Specialized - Designs For Women

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  1. MadCatter

    MadCatter New Member

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    I am brand new to biking for the most part. Sure, I used to go on bike rides with my family.. but that was back in 7th grade, on a Schwinn Frontier... certainly I wasn't having as much fun as I could've been.

    So now my boyfriend (currently on Tour de Nebraska) has convinced me into taking up biking for health and for fun. The bike I'm looking into but have yet to even see in person is the new Dolce model on the Specialized website under Designs for Women
    ( http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=13308&bikeTab=techspec ). Would you guys say that this is a good bike? I'm limited for price as a just graduated HS senior and the Dolce is the least expensive on that page. I'd be willing to spend a tiny bit more, but only if it is going to make a big difference.

    I would obviously like a bike for a beginner, but I also want a bike that I can "grow into" as I become more serious into the sport. I don't want to decide that I want a better bike for quite a while.

    Thanks for any suggestions/advice/comments!
     
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  2. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    A perfect choice!! Spend a little extra time on bike fit, you may not want to be too so stretched out at the beginning. Get used to riding on the hoods and flats first. :) Ask them to adjust the reach of the STI levers to suit the size of your hands.

    If you could post the link to the bikes web page that would be a help to us. I looked at this one: http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=13308&bikeTab=techspec
     
  3. MadCatter

    MadCatter New Member

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    The link you provided is exactly the one :)

    I've been reading up on the different bike information, accompanied by a biking glossary. So many new terms! I think the best thing for me now is to have one on one discussion with somebody in a bike shop who can physically point out these things to me :eek:

    Thank you for such a quick reply! I'll add that link to my orginial post as well.
     
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    vascdoc New Member

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    You may also want to consider the Cannondale Synapse for woman. It was named best bike for woman by Bicycling magazine 2006.

    http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/06/cusa/cats/fem_road_synapse.html
     
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    I don't know if you'd be able to get SUB Zeros but I think they're great looking bikes. Check out thye cute :rolleyes: little bars.

    My wife has fallen in love with them and I'm told that there are three new models in the pipeline for 2007.
     
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