• Hello all!
    I’m after a bit of advice.
    I’m wanting to buy my sis a bike for her birthday and although I know a bit about bikes for men I’m not sure if there are other things I should consider when buying for a woman (geometry/fit etc)?

    She’s after a road bike to keep fit, she’ll not be doing huge distances on it (probs no more than 50km). It’ll be second hand as I have limited budget (probs no more than around £500) and probs steel or aluminium for cost. More endurance geo for comfort I think.

    Any things I should consider and all recommendations really appreciated.
    Thanks all!


  • On fit, I wouldn’t assume women’s geo unless it actually fits her. As I understand women’s groups assumes proportionally shorter arms / body and longer legs (am sure someone will be here soon to correct me and /or explain all about stack and reach ). That’s not me at all and none of my bikes have had women’s geo. Also, be prepared to spend a bit more on top to get a properly comfortable / fitting saddle (and definitely worth getting sit bones measured when it becomes possible).

  • Thanks @KT_Bee, that’s interesting what you say about women’s bikes assuming different proportions. I think I’m just going to have to get her on a few bikes and see how she gets on.
    Thanks again

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Advice/recommendations for a male rider buying a bike for my sister please

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