Cycling is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, spend time with friends, get around town for work or errands and get some exercise. If you don't have the right size bike or your bike isn't properly fitted, you may not enjoy riding as much as you'd like. Worse, you could end up with muscle aches or joint pains due to incorrect fit. Some aspects of bike fitting apply to men and women equally, but there are a few important differences to keep in mind. Women-specific designs are a good solution for some women, but may not be best for any given individual.
Article Written By Peggy Hansen
Peggy Hansen holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from UC San Diego, Doctor of Medicine from UCLA, and completed postgraduate training at Stanford, Duke and Harvard. An award-winning writer and photographer, her work has been featured in Catnip, Herbalgram, Porter Gulch Review, and many online pieces. She's also a commentator for KQED-FM