Lightest Women's Road Bike?

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Lightest Women's Road Bike?

Postby WesleyEng.com » Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:59 pm

My gf wants a road bike, but she's only 5'3 and 90lbs soaking wet. The best I could find so far is the Thruster 700c Aluminum model which ix around 35lbs
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Thruster-700C ... y/21635145
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All the other BB Road bikes are 40+lbs which is a bit much for her.
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Re: Lightest Women's Road Bike?

Postby Falkon45 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:37 pm

i highly doubt that road bikes are 40 lbs. don't get too caught up in the posted weights. they're ususally wrong. What's your budget? For lighter bikes, you may have to look more towards the geared bikes, or more expensive units.
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Re: Lightest Women's Road Bike?

Postby WesleyEng.com » Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:17 am

I just purchased her the 700C for $99. It was suppose to be $125, but then out of nowhere it "rolled back" to $99!
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Re: Lightest Women's Road Bike?

Postby Falkon45 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:10 am

That's actually pretty awesome. Wish I had found it for that price! If you want to drop some weight, the crankset, and wheelset are pretty heavy. The stem and handlebar are probably steel as well. Those would be the first things to go. But, being a fixie, you really wouldn't have much left, other than the fork (methinks that is steel), and would drop a considerable amount of weight. So, if on a budget, stem, handlebar, crankset, and fork. wheelsets tend to get expensive very quickly.
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Re: Lightest Women's Road Bike?

Postby Renaldow » Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:21 pm

Yeah, that's a good price for that bike. If you're not feeling the graphics, you can probably peel them off. If she's only 5'3, that frame maybe too big for her, depending on how long her legs are, but maybe that's what she wants. Also, ignore the listed weights. Those are weights for shipping, not the weight of the bike. I'm guessing that bike is probably 25-27lbs.
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Re: Lightest Women's Road Bike?

Postby WesleyEng.com » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:43 pm

Thanks, the bikes came in today but I only had time to assemble my 29er. Both boxes seemed pretty light and I can just imagine how much lighter the Thruster is.
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Re: Lightest Women's Road Bike?

Postby nevershoutchris » Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:45 pm

Renaldow wrote:Yeah, that's a good price for that bike. If you're not feeling the graphics, you can probably peel them off. If she's only 5'3, that frame maybe too big for her, depending on how long her legs are, but maybe that's what she wants. Also, ignore the listed weights. Those are weights for shipping, not the weight of the bike. I'm guessing that bike is probably 25-27lbs.


Graphics shave off another ounce or so [FACE SAVOURING DELICIOUS FOOD]

It's 27-29lbs.


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