Starter Road Bike for Women
I wonder if anyone can recommend a good entry level road bike for de ladies!
My sister is looking at getting a road bike and she mentioned Ribble, but I have zilch experience for ladies road bikes.
She’s based in Leeds so if anyone knows or a particular shop to check out, prey do tell!
Merci.Posted 5 years ago
I think she’ll carry it on. She’s pretty active and fit, likes her sport (plays Hockey at a high level) and does a fair bit of running.
She’s got an MTB and uses that a fair bit, but I think she wants to explore further a field, she’s found herself using the MTB more on the road, so now thinks she’ll get her use out of a road bike.
Actually, thinking about it, she’s not gonna become a full on roady I don’t think, maybe she should look at a cross bike, best of both worlds.
hmmm, something to bear in mind.Posted 5 years agoTiRedMember
Used specialized Dolce if just starting out and unsure. My sister bought one and is probably not going to ride it again (shes a marathon runner who was tri-curious). Others are available from Giant, Trek… etc. All the big brands have their own lines now. In reality, they are smaller frames with shorter top tubes. Ideal for growing boys too (flowers aside). Unfortunately, all modern bikes are wedded to 700c wheels, which can make very small framed bikes look odd, with toe overlap a possiblity.
For a beginner, I’d still want Tiagra shifters, possibly a triple, but definitely a compact. Compact bars, and expect to try a few saddles. I also recommend Shimano 324 spd/flat pedals.Posted 5 years agoglobaltiMember
Seconded Spesh Dolce; bought one in new condition at a bike jumble for Mrs Gti and she loves it, she can’t belive how fast, smooth and comfortable it is after struggling for years with overweight mountain bikes.
Next choice would be a Triban 3, excellent entry-level bike.Posted 5 years ago
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