Ladies, the best serious mountain bike for women is the santa cruz Blur -Stable, responsive, high performing . If you are interested, I will be selling mine (6 months old) for a great price ...XTR rear, Hayes hydraulic disc, beautiful build...anodized steel blue SMALL frame. These are hard to find in our size!!! By next week, it will be gone (I need the $). I have pictures and detail upon request.