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Hey guys, Dustin, your CEO of sixthreezero, and I have Alanna with me. And today we're going to show you the best bicycle for a woman beginner. Stick around.
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So, I had Alanna join me today so we can show you what she looks like on our women's beginner bike of choice. Now, getting started in riding or getting back into riding, it can be a daunting task. There are a lot of things to worry about like your safety, balance, and just being generally comfortable on the bike. So behind me today, I have the Women's EVRYjourney alloy version that we believe is the best bicycle for a woman beginner. And I'm going to explain to you why.
So let me bring out our teal. Now, one major benefit that doesn't have a lot to do with the riding of it, but for any woman the benefit really is we have a huge color palette. I have four of the colors here behind us, navy, cream, teal, and mint green. We also have some new color ways, jade straw, and pine melon. You can check out the full selection on our website, sixthreezero.com.
Now, starting to ride for the first time, safety's obviously going to be a big concern, making sure you have your balance, and keeping the bike steady. The EVRYjourney actually has a unique proprietary geometry, something we call the forward pedaling design. And what this allows for is it allows the rider to be lower to the ground when stopping and pedaling, but still get ample leg extension when riding because of the fact that the pedals are moved forward about six inches from where they typically are on a standard bicycle. So typically, the pedals would be directly below the seat. In this case, they're shifted forward so riders when they stop can get their feet flat, and generally are just lower to the ground. So that's going to create a safer ride. Now Alanna, if you want to go ahead and hop on. Now Alanna's 5'1. Oh, you can go ahead and lower the seat.
So Alanna's 5'1. The general height range for this bike we say is about 4'11 to 6'1, depending. Can you put the seat down a little bit more actually?
Okay. So now Alanna's 5'1 and you can see she gets her feet comfortably on the ground. Now, she can have her feet flat on the ground when stopped. So she's got a very low center of gravity, which is going to allow her to just have complete control over the bike. So if you're just getting into riding, learning how to ride, this is very safe because now you don't have to be high up on the seat, and when you stop you don't have to worry about your balance.
The other beauty of this is and Alanna actually made a video about this called Learning to Ride Again, which is just getting back into riding and how to ride. To get into riding and to learn to ride, it's great when you can have your feet like this. One of the actual drills or activities that Alanna takes you through in the video is her push, push, and glide. And just show them really quick what that is. And you can see with this low center of gravity, you can see she can get her feet down, she can glide, and really work on just controlling the bike without having to pedal.
That's actually a big deal for beginners. If you know, recently in recent years, the pushbike has become very popular among children, and it's a great way to learn because before they start to learn to pedal, they get familiar with pushing, pushing, and gliding, in the same way, Alanna just did. Now for adults, you can get the same sort of action here on a regular bike. And the EVRYjourney is perfect for that.
Now, in addition, what also makes this bike great for beginners is the comfort. So if you're getting into bike riding and your body is not used to the different positions and the tension and working the kind of muscles that you would work on a bike ride, this bike is great because you're going to be in an upright, ergonomic position. You can see Alanna's back is straight up and down, her arms are relaxed, and she doesn't have a lot of muscle tension going on right now. So she's not going to be as sore riding this bike as she would on let's say a mountain bike or a road bike, which is a good place to work up to if you are interested in elevating the intensity of your rides over time. But if we're just talking about being a beginner, this is going to get your body in the habit of holding the handlebars, and using your arm muscles, but not to the extent or level that you would need to use them for a mountain or a road bike.
Also, getting your back used to it. There are a lot of muscles you may be surprised by that get a lot of work on a bicycle that you maybe didn't think. And on a mountain or road bike, if you're leaning forward, you're going to be activating the lower back muscles, the upper back muscles, the shoulders, forearms, everything. So in this case, you have less tension on your arms, much easier on the body. Now, in addition to that, for beginners, a safety feature is the front and rear hand brakes. Very simple to pedal or to brake. You have them both up here. They're going to provide ample stopping power. And very easy to use as well. You literally just pull the lever, and up here on the wheel, the brake pads will tighten up on the rim and bring the bike to a stop.
Now, in addition to that, if you're just a beginner getting into riding, the lightness of the bike will be an impact as well. So when you're riding or you're stopping, if it was a very heavy steel bike, it may create a problem in the balance because now you're adding more weight that needs to be balanced. This bike weighs about 43 pounds. It feels very light and smooth when you're riding it. And someone even Alanna's size, we could show you. Why don't you hop off and just pick it up and show them? It really feels pretty light. I mean, does it not?
Yeah, it's light.
Yeah. And I'm saying relatively speaking light in terms of a bicycle, right? I mean, it's obviously still 40 pounds, but it's not going to feel as heavy as a steel bike. So the key for that though as a beginner is it's going to allow you to balance much easier. And when you stop, you're not going to feel the bike swaying in either direction. This is something I have seen before with cyclists. When they stop or try to get pedaling again if it's a very heavy bike, sometimes it brings them down and they go crashing over. So as a beginner, I do think a light bike is a great option as you get comfortable controlling it. And as you get comfortable and you ride more, then you can choose whatever bike you want, albeit a steel bike, alloy bike, whatever you would want. Now, steel has benefits in other ways, and alloy has benefits in some ways, but I think as a beginner, a light, the aluminum bike is really a great option.
Now, the other element here that makes this great for beginners is its seven speeds, and you have a twist shifter up here. The reason I think that's good for beginners is you don't need 21 speeds if you're a beginner rider, but seven speeds are enough where you've got some range of gears. A single-speed probably wouldn't be enough for a certain type of types of ride. So a 7-speed is very simple to operate. You have one derailleur. On a 21-speed you'd actually have a rear end of the front. And it's going to give you gear variance.
So as a beginner, you could start out pedaling in gear one, which is going to be the easiest to pedal. And then as you build your leg strength, you could start to experience more, second gear, third gear, fourth gear, fifth gear, sixth gear, seventh gear, until you get comfortable in all these different gears. The other benefit to that is when you go up hills, you can shift, and go into the lower gears. If you want to go faster, go into the higher gears.
So I believe having those seven speeds, even for a beginner is great. And you can just work yourself up slowly. And if you get to the point and to the level of comfort where you want a 21-speed, by all means, make that jump. But I think as a beginner, you won't really need that. You can just explore, get comfortable and find what's best for you. The other thing I'll mention why I like this bike for beginners is the big wide, oversized saddle. Alanna, how do you like the saddle?
But another thing that takes a lot of adjustment that people may take for granted is actually getting your rear adjusted to a bike seat. And when you were to get on like a commuter bike or a road bike it's going to be a very thin saddle. And if your sit bones and tailbones are not used to being on a bike seat, it is going to cause some discomfort. It is going to cause some pain. And over time your body will adjust. In this case with a nice, oversized saddle, and you can see it has an upward cupping shape, which really cradles the rear, so to speak. It's comfortable, and it can allow you to just get used to sitting down and riding on a bike for 10, 20, or 30 minutes, and really build up the tolerance. And again, over time, if you want a thinner seat for aerodynamics, or you think you can ride faster, I think that's a great way to upgrade, but I feel like as a beginner, this is going to be easier on your body, softer and allow your body to just get adjusted to overall bike riding.
Okay. One other major element that makes this a great, the best women's bicycle for beginners is the four custom adjustment points. I'm going to show you how these work. Now, I'll have Alanna get on the bike, but before I do, I'll show you, as we already showed you in the beginning. Custom adjustment point number one is the height of the seat. So you can raise and lower the seat very easily with the quick release. Custom adjustment point number two is right here, under the seat there is another bolt that you can loosen and actually tilt the seat. So let me go ahead and show you that. So you put on, in this case, a 14-millimeter, and you just do a couple cranks of the wrench, and now you can tilt the seat forward or backward.
Now, I think we had a pretty good tilt, so I'll just bring it back to that position. But as a beginner, it's important that you can dial this bike into your body because you want to find the position that's most efficient, most comfortable, and perfect for you. After all, you want to be comfortable on your very first bike. So with these four custom adjustment points, you'll have no problem getting the bike in the right position for you, and it'll make learning to ride as simple as possible.
Okay. Now Alanna, if you want to go ahead and hop on. Our next two adjustment points are up here at the handlebars. So we've got one bolt right here that is loosened and tightened with an Allen key, and here we can lower it or raise it. So we can also ask Alanna what feels best for you? Lower?
Okay. So we can just go ahead and tighten that up. And we actually include the tool with the bike to make these adjustments for you free of charge.
I think it's a little off.
A little offline?
Okay. Now, our last and fourth custom adjustment point is the tilt. And here we can just loosen that. And now Alanna can find the position that's right for her.
I think that's good.
Okay. And then we just come here and tighten it. And now we've just adjusted this bike is basically less than a minute to be a perfect fit for her body, which is going to be critical for a beginning rider. So that's my belief that the EVRYjourney Women's 7-Speed Alloy from sixthreezero is the best women's bike for beginners.
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