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Finding Women Sized Bikes(2 posts)

Finding Women Sized Bikeslnin0
Aug 28, 2002 6:31 AM
I am looking to get my girlfriend a new CX bike so we can ride together. She is interested in light road and trail riding so I am looking for something entry level. Her inseam (barefoot) is about 28". Unfortunatly all the bike manufactures seem to stop sizing at 46 or so which still puts the standover on a CX around 29". What options do I have? I see the Surly makes smaller frames but I don't know that building up a bike would be the cheapest way to go. Is there any other options? THanks
re: Finding Women Sized Bikesmemphistrials
Aug 28, 2002 7:46 AM
I don't know if you know this or not, but you can buy a Surly as a complete bike.

I just got a 42cm CrossCheck about a month ago, and I love it. True, it's not loaded with Dura-Ace or even 105 level parts, but it's all I need to have fun.

My inseam is just about 28" as well, and although I still rest the danglies on the top tube when I straddle it, it's not a big deal. Besides, I DID get the smallest they make. It's not like I could have gone down a size. ;o)

Anyway, the complete Surly is available through your LBS via Quality, or online at, under the cyclocross section.

- Chip
Peddler Bike Shop - Memphis, TN