🎶 Well, you don't know what
We can find
Why don't you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride 🎶
We found some AMAZING goodness in Moab this weekend - much of it was terrain that I wouldn't have dreamed of riding two years ago - even last season - and I have this little magic carpet of a #stumpjumper to thank.
I haven't been riding mountain bikes for very long, but I've run through my share of "women's bikes," built less on science than on the stereotypes of "how women ride." These bikes baby-stepped me into being a better rider, but poor geometry + toe overlap (!!) aren't confidence inspiring when you're learning how to tear up a trail. Then, along came the #stumpy ST 29” .
This bike reflects the way I ride instead of trying to tell me HOW to ride. It's balanced, instinctive, + snappy, with a responsive suspension tuned to a smaller PERSON - not just to a hypothetical woman. It takes me anywhere I want to go gracefully, (and even to places I never even knew I WANTED to go) monstering over obstacles, crushing questions about capability, and leaving confidence + curiosity in its wake. And when the wheels stop, I find myself just wanting more - instead of wanting to sit the next lap out, defeated.
I don't know much about "how women ride," but the women I know want to be able to express their strength, agility, fitness, grace + confidence on their bikes. We don't know what we can find - out there in the wild + within ourselves - until we have the tools to get out and GO. Grab your magic carpet, ladies - let's RIDE. 🤘🏼😉 #whatsworthit #BandeDeFilles