My wife was interested by this as she is extremely nervous. Bur we need to get a bike first. Can anybody recommend a good bicycle shop for women in Melbourne, preferably employing some knowledgeable women staff? It would be more convenient if it was in or east of the Melbourne CBD. (We live in Camberwell.)
Can anybody report a good beginner experience at:
- Velo Cycles, Nicholson St nth fitz
- Commuter Cycles, Prentice St bruns
- Bikes on Brunswick
Also, we are looking for a bike similar to the low step-through Specialized Expedition, older step-through models of the Giant Sedona or Cypress. These have only a down tube, so the step through is really low. Ideally, we do not want suspension forks. We will just be riding urban paths or surfaced trails.
P.S. The only reason I am writing is that I am more computer savvy with finding stuff and using forums.