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    Wher to find a brand name girly girl bike?

    So I've looked at Jamis, Salsa, Giant, Trek, and Raleigh brand bikes.
    My wife is getting into cycling and she would like to get a decent entry level bike. Not over $500.00. The bikes we look at for women have a paint scheme that seems kinda "boyish" to her. We're not looking for tassels or anything like that lol, but is there a bright pink or purple hyrbid bike out there?

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    Check Bikes Direct, they have a variety of nice looking women's bikes.

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    Depending on the type of bike...Electra and Nirve have cruisers in girly colors. Get her a wicker basket and a cup holder, a flower print bag from someone like Basil or PoCampo wouldn't hurt either. My wife rides a green vintage Raleigh, it has a wicker basket with flowers on it.

    Also look at folders, several brands can be had in pink, light blue, silver, gray, etc.

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    Trek has a WSD line, Woman specific design, so a greater likelihood it fits ..


    Georgina Terry is the CEO of Terry bikes , her company was formed,
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    Raleigh (Detour, Eve, Route 303) has some pretty nice hybrid bikes in blue, pink and purple (I'm female). Trek's Calypso & Skye (hybrids) are very feminine as well. I prefer Specialized bikes and think the Ariel and the Vita can be considered girly as well. My road bike is black/pink

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    Last edited by jsdavis; 02-23-12 at 11:19 PM.

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    There is a website called pinkbikes or something, all about pink bikes......

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    http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/colle...fx/7_2_fx_wsd/#

    Available in powder blue and lavender. (Actually light blue and purple, but don't tell her that!)

    Also:
    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-ca/....w/9810/49439/

    Nice looking, no?

    ANother option would be to find a used good quality older 'mixte' frame bike... these were quite stylish although some were suprisingly high performance bikes from back in the day. Also, an older bike wil often need some remedial aesthetic work and this would be a good opportunity to personalize the bike with paint and/or accessories.

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    I just bought my wife a light teal Fuji from last year absolute for $230.00. She loves it especially with a rack and some wicker panniers

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    The wife loves her Trek Pure lowstep. This year's blue looks very feminine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rickyhmltn View Post
    So I've looked at Jamis, Salsa, Giant, Trek, and Raleigh brand bikes.
    My wife is getting into cycling and she would like to get a decent entry level bike. Not over $500.00. The bikes we look at for women have a paint scheme that seems kinda "boyish" to her. We're not looking for tassels or anything like that lol, but is there a bright pink or purple hyrbid bike out there?
    Does your wife want a hybrid? What type of riding are you going to be doing? Maybe skip the girly, girly requirement in the short term, find something on CL and figure out what you both want to do with your riding. Also, I think attire (color, pattern, etc) stands out much more to others than the color of the bike in terms of proclaiming femininity, but then that's coming from a male rider.
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    I bought my wife a Giant Suede. Its her first bike since a kid and I knew it was important for her to enjoy biking and she really seems to have fell in love with it. Comfy cruiser style, wide leather seat, 7spd in the rear. We added a removable basket and plan of adding fenders and perhaps white leather grips. I really suggest this bike if you're looking for a girly but solid bicycle.

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    My daughter loves her celeste bianchi.
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    I don't do vintage, I bought them new, rode them, kept them. Now they are just old bikes
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    the pashley princess. made me wish i had a
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    Just order the white 15 inch one for the wife. There's also a pink color one for women.

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...e_latte_mixte/
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...fe_latte_x.htm

    This one is nice too and with better components. We was going to get the Champagne color one for my wife, but they sold out and she didn't want a pink one.

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...d_pnk_2100.jpg
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/fuji/absolute_2.htm

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    Not pink or purple, but many women love the color scheme of my Bianchi Milano, and there is a women's frame version.


    Bianchi Milano by joshua_putnam, on Flickr
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