Pet Peeve: Bicycle Design
Why are men’s bike designed with a horizontal cross bar and women’s have the slanted cross bar?
If a man slips on his bike he will feel a lot of pain if he gets his goods smashed on the crossbar. Wouldn’t it make more sense for men to have the slanted crossbar design?
The only reason I can gather is that bicyles were designed under the assumption that women are too weak to lift their legs above a crossbar, or too modest, wearing a skirt and all.
Get with the times!
I has been that way since my Grandfather started his bicycle shop in 1948. In 1948, during the mass commercialization of bicycles it was more a fashion than function item. It just carried to this day.
Thanks for the insight Hana. Good to know!