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Bike for my girlfriend?

AcidhouseAcidhouse Posts: 19
edited July 2014 in MTB buying advice
I almost have enough saved to get my girlfriend a much needed upgrade she currently has a appollo theia full sus (Piece of poo).

My budget is 500 max
She wants a purple bike :roll:
She is 5ft2 so a small size frame needed
I would really like it to have hydraulic disc brakes

So far the best looking one i have found is

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/felt-womens-krystal-70-2014/

But its pink not purple. :roll:

Any help welcomed warmly :lol:

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Horrible. Pointless fork.
    She can have colour, or a bike worth riding.
    I don't do smileys.

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    And it's black.
    I don't do smileys.

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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,777
    That's a fork for a £250 bike......

    Pink bike the right way
    Tamsnewbike2_zps486bdc68.jpg
    Scott Voltage frame stripped and resprayed, now running some Manitou black (silver in colour) air forks.

    As CD says you have a choice of a pink bike or a decent bike unless you DIY, you won't find a serious bike at that price point in pink I don't think....too 'Marmite'.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • chrisw333chrisw333 Posts: 695
    I bought my wife a Voodoo Bantu. It's blue.

    Not what she would have picked in a shop, but now she's really happy with it and chuffed she's on a 'proper' bike. Need to swap the tyres tho, they're pretty horrid.

    If you can get to £550 the Rockrider 8.1 would prob be the best bet as I think it's lighter than the Voodoos.
  • AcidhouseAcidhouse Posts: 19
    She wanted purple though. :)

    Still hunting :?

    must be a well speked purple bike somewhere would definatly consider second hand. :?:
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,777
    Just get a decent bike, strip it down and get the frame coated and rebuild.......
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • snowstersnowster Posts: 490
    Acidhouse wrote:
    She wanted purple though. :)

    Still hunting :?

    must be a well speked purple bike somewhere would definatly consider second hand. :?:
    Tell her she is swallow and colour doesn't matter...
  • bagz3bagz3 Posts: 253
    Ive just bought my other half a Carrera Kraken.
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