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Male or Female Specific Bikes(10 posts)

Male or Female Specific Bikespkompath
Aug 20, 2002 7:09 AM
What other companies besides Trek that make male and/or female models. Cannondale,Lemond,Specialized,etc.? Or is it the sizing that matters?
Cannondale and Specialized for sure.Spoke Wrench
Aug 20, 2002 7:32 AM
Basically they generally have a shorter top tube than the comparable model. Sometimes the smallest frame sizes use smaller wheels to avoid toe interference with the front wheel during sharp turns.

In the end, it's how you personally fit on the bike that matters. My personal experience has been that taller women can be fit on standard sizes with minimal adjustments but shorter women generally prefer the gender spacific models.
Bianchi, Terry nmDougSloan
Aug 20, 2002 7:37 AM
Airborne - Woman specific road frame (nm)comedy-tragedy
Aug 20, 2002 7:41 AM
Aug 20, 2002 8:46 AM
Since they make male and female bikes...eschelon
Aug 20, 2002 8:53 AM
what I want to know is if my female bike got together with a male bike and my female bike "digged" the male bike, would they both start knockin' da boots when I'm not looking? That'sa what-a I would-a like-a to-a know-a!
Without a doubt.Spoke Wrench
Aug 20, 2002 9:05 AM
You don't have to read posts on thie board for long to realize just how many bikes some people have stored in their basements. Once you get two of them together down there in the dark, the others just happen. Now here is where it gets just a little bit - strange. They don't even have to be male and female specific bikes.
Since they make male and female bikes...raboboy
Aug 20, 2002 9:34 AM
I am constantly finding my bike on the same storage peg as my wife's c'dale wsd. mysterious. ;)
Is that where new bikes come from?tarwheel
Aug 20, 2002 10:59 AM
After a while, do you have a bunch of little baby bikes riding around out in the garage?
Is that where new bikes come from?raboboy
Aug 20, 2002 11:01 AM
not yet... but I haven't lost hope. :)