Happily, the days of womens mountain bikes simply being shrunken versions of mens mountain bikes are over and done with. At Westbrook Cycles, we have witnessed manufacturers of mountain bikes placing great importance on getting the form and function of womens mountain bikes right in recent years - and the models which are manufactured today, offer performance and design tailored to the specific requirements of lady mountain bikers.
These mountain bikes have become known as WSF (women specific frames) and are available in budget, mid range and premium price brackets. Whilst these mountain bikes do not reinvent the wheel, they do contain a number of features which provide a better, more comfortable riding experience.
The way manufacturers approach womens mountain bikes does vary, with some manufacturers choosing to design a unisex bike frame which is then finished with gender specific parts, such as a more comfortable saddle, smaller handlebars as well as a shorter reach handlebar. Other manufacturers choose to design their mountain bikes for women, from the ground up - carrying in depth research into posture and geometry to ensure that their female specific mountain bikes provide the very best riding experience.
The range of womens mountain bikes also includes bikes suitable for every type of mountain biking activity, including all mountain, mountain bikes as well as cross country & trail bikes - stretching right across to full suspension mountain bikes designed for smashing downhill trails, fast. The hardtail range of womens mountain bikes is also a very popular range, being the ideal choice for covering good distances, both on and off road.
Brands within this collection of mountain bikes include Bergamont, Cannondale, Giant, GT and Scott - and a range of womens mountain biking accessories are also available from our site, and in our North Yorkshire store.