It's your choice - the right bike for your West Coast Wilderness Adventure

West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail


Make sure you check out which bike best suits your needs well in advance of your guided cycle tour and Sidetracks Women will make sure it is available for you.



Option 1: Merida Crossway Low Rise

Merida Crossway Low Rise

The Merida Crossway Low-Rise bikes are perfect for cycling on the West Coast. They combine grippy,  smooth-rolling tyres with a comfortable handlebar position. The latest style 1 x 10 gearing is easy to use and ideal for cycling at an enjoyable pace along the trail.


Bike Specs

· Low rise frame

· More upright riding position than a mountain bike

· Smooth-rolling 29" wheels

· 1 x 10 drivetrain (same low gears as a 27-speed bike but with one easy to use gear shifter)

· Comfortable front suspension

· High-quality gel saddle

· Powerful and safe disc brakes

Size Options for your height

Small 150 – 163cm 4’11” – 5’4″

Medium 164 – 174cm 5’4″ – 5’8″




Option 2: Merida Crossway Comfort Mountain Bike

Merida Crossway Comfort Mountain Bike

The Merida Crossway Comfort has all the same specs as the Merida Crossway Low-Rise except is has the higher bar which some people prefer.

Bike Specs

· More upright riding position than a mountain bike

· Smooth-rolling 29" wheels

· 1 x 10 drivetrain (same low gears as a 27-speed bike but with one easy to use gear shifter)

· Comfortable front suspension

· High-quality gel saddle

· Powerful and safe disc brakes

Size Options for your height

Small/Medium 160 – 169cm 5’2″ – 5’5″

Medium/Large 170 – 179cm 5’6″ – 5’9″

Large/X-Large 180 – 194cm 5’9″ – 6’4″



Option 3: Avanti & Merida E-Bike

Avanti & Merida E-Bike

Pairing the Low Rise frame with electric assist opens up the trail experience to all riders. Our electric trail bikes are equipped with the latest technology with a smooth and powerful E-motor to provide extra power whenever needed. The riding position is upright, allowing the rider to be comfortable while enjoying the amazing scenery.


Bike Specs

· Electric motor pedal assist (you still have to pedal but the motor assists you, especially uphill)

· Upright riding position

· Shock absorbing seat-post

· Trail specific mountain bike tyres

· Front suspension

· Disc brakes

Size Options for your height

Small/Medium 150 – 167cm 4’11” – 5’6″

Medium/Large 168 – 186cm 5’6″ – 6′



PS: The earlier you decide which bike you prefer, the more likely we can confirm your choice. E-Bikes in particular are becoming more and more popular, but unfortunately they are in limited supply. Therefore, better book today!

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