Decent womens bike for £400. Possible?

gordont Posts: 2
edited May 2019 in MTB buying advice
Im on the hunt far a half decent lightweight womens bike for the wife. Weve tried the ones in Halfords but 14kg is a bit too much! Any suggestions please. A hybrid would suffice. G.


  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Decathlon Triban bikes always get good reviews.
  • bonzo_banana
    bonzo_banana Posts: 256
    You say hybrid would suffice as if you would consider or maybe prefer another type of bike like a road bike. If so you can still get the excellent Contend for £400 plus postage and that is 9.5kg for the medium frame. Brilliant bike for that money.
  • larkim
    larkim Posts: 2,474
    Voodoo Bizango loses you 1kg, but it is a 29er and not specifically aimed at women. Currently £585, but that could be about £530 after British Cycling discount.

    Depending on how small your wife is, the Hoy Bonaly 26" kids bike is light, capable and about £450. But it is a rigid fork.

    The bottom line of cheap / light / well equipped equation is that you get to buy 2 out of 3. If you want cheap and light, you'd have to step down from air forks, decent components etc.
    2015 Canyon Nerve AL 6.0 (son #1's)
    2011 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc (son #4s)
    2013 Decathlon Triban 3 (red) (mine)
    2019 Hoy Bonaly 26" Disc (son #2s)
    2018 Voodoo Bizango (mine)
    2018 Voodoo Maji (wife's)