9th March 2016

Why we like Specialized women’s bikes, saddles and kit


Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op selects Specialized bicycle equipment for one simple reason.

“Working closely with the Boulder Centre for Sports Medicine, we use anthropometric testing to scientifically dial our bikes and equipment. We look at everything, including shoes, apparel, bars, and saddles. This research instills the immediate confidence that comes with a perfect fit and optimal function for riders of any size or skill level.” – Specialized for Women

Having sold Specialized bikes and kit for over 30 years, we know it works really, really well – and that Specialized do so much more than shrinking bicycle frame sizes and ‘softening’ the colours.

Back in the 1990s, Specialized was one of the first companies to pioneer women’s-specific fit bicycles.

To this day, Specialized equip some of the best (read, ‘most demanding’) riders such as current world champion Lizzie Armistead.

Even when it comes to, for instance, their entry-level Jynx mountain bike, the extra value you get when you choose a Specialized bike is self evident.

An example of what sets Specialized women’s bikes apart, using the Specialized JYNX 650B for £425

Specialized Jyncx 650b 16 womens bicycle

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This pic tells you a lot about Specialized fit.

Check the shorter reach from saddle to handlebars, compared with an equivalent man’s bike. This helps guarantees a more comfortable fit for most women.

See how the frame’s top tube drops down so it’s at its lowest where you would most likely straddle the cross bar when you hop off the saddle. Maximising stepover clearance increases confidence when you get into mountain biking, which is exactly what the Specialized JYNX will inspire you to do.

Then there’s the stuff you don’t see. The SunTour suspension fork is custom-tuned with a softer, more female-friendly spring rate. That way, you get to enjoy the fork’s full 80mm travel and therefore a more plush ride over varied terrain.

Being a Specialized bike, the JYNX comes ready equipped with their Body Geometry women’s handlebar grips and saddle – both clinically-proven to enhance comfort. Similarly the fast rolling but grippy 27.5×2” FastTrak treads are courtesy of our best selling tyre company – Specialized.

Although we’ve focused on just one model to illustrate what you get when you choose a bike from this company, we can guarantee Specialized inject the same extra value into every women’s bike they do.

See our full range of Specialized women’s bikes

Read how to pick the perfect women’s saddle

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