The Specialized Myka FSR Comp is a good all-around mountain bike designed specifically for women. Not only does it include female-specific components like a saddle, but the front- and rear-wheel suspension are also tuned to offer better response for lighter riders. The fork has 4 inches of travel with a lockout, which makes it easier to sprint or climb hills. Experts say the Myka FSR Comp is comfortable, even for all-day rides, and the female-specific components create a ride that inspires confidence in those new to the sport. The Specialized Myka FSR Comp comes in three sizes, but experts say it's a great fit for petite women due to a short top tube. However, this means that taller women may find the bike too small, according to one review. Those looking to spend a bit more should take a look at the Trek Fuel EX 8 WSD (MSRP: $2,470), which reviewers pick as the best all-around mountain bike.
Professional reviewers have yet to test the 2011 Specialized Myka FSR Comp, but we found reviews of the 2010 model from Bicycling magazine and The Independent.
1. Bicycling Magazine
Bicycling magazine editors review the Specialized Myka FSR Comp in their latest buyer's guide. Editors love that the bike is outfitted with plenty of female-specific components, which helps create a ride that inspires confidence in new riders.
Review: Specialized Myka FSR Comp, Editors of Bicycling, April 2010
2. The Independent (U.K.)
The U.K.-based Independent picks the Specialized Myka FSR Comp as one of the best bikes of the year. The review is brief, but editors say it's a good pick for women and offers comfort suitable for marathon rides.
Review: Specialized Myka FSR Comp, Editors of The Independent, 2010