Want a bike that offers the same quality and performance as the guy's bike but with a design that suits your needs? Then what you need is a Ladies bike.
According to research, women usually have a shorter torso and arms than men, are shorter, have (on average) longer legs, like to ride more in an upright position, and require a lower top tube on the frame. With these facts in mind, bike companies are now offering bike designs refined to fit the needs of female riders.
When looking to buy ladies bikes you will come across a wide range of choices, which may make selecting the best bike for you a bit overwhelming. Use our tips to help you select a model that will best fit your needs.
Decide where you're planning on riding
There are three main types of bikes: road bikes, mountain bikes, and hybrid bikes.
Road bikes have thin tires, lightweight frames, and handlebars that allow a more aerodynamic position on the bike, and are designed for distance and speed capabilities on the road. While some models are designed with a focus on comfort and endurance others are designed with a focus on speed. If you are considering riding greater distances, planning doing a bike race or explore the countryside this bike is recommended for you.
Mountain bikes have wide, knobbly tires and are designed for off-road riding. These bikes usually feature suspension (either just at front suspension or with both front and rear suspension) to help smooth out rough terrain. This model is the ideal one for exploring natural trails, trail centers and bike parks.
Hybrid bikes also called urban bikes, city bikes or commuter bikes have a design that sits somewhere between mountain and road bikes. They generally feature flat handlebars and an upright riding position that makes it easy stay attentive to your surroundings when riding in traffic. When it comes to the frame, they may either come with a road-style frame that is lightweight and allows for agility and speed, or a mountain-bike style frame with abilities to handle rough roads.
What size ladies bike do you need?
Road, mountain and hybrid bicycle sizes usually range from small, medium and large. However, different manufacturers may use different systems, so there is no uniform convention on bike sizing. It is pretty much like to clothing sizes – a small bike from one brand might have slightly different sizing to a small bike from another brand. The best way to find which size is best for you is to take the bike for a test ride.
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