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    Female riders build kits

    Check out the MC forms www.mountaincycle.com for your opinion on build kits for the female rider. All opinions are welcome but female opinions trump.

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    Are you talking Female specific frame geometry or component or both??
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    Ohhh MC, please don't focus on this now... the DH niche isn't small enough for you that you need to make it even smaller by targeting the female market?? I'm starting to wonder what exactly is going on over there these days. Seriously, leave the WSD to Trek and focus on making good (and new) models.
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    Think they're just talking about build kits not frames at the moment.
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    Yep just talk... please relax... were not here to re-invent the wheel.

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    Their are really no Female Specific components other than Pink which shouldnt apply.
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    Sorry The quote/reference you used on the site was a lil confusing.
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    Not for nothing jrcxu but the female market is getting huge. Ask Transition bikes how popular there Siren bike is. And not for nothing but im gonna guarantee that my girlfriend can out ride almost every guy i ride with, and it doesnt matter what biking style XC or down hill she pins it all the way. And sadly enough she did ride a MC Sin but it started to make some weird creaking noise so i built a Jamis XAM for her. She rode a female friends Siren and i had to ordered one last week. So yes go down this rode MC. Yes maybe a niche market but worth it in my eyes.
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    There's a difference between knowing chicks who ride and trying to support/sustain a business model around such a small market that, regardless of growth, will never be huge/profitable, and certainly not worth such a concentrated effort to focus on satisfying. The market I'm referring to is the all-mtn, dirt jump, DH market, the one MC appears to be going after.

    I work at a shop that targets only the mountain bike market, and girls around here have big ol gel seats on their Trek hybrids. Not Sins or 5+ in travel bikes. That's my experience, and that's what's selling around here. Well, you might say 'sure, thats because there's no downhill runs in your area.' Sure, you're right, but thats my point. Hell, when I lived in Boulder, the biking capitol of the US, aside from Portland (but with mountains), they were all on road bikes. If you pull back to see the bigger picture, 99.5% of women will never ride a Sin or any long travel bike for that matter. That's all I'm saying.
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    Thank F### one of the .5% is daft enough to go out with me!!
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