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Is That A Woman's Bike?!

Old 03-12-14, 03:42 PM
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Is That A Woman's Bike?!

So I just picked up my new fat bike two nights ago and yesterday I rode it to my brother's house to show it off as he was waiting for the school bus to get his kids. My sister-in-law looks at the bike and wonders what I am doing riding a women's bike because my top tube is angled and not horizontal. I had no answer for her. lol Now that I think about it, my MTB has an angled top tube too but my hybrid is horizontal. My hybrid is far and away the EASIEST to put on my hitch mounted bike carrier though because of the horizontal top tube.

Anyway, does anyone have an answer so that I can tell her I'm not riding a woman's bike? lol

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Old 03-12-14, 03:59 PM
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You tell her thats the design now,,, taking into consideration that the family jewels are not at risk as much as with the horizonal top tube, this is much safer for any incident involving a sudden stop ,,, she'll understand, if she does'nt demostrate!!!
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Old 03-12-14, 04:19 PM
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Tell her it's for ease of getting your leg over the top tube while preserving your modesty when you wear a skirt/dress.
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Old 03-12-14, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Elvo View Post
Tell her it's for ease of getting your leg over the top tube while preserving your modesty when you wear a skirt/dress.

I do get a lot of strange looks when riding my fat bike. I don't know if it's because they've never seen a fat bike or if they've never seen a grown man riding a bike in a dress.
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Old 03-12-14, 06:09 PM
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Since your question was answered in post #2 , I can safely go off topic. That bike looks like it is running truck tires! How much difference do you see in ride times when riding on pavement?
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I would have told her, it's so my big huge balls don't hit the top tube. That should shut her up.
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Does the bike have balls or a vagina?

No that is what is referred to as a compact frame, pretty common in today's world.

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Originally Posted by treadtread View Post
Since your question was answered in post #2 , I can safely go off topic. That bike looks like it is running truck tires! How much difference do you see in ride times when riding on pavement?

I honestly can't say. I haven't ridden any kind of treaded bike on the road in years. I was also wearing a big sweatshirt and pants so it's not fair to compare that to my cycling clothes. lol

The bike really wants to slow down when you stop pedaling though. I guess 4" tires will do that. :-)
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Old 03-12-14, 07:09 PM
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Well, it certainly could be a woman's bike, but it is of course not specifically designated to be a "woman's bike." Every MTB and fatbike made nowadays (and several road/CX bikes and hybrids) have a sloping top tube instead of a perfectly horizontal one. I'm guessing your sister-in-law hasn't seen a MTB since the early '90s, perhaps?
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Old 03-12-14, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by wahoonc View Post
Does the bike have a vagina?
If so that would be a "woman bike" It would be a "woman's bike" if, and only if, the owner had a vagina.
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"A woman's bike" the top tube meets the down tube below the rear wheel stays, usually 60% or more below
Take a gander at the pictures of the post below
https://www.google.com/search?q=wome...w=1600&bih=837

Must have been a bad joke on the part of the offender
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NB: there are removable bars for step thru bikes to hang them off the back of trunk/hitch racks..
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Doesn't that bike come stock with neon green tassels on the bar ends?
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Girl's bike, actually. They were out of "Fluttershy" yellow, so I had to get the "Nightmare Moon."
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Originally Posted by LongIslandCamper View Post
Anyway, does anyone have an answer so that I can tell her I'm not riding a woman's bike? lol

Yes, you can truthfully tell her that the frame is a BMX style design that has moved to main stream bikes.
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