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    help with choosing a bike for my 5' 0" wife.

    My wife is 5 feet tall and has been mountain biking since before we met. She's ready for a new bike now, but can't seem to find one where she can stand over the top tube. Shes looking for a hard tail, but wouldn't mind a FS if the price is right. She wants a hard tail for less maintence. She wants a 26, but since they're getting hard to find a 27.5 is the way we'll have to go unless a 26 can be found. Oh ya, an entry level bike/price.
    Thanks for the help.

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    I know Trek has small 3-series frames, 13"? They aren't too bad a spec (for the money,) and still 26" too.

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    Something like this might work well. Ibis Mojo SL Mountain Bike Size Small XTR Carbon | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael1 View Post
    Something like this might work well. Ibis Mojo SL Mountain Bike Size Small XTR Carbon | eBay
    "Entry level price" ??
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Raleigh Bicycles Eva 4.0 - 2013 Mountain
    Got one for me nearly 5 foot and still growing daughter, and so far so good. Comes in 13" and 15"
    Round and round we go

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    "Entry level price" ??
    The last SL special blends were selling at $2250, this retailed at $6900 according the seller so if you look for a week or two, it's probably possible to find a small SL under 2k.

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    If under 1k is the objective, then singlespeed steel hardtail is the way to go. On-One Inbred being the best value.

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    Marin has a lot of bikes that are 13" starting at a great price.2013 Marin COAST TRAIL WFG Women's Hardtail MTB Bike Shimano 8s Suntou | Random Bike Parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by desert-rat View Post
    My wife is 5 feet tall and has been mountain biking since before we met. She's ready for a new bike now, but can't seem to find one where she can stand over the top tube. Shes looking for a hard tail, but wouldn't mind a FS if the price is right. She wants a hard tail for less maintence. She wants a 26, but since they're getting hard to find a 27.5 is the way we'll have to go unless a 26 can be found. Oh ya, an entry level bike/price.
    Thanks for the help.
    The vast majority of entry level to mid level bikes are 26", if they are not 29". Don't believe they hype, 650b is only about 5% of unit sales.

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