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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:11 am 

Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:05 am
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Thinking of getting my wife a new bike and was wondering what you guys thought of the Synapse Carbon 4 or Supersix Utegra vs the new Wilier Izoard STELLA?


PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:43 pm 

Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:00 am
Posts: 11
I can only speak for the synapse (carbon 6) which my wife has for her first road bike. She really likes it as its a nice comfortable ride. I figured the happier she is riding the more she will ride, so comfort was a priority.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:27 am 

Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:09 am
Posts: 389
Don't limit your self (and your wife).

The bell curves between men/female on the important proportions are largely overlapping, meaning that most female's really don't need a "female" model*. Perhaps pick a wide saddle (SMP or Terry).

* In many, many cases the only difference are crappy parts, horrible soft wide saddle, more spacers/shorter stem and a pink accent. The frames are similar as the male models.... the latter actually makes sense considering the smalll differences :mrgreen:

So to sum it up; avoid female models, they are mostly a marketing gimmick.

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