I've always heard that women tend to have a greater leg length to torso length ration than men, and I think that my anecdotal observations of pedestrians of both sexes tend to confirm that.
However, now I read that is not the case:
If they are the same height, she’s a lot “leggier” than he is. It looks as though women really do have long legs and short upper bodies for their height. (We’ll see later this isn’t the case.)
This observation is purely anecdotal, though. There are studies which measure the lengths of men’s and women’s legs, arms, upper bodies, and so on. These measurements show that women have shorter legs and longer torsos than men as a proportion of their heights.
So, at least, says a bicycle designer. And I suppose bicycle designers should know anatomy.
I have a cognitive dissonance here, since again, my eyes watching pedestrians tell me otherwise.
So - what is the truth?