Generally speaking, women’s geometry with respect to bicycling differs from men’s in three key ways. Here are the key factors and the common changes that are made to women’s bicycles:
- Relatively longer legs and wider pelvis (straight seatpost and wider saddle),
- Relatively shorter torsos and arms (shorter stem and narrower handlebars), and
- Shorter in overall height (available in smaller sizes)
This isn’t to say that we can’t make the same adjustments to another bicycle that is close in size, but women’s bikes will be ready to go right away with no need for additional component purchases. It’s also worth noting that a significant percentage of our female customers fit both mens and womens models just fine, at which time it usually comes down to your own aesthetic preferences.
Scott’s light, quick, and exciting design characteristics carry over into the Contessa women’s line. The Contessa Foil is a supercharged aerodynamic race frame suitable for the most aggressive race-oriented riders, the CR1 is a luxury carbon fiber design that is a perfect choice for enthusiasts, and the Speedster is one of the best entry-level road bikes on the market.
|Contessa Speedster 45||Shimano||Alex Race 28 Aero Profile||$899|
|Contessa Speedster 35||Tiagra/Sora||Alex Race 28 Aero Profile||$1,049|
|Contessa Speedster 25||Tiagra||Alex Race 28 Aero Profile||$1,259|
|Contessa Speedster 15||105||Alex Race 28 Aero Profile||$1,369|
|Contessa CR1 Comp||105/Tiagra||Alex Race 28 Aero Profile||$1,999|
|Contessa CR1 Team||105||Shimano WH RS10||$2,519|
|Contessa Foil||Ultegra||Syncros RR2.0||$5,249|
Last but not least, although Cervelo doesn’t have a women’s specific bicycle, they have explicitly addressed this topic in an excellent video that is definitely worth watching if the topic of women-specific geometry interests you: