I’m looking for a new hardtail mountain bike for my mother, max budget £500.
– £500 max
– Bike for trail riding and 25k Meridas
– Light bike
– Fork that will move with her using it (slow and non-agressive rider), ideally air
– Not full suspension
– No gimmicks
– Reasonable quality bits that will last a few years
– Probably looking for 16-17″
She currently rides a 1999ish Orange Gringo but since the gears need repairing and the fork doesn’t move for her I think replacement may be the better route, I also think a Womes specific frame might benefit her with a shorter top tube.
Why would the giant weigh a ton? Same frame was used in their higher spec HT’s of that & previous years. Ok Tora’s aren’t light weight but they’ll be comparable to the Darts on the Myka. That said I bought my g/f a myka, and she loves it (it has tora forks though). Though the woman specific sizing made that a easy choice for us