Women are catching up with men on their ladies bicycles. Girls and women of different age groups are seen cycling on boulevards. A big smile glued to their face, hair flying in the air, they gracefully pedal their way.
Doesn’t it sound liberating?
Sure, it does!
But are women in India buying the right ladies bicycles? From where we see, all they need is safety and comfort while riding a bicycle.
While more women are looking to ride bicycles, here’s a list of comfortable ladies bicycle that will make cycling fun!
But before we get there let’s have a look at some benefits of cycling for women:-
1. Can protect you against breast cancer
2. Cycling will help you sleep better 3. Cycling is great for your immunity 4. Strengthen your muscles 5. Build your muscles 6. Cycling is good for your heart
Bicycles are plenty but not when you choose the wrong one!
These three pointers will help you buy a comfortable ladies bicycle!
The prices of buying a bicycle for women is quite similar to that of buying a bicycle in general. However, there are a few grounds rules that need to be kept in mind, especially for Indian women.
If you are trying to get back to cycling, there are a few things your bicycle should provide.
Comfortable seat- As you are not used to sitting or riding a bicycle, comfort is going to be a problem. So go with bicycles that have a nice soft and wide seat. Especially, if you are on the heavier side. A big and soft seat will make all the difference (likely to vary from women-to-women).
Comfortable grip- You are going to need a bicycle that also has a comfortable grip to hold. Until today, we have taught dozens of women to cycle. One of the major concerns that cause a problem while riding is the absence of a comfortable grip. For a short ride it’s okay but if you are going to spend more than 30 minutes, a good grip will keep those hands from turning red.
Step-through frames — One of the major reasons why women, especially short in height stay away from cycling is because of the top tube of the bicycle. It makes it difficult to get on and off the bike, thus, resulting in falling. The fear of falling is what keeps them away from trying as well. However, if you a bicycle with a step-through frame, it will give you the confidence to start cycling without falling.
Besides, you can always invest in a good pair of gloves and bib shorts to increase comfort level.
Keep these three pointers in mind and go through our guide to buy a bicycle for adults. You will thank us later!
ELOPS 100 Classic City Cycle:
Decathlon’s Elops 100 is a good ladies bicycle for short distances around town. Whether college, grocery shopping, work or commute, the bicycle is pretty comfortable. The straight body posture of the bicycle makes it easier to ride.
The bike does not come with any gears, thus, reducing the complexity of changing gears. If you’re a beginner women cyclist, this could be a major advantage. The Elops comes with full metal mudguards to prevent dirt or muck splattering on you and the bike, and V-brakes that make braking easy.
That being said, padded palm rest grips for comfort while riding.
Atlas Jewel 26 (2014)₹4,508:
Quite similar to the Ladybird, the Atlas Jewel is another great bicycle for beginner women cyclist. The bicycle is ideal for young girls aged 9 years and above, as well as young teenagers looking for a cycle for commute and fitness.
HERO Empress 26T (2015)₹ 4,450:
Looking to buy a basic bicycle that gets you around from one place to another? Consider looking at The Hero Empress 26T. It’s a single speed bicycle ideal for teenaged girls and young adult women looking for a bicycle for city commuting and occasional long rides. The Hero Empress 26T comes with 26" x 1–1/2" tires which are attached to Steel 32H rims. This City Bicycle from Hero Cycles also comes with Rim Brakes.
HERO Aiyana (2015)₹4,525
The Aiyana comes with a steel frame and rigid fork. It’s a single speed bicycle that ideal for commuting. So if you want to get around town, this bike should be your bae.
Atlas Gem 26 (2014)₹4,538:
A great bicycle for beginners (women), is the ATLAS Gem, it comes with a steel frame, and 26-inch alloy rims that will offer a comfortable ride.
You’ve probably heard about this bicycle for over a decade now. The moment someone says ladybird, the picture of a pink bicycle with a basket in the front just cannot be missed. For years, and even today, the ladybird is a companion for girls and women belonging to different age groups.
With cushioned saddles, soft hand-grips, step-through frames and other features, makes this ladies bicycle super comfortable.
Firefox Breeze 26₹10,500:
If you love the breeze hitting your face, this one is for you!
The fresh lime colours bicycle will surely bring freshness to your health with every ride. A great bicycle for women looking to get into cycling again is the Firefox breeze. The single speed bicycle comes with a low step-through steel frame designed and rim brakes.
The breeze also comes with a Zoom suspension fork.
Firefox Tailwind₹ 13,500:
Tailwinds are favourites among every cyclist.
However, this one is special, just for women!
The Firefox Tailwind is an entry-level MTB for women. Similar to other ladies bicycles, this too comes with a low-step design. The bike is equipped with a 6-Speed Shimano Tourney rear derailleur with Shimano RS35 6-Speed grip shifters and a Zoom suspension fork.
Firefox Karma₹ 16,300:
With the ladies bicycle, there is only good karma coming your way!
If you are looking for a hybrid bicycle that lets you ride around further, the Firefox Karma should be given a thought. The bicycle comes with 7-speed gears and trigger shift that makes it easy to shift while riding. Firefox karma also comes with V-brakes that offer a good braking experience and 700 X 35C tires that are wide and offer good comfort.
Atlas Beauty 26 (2014)₹ 4,698:
The Atlas Beauty 26 (2014) features a steel MIG welded frame. The frame is designed to be specific for young girls. It’s 26" wheels fitted on 26 x 1–3/8 rims ensure a smooth, comfortable ride.
The Atlas Beauty 26 (2014) is a great bicycle for young girls aged 9 years and above, as well as young teenagers looking for a cycle for commute and fitness.
BSA Diana Classic 26 (2016)₹ 4,700:
There’s no end to the number of ladies bicycles in the market. If you really wish to go out and ride, the BSA Diana Classic is also a good option for teenage girls and young adult women for commuting.
Cosmic Jus Bike Lady SS 26" (2016) ₹9,900:
Cosmic is an Indian bicycle brand that has been around for quite some time now. The bicycle comes with a steel step-through frame, cushioned saddle, powerful V-brakes and tough 26’’ tires.
Ridely Cordis 1 Women (2017) ₹28,500:
Made in Belgian, the Ridley Cordis is a Hybrid bicycle for women. Made with 6061 Aluminium Alloy Frame, Cordis comes with Shimano Tourney FD-TY710, 3-Speed front derailleur, Shimano Altus RD-M310, 8-Speed rear derailleur and Shimano Altus ST-EF51 Shifters.
But that’s not it, the bicycle also comes with 700c Threadless Suspension Fork with 50mm of travel.
If you are in search of a ladies bicycle that is well-suited for fitness and long weekend rides, this bike is worth it all!
Liv Enchant 2 (2016)₹ 32,900:
If you are looking for a bicycle that looks good and offers comfort, the Liv Enchant fits the list. The bike comes with Shimano Tourney front and rear derailleurs and Shimano ST-EF40 shifters. It also has a Suntour M3010 Suspension fork.
Author Cross Thema (2016) ₹28,500:
If you’re looking for an entry-level bicycle at a reasonable price, the Cross Thema should be on your list. The bicycle comes with a 3x7 speed Shimano Tourney drivetrain that can be controlled by Shimano Revospeed 21-Speed shifters.
Liv Suede 2 (2016)₹ 33,700:
Liv by Giant is the first cycling brand that is completely dedicated to women. Made from Aluxx grade aluminium, the Liv Suede (2016) is a meant for city riding.
The bike comes with double walled alloy rims, Shimano RD-TX55 rear derailleur and Shimano SL TX50 shifters
Kona Coco (2018)₹ 4489o:
Hailing from Canada, Kona Coco is a hybrid bicycle for women that comes with Tektro Disc brakes, Shimano Alivio rear derailleur, Shimano Acera shifters, Double Wall Alloy Rims and an aluminium fork.
If you would ask us our favourite from the list, COCO is what we would opt for!
LIV TEMPT 4 (2016)₹45,300:
If you are already into cycling and want to upgrade, The Liv Tempt 4 is a good option. The mid-level MTB comes with Shimano Altus front derailleur, a Shimano Acera rear derailleur and Shimano Altus shifters.
But that’s not it!
This ladies bicycle comes with with a pair Maxxis Ikon 27.5" x 2.2" tires which are attached to Giant CR70 Aluminium Rims.
Liv Rove 3 DD (2016)₹ 39,800:
There’s no stopping when it comes to Liv and their love to make the best bicycles for women cyclist.
If you’re into cycling and are looking to upgrade, consider looking at the Liv Rove 3. The Suntour suspension fork, Aluminium frame and Rims are what makes it a performance hybrid without burning a hole in your pocket.
Liv Rove 2 Disc DD (2016)₹ 54,500:
Still looking for something better? The Liv Rove 2 DD should fulfil your wish! The bike comes with Shimano Acera front and rear derailleurs and Shimano Altus shifters and has a Suntour NEX 4610 Suspension Fork with Lockout.