More and more bike manufacturers are developing specifically women’s road bikes to meet the needs and the growing population of female cyclists. Women have different body geometry than that of men and often require different saddles, different frame designs and smaller handlebars and shallower drops to allow them to feel most comfortable and in control while riding. Depending on the goals, experience, and budget a woman has for road cycling, there are various women specific bike models to meet her needs.
Here are 5 Women’s Road Bikes That Will Meet Your Needs
The Trek Silque SLX is a mid-range endurance road bike designed for the woman cyclist looking for the utmost comfort while doing long road rides. The Silque SLX comes complete with an OCLV carbon frame, internal cable routing, Shimano Ultegra components, as well as their unique IsoSpeed decoupler. The IsoSpeed decoupler is specific to the Trek brand; it is a suspension unit built into the seat post designed to absorb impacts on a bumpy road. Initially manufactured for racing on cobblestones, the IsoSpeed decoupler is perfect for any woman cyclist who is looking to stay on the road for long periods of time in either a fondo, bike tour, or any longer rides.
Price: $3300 USD
The Contessa Speedster 15 is the perfect entry-level road bike for woman looking to get into road cycling. The Speedster comes equipped with Shimano 105, an aluminum frame with a carbon fork, and aerodynamic geometry for a fraction of the price. The Contessa Speedster 15 has a compact design and is a perfect all-around bike for any road cycling adventure.
Price: $1400 USD
The Liv Envi Advanced Pro 0 is a high-end road bike that will meet the needs of the woman looking for the leading edge in aerodynamics, light-weight, and responsiveness. This sweet bike comes with SRAM Red etap 11 speed, an advanced grade carbon frame and Giant SLR 0 Aero wheel set. This bike is for the women looking excel on climbs, punchy sprints and technical corners. With its aerodynamic frame and slick paint job, this bike’s race-ready geometry has it ready to be pedaled fast!
Price: $7500 USD.
The Amira Comp is a road racing bike at an affordable price point. It comes with Shimano Ultegra components, a carbon frame, internal cable routing and a competitive geometry. With a matte black paint job it is a stealth bike that is sure to provide a responsive ride. At its mid-range price it will meet the needs of the woman looking to upgrade to a more competitive bike while avoiding breaking the bank.
Price: $3000 USD
The SuperX Women’s Force is a women’s specific cyclocross or gravel-road bike. This bike provides the rider with unparalleled stability, traction and support. It comes equipped with SRAM Force components, a BallisTec carbon frame, and aggressive geometry specific for cyclocross racing. With its compact handlebars, women’s saddle, small frame size options, and awesome paint job, it is the perfect cross-racing machine for any woman hoping to excel off the paved road and to look good while doing it.
Price: $3600 USD
The growing market of women’s road bikes has created many opportunities for women get a bike that will fit her lifestyle, body, and budget. Depending on what you are looking to accomplish on the road there is a bike to meet those needs, plus often a cool paint job to go with it!
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