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by Mike_GMT80
30 Jul 2020, 7:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference between men’s and women’s bike
Replies: 34
Views: 699

Re: Difference between men’s and women’s bike

=============================================================================== PS I've looked back and found some threads about the importance of crank length, but not the formula I thought I remembered. This is linked by gaz in one thread and it's still good stuff https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cra...
by Mike_GMT80
30 Jul 2020, 7:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference between men’s and women’s bike
Replies: 34
Views: 699

Re: Difference between men’s and women’s bike

If the size is about right you can adjust saddle and pedals to get comfortable Some people spend a lot of time and trouble adjusting their position, this might matter on long rides, if one wants to be as fast/efficient as possible. Indeed a small change can make a big difference Not so relevant for...
by Mike_GMT80
30 Jul 2020, 7:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference between men’s and women’s bike
Replies: 34
Views: 699

Re: Difference between men’s and women’s bike

Also, why has this automatically been posted on the footer of my first post?? “I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my wobbly bog brush using hovercraft full of eels“ Cheers Mike Crank length is important, because if it's wrong, you can eventually damage your knees. There's a formula somewhere on he...
by Mike_GMT80
30 Jul 2020, 7:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference between men’s and women’s bike
Replies: 34
Views: 699

Re: Difference between men’s and women’s bike

Really best not to buy a bike without test riding I agree, but in this climate not much choice unless I want to wait until late October (if buying via Evans) and who knows when for decathlon. I’ve phoned a few independents that accept my cycle scheme voucher and they have said nothing in until next...
by Mike_GMT80
30 Jul 2020, 7:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference between men’s and women’s bike
Replies: 34
Views: 699

Re: Difference between men’s and women’s bike

Also, why has this automatically been posted on the footer of my first post?? “I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my wobbly bog brush using hovercraft full of eels“ Cheers Mike The stupid phone does it, click on the pen icon to edit it out Compare seat tube lengths on m/f models, ladies bikes do n...
by Mike_GMT80
30 Jul 2020, 7:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference between men’s and women’s bike
Replies: 34
Views: 699

Re: Difference between men’s and women’s bike

As for crank length, I’m new to cycling so have no basis for determining what suits me. I note M men’s version has a crank length of 172.5cm, versus 170cm for the women’s equivalent model. How will I feel this difference when riding. How will I know if the longer crank will suit me. There's enormou...
by Mike_GMT80
30 Jul 2020, 7:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference between men’s and women’s bike
Replies: 34
Views: 699

Re: Difference between men’s and women’s bike

Also, why has this automatically been posted on the footer of my first post??

“I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my wobbly bog brush using hovercraft full of eels“

Cheers
Mike
by Mike_GMT80
30 Jul 2020, 7:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference between men’s and women’s bike
Replies: 34
Views: 699

Re: Difference between men’s and women’s bike

So being 175cm I am on the lower end of the Medium frame for the men’s bike. There is no size guide for the women’s version so safe to also go for medium too? If I were then frame And fork is the same on both men’s and women’s...difference then are crank, stem and handle bars are smaller and equival...
by Mike_GMT80
30 Jul 2020, 7:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference between men’s and women’s bike
Replies: 34
Views: 699

Re: Difference between men’s and women’s bike

Cyril Haearn wrote:2.5 mm difference, not significant
Not cm :wink:


Of course mm, thanks!!
by Mike_GMT80
30 Jul 2020, 7:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference between men’s and women’s bike
Replies: 34
Views: 699

Re: Difference between men’s and women’s bike

Thanks, but what does this mean in practise. Why would the frame size of the men’s be a better fit for me than a women’s if both bikes are aimed for a 175cm height body. I wouldn't assume that it would be better. Is there a frame size and crank length combination that suits you? Jonathan I’m not as...
by Mike_GMT80
30 Jul 2020, 6:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference between men’s and women’s bike
Replies: 34
Views: 699

Re: Difference between men’s and women’s bike

Frame sizes and crank lengths aren't the same on S, M, L etc: https://www.decathlon.co.uk/womens-triban-rc520-disc-id_8575808.html https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-rc-520-disc-road-bike-navy-105-id_8554421.html Jonathan Thanks, but what does this mean in practise. Why would the frame size of the ...
by Mike_GMT80
30 Jul 2020, 6:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference between men’s and women’s bike
Replies: 34
Views: 699

Re: Difference between men’s and women’s bike

Frame sizes and crank lengths aren't the same on S, M, L etc: https://www.decathlon.co.uk/womens-triban-rc520-disc-id_8575808.html https://www.decathlon.co.uk/triban-rc-520-disc-road-bike-navy-105-id_8554421.html Jonathan Thanks, but what does this mean in practise. Why would the frame size of the ...
by Mike_GMT80
30 Jul 2020, 6:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Difference between men’s and women’s bike
Replies: 34
Views: 699

Difference between men’s and women’s bike

I’m looking to get a new bike for approx £750 with my cycle to work voucher...am limited to Evans and decathlon and some smaller independents. I’m sick of nothing being available but may have found a suitable bike....one catch, it’s the women’s version. Is there much difference between the men’s and...
by Mike_GMT80
26 Jul 2020, 1:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Roof bike racks
Replies: 15
Views: 430

Roof bike racks

Hi, Relative newbie to cycling and looking to get a roof mounted bike rack. Except for price what are the difference between the cheap and expensive ones. Is there an actual risk of my bike falling off if I use the Halfords cheapie? Or am I better off spending a bit of cash for Thule? Will be used f...