10 Best Women’s Mountain Bikes

10 Best Womens Mountain Bikes 2018

These are the 10 best women’s mountain bikes for cross-country mountain biking, trail riding, and enduro. Women shouldn’t feel limited to buying a women’s-specific mountain bike; rather, these types of women’s bikes only add to our options. See the best bikes for women from top brands like Juliana Bicycles, Liv Cycling, Trek Women, Pivot, Yeti Beti, Specialized, Salsa, and Ibis.

Do Women’s Mountain Bikes Offend You?

Womens Mountain Bikes - Specialized Yeti Beti Juliana Liv

The term “women’s mountain bikes” can be offensive to some people, as it automatically triggers the perception that there is some difference in capabilities–maybe even a weakness. But other women have no issue with it whatsoever and in fact appreciate the effort that’s been made to make mountain bikes that work well for women.

Help Grow Women

Want to shred epic singletrack while surrounded by the highest mountains in the world? You can! Want to help get more women on mountain bikes in a developing country? You can! You can do both with a new all-ladies mountain bike retreat in Nepal in November of 2017, presented by Potential Energy. This fall we will mountain …

My Downieville Downfall

Who among us doesn’t have a story, about ourselves or a friend—that badass guy or gal who flings themselves over gap jumps, nose wheelies this or that, then breaks their femur tripping on their PJ’s falling down the stairs? Fractures their foot taking out the recycling? Well I don’t gap jump, and most wouldn’t label …

Riding With Dudes (Or Anyone Faster Than You): A Lady’s Guide to Getting Dropped

Let’s face it. More guys ride than gals. For ladies who love mountain biking, this means you’re gonna ride with guys unless you contort yourself into some kind of masochistic pretzel to avoid it. And why would you? Guys are fun, and they make up almost half of the planet’s population. But for some women, …

Pivot Mach 4 Carbon Mountain Bike Review

You don’t see a lot of mountain bike reviews from me here on Singletracks because for years I’ve struggled to find a bike that is light, capable, and most importantly, fits all 5-feet, zero-inches of my petite self. While it may not always be obvious what size bike one needs, in my case I’ve been watching and …

Juliana Joplin C Long Term Review

In 1999, pro rider Juliana Furtado created the first women’s-specific mountain bike with the help of Santa Cruz Bicycles. Called the “Juliana,” this first bike eventually evolved into its own brand by the same name. In the years since, Juliana has become a key player in the charge to create bikes for women who can …