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Identify a female-friendly bike frame?
Identify a female-friendly bike frame?
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Starting with the frame, the top tube is shorter than on a men’s bike, making for an easier reach to the handlebars. WSD frames are usually scaled down somewhat to account for more petite female riders, with sloping top-tubes to give more standover clearance in smaller sizes – allowing you to reach the ground when the bike is stopped.

A sloping top-tube also has the flow-on effect of a shorter seat-tube and more exposed seat-post, giving a little extra comfort through the rear end of the frame, as well as lighter frame weight on a women's bike.

Generally speaking, women have greater flexibility than men, so the head-tubes of a WSD frame tend to be shorter to give a natural position for the torso and hands.

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