Posted by: Joe Nuss on Apr 23, 2011
Cycling for Women:
Should You Buy a Women-Specific Bike?
Correct bike fit is not just about being short or tall, man or woman; it depends on your fitness level, core strength, and hip and quad flexibility. Ideally, a custom-built bike will take all these factors into account and give you the perfect fit. But, depending on your ability and your budget, you might opt for other alternatives which include bike frames specifically designed for the average woman or standard frames built out with women-specific components. The most important piece to the puzzle, however, is making sure you work with a bike fitter interested in getting you on the bike that fits you and your budget! Check out this option:
Trek Lexa S
Lexa is designed to fit women better from the start. The Lexa S model features Shimano 9-speed shifting and Bontrager approved carbon fork, making this lightweight road bike even more responsive. And of course, all of the contact points are chosen to fit a woman rider.