- Women's specific FS frame only options?
I think your best bet is to work out what geometry and sizing she wants/needs and then find frames that match that rather than only looking at ‘women’s specific’ frames.
Often the differences in complete bikes are more about control size placement, crank lengths etc than any major changes in frame measurements.Posted 3 years agoDelSubscriber
work out what geometry and sizing she wants/needs and then find frames that match that rather than only looking at ‘women’s specific’ frames.
that. chatted to a physio a while back who’d done her dissertation on this. no difference in frames apart from paint schemes, just the kit you bolt on to it – ie maybe a shorter stem, woman’s specific saddle, reach of brake levers etc. the whole thing about women having generally longer legs and shorter torso is also not statistically significant either, i understand.Posted 3 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
Plenty of choice of frames, just add your own sparkles and pink bits after you got it and a Lady Specific badge 🙂
My missus is riding exactly the same frame as me (Blur LTc) and it fits perfectly and a Tallboy too. Try lots of bikes out on demo’s, round car parks and anything that a mate is riding that fits the idea of what you want.
The only thing that some WS bikes seem to do is a “slightly” shorter top tube (1″ max) thinner grips, different saddle, slightly shorter cranks and maybe narrower bars. All of which is preference anyway. The SC Rubion is exactly the same as the BronsonPosted 3 years ago
The one you are looking at is the same as the Tallboy (small compared)
the whole thing about women having generally longer legs and shorter torso is also not statistically significant either, i understand
I found a decent study of human limb and torso lengths vs height when there was another one of these threads, which had studied lots of skeletons in the USA – it might have been connected with the Smithsonian. Anyway, it found that there is no difference in average proportions between men and women, despite the oft peddled myth.
There is a difference between white and black people, with white people having evolved longer torsos (along with longer narrower noses) as an adaptation for colder weather. Obviously that was based upon US data so basically Northern European origin vs West African. I don’t know if it remains true for all races from cold vs warm climes but that would be logical.Posted 3 years ago
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