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    This bike for my GF?

    My LBS has a Trek 5.2 Domane for sale at $2500. It's all Ultegra with Bontrager Race Light wheels. It's also $1000 off the retail price. Just wondering if anyone knows about this bike. It looks to me like a very nice bike at a very good price.

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    It would be a good deal if it fits her, women have proportionally shorter torso's and longer legs, so a mens frame may not fit as well. You may need to factor into the equation that parts may need to be changed out to get her the best fit e.g stem, saddle and bar etc.

    Might be better to go for a WSD.
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    If it fits her, grab it!

    That's a really sweet deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
    My LBS has a Trek 5.2 Domane for sale at $2500. It's all Ultegra with Bontrager Race Light wheels. It's also $1000 off the retail price. Just wondering if anyone knows about this bike. It looks to me like a very nice bike at a very good price.
    Very nice present! I'm a little jealous you have a gf who enjoys cycling that much. I'm ordering tennis raquets today since that's the only thing I can get her to do for physical activity outside.

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    As a person who's boyfriend bought her a bike that didn't fit - don't do this without her test riding it.

    If it's the H2 or H3 fit, that is probably good for a woman, the H1 fit is quite long and low, and even as a racer is too long for me. YMMV, all depends on the person's particular proportions. ... after writing that I went and looked at the web site, they don't do H2/H3 for that model, but the reach and stack looks female-friendly.
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    This is a women's bike and the owner of the LBS did a fit for her previously. He's an ex-engineer who is a bit anal about fit and has taken all sorts of fit sessions from Trek to Serotta and beyond. His wife and co-owner rides this very bike. She loves hers. They've agreed to hold the bike until we can get there on Friday and determine if it fits her per her previous fit kit session. If it does a new bike fitting comes with the sale to fine tune the fit.

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    Then it sounds like a major winner. My daughter has a Domane and loves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valygrl View Post
    As a person who's boyfriend bought her a bike that didn't fit - don't do this without her test riding it.

    If it's the H2 or H3 fit, that is probably good for a woman, the H1 fit is quite long and low, and even as a racer is too long for me. YMMV, all depends on the person's particular proportions. ... after writing that I went and looked at the web site, they don't do H2/H3 for that model, but the reach and stack looks female-friendly.
    This is good advice. About ten yrs ago after 8 yrs off the bike I got back into it. Sloping TTs and indexed shifting were all new to me. My GF had never ridden but wanted to start. We went to a different LBS and bought two bikes (mine a Masi and hers a Fuji Team Sport) based on the advice of the LBS owner. Turns out both bikes were too big for us. We could ride them pretty well but they were never perfect. Hence my new Guru steel and her desire to check out this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kleng View Post
    It would be a good deal if it fits her, women have proportionally shorter torso's and longer legs, so a mens frame may not fit as well. You may need to factor into the equation that parts may need to be changed out to get her the best fit e.g stem, saddle and bar etc.

    Might be better to go for a WSD.
    This actually isn't true. Women tend to be shorter, but as a population have the same proportions for torso and leg length

    Hey bike industry, we aren?t Barbie dolls | Taking the Lane

    Of course you're not buying a bike for a population. So the only way you'll know what works for her is fo her to try it out, as valygrl has said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
    This is good advice. About ten yrs ago after 8 yrs off the bike I got back into it. Sloping TTs and indexed shifting were all new to me. My GF had never ridden but wanted to start. We went to a different LBS and bought two bikes (mine a Masi and hers a Fuji Team Sport) based on the advice of the LBS owner. Turns out both bikes were too big for us. We could ride them pretty well but they were never perfect. Hence my new Guru steel and her desire to check out this bike.
    It's all about the fit for sure. If this fitter is good, and if this bike fits, it would be a winner for her.

    J

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
    My LBS has a Trek 5.2 Domane for sale at $2500. It looks to me like a very nice bike at a very good price.
    You are correct!
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