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  • Touring Tip – Socks
  • What Women Want

When you are on tour, it is always nice to have clean and dry feet.

If you think you will need 5 pair of socks for your 5 day tour – I suggest you think again!

Scenario: Day Two on tour.  It’s raining.  You get to your lunch stop, because you still have to travel that 25-30 miles this morning, and there in your handlebar bag is a clean, dry pair of socks!  BIG smile comes over your face.

You change your socks and enjoy your lunch.

There is nothing better than having dry feet! Especially if it’s a bit chilly.

So, take the number of riding days and multiply them by 2… that’s the number of pair of socks you want to bring.  (You can always bring home clean socks if you don’t need them!)

 

Essentially, women want what men want: to be treated with respect and dignity, to be taken seriously, and to be offered the same quality products and services.

That has not always been the case in the cycling business. It is, however, ALWAYS the case here at HubBub Custom Bicycles. In fact, we have gone so far as to have products manufactured for women when the industry offerings have been virtually non-existent. For example, we worked with (read that: “badgered”) Waterford Precision Cycles for almost two years to develop and manufacture the Waterford Diva frameset.

We take a woman’s bike fit and sizing very seriously and display as many saddles designed for women as for men as well as seeking out the appropriate sized and shaped handlebars and stems. A woman’s comfort, safety, and level of interest in cycling are always taken into consideration when helping to find the optimum position during a fitting.

We do not try to “make do” with products that just aren’t appropriate. In addition to women’s specific saddles, handlebars, and stems, we stock a wide variety of women’s shorts, tops, jackets, shoes, undergarments, gloves, and even Luna energy bars. When talking with our suppliers and road reps, we remind them that not every woman is a size 8 or 10 and 5′ 5″ tall. So, there is no such thing as “one-size-fits-all”!

Many of the other products that are not necessarily “women specific” per se were chosen because women will benefit from them. For example, our Aloe Up Suncare products are gentler and more beneficial to the skin than many others. We also stock DZ Bliss Chamois Cream

When discussing a tandem with a couple, it is always with an emphasis on the role of the Captain as it relates to the Stoker’s comfort and safety. As you will learn, “the Stoker is ALWAYS right!” We are very serious about our tandem teams, and want them to enjoy the sport and find riding together fun and exciting.

When discussing a new single bike with a woman, we address our questions to HER and try to answer her questions without assuming anything.

Finally, we try to convey to women our love of the sport and of our work. We are a serious tandem team. We test and use the products.

Diane…I received my new mirror…and wore it for my first ride across the new Bay Bridge in Oakland, CA. I LOVE this mirror…stable and it is out of my way while offering a great view of what is coming up behind me.

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