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    Introductory full suspension 27.5 for the wife???

    Hi guys, I'm thinking about getting the wife a full suspension 27.5, and I am wondering if yall can help steer us in the right direction. Something on the less expensive side of things, but definitely full suspension. Any help would be much appreciated.

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    Step 1: What is your budget?

    Then we can come a lot closer to helping you out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclortho View Post
    Step 1: What is your budget?

    Then we can come a lot closer to helping you out.
    I would like to spend no more than $1500 if possible. Maybe a little less?

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    For my wife I got her a Liv embolden 2 model (was a carry over from last year so was like $1300) and she loves it. She came from a GT hardtail and finds the Liv to be more comfortable and has been able to take it to a downhill park in MN (so not too extreme) and been riding it in western CO with no issue. I talked about getting a new bike for her (as I always like new bikes) but she said she loves her current one and doesn't want a new one so that says something I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cs84 View Post
    For my wife I got her a Liv embolden 2 model (was a carry over from last year so was like $1300) and she loves it. She came from a GT hardtail and finds the Liv to be more comfortable and has been able to take it to a downhill park in MN (so not too extreme) and been riding it in western CO with no issue. I talked about getting a new bike for her (as I always like new bikes) but she said she loves her current one and doesn't want a new one so that says something I guess.
    Thank you very much for the reply. I have been looking at that exact bike.
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    Liv and Juliana were designed primarily for women. Those models would be a great start to shop new or used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Battery View Post
    Liv and Juliana were designed primarily for women. Those models would be a great start to shop new or used.
    Fwiw, my wife owns a Juliana Furtado. Exact same frame as SC 5010. Lighter shock tunes and slightly different fit components. Major diff is with sizing. XS only avail from Juliana. XL only avail from SC. My wife prefers it that way, honestly.

    It isn't "designed for women" the way some bikes are, with different frame geos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    Fwiw, my wife owns a Juliana Furtado. Exact same frame as SC 5010. Lighter shock tunes and slightly different fit components. Major diff is with sizing. XS only avail from Juliana. XL only avail from SC. My wife prefers it that way, honestly.

    It isn't "designed for women" the way some bikes are, with different frame geos.

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    I would just get her a diamondback clutch. Itís inexpensive and it comes with decent components. Because chances she will probably hate riding and itíll just sit in the garage.

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    The marin hawk hill is usually $1399, and its a good bike. So are liv's, and julianas, but julianas are not $1500 by any stretch.

    Stick with something around 120mm if shes newer. New riders get uncomfortable with tall front ends.

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    Two years ago my wife wanted to try mtb. We were able to pick up a 2011 Trek WSD full sus bike for $500 at a spring bike swap in fantastic condition. I really didn't want to spend a ton on something that she may or may not like.

    I am excited that my wife loved it and just purchased a Liv Pique for this season. Built in riding partners rock

    Hopefully your wife is going to love it! Maybe a used bike is a good route for her first bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RavinJM View Post
    Two years ago my wife wanted to try mtb. We were able to pick up a 2011 Trek WSD full sus bike for $500 at a spring bike swap in fantastic condition. I really didn't want to spend a ton on something that she may or may not like.

    I am excited that my wife loved it and just purchased a Liv Pique for this season. Built in riding partners rock

    Hopefully your wife is going to love it! Maybe a used bike is a good route for her first bike?
    We just got my wife a Liv Pique and she really digs it so far. We'll probably do another ride this weekend for her to really try it out.

    I can believe how light it is and the stock wheels are more than decent.
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    Nice Curveball! We looked around at various bikes online and b/m. She really liked the feel of the Pique.

    How does your wife feel about descending on the Pique? I was a little worried about the steep HTA so we went with the SX2 with the longer fork to give her more confidence going down.

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    Would you gentleman comment on sizing for your partner's Piques?

    I'm wondering how generous the stand-over height is? I want to buy a used size small for my 5 foot tall girlfriend, which is outside the recommended range. If the stand-over height worked, I would slam a short-stem on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamfromCanada View Post
    Would you gentleman comment on sizing for your partner's Piques?

    I'm wondering how generous the stand-over height is? I want to buy a used size small for my 5 foot tall girlfriend, which is outside the recommended range. If the stand-over height worked, I would slam a short-stem on there.
    My wife has very short legs and the small fits her great. It seems to have more standover clearance than any other bike that we looked at. There's also the XS which would be even smaller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavinJM View Post
    Nice Curveball! We looked around at various bikes online and b/m. She really liked the feel of the Pique.

    How does your wife feel about descending on the Pique? I was a little worried about the steep HTA so we went with the SX2 with the longer fork to give her more confidence going down.
    I was worried about the HT angle too and put a Suntour Auron 130 mm on it that I had from my bike. She likes it quite well and I may extend the travel to 140 mm which will give a 67 degree HT angle.
    Riding Washington State singletrack since 1986

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