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Bikes for Grrrrrrls??(5 posts)

Bikes for Grrrrrrls??orange
Apr 12, 2001 2:16 PM
Hi:
I'm new to the sport and am looking for a bike. The problem is, my techie knowledge is limited, I am not particularily tall, don't weigh much and find that most bikes out there are made for guys...big guys. So I throw out the question...are their any potential bikes out there for me? Also, are there features that I should be looking for??
Thanks for your help,
orange
re: Bikes for Grrrrrrls??slbenz
Apr 13, 2001 6:40 AM
I'm not sure in Time Trial bikes if anyone makes them for the smaller person in mind. I do know that Trek makes a Woman Specific Design (WSD) for their road bikes. I checked their website and their WSD frames are made down to 43cm in size. If you are looking for a Time Trial bike specifically, you may have no choice but to have one custom built to your body. Maybe someone else knows of a company that makes Time Trial bikes for women in mind. Hope this answers your questions.
TrekValerie
Apr 15, 2001 8:16 AM
I bought a Trek 2300 WSD 47cm because it was the only bike I could find that actually fit me. It is a road bike but I haven't had any problems doing Tris with it.

Cannondale also makes a smaller bike. They call it "compact."

If you find any tiny Tri bikes please post and tell us the brand.
Trekslbenz
Apr 15, 2001 7:01 PM
Went searching on the web and found this link that may answer your need for a 47cm Tri bike. http://www.gearwest.com/V00613/tri-bikes.htm
re: Bikes for Grrrrrrls??sonrisa
Apr 14, 2001 3:54 PM
Being a small woman myself, I had the hardest time finding a
bike that fit me well and that I felt comfortable on. Fortunately
enough I found a place that makes bikes for women at reasonable
prices (hard to believe I know). The Rodriguez Stellar is a custom bike made by R and E Cycles in Seattle. They offer lots of different
options in terms of components and such. A good place to
start is their web site www.rodcycle.com/women.html

Good luck!