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leacdo
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:58 pm    Post subject: Is Female Roadbike for a Female mandatory? Reply with quote

I am fairly new to cycling - I have been riding an old Peugeot road bike for the past 3 months.

I am looking to buy a more modern road bike, and I am confronted with the choice of buying a specific "woman bike" or not.
I am a 1m72 tall female, so I could actually ride on a regular "male road bike", frame size 52-54.

However, I have seen a number of bikes that are apparently designed for women.
Except the frame size which is often smaller, I was wondering what are the main differences between a male/female roadbike?

I am interested by this bike in particular https://www.secondbike.co.uk/card/bianchi-full-carbon-womens-bicycle

Do you think I could ride a male bike, or does it have to do with some leg/body ratio?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:51 pm    Post subject: Leacdo ladies bikes?? Reply with quote

Leacdo I will try to get my husband or son to advise you re a possible bike for you...When I started riding MANY years ago I knew nothing about size of bikes and bought one inches too big and it was club people who gave the best advice, it was a shop which sold me the too big bike...but this was as said a long long time ago. Nowadays shops are much better with their advice. Whereabouts are you I'm in Leicester.

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