Skye SL Women's is a quality introductory women's cross country mountain bike with front suspension, a frame and parts designed specifically for women, 24 speeds, and a wide range of gearing that's great for terrain that varies in elevation. It's built in Trek's trail heritage, but also equipped with details like mounts for a rack, kickstand, and fenders that make it a great choice for daily commuters.
It's right for you if...
You're testing the waters of off-road riding, and want a real mountain bike at a great value with a wide range of gears to cover more ground on the road and trail. You also side with women who prefer the fit and feel of a bike made specifically for them.
The tech you get:
Skye SL Women's is equipped with a frame and touchpoints—like the saddle, bars, and grips—that can provide a better fit to women from the start. It has 24 speeds and a wide range of gearing, hydraulic disc brakes that feel smoother than mechanical disc brakes, and a Women's Rider Right suspension fork tuned for lighter riders with 100mm of travel and a lockout feature.
The final word:
The top-of-the-line model in the Skye Women's has performance features like suspension lockout, stronger double-walled rims, hydraulic disc brakes, and a frame and touchpoints designed for women. It's also equipped with rack and fender mounts and a wider range of gears. These design details make it a great choice if your mountain bike doubles as your commuter.
|Frame||WSD Alpha Silver Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, rack & fender mounts, G2 Geometry on 29ers|
|Fork||RST Gila, WSD Rider Right coil spring, preload, mechanical lockout, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)|
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled|
|Hubs||Front: Formula DC20 alloy; Rear: Formula DC22 alloy|
|Tires||Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20" front, 29x2.00" rear (13.5 & 15.5: 27.5x2.20")|
|Crankset||Shimano Tourney TY501|
|Bottom Bracket||Sealed cartridge|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tourney TY700|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Altus M310|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano HG20, 12-32, 8 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano Altus M310, 8 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Satellite Plus, ergonomic|
|Stem||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 7 degree, Blendr compatible|
|Brake Levers||Tektro M285 hydraulic disc|
|Brakes||Tektro M285 hydraulic disc|
|Pedals||Wellgo nylon platform|
|Saddle||Bontrager Evoke 1 Women's|
|Seatpost||Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset|
* Subject to change without notice.