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Better MTB for my wife - what to get ?

kiniookinioo Posts: 776
edited May 2015 in MTB buying advice
Hi all,

After I got myself a brand new Anthem X2 2013 now its time to upgrade the bike for my wife.

She does nothing serious, but I want to get her something which will not fall apart...and with OK for and hydro brakes.

She has been using a cheep Moongoose etc. - been around the Europe with us but sometimes I think its not up to the job.

Anyway, was thinking to go for Boardman Team (second hand in good nick) but she says if I got myself a brand new bike why would I buy her a second hand one ???

Therefore I am on the market for a new bike, but in region of 600£.

What do you think guys about this one :

http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/m ... mp-ht-650b

or this:

http://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/rado ... wg_id-6666

Any other options out there ??

I want to avoid 29-ers...

Thanks

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,446
    Have a look on paulscycles or various other online sellers that do previous seasons bikes, obscure sizes and women's tend to hang around longer than normal medium and large framed bikes. 26 ers are also still available if you look around. For what it's worth my wife likes her merida Juliet, nothing fancy but good enough for what she wants. Have fun satisfying the wifes request for a new bike, ie wrong colour, saddle etc.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • kiniookinioo Posts: 776
    oxoman wrote:
    Have a look on paulscycles or various other online sellers that do previous seasons bikes, obscure sizes and women's tend to hang around longer than normal medium and large framed bikes. 26 ers are also still available if you look around. For what it's worth my wife likes her merida Juliet, nothing fancy but good enough for what she wants. Have fun satisfying the wifes request for a new bike, ie wrong colour, saddle etc.

    Yes, she went: "I need a bike in correct colour to match my helmet..."
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,446
    New helmet as well then.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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