This is one of our most popular bikes for good reason. You get all the value, plus all the versatility - it's a totally race-worthy mountain bike, with rear rack mounts if you use it for commuting too. Trek's Marlin models designed specifically for women in XS and S frame sizes have a curved top tube and a lower standover height that makes it easier for smaller riders to mount and dismount. It's really fun to ride and feels like a much more expensive mountain bike. The 1x drive train gives you all the gears you need and none you don't.