Bonding with your bike and being comfortable on it is probably the most important thing to think about when buying your bike. Whether you ride your bike for pleasure or pain, if you commute regularly or purely enjoy leisurely family days out on a trail, being comfortable and happy is what will prevent your steed from never seeing the light of day. Cycling for a woman has become much more enjoyable with a wide range of brands catering for all styles of riding specifically for women, looking at the differences and also the similarities across the market between men and women’s bikes. These little touches can make a big difference to your ride and overall experience. What works for ‘Him’ doesn’t always work for ‘Her’, when looking at women specific bikes, be it a hybrid, road or mountain bike, firstly you will notice the difference in the design of the bike, what is known as its geometry. The handlebar sizing may be narrower, the saddle length and style will vary, along with other features such as handlebar grips, bottle cage positioning and of course colour combinations and detailing. With all these factors thought about, it will be easier than ever to fall in love on wheels and never want the ride to end.
At Je James, we stock a great range of brands such as Specialized, Giant, Liv, Bianchi, Felt, Trek and Whyte to name a few. We feel it is important to showcase as much as possible to encourage more women to get on their bikes no matter what the weather or reason. Every brand has their own approach, design team and thoughts about what women want and need on their steed. Not all brands will be to everyone’s liking, so take your time exploring what you will get from each different bike and assess what it is you need also. What kind of riding will you be doing? What is most important, comfort and the options to add accessories? A Lightweight frame for performance and speed, or a nimble but robust off-road machine. Our aim is to help you with these questions, finding out what will work for you and be the best fit for your riding pleasure.