^^^ that might be meweg wrote: One of my friends is the same height as me (well, she's 3mm shorter now we think whistles innocently) but we have very different proportions (short/long legs, short/long torsos) so we ride different set-ups.
My new roadie is awesome for reach on the drops, the bars are a great size & the hoods aren't as big as other hoods. I've had a few roadies, so have had comparisons. So I think there are options available that work for small hands.Keptek wrote:but at the same time there was one bike I had -thought- I really wanted and was vaguely saving up for, but to be honest I had trouble reaching the brakes due to my hands, and the bike shop said the components were as small as they got.
Keptek wrote:I'm a bit f-cked off about the experience I had trying bikes which didn't fit so I am going to focus on the Trek brand which promotes its women-specific design, which incorporates fit.
***Warning, blatant shop plug coming"""
***More warnings: I ride Giant bikes, and love them***
May I suggest you drop into Essendon Cyclery, not sure if you have been there in the past, but I'm pretty sure you will find them helpful and not pushy at all. Giant have an extensive women's specific range.