Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-07-04, 07:28 AM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
ChiliDog's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Foothills of Appalachia.
Bikes: Electra Townie crank forward, Specialized flat bar road bike.
Posts: 735
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Is this a good beginner 2 intermediate ride?

I am interested in riding off-road, but not too rough of a terrain (no cliff jumping stuff), but want a good, reliable, moderately light-weight hardtail with a decent shock. I am a middle-aged woman standing 5'4" tall and this bike feels like a "good fit" in a size 16, as tested at the shop.

Normally I ride a road bike and a hybrid, so my experience with mountain bikes is limited. Would like your opinions as to whether this bike is a good choice for my money. Thanks!
ChiliDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-04, 01:27 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Parrish, FL
Bikes: Lots
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The Trek is a good bike. My recommendation is to ride as many different bikes as possible. WSD and non-WSD.

The concept of the WSD is for women with longer legs, shorter torsoes, narrower shoulders and smaller hands.

I know many women who prefer non-WSD bikes. Test ride both models to be sure.

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:05 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.