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    Planning to get an F6 Feminine for my Wife

    Hi!
    I'm planning to get an F6 Feminine for my wife...she already tried it and felt comfy on it (she has almost never ridden a mountain bike).
    Any downsides I may be missing on this bike? If she really likes it and we start hitting the trails more often, I may consider upgrading the wheels and brakes to disc.

    Thanks!

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    my wife has an 07 feminine 2 and loves it

    brake upgreades to disc will reqiure new hubs laced up
    front for is ok
    other that that its a great bike. as long as she likes it thats what matters

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    A disc brake upgrade will be expensive, it's better to get a bike that comes with them from the factory. Your wife will be fine with V-brakes and the bike will be lighter. Unless you ride in muddy conditions I'd stay with V-brakes on her bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiar577
    A disc brake upgrade will be expensive, it's better to get a bike that comes with them from the factory. Your wife will be fine with V-brakes and the bike will be lighter. Unless you ride in muddy conditions I'd stay with V-brakes on her bike.
    Yep - I looked briefly at getting disc brakes for my son's F6 for Xmas last year.
    Was not really a cost justified upgrade at all given that the V-brakes actually work fine.
    There are probably better things to spend a few hundred bucks on,(better derailleurs /shifters, seat maybe, etc)

    Unless you're gonna get some really nice rims, brakes, etc and make it a rather expensive overhaul (which actually might not be a bad thing if you wanna spend bigger bucks), you're gonna likely end up with more of a "crossgrade" than "upgrade".
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    Quote Originally Posted by andygua
    Hi!
    I'm planning to get an F6 Feminine for my wife...she already tried it and felt comfy on it (she has almost never ridden a mountain bike).
    Any downsides I may be missing on this bike? If she really likes it and we start hitting the trails more often, I may consider upgrading the wheels and brakes to disc.

    Thanks!
    the only downside are the spec's (components) which are low end...

    if it is something she is really looking to get into and commit to then you might consider a better build....

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    Thanks guys for the suggestions...
    Having low end components as a downside is not much of an issue now since this will be the entry-bike...if she really likes it and we start hitting more challenging trails then I'll consider either an upgrade or a full bike replacement...

    The good thing is that in your opinion this is a good starting bike right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andygua

    The good thing is that in your opinion this is a good starting bike right?
    Yes!!!
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    its a great starter bike if she likes to ride that bike thats the most important thing , its a great frame and can be upgraded as needed that were we're at now with my wifes

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