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Old 09-17-05, 08:36 PM
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There are also Luna Cycles for women.

Its better at certain heights to ride bicycles with smaller wheels. Either 26" (559) or the slightly bigger 650c. You will find you can handle the bicycle better. Also, toe overlap is removed or at least minimized.

I am a little person with a 74cm inseam. Personally I ride a steel hardtail to commute. This type of bike features 26" (559) wheels which make for good geometry for a small frame. I use this type of bicycle to offset the price because as far as I can tell bicycles with 650c wheels can be expensive.

Some good steel hardtails:

Marin Bicycles - Steel Hardtails

Jamis Exile

Gunnar Rock Tour

You can put slicks on these bikes and make other modifications to set up these bicycles for road use.

If price is no object is is one of the best 650c bikes you can buy:

Rivendell Saluki
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