Overview Of A Step-Through Bicycle

Choosing a Bike
February 22, 2019
Overview Of A Step-Through Bicycle


Dustin here, CEO sixthreezero. I wanted to talk to you today about step-through bicycles and step-through frames. The idea of a step-through bicycles is pretty self-explanatory, you can step through the frame to mount the bike, without having to lift your leg up and over the rear wheel of the bike. So behind me here, I have an example of one of our step-through bikes, the Ride In The Park women's addition. Upon inspections, you can clearly see it is a step-through frame. The idea is just that the rider doesn't have to lift their leg and swing it over the rear wheel, which makes it much easier to mount and dismount the bike. As you can see right here, you just have to step through. Literally, you can straddle the bike and then get on and sit on the seat.

            This type of bike was developed in the late 1800s and early 1900s with the idea that when women wearing skirts, could get on and off their bikes without having to lift their leg, and obviously show more than they'd like to. In this day and age, women don't wear dresses quite as much. Women wear pants, but the traditional design has stayed with us. It's a very classy, elegant design. It's a very euro look, but aside from that, it's very practical. The other benefit of someone that may have very short legs and you have trouble getting on and off the bike, a step-through frame is a great idea. It's very easy to step through, sit down and get on, and to get off of. In addition, for someone that's just a little bit shorter in general, the step through is a great option or for anybody that has balance issues or is not comfortable having to lift their leg, again, to mount or dismount. Typically, step-through frames tend to be popular for a lot of riders.

            55 and older, or someone that you know would rather be a little bit closer to the ground or when you stop, it's a little bit easier to straddle the frame of the bike if the bar is really high, getting off the bike and straddling the frame can be very difficult. So typically, you do see step-through bikes, more common for women. However, more bikes are becoming unisex with a step-through frame. A lot of men are preferring to have a bike that's easy to get on and off as they don’t need the top tube or the top tube to be high for their inseam. We have some bikes that actually could go unisex. The EVRYjourney, for instance, has several colors like the navy. It's a step-through frame as well, and both men or women can easily ride.

            We do encounter a lot of men who prefer to ride a step-through bicycle. If being low to the ground, or if you have short legs and want ease getting on and off your bike, a step-through frame would be a great option for you. So don't forget you can check out some of ours, such as the Ride In The Park, and the Body Ease. We call it a women's version, but really can be for men or women as the frame is not particular to any gender. So take a look, go to the ‘shop’ page, and check out our bikes. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us the team@sixthreezero.com or reach us by phone at (310) 982-2877. Don't forget when you're browsing our site, enter your height and your weight into our BodyFit system, it will tell you which bikes are a good fit for your body type. And also remember we have a 365-day return policy. So if you get your bike and you don’t like it, you can always send it back.

Our goal at sixthreezero is to ensure that you love your ride. Thanks for visiting.

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