ok my dad went road bike shopping we saw a le mond etape womens bicycle and the employele helping us did say it was a womens bike so we bought 2 of them for my dad and i and so we have them but i looked it up and its a womens bike! im so mad because now i told my dad and hes like so i spend all this money on you and you complaining.
so im pissed off and i was wondering should i take it back and give them crap for selling us womens bikes or keep them? next question whats the difference between womens bicycles and mens??
also is it a good bike for $770 \Frame: LeMond 6061 Performance Aluminum
Fork: Bontrager Carbon
Wheels: Alloy Hubs/Alex AT450 rims
Group: Shimano 2203/Sora

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6 Responses to womens and mens road bikes is there a difference?

  1. oxhugitchxo says:

    The seats on the mens bike has a spot for the manly parts to go. =] That's about all I know though

  2. Dave B says:

    All I know is the seats are different thats all; as long as the bike fits the rider Womens seats are a lot wider at the back I dont know why and mens seats are narrower It takes`a fair mileage to break a seat in .It is usually very uncomfortable for a start

  3. Peter D says:

    Quote: "ok my dad went road bike shopping"

    Ok you went bike shopping.

    Quote: "we saw a le mond etape womens bicycle and the employele helping us did say it was a womens bike"

    So you seen some womens bikes and were told that they were womens bikes.

    Quote: "so we bought 2 of them for my dad and i and so we have them but i looked it up and its a womens bike!"

    So you bought them after seeing that they were womens bikes and being told that they were womens bikes. But you still didn't realise that they were womens bikes?

    Quote: "im so mad because now i told my dad and hes like so i spend all this money on you and you complaining.
    so im pissed off and i was wondering should i take it back and give them crap for selling us womens bikes or keep them?"

    Now your not happy.
    You seen that they were womens bikes and you were told that they were womens bikes, then you buy them knowing that they are womens bikes but you don't want to buy womens bikes.
    Why did you buy them?
    Why should the shop take them back?
    Why should the shop take 'crap' from you for this?
    It sounds like you bought them with full knowledge of what they were.

  4. NEFanForLife says:

    Oh man! You're pulling my leg, right? These are SWEET bikes. You should be extremely happy that your dad got you this bike.
    The women's label is a marketing ploy to get women to buy it.
    Fit matters most. Does the bike fit you? Then it's right.
    The biggest differences are the color (women's is blue, men's red) and the saddle width. Hey, this blue is a the classic color of a lot of European race bikes. It's great.
    If the saddle hurts, then swap it. Otherwise leave it alone.
    The subtle differences are the reach to some components. That's really about it. You won't notice the differences.
    When the ad says it's better than what Greg LeMond actually rode himself, they aren't kidding. You are SO lucky.

  5. phoster says:

    the main difference between a man's bike and a woman's is top tube length in proportion to the seat tube. women's bodies tend to have shorter upper body and longer legs than men. a woman's frame has a shorter top tube in a given size than a mans frame would, but other than that, they are exactly the same. all you have to do is go to a longer stem if you find you come up short.

    it is a fine bike for getting into cycling. the sora group is a little ify based on reviews, but even there those reviews are split. many say it works fine for them, while others complain about it.

  6. cycle guy says:

    I can't express it better than Peter D.

    You were told it was a women's bike and you bought it. So what the hell is your complaint???

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