Why Do Men's Bikes Have Crossbars?

9 August 2018, 16:18 | Updated: 9 August 2018, 16:35

Crossbar Bikes
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Mystery Hour Question

Why do men’s bikes have the crossbar and women’s bikes don’t? Caroline,Whetstone


** Definitive **

Name: James O’Brian

Qualification: Mystery Hour Host Answer:

The frame of the bicycle was taken into consideration in post – victorian times as bikes became popular in England.

Woman were not expected to part their legs in public during those days, that is why they were modified to inhibit this.