This is a very good point. It would be amazing if there were more women out there designing bikes that were better suited for women. Even a whole line of bikes for women would be awesome!I think a lot of women find cycling uncomfortable. I know a lot of seats can be uncomfortable. I have experienced that as a man. But my girflriend explained to me that a lot of the seats are poorly designed for how women's bodies are and it makes riding an almost painful experience. I can't blame them for avoiding it because of that.
This is a very good point. It would be amazing if there were more women out there designing bikes that were better suited for women. Even a whole line of bikes for women would be awesome!
Since spinning classes seem to mostly be geared towards women (at least from what I've seen) I'm surprised that it hasn't already lead to more women looking to get into cycling. After all, riding around in nature is a lot more entertaining than going no where on a stationary bike. But I can also see the benefits of going to a class. The places they're held at usually offer childcare, so that's one less worry for mothers, and it has an instructor who pushes you to keep going even when you want to stop. When you're cycling and want to give up, all you have to do is turn around and go home. There's no one there to keep pushing you, unless you go with someone else.I am really surprised that there isn't already a line of bikes directly aimed at women. Maybe, like this thread suggests, there isn't a huge market for it. Like you say, it may take a group of dedicated women to start creating cycles and pushing cycling towards women. Considering the rage that are spin classes right now, it's only a small jump to real cycling.
I think the reason why some women don't bike is because biking is not a thing or a trend to women. There are a lot of other stuffs or activities for women out there like dancing (which is more preferable with women since you don't need to spend much as biking) and also women think that biking is not a feminine activity because it does not really make a lady sexy and girly.