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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!

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Hana
Hana
13 years ago

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.

CMC
CMC
13 years ago

Thanks for the insight Hana. Good to know!