Womens Specific – Trek Fuel EX 8 – WSD or other recommendation[s] ?
Mrs. Rickon has been demo'ing an EX8 WSD this weekend – fell in love with it on the second day.
It's pretty light, 12.5kg'ish i think…. but has decent travel, and feels a lot more burly on the descents.
at 5'2 she'd need the smaller size on offer…
Check out the Orange 5 Diva in a 14" too. That and a Zesty.
Those were the only three on our list for all mountain, XC and racing.Posted 8 years agosi-wilsonMember
XS would be great for a 5'2" woman or man!
Spec would be nearly the same as this http://www.progressive-bikes.co.uk/xcl_build_kits.html your choice of Hope hoop rims, tyres would be different, and we could perhaps spec a Float if you dont mind 9mm QR?
In case you have not seen the XS XCL
Posted 8 years agoanthonybMember
Hi,my missus has a Santa Cruz Juiliana up for sale if your interested. Basically a womens superlight. Would be a good fit by the sounds of it,as my GF is 5'4/5'5 and runs a 90mm stem.
White 09 Santa Cruz Juliana with RP23
Rockshox SID team forks
XT Brakes/cranks/front and rear deraliur
XT hubs on mavic rims with nobby nic tyres
Thomson Elite seatpost and stem
Hope headset and seatclamp
Raceface SL carbon Bars
Crankbros mallet pedals
weighs 26lbs – bikes 12months old, well maintained and in great condition.
Shes after £1250 for it.Posted 8 years agostabilizersSubscriber
Dont focus soley on women's specific bikes. None of the women I know that bike actually have a women specific bikes. The wife has a small Orange 5. Other mates have 5 spots, hecklers, stumpjumpers, Ibis's.Posted 8 years ago
Just make sure you get a bike that fits. It has to be in a nice colour though. 😉anthonybMember
Santa Cruz label the frame as a S/M – fine according to there site for 5'2
my missus is 5'4/5'5 and runs quite a high seatpost, and has plenty of standover.
contact me at
il give you any details and more photos you need. Heres a picture ive just taken of the bike
Posted 8 years ago
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