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    Does your wife ride? And if so, what?

    I just finished building up a new hardtail for my wife. A sweet litespeed tellico. heck, I'm jealous!

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    My wife rides a Trek 4500 WSD that we bought used, and she loves it. We are upgrading to BB7 brakes and Mavic Crossride rims next week. She loves the fit of the frame and controls and will not let go of this bike for anything.

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    I bought my wife a nearly NOS early 90's Miyata RidgeRunner...rigid, she rode it around the neighborhood. Last year I found an '05 FSR XC for her, and upgraded 95% of the components...XT, XTR, Fox F80 RLT/RP23....

    She rode it on the trail a grand total of one time, about 1.5 miles. Kind of a waste of money...lol.

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    My wife owns three mixties, all set up for street. She has followed me through some single track a couple times, and we have enough bikes in the garage, it sounds like she may want me to build one up for her sometime.

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    just got wifey a fully rigid 09 Salsa El-Mariachi 29er, new in box from ebay and she loves it. she had a trek 6500 we bought new years ago that she rarely rode. but she wants to take this one out as often as she can.
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    I was thinking about the El Mar for my wife as well. I have one and love it. I think she'd really enjoy a single speed but I may go with 26" first.

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    She has a bike. A Specialized Hard Rock. It is plenty of bike for her and wants to accomplish. We'll ride around the streets or possibly head over to parks with very limited elevation changes and wide open double track, bridal paths or fire roads.

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    My wife commutes by bike every day on a nice Specialized hybrid (using a Detours Toocan, which is awesome). I recently bought her a cheap Giant Boulder off Craiglist to get her into mountain biking.

    Although she doesn't want to go every weekend necessarily, she has really enjoyed riding with me. It was also nice to go on our first camping/ mountain biking trip. Something a little different from our usual hiking/backpacking excursions.

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    I just got my fiancee an '08 Fuji Nevada 2.0 (seemed like the best bike for the money, I did quite a bit of research). Put most of it together by myself. I swapped in a set of Kenda Kross tires (knobs on the outside, almost slick on the inside) because I think she'll be mainly riding on paved trails with me (maybe some easy hardpack). I don't really intend to take her 'real' mountain bike riding when I go. If in the future she surprises me and wants to do the rough stuff, we'll have to see about a new fork (lol Suntour) and rims (lol Jalco).

    I do have a noob question though- my Haro has bb5 brakes (so I've not had a lot of experience with other types as I did no real maintenance on my old Walgoose), and this Fuji has V's - what is the point of a QR axle when it's going to mess up the brake setup taking the rim off the fork?

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    my gf rides my old Zaskar and she has a 96 Bonty SS and she had a Kona Coiler but sold it to build up a Titus RX1
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    No. I would love to ride with her, but I've been trying to get her interested for 5 years or so, doesn't look like it's going to happen....

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    Um, yeah, of course she rides.

    My ladies bike has better parts than mine, she is more finicky about weight. Right now it's a Transition Syren with M960 XTR, Bontrager Race X Lite wheels and a Nixon coil fork (change whatever else you want to make it lighter, but don't change my fork!)
    Well, it was a good try.

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    My gal's got a Santa Cruz Juliana that she adores. It's a sweet ride!

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    What she has and what she wants vary by a great margin.

    She currently beats the hell out of Trek 4500 on whatever trail we find, and has a GT comfort bike for a path/road bike.

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    Yes/No

    Yes, she will get out on bike paths and fire roads/buff single track with little-to-no elevation change on her '94 Giant Rincon--in sunny weather. "No" to anything more technical or strenuous or wet.

    Purchasing a newer, updated bike would likely go unnoticed by her for the type of riding she does.

    Hey, at least she tries to get out with me now and then. She loves creekside or lakeside rides -- some aural and visual stuff with lots of photo breaks.
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    My g/f will ride with me, she has a '08 Myka Comp and loves it. She doesn't like the really difficult/technical trails but is otherwise pretty hardcore and can keep up with most of what I ride.
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    Yep.
    Santa Cruz Juliana (Superlight) and a Fisher hard tail that I bought her when we got engaged 20 years ago this fall.
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    a Jamis XLT for lift-assisted (currently missing its fork that I stole for my AM hardtail)
    a Redline Flight for self-propelled mtb'ing(previously mine)
    a Bianchi 605 road bike (but she'd prefer something with flat bars) for road/cruising/...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDP77
    I was thinking about the El Mar for my wife as well. I have one and love it. I think she'd really enjoy a single speed but I may go with 26" first.
    she has hers set up as a stock 1x9. she also really prefers the 29er wheels too. she says she feels more stable on the bike then her old 26er and feels it rolls "smoother", even though it doesn't have suspension. she's 5'5" and rides the small size.
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    Yes she does...
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    She rides a Klein Attitude Comp and a Trek Madone 5.1......
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    Wife rides "our" bike...which is my dj bike. She has her own post/seat that she likes but I don't have pictures of her set-up, just my set-up on the bike


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    99 hardrock Steel Frame for my wife

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    when I get married my wife is gonna ride a 303r dh ;D
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    Yep. Sometimes this-


    Sometimes this-


    Sometimes this-


    And other times this-
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    BUt mostly lately she's been riding this-
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    I call for a mandate to allow only road bikes on trails to limit our speeds and increase our line picking skills-FB

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    My wife is 37 yo and rides this. I just put single plys and a ti-spring on it and it weighs 34.7 lbs. Not bad for a 7" travel AM/FR bike.


    A few years ago she rode a 41 lb Big Hit and it was too heavy and big. BTW she did hit the second drop. I got it on video.

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    The only way I could get my wife to ride is if I told her the cast from ( insert any reality show here) was out on the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidarnott
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    Rim breaks and reflectors, huh? Retro.
    You might want to help her adjust the seat though. She can't be getting full leg extension.
    I call for a mandate to allow only road bikes on trails to limit our speeds and increase our line picking skills-FB

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    Just an old K-Mart bike.

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    she's got a 2009 Kona 120
    and a specialized allez road bike that she has done a couple of iron man competitions on.
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    Stumpjumper 26"
    and a Niner EMD 29er

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    Her mountain bike that I built this past year, and a cruiser I built a couple of years ago....
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    A long time ago my wife used a 30lb. Trek hardtail, then a Trek FS rig, now she uses this.....



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    Got her a Specialized hardrock for her birthday 2 years ago. I let her tryout my new Scale 29er and she's been riding that ever since. Not sure if I'll ever get it back when we ride together...

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    Yup, she rides and is a better rider than me and most guys....
    Her main ride is a semi-custom Ventana El Salts (below) her other bikes are a Specialized Roubaix Pro, Santa Cruz Blur (limegreen, 4" travel), and a Redline SS (its not a monocog, its the Japanese chromoly one).

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    I bought her a Trek 6500 a couple years ago she rode it five times on the fifth ride she fell and took a rock to the face, cut her lip and had a bruise. She told me she would never ride a mountain bike again, and has stuck to that since. She loves road riding, her road bike has 4 or 5k miles on it. I built the old rode bike for myself and discovered its too small so I put some 700x40c tires on it and a nice easy gear so she can ride it around town and on rail trails.

    I respect that she won't mountain bike. She tried it and hated it. I just enjoy the fact she understands my passion and plans to get back on the road bike now that our son was born. I figure the trailer should slow me down enough to make it fun for her as she gets back into it.

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    My fiance only had a crappy $250 Giant hybrid until 2 weeks ago, we picked her up a leftover 2008 Novara Bonita for $399. She'll use this to find out how much she enjoys mtbing and possibly upgrade to something better in a year or two:


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    Titus Racer X 3x9 fully
    Soma Fabrications Groove 3x8 steel hardtail (now configured as a townie)
    Macalu/Litespeed ti SS hardtail
    Bianchi Vigorelli 3x9 steel road bike

    Here's my girl riding in Utah and a picture of her SS.
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    My wife loves to go mounting biking. My friend sold me his wifes Diamondback Outlook a few years ago. I put a better seat on it and got her some Shimano M520's and some Lake shoes for Christmas so she has been excited to ride. Probably next year I'll buy her a better bike.

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    Yup........she sure does.....not as often as she used to......she went out and bought a horse, so that cut into riding time.

    She is currently on a Santa Cruz BLT2, but has had SC Bullits, Heckler, Superlight, Juliana HT, Spec. Enduro, Felt Nine Elite.....etc.

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    My wife did ride for a while. Ordered a Fezzari Kings Peak online (she didn't like any of the comparably priced Trek, Cannondale, GF, etc). I was hesitant but the bike is pretty nice and had a better parts mix than the $450 Trek so I was thrilled.

    So she was riding with me about 2-3 times per month and was getting really good when she up and quit on me about a year ago. She likes the biking but hates being out in the woods.

    I'm going to strip down the bike, repaint it, turn it into a 1x9 and see if I can renew her interest into at least one ride a month.
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    When i was married my wife used to ride me!!

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    For the "Casual Riding Wife's bike"

    What have you guys done to the wife's bike (those who do not "ride" hard and just ride to spend time with our ugly selves)?

    I bought her the biggest bottom seat I could find. The things weighs about as much as my frame - but it will make her more comfortable on the bike and be more willing to get miles in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIFECYCLE
    When i was married my wife used to ride me!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LIFECYCLE
    When i was married my wife used to ride me!!
    I can't believe it took some Bozo this long to write this.

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    A Pivot Mach 5 now.

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    A Trek 5900, Norco Faze and probably the used 20 lb. Jamis hardtail I just agreed to buy online for myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twenty Times
    What have you guys done to the wife's bike (those who do not "ride" hard and just ride to spend time with our ugly selves)?

    I bought her the biggest bottom seat I could find. The things weighs about as much as my frame - but it will make her more comfortable on the bike and be more willing to get miles in.
    got her a steel framed bike. her first mtb with me was an old(wasn't that old at the time) schwinn cimmeron that she rode a lot. eventually the seat stays began to bow out from use. got her a nice new trek Al bike. she hated it and quit riding. maybe rode it 12 times in 12 years. got her a new steel framed bike and she loves it.
    will you rep me?

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    I cannot believe some bozo has no sense of humour!,lighten up if thats possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twenty Times
    What have you guys done to the wife's bike (those who do not "ride" hard and just ride to spend time with our ugly selves)?

    I bought her the biggest bottom seat I could find. The things weighs about as much as my frame - but it will make her more comfortable on the bike and be more willing to get miles in.
    I let my wife pick out her own seat: after she exchanged seats several times she had a better understanding of why I have a garage full of spare parts... Anyway after a woman modifies anything it becomes hers and she is more apt to ride HER bike as to riding your bike.... Be warned tho: never let you wife pick out parts for your bike...


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    i looked through this entire thread just to see if someone would answer with the obvious answer ,"me" only even funnier ,of course with that attitude(like mine) he's divorced,fantastic

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    I built up this ETSX for the financee last year. She's actually getting pretty good.



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    A lot of nice rides above....

    There is just something inherently attractive about a woman that rides a bike....

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    I am the Wife, my husband doesn't ride, if he does then he just rides my bike which I've finally ended up with this....



    Today I've got a relaxing day at home with no kids and no work so I'll probably head to the shed and fix the cable routing (need to drill out the holes to allow for the full cable) and maybe give the pedals a touch of red paint as they're looking worse for wear now (DMR V12 Mag). Bike is a Giant STP 0 originally but most of the spec has changed.
    I'm not a huge fan of red though but it's the only decent colour we had in the shed, I would have preferred blue, never mind.

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    One is a Bontrager Race:
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    One is a Singular Hummingbird:
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    One is a Ritchey Road Logic:
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    When I frst met my wife 4 years ago I picked up a Giant flat bar road bike to get her out with me at least on the roads & paths, she rode it some, but not tons.

    Last April I purchased a used Rocky Mountain Hammer, swapped a bunch of parts tryin to get her into MTB'ing, it did not go well, her 1st real MTB ride resulted in a few falls and being pretty scared, since then we stick to tame single track or fire roads.

    Last fall I bought her a Gary Fisher Simple City 3W, fenders, comfy, simple...

    So between her 3 bikes I hope to get 100 miles out of her this season.
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    If my butt counts as a bicycle, my wife rides all the time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawson Raider
    If my butt counts as a bicycle, my wife rides all the time!

    Nice

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    Wife has a '04 Fisher Cake 2 DLX. I don't know what they were like stock, but hers is pretty nice- fox vanila fork, manitou swinger 3way shock, X0 shifters and rear der, Thoompson post and stem, monkeylite carbon bars, bontrager racelite wheels and carbon fiber cranks. I knew if she got a light, plush ride she would use it a lot. She'll go with me on beginer/intermediate trails 3-4 times a month. That leaves me some time to ride with the fellas a lot too.

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    Good job! Yup, she does fly...errr...I mean ride!

    Hey Folks,

    She complains when she has to pedal but she does like to DH.

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    She's on a small Specialized 2006 Enduro with Fox DHX Air in the rear and a 36 Talus RC2 in the front.

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    2008 large mens stumpy. Hope mini pink x2's, chris king headset and botom bracket (pink of course) and a pink sram xo cassette. We swapped out the frame for a pink yeti as-r but she couldn't get used to the huge geometry change from the stumpy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSharks
    I just got my fiancee an '08 Fuji Nevada 2.0 (seemed like the best bike for the money, I did quite a bit of research). Put most of it together by myself. I swapped in a set of Kenda Kross tires (knobs on the outside, almost slick on the inside) because I think she'll be mainly riding on paved trails with me (maybe some easy hardpack). I don't really intend to take her 'real' mountain bike riding when I go. If in the future she surprises me and wants to do the rough stuff, we'll have to see about a new fork (lol Suntour) and rims (lol Jalco).

    I do have a noob question though- my Haro has bb5 brakes (so I've not had a lot of experience with other types as I did no real maintenance on my old Walgoose), and this Fuji has V's - what is the point of a QR axle when it's going to mess up the brake setup taking the rim off the fork?

    In response to your off topic question, taking the wheel off with V brakes shouldn't have any effect on the brake setup. I had Shimano LX Vs on my Big Sur before I put BB7s on it and I rarely had to adjust anything with the Vs no matter how many times I removed and replaced the wheels. Maybe adjusted it once or twice a season.

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    Yep, started her on an old, orange Cannondale F900, with a DD60 Headshock. Put a Lefty on it a year or so later, after she kept complaining about getting bumped around. That got things rolling, and she was hooked. Now? this is her main rig, that pics a bit old, position has been changed, different bars, XT crank (with an X rated set of naughty girl CrankSkins) XTR RD, Egg SL's, and her newest addition, a PINK 990 Sram cassette, way to go honey, wearing out that boring colored XTR cassette Mr. Pumpkin comes out every now and then, when she needs a HT fix....
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    my wife is just basically starting out riding so the B-day present I got her last week is a little more than she needs but she's totally happy with it so far.....

    2010 specialized Safire in limited edition colors, black & Komen
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    I got my wife a Safire as well for 40th b-day last week. Changed a few things from stock.




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    This is my wife:


    And even though I'm old enough to be her father, she rides me more often than anything with wheels:


    But she also has enjoyed her street / track day SV650:


    And her SV650 Supersport road race bike:


    And we're just finishing up her 20 pound Yeti AS-R race bike:

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    Quote Originally Posted by never_was
    I got my wife a Safire as well for 40th b-day last week. Changed a few things from stock.



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    Yes indeed and a KHS XC 104:

    Ever been to Mountain Bike Tales Digital Magazine? Now if only the print rags would catch on!

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    It's never a question of "what" she rides

    It's always a question of "what she wears"
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    Novarra Bonita, mostly on bridle and tow paths with a little singletrack from time to time.

    Truly a wealth of useless information.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RIS
    This is my wife:


    And even though I'm old enough to be her father, she rides me more often than anything with wheels:


    But she also has enjoyed her street / track day SV650:


    And her SV650 Supersport road race bike:


    And we're just finishing up her 20 pound Yeti AS-R race bike:

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    We are currently shopping for her an entry level bike at this time! Any recos? It looks like she fits a 16 incher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhoffroad
    my wife is just basically starting out riding so the B-day present I got her last week is a little more than she needs but she's totally happy with it so far.....

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    Glad to know I'm not the only one who went all out for the wife's first MTB! On Saturday we picked up the same bike, 2010 Safire comp, but she preferred the blue and white. She did great for her first time out and as I expected, she loved it! Now I get to ride more often since she will be joining me most of the time, great investment IMO.

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    I went all out on the wife's ride too. Transition bottle rocket on DeeMax's . She loves it!

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    Wish my wife liked to ride:~(

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    My wife went OTB in the mid 90's and never got back on the bike. We still have the Hardrock hanging in the garage. I have asked a few times over the years, but it will not happen.

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    She rides the baby blue stinky 16.5 I bought for myself but they are sized like 2 sizes smaller than normal so she can ride it easily. Also I put a Hammerschmidt on it recently so she can shift to a lower front cog (22/42) instead of the single ring (pictured)
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    My wife rides this old white bike and I ride the black one.

    She started riding 8 months ago and now we spend a lot more quality time together.


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    Holy thread resurrection!

    My wife went OTB once, and that was the end of MTBing. In all fairness, it was a pretty spectacular crash, taco'd the front wheel, banged her knee up, etc.

    She does love to ride the road bike, though. She has a Masi Alare. And she can drop me on the hills like it's no big deal. I'm one part proud, one part ashamed....

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    Wow, your wives have some really nice bikes!

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    Just picked up my wife a 2011 Spec Safire Comp. She was riding a Gary Fisher HT WSD before. Her riding has instantly changed and can bomb down sections of the trail she wouldn't have touched before. We were going to get her the Myka FSR, but the shock that comes on the comp is coil which doesn't work for her weight. 5 foot and 100 lbs. Was going to try to hunt down a Myka FSR Elite, but then she rode the Safire Comp. End of story regarding looking anymore.

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    Jamis XC that I've upgraded with a RS Judy SL, and some CB pedals
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    Mine has an '09 GF Marlin. She likes riding the trails, but time is hard to come by.
    Trying to win hearts and minds, but willing to stomp them if necessary.

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    My wife rides a hybrid Raleigh. We are currently thinking about getting her a better bike so I can show her how much she's missing.

    However, she crashes a lot, and I can't afford to have the CEO of my household all beaten and bruised.

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    YES...she does now

    I fully surprized my wife this past Christmas with a 2011 Specialized Myka HT Disc. She LOVES to ride it! I upgraded the crappy crankset to a Shimano LX and the crappy mechanical disc brakes to Shimano Deore hydraulics. It rides sweet now...

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    My wife has several bikes, but the new one is a GT Marathon Carbon Pro
    with Crank Brothers Cobalt wheels and a Easton carbon cockpit. Plus some
    other bits that she likes. Being that she rides a XS she got a killer deal on
    the bike.

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    While we aren't married yet, I did take my fiancť down to the lbs and bought her a bike, she absolutely loved the trek Skye s, so I picked it up for her, and after some cross training I'll help her learn very mild trail riding, just to go get some exercise and have fun. So far we r having a great time riding together =)

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    My wife rides a Gary Fisher HiFi Deluxe GS which she loves. It is also her first mountain bike ever. I took her to the bike shops and let her pick whatever bike she wanted. Makes getting her into mountain biking easier, and she did well with clipless pedals. As parts need replacing it will get more pink.
    EE that enjoys mountain biking, currently riding a 2011 Remedy 9.8 stock :)

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    I will be looking to get my wife a mountain bike soon. She rides with me on the road all of the time though.

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    She sure does.
    Trek Fuel EX7 WSD, and she loves it. (All reflectors are now removed - we had just picked it up in the picture)

    Shimano SPD pedals
    Carbon handlebars, Kenda Slant 6 and Smallblock 8 tires just came in the mail today for her.


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