/ Womens winter training bikes
Would be amazed if ribble didn't do something along the audax lines for women
I don't think Ribble do any womens specific bikes.
Check Specialized Ruby.
A Ruby and a Ribble! Oh, dear. What to get the woman who has everything? :-)
We tried this and found that pretty much every small mens road bike had too long a reach for the current Ms Kerr.
But then she'll be able to hit me with the rolling pin and my reach advantage will be nullified.
I discovered by a thwarted attempt to fit them that they don't work on smaller frames. I had a small Dawes Giro and found that the size of the rear triangle was too small for the minimum distance between the fixing points on the guard. Attaching it at the top of the seat stays put the other end well below the chain stays and barely off the ground.
I eventually went for race blades, but they are an arse to keep secure. I think getting a bike that will fit some chromoplastics and having a shop fight with getting them on is the best bet for full mudguards.
>"pretty much every small mens road bike had too long a reach"
Just have the stem pointing backwards. She's a woman, she'll not know any better. Women don't really notice that sort of stuff.
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