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a road bike for a girl

Old 10-13-04, 04:20 PM
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I ride a Motobecane Gigi, a friend ahs the Mercier Elle. Both great bikes for the price. 105 loaded. I have been VERY happy with my purchase.
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Old 10-13-04, 04:36 PM
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i'm not a girl but most all the girls i know who ride swear by steel bikes because they are more comfortable (less coochie soreness).

i just moved to a steel bike from an alum frame and i'd never recommend a Cannondale to anyone as a result of this experience - that is unless they were looking for a bike to start racing with and didn't have more than $1500 to spend or something.
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Old 10-13-04, 04:59 PM
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there ya go.
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Old 10-14-04, 09:32 AM
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As I mentioned in another thread, I'm female, 5'7", short torso, long limbs (inseam is 32). I ride a mens specialized Allez Comp and find it quite comfortable. As most folks here have indicated, don't hardwire yourself into looking at only womens frames. Go to a reputable bike shop and get fitted. If the shop is good they'll put you on bikes that are truly the right setup rather than stearing you to just the bikes they want to unload.
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I've got two R1000 Fems, and I love the fit. I tried Trek, Klein and I think Specialized, but the Cannondales were the only ones that felt just right! I'm 5'4" - average proportions. I never realized the difference in leg length until I went shopping with my BF for pants. My jeans have a 32" inseam, 34" if I want to wear heels. There are tons of men's pants with a 30" inseam, which just seems so short, but apparently, that's average.
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