My wife just put a shorter stem on a normal bike. But she fits a 55cm bike, so getting a smaller frame size was not a driving factor. Some of the WSD framed bikes are smaller than the male equivalent bike.Big T said:Women tend to have longer legs and shorter bodies for their height (in comparison to men), so WSD bikes have shorter top tubes so that you're not stretched out.
They can be useful for people of either sex, who have less hip mobility than is required for the leg-over-the-saddle mount...Intelligenthamster said:But I really hate those dropped top tubes. Who rides in skirts nowadays? I have always mounted a bike by swinging my leg over the rear wheel, so the crossbar can be on the top without bothering me.
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