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Bike for the girlfriend
#1
Hi,
My gf really wants to get into this biking thang and i was looking for some wisdom.
I was thinking a reasonably light trail bike. Thats calable of the odd uplift day becoz theres no doubt she will want to scare the living day lights out of me riding all kinds of stuff.
So heres wot i thought would b sensible.
Full suss. 140-150 travel up front. Size small most of the time. 67-68% head angle. A dropper post. I'll only put 1 on there anyway.  26 inch wheels ! Yes u read right. I dont want her to feel like shes on a penny farthing coz shes only small. Reasonable brakes and spec.
Budget. Around the 2k mark.

Heres what i have found ao far.

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She loves the pink. But i rekon its b too heavy for the majority of her riding
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If any1 comes across anything let me know.
Thanks smellys.
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#2
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not 26" but for 2099 Euros looks like a amazing first bike.
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#3
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#4
What about the trail focused saracen? Kili? Was looking at one in faversham bike shop, looks like it would rip? likely to be good deals on last years models too as per usual with saracen!

Failing that....

Transition Bandit?
Canyon Spectral? (There's a new model out with pikes up front etc - have a look).

I wouldn't worry about it having to be 26 - I can barely notice the difference between the two.
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#5
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#6
yes i do like canyons  :B think you might struggle getting a list not with larger wheels, would have thought the mid size would be fine Undecided this one on the light side and comes In a cool green ;D
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#7
oh ben we must be on the same menstrual cycle  :o
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#8
I put a small Bandit 27.5 in  blue on ebay brand new
A bit above your budget though.
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#9
&quot;Skid&quot; Wrote:oh ben we must be on the same menstrual cycle  :o

:K)
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#10
Thanks for all the info lads. I'll have a good look at it wen i get in. Yeh i kept wandering back to the canyon site.
Kili flyer sounds good. They look super lower and sleek. Would have got 1 myself if it had more travel
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