This is the price range where mountain bikes could feature on your wish list and you’ll actually get a bike that you could ride off-road in comfort. Below this price range they tend to be a bit too heavy and clumsy.
Expect aluminium frames and Shimano EZ-Fire shifters and something like the SR Suntour M3010 fork with 63mm suspension. Female specific mountain bike frames in this price range tend to be step-through style design.
The GT Laguna Women’s bike ticks all the entry-level women’s bicycle boxes and has Shimano Tourney derailleurs and a Suntour XCC T102 chainset, and all for just £299.99 too.
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