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Raleigh Women's Bike Review

by
author image Alvaro Roque
As a writer and designer, Alvaro Roque's professional experience covers many interests. His articles have been featured in L.A.'s "Gallery Row Newspaper" and online at TammyJerome.com and VolunteerAgain.com. His design experience ranges from creating an animated DVD intro to designing websites. He received his English degree from California State University, Northridge.
Raleigh Women's Bike Review
Raleigh has made bikes specifically tailored to a woman's body. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images

The Raleigh Bicycle Company is easily one of the oldest bike companies in business today. Founded in 1890, this company has produced all kinds of bikes for men, women and children. With a large selection of bikes for women, a potential buyer must keep some things in mind.

Shopping for a Raleigh Bike that Fits

Cyclist comfort is the most important aspect of cycling, according to Riverdell Bike Works. Bike companies such as Raleigh make bikes for a majority of women who may have longer legs and shorter torsos than men. They also create women's bikes with the idea that a majority of women have arms that are shorter, have hands that are smaller and usually weigh less than men. This is why Raleigh created the Women's Advisory Cycling Council to help create bikes that were comfortable to women. You must test out potential bikes to find a comfortable one.

Types of Raleigh Bikes

Raleigh makes many different kinds of bikes to fit different types of riding. You should know what terrain you usually enjoy riding on because this will dictate the type of bike you will need to get. For example, Raleigh's Eva bikes are mountain bikes made for off road excursions. Alysa bikes are Raleigh's set of performance hybrid bikes. These mix the comfort of a mountain bike with the speed of a road bike. Raleigh's Capri bikes are road bikes which are made for speed.

Cost of Raleigh Bikes

Prices range from model to model depending how professional you would like your bike. Women's road bikes can range from $800 to $1900 as of 2013 depending on the retailer and bike model. Mountain bikes for women can be anywhere from $300 to $2,300 while performance hybrid bikes are at the lower spectrum, coming in anywhere from $499 to $799.

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