London shop for women's road bikes?

by charliebah   November 19, 2012  

I'm looking for a shop in or around London that will carry a good range of mid-to-high-end (something like £1500-2500) women's road bikes. Any suggestions? Recommendations of good ranges for women, or men's bikes that are suitable for the fairer sex, are also very welcome.

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I'm not sure if their range on show goes that high but I always find the family run Simpson cycles in Kentish town very helpful.

posted by Cycleoptic [19 posts]
20th November 2012 - 15:34

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Thanks for the tip. I'm struggling to find anywhere in London big enough to carry test models for that price range of women's bikes, I guess they're too niche. Don't really fancy hauling up to Yorkshire just to browse, but we might have to make a weekend of it.

Cheers

posted by charliebah [14 posts]
20th November 2012 - 16:06

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Hi. Try Sigma Sport out in Kingston. They specialise in higher end bikes and stock a large range of brands. They definitely have the Specialized women's range and possibly the Trek WSD. Direct train from Waterloo (Zone 3, I think)

posted by ot0ro [2 posts]
21st November 2012 - 0:36

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Seems crazy that you should be struggling with this in London of all places. There is a Spesh concept store though:

http://www.specializedconceptstore.co.uk/about-ruislip-store/

Spesh seem good at the female stuff, they apparently have an entire product team devoted to womens-specific kit, and are one of the firms that don't simply 'paint it pink and give it a silly name'. They'll do a good bike fitting as well.

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3118 posts]
21st November 2012 - 18:10

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I can't tell you anything about women's bikes but I do know that Condor Cycles on Gray's Inn Road is a fantastic shop and that they will happily spend a couple of hours fitting you on a jig and working out the best choice of components for you. Go on a weekday if you can so that you can be guranteed their full attention.

Ah! Condor

posted by Bedfordshire Clanger [310 posts]
21st November 2012 - 22:40

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