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What are the Best Bikes for Women – Getting  Back In The Saddle

You may not have ridden a bike since in your youth, you may be a little nervous about what is suitable or even if you can balance and ride. I have written a post and on this resource page will be the links to purchase

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* What is the Easisest Bike to Ride – Viking Belgravia

* Best Bikes for 60 year plus women – Retrospec Venus Dutch Step Through Hybrid

* What is the Most Comfortable Bike for Seniors – Raleigh Ventura Thru Comfort

1/ Easiest Bike To Ride –

Cordelia & Bike
Me & My Bike

Viking Belgravia. – No accident that it happens to be my bike of choice and the one I purchased a year ago. I have absolutely zero complaints about this bike and love getting out and about on my bike.

The design: looks like the classic Dutch Bike and is very “Jessica Fletcher – Murder she Wrote” comes in different frame sizes. I am only 5 feet tall (or 1.52 meters) and find many bikes are just too large. Not so the Viking Belgravia bike. The saddle and the Handle bar/ quill stem frame, can be adjusted; called “high rise comfort chrome handlebars”

Sizes: 16″ or 18″ 40.6 or 45cm

Wheel Size: 26″ 66cm

Colour: Latte, Red, Pink, Blue, Mint, Brown

Gear System: Shimano Six speed indexed gears with thumb shifter (micro shift)

Brakes: Front and Rear alloy V type brakes with easy reach alloy levers. (reach adjust feature)

Weight: 17.4kg 38 lb

Included in the Price: Full length mudguards, chainguard, Viking Comfort Saddle, rear pannier rack, front Basket, alloy prop/kickstand, vintage shopping basket

Why I like it: It is light and easy for me to manoeuvre, easy to ride on both flat roads and up a slight incline, looks really cool. Turns easily and in small circle, has a retro appearance which I just love. It is exceptional value and you get a lot for your money. Getting out and on my bike is never a chore.

PROS

Durable Frame – (High Tensile Steel Frame) Easy to retain balance

Great for both town and country cycling

Exceptional Value,

Range of sizes – which mean this offers a size for petite women

Great range of colours

Easy to change speed

Good breaks

Easy to assemble 90% assembled on delivery

Easy to handle

Freewheel Mechanism (means you can coast)

CONS.

Not designed for off-roading,

Is heavier than its competitors but the weight is a pro as well as a con

The shopping basket was very cheap looking, I replaced mine with a more sturdy version

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2/ Best Bike for 60 Year plus – Women

Retrospec Venus Dutch Step Through Hybrid.- Despite the wordy name of this bike, this is a great and easy to manage Bike, if you are new to getting back in the saddle this bike will ease the journey. Why is it called a Hybrid? The answer is because it is designed for town and country cycling, meaning it is a general purpose bike.

Design: Vintage, Like the Belgravia it has a retro Dutch design this ensure ease of riding and ensures comfort for long periods.

Size: 17.3 inches – 44 cm Medium to Large Frame

Wheel Size: 29 inches – 74cm

Colour: Cream

Gear System: One speed option or Seven Speeds

Brakes: Front and Rear Caliper

Weight: 12.7kg 28lb

Included in the Price: Chainguard, prop/kickstand, bell, headlight, rear pannier, tools for assembling the bike

Why I like it: & why I feel its ideal for 60 year plus woman. Like the Belgravia design, it is perfect for someone in their “Golden Years” as the riding position is simply sit up and ride, no bending over or hunching over the handlebars. It offers a lot for your money and does’doesn’t wobble when riding slowly.

PROS

Affordable without frills

retro Dutch BikeVery light,

Easy to assemble (comes 85% built)

Easy to handle

Good balance, easy to remain upright

Absorbs shocks which ensures you can cycle for longer periods

Easy to get on and off.

Cycle in the Town or In the Country

Freewheel Mechanism (means you can coast)

CONS

Not suitable for women under 5ft 4 inches as the frame and bike size are med/large

I found the saddle/seat a little uncomfortable, may wish to change the seat.

The front Light and bell are not great quality.

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3/ The Most Comfortable Bike for Seniors

Raleigh Ventura Comfort Bike – One of the most comfortable bikes on the market today. It is a no frills town bike. Visit the shops, or pop to a friend then this is the bike for you. This is a bike where all you want to do is cruise around and do nothing more strenuous than a gentle ride. It is built with comfort in mind and is by far and away the best.

Design: Unisex

Size: 15″or 19″ Inches 38cm or 48.26cm

Wheel Size: 27.5 Inches 69.85cm

Colour: Silver

Gear System: Shimano Gear change, 21 gears to choose from

Brakes: Linear Pull system

Weight: 18.5kg 40.8lb

Included in the Price: Partially assembled, comfort grips and comfort saddle/seat

Why I like it & feel it qualifies as the best and most comfortable bike for the over 60 market. Because quite straightforwardly this is the most comfortable bike for anyone regardless of age. It is built with comfort in mind, this bike is a unisex bike and can therefore be ridden by both sexes. It is a no frills easy on the eye bike and one you will not be embarrassed to be seen on.

 

PROS

Affordable

Comes in a range of sizes, even a size for the petite woman (like myself)

Padded and comfortable Saddle/Seat

Lightweight

Stable (no wobble at slow speeds)

Built to last

Easy to change gears

Comfortable ride, can cycle for ages with minimal discomfort.

CONS

Not good for fast or fast to medium paced cycling.

Hills are not fun

Basic Bike but good quality

Heavy to Manoeuvre

Dismantling/getting off the bike, requires a little more thought than the Dutch design, as this is a unisex rather than a step through, once mastered it’s easy.

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So there you have it, the trimmed down choice of bikes suitable for women who are over 50 and 60 and may not have ventured on a pushbike for some some considerable time

 

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Speak soon

CordeliaN

Founder Hey Spring Chicken

 

 

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