I am looking at bikes for myself, including two different Novara’s, which were two girly for me and a Giant Sedona "Comfort Mountain Bike" which just looked to old lady for me, though I did give it a test ride.
I have test ridden and ruled out a Specialized Cross Trail, as it was not that comfortable.
I like two other bikes, one is a Giant "Rainier"1 "29" mountain bike and the other an Eva 3.0, though they will need to put on a shorter stem as the bike is a large and the stem is a little to long.
I am leaning toward the "Rainier" even though it is about double the cost, as it is the most comfortable.
The "Rainier" is a medium and in black, but I do like the color of the Eva, it is silver with pink pin stripes. I may have to give both of them another test ride before I decide.
The tough thing is that they are at two different shops on opposite ends of town, so it is hard to compare them side-by-side. They are both mountain bikes, and the "Rainier" is double the price, so it is a little more spendy.
My husband says it has to be a bike I like and am comfortable riding or I will not ride it. I will be making a decision in the next couple weeks, as I want a bike of my own to ride when he returns to work, as the tandem does not work very well with only one rider.