Monday, February 09, 2009

Betty Foy for Kim

Okay, here's what I'm thinking for Kim. She wants/needs (I want/need for her...) a bike that's sweet and stylish, easy to ride, and geared for pedaling up our big hill at the end of a long day.

She loves her 35lb German city bike, but it doesn't have the gearing she needs. There's no shortage of performance women's bikes out there, but she prefers an upright riding position.

So I think we're going to go with the new Rivendell Betty Foy. It's as pretty as could be (as befits the rider in this case), and should last her for decades. It should be available soon, and we're lucky that we're near a dealer that should be able to sort us out too!


Anonymous said...

I'm thinking of getting this bike, too (that's how I came upon your blog)! Kinda nervous about buying a brand new bike model and one that I won't be able to test ride. Has your local dealer told you anything particular about the bike that helped your decision-making?

Unknown said...

I bought a Rivendell Glorius (the inspiration for the Betty Foy) last year after I was hit by a truck while riding my Rivendell Atlantis home from work. I decided to replace the Atlantis with the Glorius because I decided I wanted a more upright position for safety (in heavy urban traffic) and comfort (I have intermittent pain in neck, shoulder, low back and wrist). I absolutely love my Glorius. It is not fast, but it is hands down the most
comfortable bike I have EVER ridden. I visited Rivendell Bicycle Works last fall and saw a Betty Foy prototype, which was lovely. I love these bikes so much that I'd like to buy a Betty Foy for commuting and traveling.