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rode bike for 4'11' girlfreind(10 posts)

rode bike for 4'11' girlfreindrandell
Jul 8, 2003 10:19 PM
any help here? looked at bianchi,giant. etc, some help from our smaller freinds. thanks
re: rode bike for 4'11' girlfreindtmotz
Jul 8, 2003 11:21 PM
Trek 1000 comes in a 43cm. frame ,if that helps any.
Cannondale has lots of very small sizes.DERICK
Jul 9, 2003 4:02 AM
As well as women specific frames.
Tough to find one nowpitt83
Jul 9, 2003 4:27 AM
Most are at the end of production for 2003 models and re-tooling for 2004. You may have stocking issues if you want to buy this month. Odd sizes are the first to go. I wanted a larger size (60-62cm) in August a couple years ago; I called shops in a 100mile radius before I found ANY model in my size. Sometimes, a sales rep can locate one for you and do a transfer (like cars are swapped). Not easy though.
re: rode bike for 4'11' girlfreindVaughnA
Jul 9, 2003 4:29 AM
My wife is 5'1" and loves her Trek 2000 WSD. I say check around for a good dealer to fit her. We found that the women's specific parts aren't that much of a difference. But the WSD bikes do come in the smaller sizes. Definitely 650C wheels. I'm no expert, I've only been riding on the road for a few months (MTB convert). But she loves her bike and it fits her well. She also liked the looks of the specialized women's bikes but we couldn't try one locally without them going ahead and ordering one for her.

Just my 2 small units of currency

Vaughn
Yeah, check out Trek WSD (nm)Chen2
Jul 9, 2003 6:04 AM
Must have looked like a clown.Atombomber
Jul 9, 2003 6:52 AM
I've ridden tiny bikes just for the humour of it. How did she convince you to ride her bike?
TerryAlexx
Jul 9, 2003 11:06 AM
Yeah, say what you will about them-they look funky, but Terry makes bikes for short women, and that's their main market. Just try to get one with better components than most of them come with...
TerrySpoke Wrench
Jul 9, 2003 4:11 PM
Terry will send a bike to most any US dealer for a risk-free test ride and will pay the shipping both ways if you decide you don't like it. I don't think that Terry is assuming very much risk because the people in their target market (short, casual riding women) love them and everybody else simply exclude themselves. I've never had a serious prospect test ride a Terry and not buy it. I've had some women who I thought would benefit from a Terry refuse to test ride one.
Well, I'm a guy but ...Jeff Rage
Jul 9, 2003 3:10 PM
I'm 5'2" and I took me a while to find the right bike for me. Bikes I was considering were:

Giant OCR/TCR
Trek 2000 WSD
Cannondale (forgot the model)
Specalized Allez Vita

The Trek, Cannondale, and Specialized were all women's specific. The Trek and Cannondale had 650C wheels, the Giant & Spec had 700c.

I went with the Giant TCR2 as it fit me better, probally because it wasn't a women's specific. The Giant's top tube may be too long for your girlfriend.

The best answer is to try them all and find out what one she's most comfotable with.