Best Women’s Road Bike in 2022

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Road bikes are design for very specific objectives.  Some times it is comfort for long rides, other times it is solely for speed.  Women often find getting a good road bike difficult because most bikes have design principles that originate from optimizing men's comfort/speed.

With this in mind, BikesReviewed has considered frame durability, chainstay length, wheel size and seat height as some of the crucial considerations for the female body.

 We also analyzed the impact of drive train mechanism, availability of a battery and handlebar height on a woman riders comfort and performance.

How We Reviewed: 

We looked for the best road bikes for women on the internet and asked for all the samples. After testing around 50+ bikes and assessing them for various road conditions, we got the most durable bikes, which then again got filtered when cross-verified through blog posts and experienced user opinions.

After we got the final set of cycles, we selected the top 5 road bikes that were lightweight and durable (these two being the essential criteria) and are perfectly usable by women irrespective of their age, strength and experience.

Here are the Best Women's Road Bike in 2022

1. Domane SLR 9 Gen 4: 

Domane SLR 9 Gen 4

The Domane SLR 9 Gen 4 is exceptionally lightweight, composed of ultralight carbon fiber. It features high-end parts which provide riders with a fast and high-performance ride. It also comes with a wireless Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 electronic drivetrain for precise gear shifting and OCLV Carbon wheels for more improved grip and traction on the surface.

Domane SLR 9 Gen 4 wheels

This bike also offers a very stable and well-balanced geometry which provides maximum control and keeps the rider in control. The Bontrager Pro IsoCore handlebar reduces vibrations from the road by 20% over a standard carbon bar. Most importantly, it comes with a lifetime warranty, meaning your investment is safe and well protected.

.Domane SLR 9 Gen 4  IsoCore handlebar

Specifications:

Frame: 800 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, internal storage, tapered head tube, internal cable routing, 3S chain keeper, fender mounts, flat mount disc, 142x12mm thru-axle

Fork: Domane SLR carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, fender mounts, flat mount disc, carbon dropouts, 12x100mm thru axle

Frame fit: Endurance

Wheel front: Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 37mm rim depth, 100x12mm thru-axle

Wheel rear: Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 37mm rim depth, 142x12mm thru-axle

Skewer rear: Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever

Tire: Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x32c

Tire part: Bontrager TLR sealant, 6oz

Rim strip: Bontrager Aeolus XXX rim strip

Max tire size: 38c without fenders, 35c with fenders

Shifter: Shimano Dura-Ace R9270 Di2, 12 speed

Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9250 Di2, braze-on, down swing

Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9250 Di2, 34T max cog.

Size: 50, 52 Shimano Dura-Ace R9200, 50/34, 170mm length

Size: 54, 56 Shimano Dura-Ace R9200, 50/34, 172.5mm length

Size: 58, 60 Shimano Dura-Ace R9200, 50/34, 175mm length

Bottom bracket: Praxis, T47 threaded, internal bearing

Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9200, 11-34, 12 speed

Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace/XTR M9100, 12 speed

Max chainring size: 2x: 52/36

What We Like

  • It is extremely lightweight.
  • It provides internal storage to help you carry anything needed.
  • The frame is incredibly well-balanced and stable.
  • It comes along with a lifetime warranty.
  • Value for money.

What We Don't Like

  • It was a bit expensive.
  • Not suitable for beginner riders.

Final Verdict:

It comes with a high-end Domane carbon frame, with the meticulous shifting that comes only from wireless Shimano Dura-Ace. This provides a real advantage in comfort, reliability, and speed during all-day adventures, competitive group rides, or long races.

2. Madone SLR 9 E Tap Gen 7: 

Madone SLR 9 E Tap Gen 7

The Madone SLR 9 eTap Gen 7 is an ultralight bike that is insanely fast and smooth. It is composed of an 800 Series OCLV Carbon frame and a new IsoFlow technology that adds an aerodynamic advantage and helps decrease the bike's overall weight to provide a  smooth ride ahead. 

Madone SLR 9 E Tap Gen 7 OCLV Carbon frame
Madone SLR 9 E Tap Gen 7 Madone discs

It also comes with a  wireless electronic spam red eTap AXS drivetrain and flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes, providing a precise stopping action. It also features one of the lightest Madone discs ever. 

Specifications:

Frame: 800 Series OCLV Carbon, KVF (Kammtail Virtual Foil) tube shape, IsoFlow seat tube, invisible cable routing, a 3S aero chain keeper, T47 BB, flat mount disc, 142x12mm thru-axle

Fork: Madone KVF full carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, flat mount disc, carbon dropouts, 12x100mm thru axle

Frame fit: H1.5 Race

Wheel front: Bontrager Aeolus RSL 51, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 51mm rim depth, 100x12mm thru-axle

Wheel rear: Bontrager Aeolus RSL 51, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 51mm rim depth, SRAM XD-R driver, 142x12mm thru-axle

Skewer rear: Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever

Rim: Bontrager Aeolus RSL 51, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 100x12mm thru-axle

Tire: Pirelli P Zero Race, 127 tpi, 700x26c

Max tire size: 28c

Shifter: SRAM RED eTap AXS, 12 speed

Front derailleur: SRAM RED eTap AXS, braze-on

Rear derailleur: SRAM RED eTap AXS, 36T max cog

*Crank

Size: 52

Power Meter: SRAM RED AXS Power Meter, 48/35, DUB, 170mm length

Size: 54, 56, 58

Power Meter: SRAM RED AXS Power Meter, 48/35, DUB, 172.5mm length

Bottom bracket: SRAM DUB, T47 threaded, internal bearing

Cassette: SRAM XG-1290, 10-33, 12 speed

Chain: SRAM RED D1, 12 speed

Max chainring size: 1x: 50T, 2x: 54/40

Size: 52

Rails: Aeolus P2 RSL, carbon rails, 155mm width

Size: 54, 56, 58

Rails: Aeolus P2 RSL, carbon rails, 145mm width

*Seatpost

Size: 52, 54

Seat: Madone aero carbon internal seat mast cap, integrated light mount, 0mm offset, short length

Size: 56, 58

Seat:Madone aero carbon internal seat mast cap, integrated light mount, 0mm offset, tall length

Seatpost

Size: 52, 54

Seat: Madone aero carbon internal seat mast cap, integrated light mount, 0mm offset, short length

Size: 56, 58

Seat: Madone aero carbon internal seat mast cap, integrated light mount, 0mm offset, tall length

Bar type: Integrated Bar Stem

Size: 52

Handlebar: Madone Integrated handlebar/stem, OCLV Carbon, 400mm width, 90mm stem length

Size: 54

Handlebar: Madone Integrated handlebar/stem, OCLV Carbon, 420mm width, 90mm stem length

Size: 56, 58

Handlebar: Madone Integrated handlebar/stem, OCLV Carbon, 420mm width, 100mm stem length

Handlebar tape: Bontrager Supertack Perf tape

Brake rotor: SRAM CenterLine X, center lock, round edge, 160mm

Max brake rotor sizes: 160mm front & rear

What We Like

  • IsoFlow technology helps the seat mast flex for a more comfortable ride
  • wireless SRAM Red eTap AXS drivetrain keeps your cockpit clean and tidy while allowing custom tuning.
  • 800 Series OCLV Carbon is the lightest laminate.

  • Deep carbon rims help reduce aerodynamic drag so you can ride faster.

What We Don't Like

  • Much more expensive than their top Emonda SLR 9 eTap
  • Not suitable for beginner riders.

Final Verdict-

This bike has the lightest aero road frame with its all-new IsoFlow technology that adds compliance for a more comfortable ride while offering an impressive aerodynamics advantage. This Trek-Segafredo team replica bike comes with race-ready components like SRAM RED eTap AXS and fast Pirelli tires.

3. Émonda SLR 9 eTap

Émonda SLR 9 eTap

This BMX Bike from TREK is a high-performance beast; its ultralight, super aerodynamic design makes this bike the fastest climbing bike ever made. It has Émonda’s legendary ride quality and lightweight design with more speed than ever before, thanks to aero tubes built from the lightest OCLV layup ever. 

Émonda SLR 9 eTap ultralight wheels

This is a Trek-Segafredo race team replica bike. You get premium features like ultralight wheels and an advanced SRAM RED eTap AXS wireless electronic drivetrain with a power meter to push your performance to the limit. Stable Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37 OCLV Carbon tubeless-ready wheels, an Aeolus RSL OCLV Carbon integrated aero bar/stem, SRAM RED AXS power meter, and powerful hydraulic disc brakes.

Specifications:

Frame: Ultralight 800 Series OCLV Carbon, Ride Tuned performance tube optimization, tapered head tube, internal routing, DuoTrap S compatible, flat mount disc, 142x12mm thru-axle

Fork: Emonda SLR full carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle

Frame fit: H1.5 Race

Wheel front: Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 37mm rim depth, 100x12mm thru-axle

Wheel rear: Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 37mm rim depth, 142x12mm thru-axle

Skewer front: Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever

Skewer rear: Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever

*Tire Size: 47, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62

Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x25c

Size: 47, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62

Bontrager R4 320, 700x25c

Size: 47, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62

Rim strip: Bontrager Aeolus XXX rim strip

Max tire size: 28c

Drivetrain: expand_less

Shifter: SRAM RED eTap AXS, 12 speed

Front derailleur: SRAM RED eTap AXS, braze-on

Rear derailleur Size: 47, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62

Size: 47, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62

*CrankSize: 47

SRAM RED AXS Power Meter, 48/35, DUB spindle, 165mm length

Size: 50, 52

SRAM RED AXS Power Meter, 48/35, DUB, 170mm length

Size: 54, 56, 58

SRAM RED AXS Power Meter, 48/35, DUB, 172.5mm length

Size: 60, 62

Max chainring size1x: 50T, 2x: 53/39

What We Like

  • Super high-performance beast.
  • Ultralight aerodynamic design.
  • It's very fast and direct but still comfortable enough for very long rides.

What We Don't Like

  • Project One finish to the frame is sub-par.
  • The bike is expensive.
  • Tire Clearance

Final Verdict-

This bike delivers an unmatched ride quality and an aerodynamic advantage. Being a Trek-Segafredo team replica bike, it comes with race-ready components like fast Pirelli tires and a wireless SRAM RED eTap AXS drivetrain that provides a noiseless ride with smaller jumps between gears for super-smooth shifts.

4. Émonda SLR 6 eTap

Émonda SLR 6 eTap

The Emonda SLR 6 eTap is an ultralight and aerodynamic bike with an 800 Series OCLV Carbon frame that weighs under 700 grams, SRAM Rival eTap AXS wireless electronic drivetrain that offers a super quiet ride, Rival AXS power meter, lightweight Bontrager Aeolus Pro 37 OCLV Carbon tubeless-ready wheels provide safety and helps you stay confident on the road. 

Émonda SLR 6 ETap  OCLV Carbon

An Aeolus RSL OCLV Carbon integrated aero bar/stem and powerful hydraulic disc brakes make this bike a state-of-the-art mountain bike. This bike is made for serious road riders and racers who want the lightest, fastest road, plus the speed, precision, and clean looks of SRAM’s newest wireless electronic drivetrain.

Émonda SLR 6 ETap hydraulic disc brakes

Specification:

Frame:   Ultralight 800 Series OCLV Carbon, Ride Tuned performance tube optimization, tapered head tube, internal routing, DuoTrap S compatible, flat mount disc, 142x12mm thru-axle

Fork:  Emonda SLR full carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle

Frame fit: H1.5 Race

Wheel front: Bontrager Aeolus Pro 37, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 37mm rim depth, 100x12mm thru-axle

Wheel rear: Bontrager Aeolus Pro 37, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 37mm rim depth, SRAM XD-R driver, 142x12mm thru-axle

Skewer front: Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever

Skewer rear: Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever

Rim: Bontrager Aeolus Pro 37, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 100x12mm thru-axle

Tire: Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite, aramid bead, 120 TPI, 700x25c

Max tire size: 28c

Shifter: SRAM Rival eTap AXS, 12 speed

Front:  derailleurSRAM Rival eTap AXS, braze-on

Rear: derailleurSRAM Rival eTap AXS

*CrankSize: 47

SRAM Rival AXS Power Meter, 48/35, DUB, 165mm length

Size: 50, 52

SRAM Rival AXS Power Meter, 48/35, DUB, 170mm length

Size: 54, 56, 58

SRAM Rival AXS Power Meter, 48/35, DUB, 172.5mm length

Size: 60, 62

SRAM Rival AXS Power Meter, 48/35, DUB, 175mm length

Bottom bracket: SRAM DUB, T47 threaded, internal bearing

Cassette: SRAM XG-1250, 10-36, 12 speed

Chain: SRAM Rival, 12 speed

Max chainring size1x: 50T, 2x: 53/39

What We Like

  • The SRAM Rival eTap AXS wireless drivetrain can fully customize your shift logic using the AXS app.
  • 800 Series OCLV Carbon is the lightest laminate
  • Aerodynamic tube shaping

What We Don't Like

  • It is quite expensive.

  • Not as good as SLR 9 eTap

Final Verdict-

This bike is aerodynamic for more speed but doesn't sacrifice the outstanding lightweight ride quality Émonda provides. It also comes with drivetrain for lightning-fast shifts. Best suited for professional racers and riders.

5. Swagtron EB-10 Electric Lady Cruiser Bike with 26” Wheels, 36V 7.5Ah Removable Battery up to 28 Miles, 7-Speed up to 16.5MPH, Pedal-Assist

Swagtron EB-10 Electric Lady Cruiser Bike With 26 Wheels, 36V 7.5Ah Removable Battery Up To 28 Miles, 7-Speed Up To 16.5MPH, Pedal-Assist

With this lightweight electric bike, swapping out the dead battery for a fresh one is no problem. It has a compact battery pack that easily fits most bags and is very convenient to carry.

The 26 wheels

The 26” wheels and the 2.1” high volume e-cruiser tires deliver a luxurious and smooth ride quality.The powerful 250 watts motor lets you get a top speed of 16mph for 28miles straight and upto 25-degree hills. Expertly designed with classic curves

and step-through beach cruiser-style design for a smooth, breezy ride. This has a special pedal assist that gives you power instantly 

Specifications:

Bike Type: Electric Bike, Cruiser Bike

Age Range (Description):12+ Years

Brand: Swagtron

Number of Speeds: 7

Color: WHITE

Wheel Size: 26 Inches

Frame Material: Steel

Suspension Type: Other

Special Feature: Lightweight, Aluminum Frame, Electric

Included Components: Charger, Manual

What We Like

  • Easy to assemble.
  • Excellent battery pack.
  • Sturdy build.

What We Don't Like

  • Front Forks are not spread enough to install the front wheel.
  • Preassembled parts are not tightened and fall apart.
  • The front fender is too low to the tire and rubs sometimes.

Final Verdict -

This electric bike is an efficient and eco-friendly way to ride with a convenient battery pack. It is lightweight, and the battery pack is detachable very quickly. It has raised handlebars for an upright posture and is best suited for city rides and small outings.

What is the best ladies' road bike?

No bike is the best for ladies; everyone has a different style, comfort level and riding experience in determining the best road bike for them.

Conclusion:

All the Women’s bikes we reviewed today are one of the best, fastest and most lightweight bikes made. They are made with different materials and specifications and are built to last. If you want to get a bike for yourself that helps you to pedal, is easy to ride, has a good posture and can get upto a decent speed and is best for city rides, go with Swagtron EB-10 Electric Lady Cruiser Bike with 26” Wheels. However, if you love thrill, adventure and climbing and are a racer or enthusiast, go for Émonda SLR 9 eTap.

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