Is my bike too small?

alp777 Posts: 211
edited April 2009 in Road beginners
When doing a very tight turn on my bike the other day i noticed the front of my shoe touched the front wheel as i made the turn.

Does this mean my bike is too small?


  • alfablue
    alfablue Posts: 8,497
    No, it is normal on many bikes - depends on the geometry. It only happens at slow speed because you don't turn the bars to any extent when travelling at normal speeds. It happens on 2 of my 3 bikes, they all fit fine.
  • redddraggon
    redddraggon Posts: 10,862
    It's called toe overlap, all my bikes have toe overlap, and one of them is slightly too big for me if anything.

    Toe overlap is normal with bikes with short wheelbases.
    I like bikes...

  • ride_whenever
    ride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    in all likelyhood, you are too small for your wheelsize!

    It isn't really an issue though, unless you're riding a fixed gear bike at low speeds round corners.
  • alp777
    alp777 Posts: 211
    Cheers guys.....the answers i wanted to hear and from 3 of the more experienced forum members :D