Cross-country mountain bikes designed particularly for girls should not merely girlie-colored (pink), smaller variations of males’s bikes any extra. Most bigger bike producers supply at the very least a fundamental choice (one or two fashions), and the massive producers supply a really wide selection of cross-country bikes for girls. Examples of the massive bike producers that supply one of the best offers and decisions for girls are Trek and Specialized. Both firms have totally embraced the ladies’s market. This is nice information for all ladies whether or not they’re newcomers or racers, on a decent funds or a limiteless funds!
Women’s cross-country bikes are totally different from males’s bikes in that they’ve a extra compact body – that’s, the highest tube is shorter, which makes the attain from saddle to handlebars shorter and extra suited to a girl’s usually shorter torso. Brake levers are smaller and infrequently adjustable for girls’s smaller arms. Saddles are female-specific and handlebars are narrower. Other than that, there isn’t any distinction between ladies’s and males’s bikes aside from shade and graphics. Some high-end “boutique” manufacturers (Yeti, for instance) supply body geometry that could be very female-friendly, even when they do not supply a ladies’s mannequin.
Cross-country bikes come both as hardtail (suspension for under, with a inflexible rear finish) or full-suspension, with additional decisions of wheel measurement (26″ or 29″). Women who’re strictly leisure riders might desire a full-suspension cross-country bike for its consolation and assured, steady dealing with. Racers, riders on a funds or riders preferring climbing over descending might go for a hardtail.
Currently there aren’t any cross-country bikes with 29″ wheels (29ers) which are designed for girls. This is due partly to border geometry which must be massive sufficient to accommodate the 29″ wheels. Some ladies can trip 15.5″ or 17.5″ 29ers, however shorter ladies will discover it inconceivable to suit a 29er.