Women and girls often have different ideas about what they want in a mountain bike, although the bottom line is that they need to be great for riding trails or rough tracks . Mountain bikes are (really) only different from some hybrid type bike models because they have more durable tires and the addition of suspension. So this means they are not necessarily just for trail riding; they can just be a more comfortable bike to ride anywhere, and this is what appeals to a lot of the “fairer sex” who just want a wider choice in what they can do once they put the foot to the pedal. In the rough world of more serious mountain biking women are on equal terms to the men in a lot of ways, including their ability to chose a competitive bike. The bikes we are presenting reflect a more moderate interest and a more moderate price range. However you will still find quality such as Shimano technology being used for the braking systems, SRAM twist shifters and linear pull brakes to give full control and powerful stopping power. This selection is proof that mountain bikes and mountain biking can be fun and hard work but also comfortable and always exhilarating.
Reviews of the best women’s and girls mountain bikes to buy in 2017:
REVIEWS ARE PENDING AS AT Jan 2017
#5 – 20″ Mongoose Girls BMX / Mountain Bike Hybrid With Aluminum Frame and Suspension, in Blue and Purple
A lightweight bike for girls from Mongoose. The steel frame is both lightweight and durable. The front fork absorbs shocks from a trail or gravel path. It has a 3 piece crank and 7 speeds for a wide gear range that is easily changed using the hand grip shifting system enabling precise, uncomplicated smooth gear changes. The Knobby tires will grip almost any surface and the breaking power of the linear pull brakes ensure a safe ride. A very attractive eye catching design.
*** Just Checked on AMAZON and this bike seems to be out of stock at the moment. I’ll keep check when it is available again.
#4 – Diamondback Bicycles 2014 Tess Junior Girl’s Mountain Bike (24-Inch Wheels), One Size, Green
The 24 inch wheels are made from aluminum with 36 spokes and use a linear pull braking system at the front and rear. The suspension fork has 40mm of travel which is perfect for any rough terrain absorbing the shocks. 7 different speeds can be obtained using the easy twist shifter. With a heavy duty frame this bike should be able to tackle any trail or track keeping you fully in control.
#3 – 26″ Ladies’ Maxim
One for the ladies, it has a full suspension frame and front fork for absorbing shocks, ensuring that you have a smoother and more comfortable ride. With 21 speeds and a 3 piece crank, changing gear is simple using the twist shifters. Linear pull brakes ensure consistent powerful breaking keeping you in control. The 26 inch wheels have alloy rims and large tyres for durability and stability. It is suitable to be ridden on a wide range of terrains.
#2 – Mongoose Women’s Status 2.2 Full Suspension Bicycle (26-Inch Wheels), Matte Purple, 16-Inch
Designed with an athletic yet comfortable riding position in mind. The aluminum frame has full suspension for evening out the bumps and absorbing shocks. It has a 21 speed Shimano gears with twist shifters and a rear derailleur. The linear pull braking system at the front and back keeps you in control when going down hill and has superb stopping power. With 26 inch alloy wheels with chunky tires for grip and stability.
#1 – Mongoose Girl’s Maxim Full Suspension Bicycle (24-Inch)
For maximized performance and comfort this bike has an aluminum full suspension frame. The front suspension fork smooths the bumps and absorbs shocks. Gear changes are easy with the 21 speed Shimano rear derailleur and twist shifters. The 3 piece crank offers wider gear ranges. For a quick stop and full control on a decline this bike uses linear pull brakes.