She’s starting out? Essentials!

Get her some accessories that will make her entrée into mountain biking a breeze. Think about women’s-specific products for touch points like saddles and grips, and those little extras that make riding a joy:

Fi’zi:k Luna X5 saddle

AMB recently reviewed this new MTB-specific ladies’ saddle and we were impressed with its combination of stiffness and flexibility.

RRP: Approx $149

Camelbak L.U.X.E

This women’s Camelbak designed specifically for mountain biking holds everything she needs for a full day out shredding trails. It features a three-litre reservoir with Cruz valve to deliver 20 per cent more fluid with each sip, plus 10-litre total capacity, with a magnetic tube trap for fuss-free hydration, stretch overflow compartment for speedy stashing, and handy built-in helmet straps for those times spent in transit.

RRP: $179.95

Wahoo Elemnt Bolt

Set her rides live with the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt. This nifty aero bike computer features Live Strava tracking, intuitive setup via mobile app, seamless pairing to any sensor via Bluetooth Smart and ANT+, programmable LED indicators, and comes with a 60-day free Strava Premium trial.

RRP: $399.95

Supercaz Siliconez Grips

Supercaz are the kings of individualisation, and their bar tape and grips grace the bikes of the world’s best ‘crossers, roadies, and MTBers. Siliconez are made of soft, forgiving memory foam, are lightweight, and shock absorbing. Best of all, they come in a huge array of colours, so she can get creative and customise her ride.

RRP: $35