Women's mountain bikes, which should I buy?
In my budget of $700 for all of the above, I can either buy retail a Giant Rainier W for $650 or a Specialized Myca for $610 (or another Rock Hopper which is not a women's specific bike for $650). Both are from dealer retailers and not on Craig's List or used. Then I'd need to buy afterwards the bike bag and the pedals/computer etc.
I still have my helmet and my mountain bike shoes and don't need those, but I need to make sure the computer, bag, and clipless pedals (if I want them) are in my $700 budget.
I am willing to consider a reputable online seller or Nashbar/Performance and REI but these 2 bikes are the first that I'd seriously consider buying.
I plan to ride on trails and up steep hills and not as much single track terrain but I want that option.