" = 30 - 34.5" 22.5" = 32 - 36.5" 24.5" = 34 - 38.5"    
Roadster 26 20" = 27 - 31"        
Roadfinder 48cm = 28 - 31" 50cm = 29 - 32" 53cm = 30.5 - 33" 56cm = 31.5 - 34" 59cm = 32.5 - 35"
Pathfinder 50cm = 29 - 32" 53cm = 30.5 - 33" 56cm = 31.5 - 34" 59cm = 32.5 - 35"  
Clubman / Countryman 20" = 27 - 32" 21.5" = 28.5 - 33.5" 23" = 30 - 35" 24.5" = 31.5 - 36.5"  
Aurora 18" = 27 - 31" 20" = 30 - 34" 22" = 33 - 37"    
Parabike / Penny / Tube Rider 19" = 28 - 34"        
Picador / Tri-1 15" = 25.5 - 32.5" 17" = 27.5 - 35.5"      
Pickle Child's = 17 - 20.5"        
Robin Child's = 16 - 22"        

 

Please note that your inside leg length may fall in-between two frame sizes. If so, you may wish to choose the larger frame size if you have relatively short legs for your height and the smaller frame size if you have relatively long legs for your height.

The frame size in inches is the distance between the centrepoint of the cycle's bottom bracket (where the pedal arm extends from) and the top of the frame's seat tube (where the seatpost enters the frame).
 

Saddle and Handlebar Position

All models have easy seat height adjustment, with some fore and aft movement and angle adjustment for fine tuning your riding position. The saddle should ideally sit level or be slightly tilted downwards and the height should be set so that, with the pedal at its lowest position and the ball of your foot (in normal shoes) on the pedal, your leg is very slightly bent. If you then place your heel on the pedal, your leg should be straight. On step-over frame models (e.g. the Princess) you should be able to ‘put a foot down’ when you stop, whilst on leg-over frame models (e.g. the Roadster), as they are built to a traditional pattern with a high bottom bracket, you will need to slip off the saddle when you come to a halt.

Your cycle’s handlebar can be raised and lowered, and also canted to give the most comfortable riding position. If a shorter reach is required, the handlebar stem can be reversed bringing the handlebar much closer to the rider. 
 

Load Capacity

Due to variations in riding styles and cycle usage patterns, any stated bicycle weight limit is somewhat subjective. However, we are legally obliged to provide weight limits for our cycles; please find these in the table below:

Cycle Max Load (rider+luggage) in KG Max Load (rider+luggage) in lbs
Princess/Britannia/Sonnet/Poppy 110 kg 240 lbs
Roadster/Roadster 26 120 kg 265 lbs
Guv'nor/Speed 5/Speed 3 120 kg 265 lbs
Penny 110 kg 240 lbs
Parabike/Tube Rider 120 kg 265 lbs
Aurora/Countryman/Clubman 120 kg 265 lbs
Pathfinder/Roadfinder 120 kg 265 lbs

 

Tricycle Max Load (rider+luggage) in KG Max Load (rider+luggage) in lbs
Picador 110kg + 25kg luggage 220lb + 55lb luggage
Tri 1 110kg + 25kg luggage 220lb + 55lb luggage
Pickle (child's tricycle) 25 kg 55 lb
Robin (child's tricycle) 30 kg 66 lb

 

Pashley Cycles are built to very high standards and as well as being elegant in their design, they are also extremely robust, and are rigorously stress tested. It is important to be aware that heavy riders and those who frequently carry heavy loads will place more stress on their bicycle and on its components; these riders should ensure that their bicycle is serviced at frequent intervals. Cyclists who have a good riding style and ‘ride light’ tend to place less stress on their bicycle frames and components; all cyclists are encouraged to learn these skills, not only to enhance bicycle durability and reliability, but also to improve efficiency. Ultimately, all cycles – regardless of the load they carry – should be checked and serviced regularly.

 

Geometry: Clubman and Countryman

COUNTRYMAN SIZES 20" 21.5" 23" 24.5"
A - HEAD ANGLE 71° 72° 72° 72°
B - SEAT ANGLE 73° 73° 73° 72°
C - TOP TUBE CTRS 540 555 570 590
D - FRONTWHEEL CTRS 601 608 624 633
E - FORK OFFSET 55 55 53 53
F - CHAINSTAY CTRS 435 435 435 435
G - BB DROP 60 60 60 60

All dimensions are in mm unless otherwise stated.

CLUBMAN SIZES 20" 21.5" 23" 24.5"
A - HEAD ANGLE 71° 72° 72° 72°
B - SEAT ANGLE 73° 73° 73° 72°
C - TOP TUBE CTRS 540 555 570 590
D - FRONTWHEEL CTRS 601 608 624 633
E - FORK OFFSET 55 55 53 53
F - CHAINSTAY CTRS 445 445 445 445
G - BB DROP 60 60 60 60

All dimensions are in mm unless otherwise stated.

 

 

Geometry: Pathfinder and Roadfinder

PATHFINDER SIZES 50cm 53cm 56cm 59cm
1 - TOP TUBE 524 540 558 578
2 - SEAT TUBE 500 530 557 583
3 - HEAD TUBE 122 128 140 160
4 - CHAINSTAY 430 430 430 430
5 - BB DROP 68 68 68 68
6 - HEAD ANGLE 71° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5°
7 - SEAT ANGLE 74° 73.5° 73° 73°
8 - FORK RAKE 50 50 50 50
9 - WHEELBASE 1007 1014 1028 1048
10 - REACH 364 374 383 398
11 - STACK 548 556 567 586

All dimensions are in mm unless otherwise stated.

ROADFINDER SIZES 48cm (650c) 50cm (650c) 50cm (700c) 53cm (700c) 56cm (700c) 59cm (700c)
1 - TOP TUBE 504 514 523 539 557 581
2 - SEAT TUBE 480 500 500 530 560 590
3 - HEAD TUBE 112 132 100 110 139 169
4 - CHAINSTAY 385 385 418 418 418 418
5 - BB DROP 47 47 65 65 65 65
6 - HEAD ANGLE 71.5° 71.5° 72° 72.5° 72.5° 72.5°
7 - SEAT ANGLE 74° 74° 74.5° 73.5° 73° 73°
8 - FORK RAKE 45 45 45 45 45 45
9 - WHEELBASE 939 950 985 988 1002 1026
10 - REACH 365 370 379 383 388 403
11 - STACK 478 497 513 525 551 580

All dimensions are in mm unless otherwise stated.