Originally Posted by Scott41984
I just bought me a Trek 3700 mountain bike off a friend a month ago. My fiance and I am looking for her a mountain bike. We would use it for the trails and occasional road. Nothing too serious.
We have narrowed it down to three bikes:
Cannondale F9 Feminine
Specialized Myka HT Sport
Trek 3900 WSD
She will ride all three of them and choose but just from everyone's personal opionion which would you go with? My parents have Cannondale's and they are really light. She doesn't want anything too heavy.
Personally, I wouldn't buy a Cannondale. My mom worked at the Bedford plant for 15 years, and I did as well for a summer after high school. With that being said, I've always wanted to buy one but never had enough money. By the time that I did, the quality went completely downhill and prices stayed super inflated from my view. The company has been sold, and they are completely moving overseas. BUT, somehow retaining their "Made in the USA" badging.
About 3 years ago, my fiancee and I bought Gary Fishers. They're a division of Trek. I was just not sure about the lifetime warranty that Cannondale boasts. At the time, I new people that worked there and could get 40% off, but still choose GF.
As for Specialized, I love their stuff. I have a pair of shoes and a seat from them. Their body geometry stuff. HIGHLY recommend Specialized. My next bike might be one, or Santa Cruz of course...