When products are designed to be in tune with our anatomies and physiology the results are real benefits without compromise or limitations. For years many women have had to make do with bikes and cycling equipment designed for a man's anatomy despite there being many differences between how men and women are built. For example, women frequently have wider sit bones, shorter torsos, longer legs and narrower shoulders then men do. Since everyone is built/shaped differently, the traditional unisex products may be the best choice for many women, but women's specific products are exciting news for those who have had to make compromises in the performance and comfort of their cycling equipment.
Women's Specific Designs take into account many factors to create products that are not just feminine, but actually provide significant improvements in the fit and efficiency of bicycles, clothing, saddles, gloves, optics, handlebars - the list goes on.
Women's Specific Road Bikes
Smaller diameter tubes for compliance and a lighter overall bike weight compensates for the fact that on average, women are lighter at any given height. Compact handlebars accommodate women's narrower shoulders and bring the brake and shift levers closer to your hands for optimal comfort, control and confidence. Compact double or compact triple chainrings, combined with wide gear ranges in the rear cassette offer gearing to conquer any hill with confidence and ease.
Women's Specific Mountain Bikes
Specially calculated geometry puts the rider in the most efficient and stable position on the bike. Suspension forks and rear shocks are tuned with lighter thresholds to ensure the most balanced ride and account for women's lower center of gravity. Smaller diameter rotors on disc brakes offer more control and modulation. As with road bikes, Compact handlebars accommodate women's narrower shoulders and bring the brake and shift levers closer to your hands. Grips are narrower in diameter to accommodate smaller hands.
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