The main focus of the Lyra’s design is the frame geometry. An off road bike works well with a diamond shaped frame, it reduces flex and allows efficient power transfer to the rear wheel. The difference in physiology between men and women means that a different frame geometry works better for the smaller ladies. The Lyra frame has a shorter reach whilst retaining correct pedaling position. The drop in the top tube inspires confidence off road when the need to dismount can catch you unawares. The specification of the bike is suited to off road use with mechanical disc brakes and Shimano 21 speed gears controlled using intuitive Shimano STI gear shifter. Riser style ATB handlebars and a ladies specific saddle help with control and comfort when the going gets rougher.