Ergo muggins rides junior bikes.While looking for a bike / gear for my wife it’s pretty apparent that many cycle companies couldn’t care less about women under that height.
I doubt one inch is going to make much difference one way or the other.
haven’t looked into it that closely. My lbs didn’t want to put a shorter stem on my small liv avail as they said it would be quite twitchy. I’ve now bought an xs liv avail. But I’d have bought the Ribble if it had been smaller. As a short arse I do feel I’m a bit stuck with Liv bikes And struggle to find others to consider. Currently worse as nothing to see in person.Just have a shorter stem? Sure it’ll be ok. What’s the toptube length
Yep, tell me about it. For clothing they assume you are short and spherical so jerseys have arms that finish far north of your wrists, and for bikes they don't even bother to try to size for you.
Yes, and not sure its a smart move by brands marginalising a segment like this. Boardman too has the same issue.And given that the average height for women is only 5ft4 or 5ft5 depending on your source, that’s an awful lot of women unable to buy that bike
Giant also have a proper wide range of sizing for women however (Boardman too, Ribble don’t seem to nowadays)Yes, and not sure its a smart move by brands marginalising a segment like this. Boardman too has the same issue.
Giants sizing is more close to the mainstream and pretty wide.
I think it’s better now, indeed the only brand I think with women’s gravel bikes for example. Plenty of happy owners in the Velovixen Facebook groupIt’s a few years since I looked at Giant women’s bikes but I was disappointed at the range of choice - components etc - compared to the mens.