Thread: Women's Bikes
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Old 06-02-09, 11:19 AM
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Something I have noticed on many stock bikes is that they can have pretty long stems. Women have longer legs and shorter torsos than men of their height. If a woman is average height or taller, she can usually get by on a normal (man's) bike by having the stem swapped out for a short one. I have not seen a bike shop that will not do this gratis.

Short women often have to go with bikes sized to a woman's proportions in order to get a decent fit.

Fit is the single most important thing to get right on a bike so this is not something to skip over.
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