Best value ladies dual suspension MTB under $3000?

dan76n

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So my wife has started to enjoy Mountain biking so I was thinking of getting her a decent bike for Xmas.
From browsing online I don’t mind the Canyon WMNS Neuron AL 6.0 which is just under $2600 delivered. She obviously won’t be able to test it out being Canyon but I don’t think that will matter should matter too much.
Any other suggestions out there?
Ive been looking at Gumtree, facebook and these forums for second hand but Ladies bikes don’t pop up near as often as men’s. If I went second hand I’d want to stay under 2k I’d say.
https://www.canyon.com/en-au/women-bikes/mountain-bikes/trail-bikes/neuron/neuron-wmn-al-6.0/2082.html?dwvar_2082_pv_rahmenfarbe=BK/BU&dwvar_2082_pv_rahmengroesse=L
 

Sethius

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A liv on sale. They reguarly get down to 40% off. Bike exchange will be riddled with them.
 

dan76n

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Well done, you have a keeper there. Alternatively, if she likes shuttling, thats also a keeper !
Haha, absolutely no chance of signing her up to shuttle but I’m happy to have her out on the bike.
I managed to get her on Strava which she was very reluctant to start with but now she’s quite enthusiastic to see how fast she’s getting.
 

dan76n

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A liv on sale. They reguarly get down to 40% off. Bike exchange will be riddled with them.
I've been looking at Bike exchange and there’s a few Scott Contessa’s that seem ok but the Livs don’t seem to compare from a component point of view. Mind you I’ve not seen any at 40% off so I might keep an eye out.
 

dan76n

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I really feel for both in that situation.
My wife is really enjoying riding and she has a group of lady friends that started riding once a week at the start of Winter.
I figured if she can get through winter in Canberra without chucking it in there’s a good chance she’ll stick with it.
I don’t mind riding with her as it gives me a chance to show off a bit .
 

ozzybmx

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Haha, absolutely no chance of signing her up to shuttle but I’m happy to have her out on the bike.
Mate, I have bought the missus a 6.5k e-Bike, she does not ride it. Waste of money, all she wants to do is shuttle us... to be honest, I would rather she would join us and ride... I've told her I will buy her the nicest bike, floated a Juliana (Santa mama) but no interest whatsoever sadly.

Her fitness in our mid 40's is more of a thought than my shuttles... yeah wash my mouth out I hear :rolleyes:
 

SF Trailboy

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Searched long and hard the Intrigue won in the end but that was only because my wife’s sizing needs are a little unique or the canyon would of shipped. She shuttles Stromlo with us and loves it... Becareful of some women’s specific geo it seems to get a bit weird.

There was some sights and perhaps some stumpjumpers too recently well priced from memory....

FYI I seem to think the bike was about 25% off - they bring in a lot fewer numbers so don’t think you will get near 40% now but hope you do....

Got mine a proper fit too which helped.

 

Paulie_AU

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Don't bother chasing women specific just look for the right size bike. My wife has a Small Scott spark which was the same as a medium Contessa and the price difference ended up being huge when grabbing end of season stock.
 
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