OK, Here is the deal. I am married to an amazing woman who loves to road cycle. For the past ten years money has been TIGHT TIGHT TIGHT.. yet she hasn't complained even though she can BARELY keep up with her gf's on their LONG road trips. They have lightweight advanced bikes and she has fought to keep up on her heavy mongoose leasure bike WITHOUT a single word of complaint. Frankly i don't know how she did it. The long distance rides are even tiring for her very fit gf's and yet my wonderful wife never uttered a word of complaint as she rode her heavy Mongoose tank. I have LONGED for the day when i could buy her an amazing bike and it has arrived.
I am considering one of two bikes and both are within a few dollars of each other and i think i am pretty set on one of these two bikes. they are both carbon fiber and both by good companies.. my concern is this. I don't have the expertise to compare the specs, which components are best and frankly which company may be best. i will of course have her "fit" to the right size but she relys on my research abilities to determine the brand and model.. based on price, of course. I think Trec has a crash replacement program but i need to call Specialized today to see if they have a simular program.
thank you so much for your help in this important gift to an amazing woman.
thanks again for your help.
Steven aka.. Seacoast
Trek Pilot 5.0 WSD (Women's Specific Design)
Specialized Ruby Comp (model engineered for women)