Are you just getting started with cycling as a hobby but are not sure what type of bike would be best? Well, read on below for the best bike for women .
Almost every bike company makes bicycles that are specifically target at women. No price for guessing that women shop more than men. Some bike frames have a distinct frame design which suit female riders better while others have a unisex frame. Some bikes are smaller, have shorter distance between the handlebar and the saddle, narrower handlebars, shorter crank arms and smaller bike range compared to unisex bikes.
Some women have a better fit on women’s specific models, while others find no difference between women’s and unisex bikes. Some may even prefer unisex bikes completely.
It is worth testing out a few bikes if you can, to compare how different brands or different sizes fit, as there are always slight differences in the way brands size up their bikes.
What type of bike do you need? Well, it depends on where you ride and/or what you want to do with your bike.
Road bikes are designed for speed and distance on the road. They have lightweight frames, thin and handlebars with a drop so you can take a more aerodynamic position on the bike. Road bikes are ideal if you want to cover greater distances like exploring the countryside or race on-road event.
Dutch bikes allow the rider to swing a leg over in basically any attire, even if it is the most impractical. The reassuring chain and mud guards mean that there is not chance of getting an oil slick down your leg. The ‘sit-up’ style of these womens dutch bike means that your body is in less of an aggressive position compared with the hunched road bike physique. This allows greater visibility over the top of traffic and distance.
Mountain bikes are very versatile and they are typically built for off-road use. They can be ridden on any road, though they will be slower going than a road bike. Mountain bikes have flat handlebars and wider tyres, and usually have suspension on either the front only or on the front and rear, which helps smooth out rough terrain and provides traction for climbing and cornering. They are great for exploring the woods, or heading to a bike park.