Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
Bikes: Presto NJS build, Specialized Allez Pro w/ full Dura Ace and Ksyrium SLs, 1990something Specialized Sirrus
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You will need to get her sized, but I would say she needs around a 50cm bike. First off, don't get her a fixed gear. A single speed COULD be good, depending on what the terrain is like where you live.
Here in Austin, it is pretty hilly, and I actually just bought my girlfriend a bike for X-mas (Dawes Lightning Sport (was within my budget)) and I know she wouldn't be riding it as much as she does if she wasn't able to switch gears and make it easier. Just a thought.