Hello I have a question for you all:
My wife is 5ft and I am 6ft1. We are both over 50
My wife purchased a Schwinn Sporterra NX8 with an 8 speed internal hub. I purchased a Trek DS 8.4.
Our concern is we are getting into biking for fitness and to do things together. The two issues we have is with our physical differences and bike differences will we be able to ride together. I think she is afraid she will not be able to keep up with me. I told her I am not going to be a speed demon and we should be able to maintain a consistent speed we both can benefit from
The other issue is her bike. Do you feel with only 8 gears, she will be limited in keeping up as I have 27 different gears. My opinion is if we go on nice not too hilly rides we should be ok, but if we go with many hills she might find it harder. She bought her bike just on Monday so I think we can still return and replace with a more traditional gearing system.
PS: not sure if it matters but my wife weighs 110 and I am 300.