You should get the bike size that allows an optimum fit for your body and your preferred type of riding. That means different things for different people. The best approach is to come in to our shop. We'll have you stand over and sit on a few bicycles so we can have a look and make recommendations. We'll determine what bike size is right by checking for these things:
that you can comfortably (and safely) get on and off the bike
that the seat can be placed in a comfortable and efficient position for pedaling
that the handlebars can be placed at the right height for your torso length, flexibility and riding style
Keep in mind that most quality bikes come in a variety of frame sizes but there are often sizing differences from bike brand to brand, the same way shoe and clothing fit varies. Our goal is to find the frame that fits your lower and upper body to a T. Once we've determined the correct size for you, we can fine tune the fit as needed by adjusting the seat and handlebars.