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    What bike for wife?

    Hi everyone,

    Just recently got back into biking again. My 8yr old loves it, and I just got him a Scott Voltage 20 six speed that he took to like a fish to water. We've gone upstate NY on some packed dirt/gravel mountain trail riding (trails are steep tho) and some paved park trails going 5-15 miles a day depending on the terrain. I've outfitted my old Gary Fisher hardtail for more upright rides and hybrid tires and its perfect (lightweight, comfortable etc).

    My wife thought is riding a Trek Navigator comfort bike. She's having back pain on the longer rides. Also the bike is a nightmare to get on the racks, weighs a ton,and is slow. It's really just a joy ride bike I told her. She has run 1\2 marathons so she's capable, it's just biking is new to her (she didn't do much as a kid). Trying to figure what style bikes I should be looking for her as I think this is shaping up to be a great family activity (son loves it), and we get to go on some great day-trips.

    Should I get a Woman's entry level mtn bike, or a hybrid that can handle some trail riding? Any suggestion for a good (preferably used) bike to look for for this purpose? Weight is important to me usually in good bike...

    Any suggestions would be appreciated!

    Thanks Rick

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    If she isn't planning on taking it on rocky dirt trails often I'd recommend a hybrid. They work great for all around comfort as well as riding most terrains.

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    Take her with you to the bike shops and then back away and let her ask the questions.

    My wife had a hybrid and it was okay for a while but it wasn't that great on longer rides in the country. She liked the Trek FX so I got her the 7.5 model.

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    An entry level mountain bike is unlikely to be light. It is also not likely to have components that work really well or last for a long time. That's the usual definition of "entry level".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triaxtremec View Post
    If she isn't planning on taking it on rocky dirt trails often I'd recommend a hybrid. They work great for all around comfort as well as riding most terrains.

    Correct, but beware hybrids with the same upright position of the Navigator as that is probably the cause of the discomfort.

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