From social rides to weekly workouts to first triathlons, recreational riders want an unintimidating bike that will help them achieve their fitness goals without breaking the bank. Since riding isn’t their sole focus (maybe just one among many interests), these women are looking for the kind of comfort, stability, and control that will make riding feel effortless.
WHAT Lightweight alloy frames with oversized down tubes, shaped seatstays, and endurance geometry. Plus, Zertz dampers on Comp and Elite models.
WHY Makes the ride even more comfortable and handling more predictable.
HOW The larger down tube increases torsional stiffness, while the “S”-shaped seatstays with Zertz increase compliance and shock absorption for an efficient, yet comfortable ride. To achieve endurance geometry, we optimize the tubesets and frame layout for a more comfortable and relaxed position.
WHAT Zertz viscoelastic dampers inserted into the carbon fork on all models and Zertz in the seatstays at the Comp and Elite levels.
WHY Absorbs road vibration to minimize fatigue and create a more comfortable ride.
HOW Vibrations travel from the road through the wheels and up through the frame and fork. Putting dampers at the midsection of each fork leg and seatstay helps dissolve vibrations before they reach the rider’s hands and body.
WHAT Women’s Body Geometry Riva saddle and Comp handlebar with 75mm reach and 123mm drop.
WHY The saddle design relieves soft tissue pressure, while the shallower bend in the handlebar allows a closer reach to the brake levers for added comfort and confidence in the drops.
HOW We spec each bike individually based on frame size and geometry. Through pressure mapping tests with Dr. Roger Minkow, we optimize the foam densities and cutaways in our saddles to relieve soft tissue discomfort.