Six of the best women’s 2013 mountain bikes around £1500

Okay, so it’s a little over-budget but the Diva Pro from Orange is a confidence inspiring and fun trail bike with 29” wheels and 6061-T6 aluminium frame with relaxed geometry and plenty of standover room.

The RockShox Recon Gold 29 TK SA Maxle T/S air suspension fork has loads of travel, 120mm to be precise, and lovely Hope Pro II Evo and Mavic XM319 29 wheelset. Brakes, shifters and front mech are Shimano SLX topped off with a Shimano XT Shadow 10-speed rear mech.

Further components are by Race Face, including the crankset, seat post and bottom bracket. The extra on the price tag translates to a lighter weight and thoughtful spec. Diva riders are always pleased with the female specific fit and the ride quality.

2013 Orange Diva Pro
Price: RRP £1699

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