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Questions about bikes for women, clothing, and any other issues specific to women.

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Looking for a good mountain bike for my daugher. Want disc brakes and Fork lockout [closed]

My daughter is a teenager and we love going biking, either on trails or during camping trips. We are not hard core bikers, but she is ready for a bike upgrade as she is using a 20" wheel bike ...
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Why do men and women have different sporting capabilities, e.g. why is the women's hour record significantly shorter than the men's?

In this YouTube video, they show the hour record, but, during all its duration, they declare that women have a different goal than men. (in the video he mentions women's record could be 50km/h and men'...
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Performance Road Flat Shoe/Pedal combo

My girlfriend is a keen road cyclist, but does not want to use clipless pedals. She currently uses something similar to these shoes: Scott MTB (with bog standard flat plastic pedals) We've tried some ...
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Differences between male and female road bikes? [duplicate]

My girlfriend would like to take up road cycling and join me, but hasn't had a road bike before me. So, I'm gleefully eyeing up an excuse to go bike shopping :-) I'm used to the idea that road bikes ...
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Is there any objective downside to riding a women's bike as a man?

I'm shopping around for a cheap, cruiser-style bike for my commute. As an example, AroundtheBlock from sixthreezero seems like it would fit my needs. However, the colors of their men's bike are really ...
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Can anyone identify this "Hummer" bike?

I bought this bike from the thrift store the other day and have had no luck identifying it myself through web searches. The only things I know about it is that it's a womens bike, it's had a paint job ...
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Ladies' Cycling Shoe Sizes/Fits

I am interested to know what differences there are between brands of women's cycling shoes, specifically, who makes shoes in larger or smaller sizes as well as who makes shoes for narrow feet or for ...
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Please identify this vintage bike - peculiar frame

Helping out a friend to identify this bike, it's got quite an interesting frame and is located northern nsw, Australia. Haven't been able to see a name or printing on it. It has 3 blue stars down the ...
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Advice on replacing a Weinmann brake caliper when the cable is fed from the bottom, please

I would like to replace a set of Weinmann brake calipers on a Raleigh ladies' bike with newer, modern and more efficient calipers like a dual-pivot one. The problem that I have is that the cable to ...
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Interruptor Brakes on a Road Bike

I have recently upgraded my hybrid with regular flats for a road bike with drops. Much to my surprise I adapted to the drop handlebars pretty quickly, however, even though I have a ladies' specific ...
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650b for small rider?

I'm considering getting a bike for my friend; she is interested in riding road/gravel with me, doesn't own a bike of her own, and doesn't know too much about what's available. She is about 5 feet ...
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short, fat, first time cyclist

I'm short 5'2" (1.57 m) and 247 lb (112 kg). I've been working to lose weight and have come down 5 st (30 kg) so far. Now I really want to ramp up my exercise and was looking at cycling as an option. ...
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What's different in women's specific chamois cream?

What's the difference between regular chamois cream and women specific chamois cream? If my partner also rides, are there disadvantages to both male and female users sharing the women specific type?
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Tips for cycling while pregnant, and is it safe?

To clarify, I am asking this for my wife! Blog articles and other webpages differ on the question of the safety of pregnant cycling. Most seem to think that it is okay, but some think that a ...
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Is the Specialized Sectour Double 2014 a men's bike. Can a women ride a men's bike?

I am looking for a woman's bike. And I found a 2014 Specialized Sectour double. Is this a men's bike? If so what are the disadvantages of a women riding it ?
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Thinking of putting wider tires on intro Scattante w330...thoughts?

I'm buying a used Scattante 44cm w330 with starter components and I'm fairly new to biking/commuting by bike. My commute to work is fairly short, but its through a busy downtown area. I'm not so ...
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Canyon Yellowstone 4.0 suitable for women?

About a year ago I bought a Canyon Yellowstone 4.0, just after moving to Germany. I found it was a relatively good bike for the money, I've had a great time on it and I use it mainly for getting ...
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High-quality commuting bike with "women's" frame

My wife wants a high-quality commuting bike (riding almost an hour each way five days a week). However, she wants it to be compatible with skirt-wearing and, as a result, refuses to have a frame with ...
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What are the differences between men's and women's bike frames?

Why do women's bikes have a diagonal bar in the frame instead of a horizontal frame? Is this the only difference? Sorry if this has been asked (but I cannot find it by searching) and I also just ...
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What are the current options for short crank arms?

I have knee problems, and I've noticed that the seat position that makes it possible for my leg to not be absolutely straight at the bottom of the stroke causes my knee to pop up a bit higher than my ...
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What can women do to get comfortable in the saddle?

I am fairly new to cycling and have a road bike which I am really enjoying but I cannot get comfortable in the saddle. Not so much bum bones, but lady bits! Any suggestions?
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Is Trek Atwood a good bike? [closed]

I recently bought a Trek Atwood WSD for my wife. She's about 5'3" so the size I ordered is 15". I don't know much about bicycles and was wondering if this model is a good bike for a beginner. Also, ...
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Day-trip bike for hefty 40-year-old woman?

I have an Electra Townie 7d, and I'm quite fond of her (sorry, I do anthropomorphize my bike) as a commuter and farmer's-market hauler, but I'd like a more efficient bike for afternoon-trips (say, 50 ...
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Ladies and cycling

I just started cycling with a racebike. I still have some questions concerning ladies biking and personal health issues. I do find very little information about ladies and biking. I kind of want to ...
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Light-weight ladies bike

What about ladies bikes? I tried to buy one recently, like mine but with a smaller frame. It came with 700 wheels. Is that sensible? Shouldn't there be a smaller wheel for a smaller frame? Does North ...
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What does WSD mean relating to mountain bikes?

I keep finding a WSD version of bikes I'm interested in buying. What does WSD mean?
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Finding a road bike for 5'2'' girlfriend

Last year I bought myself a used (although almost never ridden) road bike from around 1985. I love the bike. It is reasonably light and I love the diamond geometry. My girlfriend wants to get a ...
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Modern Retro-design (Peugout-mixte) bicycle for girlfriend

My girlfriend would like to buy a bicycle, though, she's marveled about these old Peugout Mixte bicycles. These seem to be very hard to find. So, I am wondering if there can be found any modern ...
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How do you adjust the set-up of road bike brakes for women with small hands

My girlfriend has recently bought her first road bike. While the frame size is pretty much spot on and comfortable for her, she finds that the brakes are difficult to use and she ends up with pain in ...
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