For over 15 years, Trek have been continually developing the Women’s Specific Design of bikes to provide the best riding experience for women across all disciplines.
By studying the female body, build and performance, Trek have used their wealth of knowledge and available resources to produce an impressive fleet of stylish, functional and reliable bikes for women.
What makes Trek Bikes stand out from the crowd with their Women Specific Design is the overwhelming amount of research behind each model. Trek developers studied the female body, the way it’s adapted to bear children, and how much more supple and flexible the pelvis and lower back is, compared to that of a man.
Trek’s research led them to make changes to the female set-up which they believe will make a bike more comfortable for a woman to ride. The geometry of each model is adjusted to provide the optimum weight distribution and centre of gravity placement for female riders.
“It’s more about fitting the bike to the rider, and not the other way round.”
However, they’re also very clear in explaining that bike fit is individual, and women should feel free to choose between unisex and women’s models based on their own body and riding. More recently, they’ve started making unisex frames in a range of ‘fits’ – some of which are closer to the traditional women’s bike geometry. This approach means there are bikes available for women that find they fit more comfortably on men’s bikes, and men that might feel better on women’s bikes. Effectively they’ve cut gender out of the equation and removed the stigma attached to ‘men’s bikes’ and ‘women’s bikes’.
Explaining the move, Trek’s PR guru Jez Loftus explains the brand Trek have “moved away from specific geometries and more into designing bikes for their intended purpose”, adding “it’s more about fitting the bike to the rider, and not the other way round.”