WTB small or extra small bike

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Danimal, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    My wife sees me ride and thinks it looks like fun. So she started looking at Costco and target....ARRRGGHHH.....
    I told her that friends don't let friends ride big box store bikes. Or in this case I won't let my wife ride or buy a Walmart bike.
    I pretty sure she won't ride a ton, more for the fun occasional cruise.
    She is 5'1" so what I'm looking for ( she's looking for) is a small or extra small hybrid, mtb bike or..... Something pretty beginner friendly. So....Toss out what you got and I'll check it out!
    Thanks a bunch for any and all options!!
     
  2. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Try ebay and pinkbike
     
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  3. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    She can borrow Tami's bike for a trial run. See if she even likes pedaling.
     
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  4. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    trying here first. I trust this crowd, and eBay sucks. I've been burned there a few times, pink bike maybe though.
     
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  5. BigTex

    BigTex Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Richard
    Current Bike:
    Pivot Les
    I have a small Giant Talon. Aluminum hardtail. upgraded to hydraulic brakes and tubeless tires. And I'm close to you in Ladera Ranch. Come take a look and make me an offer. rjames91 at mac dot com
     
  6. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
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  7. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    Thanks @BigTex , I'll check it out this weekend!
     
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  8. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    You calling it an experiment is spot on. In my experience whatever we get probably won't see a lot of use.
    However, my fingers are crossed!
     
  9. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Ask me how I know...
     
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  10. littlewave

    littlewave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Newport Beach
    Name:
    Brett
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley LS
    Mammoth was selling their rental fleet this past weekend and had good deals on the Trek Fuel EX. Tried to get my wife to bite, not interested!
     
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  11. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    OK, how do you know? ( although I think the answer is a common experience ) :)
     
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  12. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Might want to see if you can find one of these (Trek Neko S)....I got one for my wife and until she stole my Cannondale Synapse, she loved it.

    trek_nekoswsd_13_z.jpg
     
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  13. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Based on the depreciation on the bikes I bought for her that I've ended up selling (Bridgestone MB-6, Gary Fisher HKEK, Cannondale R500, Rivendell Glorius), I would say you're smart not putting too much money into this project.
     
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  14. Fanatic

    Fanatic Member

    Location:
    Corona
    Name:
    Aaron Brooks
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude 70RSL
    My buddy is trying to sell an XS Specialized Pitch. Send me a PM and I will get pictures. The bike has new tires and has been converted to tubeless.
     
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  15. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    Thanks @BigTex !
    Bought the Giant he had for sale. It's a good bike for my wife's "experiment". THANKS!!, appreciate the bike!
    Ah yes, iMtbTrails members come through again. :thumbsup::)
     
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