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Old 04-03-22, 04:11 PM
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Check out the Liv website, aluminum step throughs made by Giant.
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Old 04-04-22, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by amyvegan
best light weight step through with disc brakes for 5' tall 60 year old under $1000?
i live where there are some steep hills.
thanks so much!
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I'm trying to find one of these for my wife. There are a few out there, but too far away to drive. They also make a less expensive model for about $800. Trek makes a comparable bike, but it only has a single front chain ring, and they are unavailable until March of 2023. The Specialized is actually a road bike in disguise. It has a road bike drivetrain with a 50/34 tooth chain ring.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/si...=279692-174695
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I test rode at Verve3 Low-Step

I test rode an Extras Small (XS) Verve3 Low-Step. Nice bike the frame width and tires seem enormous compared to my tiny 16" Terry Classic.
Rode well, disc brakes, shifted well. I like it a lot, upright, comfy but seriously, even the XS frame is a hulk. It would need a seat w/a shorter "nose" to fit me well.
I almost bought it but I live in a high rise and it's kinda big for the elevator to my apartment compared to my tiny Terry.
I don't see the point of having such a bulky frame on a bike for small/short people. But it's comfy.
https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b...wstep/p/32732/



Originally Posted by classic carl
I'm trying to find one of these for my wife. There are a few out there, but too far away to drive. They also make a less expensive model for about $800. Trek makes a comparable bike, but it only has a single front chain ring, and they are unavailable until March of 2023. The Specialized is actually a road bike in disguise. It has a road bike drivetrain with a 50/34 tooth chain ring.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/si...=279692-174695
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Old 04-04-22, 09:02 AM
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Nice looking bike, but the seat tube angle seems pretty steep for a bike made just to cruise around leisurely. Be certain that you won't be bearing some weight on your arms and shoulders that will have you hating it after an hour or so of riding.

If you are going to be riding it fast like you are late for work all the time, then it will be a good bike for a more energetic style of riding.
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Old 04-04-22, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by amyvegan
I test rode an Extras Small (XS) Verve3 Low-Step. Nice bike the frame width and tires seem enormous compared to my tiny 16" Terry Classic.
Rode well, disc brakes, shifted well. I like it a lot, upright, comfy but seriously, even the XS frame is a hulk. It would need a seat w/a shorter "nose" to fit me well.
I almost bought it but I live in a high rise and it's kinda big for the elevator to my apartment compared to my tiny Terry.
I don't see the point of having such a bulky frame on a bike for small/short people. But it's comfy.
https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b...wstep/p/32732/
I agree that those are too heavy, especially if you have to lug it up in an elevator. This is the Trek I was referring to. The medium frame is under 25 lbs. The problem is availability. When I asked my local dealer last summer, he told me March of 2023. The Specialized is probably in the same ballpark weight-wise, but they don't list that on their web page.

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Old 04-10-22, 06:34 PM
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Lightweight Stepthru

Hi Amy. Just joined this forum today and hoping to find info on a lightweight stepthru and saw your message. I'm 73 and my Trek bike is no longer easy for me to get on and off. Time to get a new bike...I know the key will be sitting on a bike and testing it. Wondering if you found a bike that works for you and if you'd share that info. Problem seems to be lack of inventory locally (I like in western MA) especially in small sized bikes. Thanks. Jill
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step thru

old thread but if anyone searches this, we'll be looking at a Public C9 step thru, 25lbs
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There is a distinct difference between a step through, that would include a mixte, and a low step frame.

The Public C9 is a step through. I bought a Handsome She Devil frame, which is a similar mixte at about the same build weight.

A Trek Verve low step is on the 30lb range. If the weight difference is not an issue, a low step is easier to get on and off.

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