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Women's bicycles

Women's bicycles

Most of the adult bicycle models produced today are designed for both the stronger sex and the fairer sex, but they are not always equally comfortable for both sexes. In general, the unisex trend in the bicycle industry is clear, as it reduces the number of models and production costs, which allows bicycles to be produced and marketed more cheaply.

However, there are some important details that differentiate between women's and men's bikes:

First, the size and shape of the frame. Women's bikes tend to be smaller, with a smaller wheel size (26" and 27.5"), and to make it easier to start and finish a ride, the top tube of the frame tends to be steeper (L-shaped) or concave (S-shaped).

Second, the women's bicycle seat is slightly wider, shorter and more comfortable than the men's bicycle seat, but long-term riding with a wide and overly soft seat increases the risk of chafing, so a compromise must be sought in this aspect. Professional stores have a wide selection of different seats and for 15-30 EUR you can get the desired seat shape and size.

Thirdly, the geometry of women's bicycles is designed so that the shoulder part of the rider is slightly higher and the body is not strongly bent forward, but the handlebars have a wide support surface and are made of shock-absorbing materials, thus making the ride particularly comfortable.

Women's cycling shorts with a pamper, gloves with gel pads and shoes with a firm sole or automatic pedals will certainly improve the comfort and pleasure of the ride for the fair sex. But long-term friction, which can be caused by a bicycle seat, is reduced by special anti-friction creams.

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