5. Trek, Skye S (RRP £375)
Mountain bikes get lighter and come equipped with better components as the price tag rises. Trek’s Skye S women’s mountain bike falls in the middle of this price bracket and has a women specific aluminium frame with SR Suntour XCM fork with 100mm travel. These forks are much better than cheaper models and have preload adjustment.
The frame is a good investment and comes ready for future upgrades including disc compatible dropouts and replaceable hanger, plus the usual rack and mudguard mounts.
The components are definitely in the reliable and lighter-weight realm here – Shimano Altus and Acera gearing with 24 gears, plus the wheels are a significant step up in terms of quality and reduced weight.
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