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Old 05-18-2012, 06:37 PM   #21
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I would have her check out a Trek hybrid. Great for the mileage you mentioned - 10 miles or so. Great because they have a bigger seat and allow you to sit upright. I ride mine whenever I'm doing 10 - 15 miles. Very comfortable.

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From a woman biker's point of view, let her choose her own bike. She needs to try them out and pick out the color ( big deal for us chicks). She will be more likely to ride if she picks it out herself. Bike fit is critical and if she is uncomfortable, she isn't going to ride. And find a local oldies bike group which typically has a large number of women riders. Also, ride to destinations - coffee shops, picnics - makes it more about the day instead of exercise. Also have her look at Terry cycling - cute clothes that actually fit. A good pair of cycling shorts and bag balm make all the difference (TMI??)
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I ride a Specialized Rockhopper, Ms G has a Giant, both mid priced quality bikes.
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Treks are nice bikes.........
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I would have her check out a Trek hybrid. Great for the mileage you mentioned - 10 miles or so. Great because they have a bigger seat and allow you to sit upright. I ride mine whenever I'm doing 10 - 15 miles. Very comfortable.

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That's what I wish I'd bought instead of my road bike...
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Last weekend we bought the Giant Cypress, a "comfort bike," and she loves it. I also treated her to a nice pair of women's bike shorts for that padding to make it even more comfortable. We've biked twice so far, and I've made sure to let her be in front and set the pace. So far, so good!
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Last weekend we bought the Giant Cypress, a "comfort bike," and she loves it. I also treated her to a nice pair of women's bike shorts for that padding to make it even more comfortable. We've biked twice so far, and I've made sure to let her be in front and set the pace. So far, so good!
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Last weekend we bought the Giant Cypress, a "comfort bike," and she loves it. I also treated her to a nice pair of women's bike shorts for that padding to make it even more comfortable. We've biked twice so far, and I've made sure to let her be in front and set the pace. So far, so good!
Congrats!
Cycling can be enjoyable way to get some exercise and explore more territory than possible walking.
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DW and I purchased a pair of Schwinn World Voyageur 21 speed bikes this spring. These are only available thru authorized dealers, you can't get them at the big box stores. These are really comfortable bikes with front suspension and seat suspension, and slightly larger tires which makes them perfect for the bike paths. They have fenders so you don't get splattered going thru a puddle. I really like the upright handlebars and a nice comfy seat. They also have aluminum frames so they are fairly light to lift up on the bike rack.
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For the comfort bike crowd - does anyone own or has anyone evaluated Day 6 ?

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At first glance that looks VERY comfortable because of that back rest. But I think the most comfortable position for casual riding is leaning just a bit forward. We adjusted my wife's handlebars just a tad so that when she rides she is leaning ever so slightly.
I also have a bad back, albeit not to the extent of my wife. I have a Giant hybrid, and I have my seat and handlebars set so I lean forward more, but nowhere close to a racing style. Likewise, I find this very comfortable.
I'm not a bike expert (hence reason I started this thread), but I think in the long run that back rest might be counterproductive.
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Cycling can be enjoyable way to get some exercise and explore more territory than possible walking.
Totally agree. Biking is a great passtime. We have bikes in both Alberta and Arizona. Mountain in Alberta naturally, road bikes in Arizona. Also like biking vacations.
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