Last week we showcased six of the best women’s 2014 road bikes, but if you like your tyres knobbly and your rides muddy, then you’re in for a treat with our next selection of MY2014 full suspension women’s mountain bikes.
You don’t need to shell out £5000 to get a lightweight rig that delivers plush suspension travel and climbs well. However, as with most things in life, the more you spend the lighter and better the frame and components are likely to be. Suspension tune-ability is really important for female riders, in general women are lighter and smaller than blokes, so it’s even more crucial for women to get the right set up.
Over £1500 you’re looking at a performance bike with that all important tuneable suspension front and rear and reliable gears and hydraulic brakes. 2014 sees all wheelsize options, so you can choose from 26” 27.5” (650b) and 29” wheels all with women specific frames and geometry.
Suspension travel varies from the XC friendly 100mm through the mid-travel trail bikes and to the descending biased 155mm all mountain bikes – finally women get a decent choice of bikes to satisfy their biking needs. Here’s a selection of our favourite Women’s full suspension mountain bikes to suit all budgets.