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Get in Gear: Cannondale Mountain Bike

For some women, going for a hike isn't done by feet alone. Mountain biking is fun and hard, and great if you love the challenge of getting up a mountain, but hate how your knees hurt when you're running back down. If you're in the market for a new mountain bike, check out the Rush Féminine from Cannondale.

Despite the name, there's nothing girly about this tough, ride-wherever-you-want bike. It's great for off-roading because it's lightweight (the frame only weighs 5 lbs) yet easy to control.

It's able to get up steep climbs, has precise steering capabilities so you can maneuver around tricky terrain, and it can break confidently (which it extremely necessary). Plus it has superior suspension, so when you're on a bumpy trail, it absorbs the bounce.

I love that it doesn't look like it's for women either, because this bike is tough. Just because we're women, doesn't mean we ride like girls (although I used to do endos into piles of leaves when I was girl...but you get my point).

Fit's Tips: If you're not sure how a bike is supposed to fit, check out this post.

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rubialala rubialala 10 years
Wow, that's a good lookin' bike.
SU3 SU3 10 years
Hey flirtyfloridian - I don't think it would be silly at all! There are LOTS of trails in Florida perfect for mountain biking! I've seen some tough climbs out there... just watch out for the hurricane damage! :)
facin8me facin8me 10 years
This bike is $2000 around the Chicago area. Trek makes some women's specific design bikes that are pretty nice and are really reasonably priced.
flirtyfloridian flirtyfloridian 10 years
would it be silly to get a mountain bike for florida? i think its kinda not a NEED and more of a WANT cause its such a cute way to exercise! seriously that bike is so hot!
jhuck jhuck 10 years
I just bought a new bike a week ago and it looks quite similar to that. Hadn't gone biking since sometime in highschool (5 years ago), and my last bike was from around grade 4! It's been such a great workout for me!
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