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that is a good place to start. if you plan on getting serious, think about a Womens Rockhopper. It is a lighter bike and spec'ed a little nicer. if you REALLY want to get serious into biking get a FSR XC or even a Stumpy.
 

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The Hardrock is not the greatest bike out there but considering the cost... It should get you started OK.

Looks like you already know that frame size is important.

Women's geometry usually means that the frame is a little shorter to accommodate long legs and short torso. For some women a "men's" frame might be better but the seat needs to be changed to something that works together with a woman's pelvic bones.

Can you test ride (or even sit on) some bikes that are about the right size? The length of the cockpit is important: you do not want it too short or too long.
 

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http://www.titusti.com/womensfit.html
: The other challenge a female faces is that of overall body dimensions. The typical male rider has a long torso, shorter inseam, and long femurs. Conversely, females are typically long legged, with a shorter torso and short femurs. A female's fit on a bicycle compared to her male counterpart of the same height can be vastly different.
 
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