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I don’t understand bikes.
Have you ever noticed that the placement of the bar connecting the front half of the bike to its back end is different on a traditional boy’s bike (on the left) in comparison to a traditional girl’s bike (on the right)?

Boys_bike_2 Girls_bike_4

See the difference?

Elysha explained to me that this bar was originally lowered on a girl’s bike in an effort to accommodate the skirts that girls may be wearing. fter a quick Google search, it turns out that she is right.

But based upon the number of times that I failed to land a jump or slipped off muddy pedals as a kid and came down on that unyielding piece of steel, I just assumed that bicycle manufacturers hated men.

I’m still not convinced that I was wrong.