Posted by: Joe Nuss on Apr 21, 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:
MSRP: $2,900 (frame & fork)
Guru is a custom manufacturer that doesn't have a women-specific model, but rather people specific models. All of their frames are the perfect fit for the rider, male or female. Each bike is designed from the ground up so that riders can have a bike that really fits rather than trying to conform to the narrow ranges of sizes that are offered in stock bicycles. You get to decide on components, colors, even on desired ride qualities.