STEP-THROUGH FRAMES FOR MEN?
January 12, 2006
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So, if the men's bikes in China
are more stable with the lower bar (and safer? For men!),
then do you recommend a men's bike with the lower configuration?
Thanks so much for the answer. With
Not sure where you got the idea
that a lower top tube translates to more stability; most
would claim the opposite as true, and why would I disagree?
I've no problem recommending step-through
frames for men who want 'em. Men who prefer a step-through
frame (my dad, for instance) often like them because they
dont wanna have to lift their leg over a horizontal
top tube. (You can, however, consult my
book for an easy way, without leg lift, to mount a bike
having a horizontal top tube.) With most step-through bikes
stability won't pose a challenge unless you plan on racing
or mountain biking.