Women's Full Sus 26" – are there any?
Mrs M is looking to buy a new full sus bike to replace her 8 year old Juliana. She’s 5′ 2″ so needs a small bike – she doesn’t want a 29er, ideally another 26″, but they seem impossible to find. Lots of internet searching hasn’t found much, so thought I’d see if anyone had any ideas?Posted 4 years agoMrs ToastMember
I’m hoping my Specialized Stumpjumper FSR lasts forever for the same reason – I’m 5ft 2, and I can’t fit on most of the small/extra small 29ers. Demoed a few last year, I think I was OK on the Giant Anthem, but the Cambers were unrideable. 🙁
I’ve got a small Scott Scale Contessa 29er, but, truth be told, even that’s a little too big for me. I’ve had a few awkward pubic bone smacks from having to stop suddenly, and the lack of standover kind of deters me from riding anything too technical with it. Thank god I don’t have testicles…Posted 4 years agochestrockwellMember
Orange Alpine Diva?Posted 4 years agoeilers12Member
I’m thinking of selling my 26′ canyon nerve XC 6W, moving to big wheels. I’m 5’2 so would fit perfectly. Lovely looking bike in a aqua blue (gets admired everywhere i go). Great spec too – rockshox sid 120mm up front with a fox float 120m on the back. Shimano SLX, Avid Elixir 5 brakes, Mavic Crossride wheels. PM me if interested and i can send some pics and price.Posted 4 years agoChainlineSubscriber
You may think they are expensive but not always compared to some now popular and cool dude brands but Nicolai will make you a great FS in whatever size you like and with whatever wheels you like. They don’t publicise their capability/USP enough in my mind.
My wife at 5′ has a perfect fit 140mm FS with loads of standover, just the right height seat tube etc etc.
The Ion range can be made very small indeed and has a range of travel options. The Helius range pretty small with any wheel size. Of you go custom anyway you can choose everything else, seat angle, head angle etc etc.
The downside is depending on how busy they are, and it looks like they are this year, it can be a 16wk wait but not always.Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
It’s not new but this looks just what you are afterPosted 4 years agosandwicheaterSubscriber
Saracen Ariel 141 2013 in 15″?Posted 4 years agoChainlineSubscriber
Check out a local dealer if you have one for Nicolai to find out about the process understand prices..colour etc is whatever you want..if you struggle, msg me and I can put you in touch with their Head Engineer.
First thing is get a good idea what you want in terms of travel, then standover & seat tube. For example xtra small frames were tight for standover for my wife but just about doable but seatpost heights were no good for her with a 125mm dropper post. My thought was why should she not have that benefit!Posted 4 years ago
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