In short – you can sense the gist of the article from the headline and sub:
Why must cycling companies saddle women with pink?
I have four bikes. Two of them have pink on them, one has a flash of purple, and one is black and blue.
|Specialized Dolce Elite, 2010|
My very pink bike is my racing bike. My Roo-bee-Roo is a Quintana Roo Dulce TT and she’s got ‘Quintana Roo’ splashed across her body in pink.
|The say I bought Roo|
My black and blue race-road bike I chose after test riding about 5 bikes. I wanted carbon and I wanted 105 at least, and I chose the bike because riding it felt like a smashfest explosion to ride. The stealthy black and midnight blue graphics on the Specialized Amira Elite were just a bonus.
|Mira in Mallorca|
I don’t love pink bike gear, and as a result I own a fair amount of black. It seems to me like kit is nearly almost black or pink, with some white creeping in, which I don’t trust myself with at all (I’m incapable of not making white things dirty). I find myself drifting through the men’s Castelli kit just wishing they made a women’s jersey in that lovely bright blue colour, paired with the women’s bibs that set would look rockin’ with my Meira (the black and blue beauty I mentioned earlier).