I’ve been talking to my GF Sharon about getting a mountain bike lately. Two things that made me happy:
- was she understands why a $3K bike is a better choice for her [lighter & better suspension]
- she wants a bike that can go DH confidently and we’ll worry about the climbing 2nd
Smart girl…for $3K she can get a Santa Cruz Nomad which goes up and down well while not weighing a ton.
The downside is she doesn’t have $3K burning a hole in her pocket so we probably have to save until next spring – unless a nice used bike comes along. That’s fine quality is worth the wait…=-)