Following on from last week’s feature on women’s road bikes, we’re having a quick look at some of the off-road options for women riders currently in our showroom.
Many of you will now be familiar with Giant’s “Liv” brand, which is a range of bikes and kit specifically designed for women. Here’s the Liv Intrigue, a full suspension 27.5 wheeled mountain bike £1999.
This is what Giant/Liv have to say about the bike: “Ridden by Liv pro Kelli Emmett on the demanding courses of the Enduro World Series, Intrigue is built specifically for women seeking maximum control and confidence on aggressive trails. The lightweight ALUXX SL aluminium frame features women’s-specific geometry, engineered to optimize the light, agile and super stable 27.5-inch wheels and with 5.5 inches/140mm of plush Maestro Suspension travel, you get efficient pedalling and traction on climbs and unrivalled handling on descents. Additional features include the tapered OverDrive steerer tube and 15mm front thru-axle for more precise steering, plus special cable routing for a dropper seatpost so you can dial in saddle height, on the fly, while riding varying terrain.”
Our View: a high-spec bike, ideal for the experienced rider who has the fitness to tackle the big “ups”, but lives to ride the big downhills. This bike will take you riding to a new level, whether you are a trail centre junkie or just love the natural trails of the South Pennines!
Close up of the Intrigue’s rear suspension
For those looking for a first mountain bike, we’ve also got in stock the Specialized Myka (pictured below), a traditional 26 inch wheeled bike with suspension forks. This bike will cope with most local trails as well as offering a good all-round performance on canal tow-paths, cycle paths and the hilly roads around Halifax. It’s rugged, easy to ride and surprisingly light and agile and at only £350 it’s highly affordable too!
Our View: the perfect budget all-rounder for the Halifax/Calderdale rider who wants a bike that will go anywhere, do anything, whilst opening up off-road exploration at home and on holiday!
Also well worth a look is this 2014 Specialized JETT Comp 29er with 10 x 2 gearing
which is now on special offer – it was £1100 but is going for only £799. Light, and very well specced, it’s a really classy thoroughbred XC bike.
Our View: This is a highly capable bike, equally at home riding on local trails or on the start line of a Cross-Country race. A pedigree bike at a real knock-down price!
Why not pop into the shop where we can take you through the options – or you can just browse around the showroom!