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Without budget/loading amount it's difficult to answer, as for light loads a traditional mixte will be OK, but for heavier loads a touring bike really is better. Thorn cycles does step through touring frames...these are not cheap however they're a small UK company that has made touring bikes for yoinks so reliability and comfort are guaranteed. Comes with ...


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"Women's frame" generally means a frame that's been modified to better suit many women's bodies with a shorter top tube, narrower handlebars, etc. "Step-through" describes what you're looking for. I recommend giving "Dutch style" bikes a try. Workcycles bikes are popular and I think a model like the Secret Service is good for illustrating what attributes ...


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If you and she are willing to throw down on a custom, I can personally recommend Violet Crown Cycles. Otherwise, consider the Rivendell Betty Foy/Ivan Gomez or building up a Soma Buena Vista... but she might actually do fine picking up a mass-market step-through that fits well (Electra, Jamis, and Trek have models worth looking at) and upgrading the ...


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Several options: Public bikes - has several frame styles with step through design Linus bikes - has several frame styles with step through design Soma Buena Vista - a nice mixte frame style, available as a frame or complete bike. May want to consider adding fenders with a skirt guard if she frequently rides with a longer skirt.


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The first thing is style. There are the conventional step through/lady frames: and mixties which have the same sort of clearance as step through frames but are stronger. Then there are women specific geometry bikes. In general, both mixtes and step through bikes are inferior to the standard diamond frame due to reduced strength and stiffness, ...



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