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Five Mountain Bikes For Women Under $2,000

I'm looking to get a new mountain bike, so I've been doing a little research. I already have one I spent only a couple hundred bucks on, and after trying out the more expensive ones, I can really feel the difference. So I'm ready to splurge since a bike is something I'll have for a while. If you're in the market for a new mountain bike, here are five women-specific bikes on my list.

Trek 8000 WSD ($1,979.99): I just love the way this bike looks and feels. It has a sturdy aluminum frame, is lightweight enough to schlep around if I need to, and comes in four sizes to get the right fit.
Specialized Myka FSR ($1,450): Made with an alloy frame, this bike is women specific and uniquely designed to give a smooth ride. It's meant to handle rocky descents or cruise on even surfaces.

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Giant Arête ($1200): Also made with a durable aluminum frame, this bike is ergonomically designed so it's great when racing fast or casually rolling. I love the color — Metallic Eggplant.
Scott Contessa 20 ($1034.99): This bike has a thick alloy frame that's decorated with delicate artwork, and a comfy seat that matches. It offers great control on all surfaces and comes in five sizes so you can get the most ideal fit.
Cannondale F7 Féminine ($579): The frame is strong yet lightweight because it's made of aluminum, and the saddle is women specific so it's very comfy. This bike also comes in pink if you're into that.

Fit's Tip: While price and specifications are important, the most essential thing is to find a bike that fits your size and riding needs perfectly. When you ride it, the bike should feel like an extension of your body. So test drive a bunch — that's the fun part.

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shepptacular shepptacular 8 years
how about some affordable hybrid bikes?
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
walk into any bike store and you will definetly be dumbfounded at the prices of some of these bikes. hardly anything under $1000. though i do find myself drooling over a couple and sliding my hand along the saddle and frame. Though you get what you pay for. My old mountain bike is on it's last wheels and chain (crashed it sunday ^^;) and i am looking for an affordable bike to use out on the trails. the contess and feminine look pretty good, but i dunno how i can explain to myself and my savings that i'd spend so much on a bike when i am saving for a wedding. i'd definetly be interested in a comparison of road bikes.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
walk into any bike store and you will definetly be dumbfounded at the prices of some of these bikes. hardly anything under $1000. though i do find myself drooling over a couple and sliding my hand along the saddle and frame. Though you get what you pay for. My old mountain bike is on it's last wheels and chain (crashed it sunday ^^;) and i am looking for an affordable bike to use out on the trails. the contess and feminine look pretty good, but i dunno how i can explain to myself and my savings that i'd spend so much on a bike when i am saving for a wedding. i'd definetly be interested in a comparison of road bikes.
DigitalAngel DigitalAngel 8 years
$2000 isn't exactly affordable, but it is about average for a full suspension mountain bike. Road bikes tend to be much more. Hybrid bikes are the way to go for pavement, unless you will be going great distances or racing of course. As far as the bikes go, I'd take the Trek (although it is a little expensive for a hardtail). It looks like it has a higher ground clearance. I would not go with the Specialized at all. No disk brakes, which is what you would expect in this price range.
DigitalAngel DigitalAngel 8 years
$2000 isn't exactly affordable, but it is about average for a full suspension mountain bike. Road bikes tend to be much more. Hybrid bikes are the way to go for pavement, unless you will be going great distances or racing of course.As far as the bikes go, I'd take the Trek (although it is a little expensive for a hardtail). It looks like it has a higher ground clearance. I would not go with the Specialized at all. No disk brakes, which is what you would expect in this price range.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Wow, $2000 is a LOT for a bike. I could never imagine spending more than that on just about anything...I got my bike from Walmart for like, $70 and it works just fine. If it has two wheels and pedals, it works for me.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
i've got my bike from www.freecycle.com for free and it helps enviroment (and students) :)
shakila shakila 8 years
I'm with Devious, can you do something like this for road bikes. And the prices are a bit steep. I think I'd be looking for something under $1,000. Over seems a bit much. But shouldn't I be willing to spend as much on a bike as I would on say, a laptop? Decisions, decisions...
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Oh my lord, my car isn't worth as much as some of these bikes.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I can't even imagine spending this much on a bike! but I'm not super into biking. My boyfriend rides his everyday to work and his $100 bike works just great. Maybe if we were going to do a race, like the CA AIDS one that lasts a week I think (something we've talked about doing) then I might invest in a better bike. But I didn't realize they were THAT much!
Allytta Allytta 8 years
under 2000? that's so expensive.
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 8 years
Can you do a similar post on road bikes? I'm in the market for one (and creating a "bike fund" in my savings account), as I want to try my first triathalon next year!
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