bikely-challenged wrote:kwackers wrote:
Chicken and egg, if women bought lots of bikes they'd stock more...
But how can a Women buy a bike if they only have 1 in the store? I don't
As I said...
However I'm curious (having never shopped for a womans bike) what actually constitutes one? Looking back at pictures I have of female friends on their bikes they'll all look like standard 'male' bikes. I'm assuming in my ignorance that a 'womans' bike has the lowered crossbar?
Do women still want a bike with a lowered crossbar? Is that sort of dignity aid still required?
Funnily enough I gave an old lowered crossbar bike away on freecycle, it was wanted by a bloke with a dodgy leg who reckoned he couldn't get his leg over a normal one.
I believe that Women are usually more risk averse than Men and more conscious of their own safety.
I find women very happy to ride on the back of a motorcycle, on the other hand blokes very rarely are. (I hate being on the back).
Whether that's a safety thing or a control issue I'm not sure. Blokes definitely like having control...