Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Cowtown, AB
Bikes: Titus El Guapo, Misfit diSSent, Cervelo Soloist Carbon, Wabi Lightning, et al.
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Tough call - my wife [girlfriend at the time] didn't appreciate the difference between good and crap bikes until I took her out riding. Her x-mart bike just about exploded. After we got back from the ride she went to the LBS and threw down $1300 on a decent hardtail.
I'd warn her about only spending $300 on a new bike, just so she can't say "You didn't warn me!" You might even consider renting a bike for her first ride, then taking her shopping. She will see the differences immediately.
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'06 Cervelo Soloist Carbon | '09 Titus El Guapo | '09 Misfit diSSent | '09 Wabi Lightning