My wife has decided she wants a mountain bike and asked me to help pick a bike. She has set herself a budget of £650, and will be used for singletrack and local forest trials.
Mrs Good is 5'3" and light as a feather, so bike weight is a big factor.
She would like to buy locally so we are looking at Trek, Giant, Specialized, Merida, Halford range and Tiso/ Alpine bikes.
She would like to look at a short list this weekend. I struggling a bit, from what I have seen so far, the only bike that seemed to jump out a this price was the Boardman COMPfi. Any first hand experience with this bike?
What would you recommend I add to the shortlist?