My girlfriend got this bike last summer and has loved every minute she has been on it. I have ridden it a few times and it is a great bike. Came with tiagra and sora mix which works perfect for how she uses it. It is mostly used on workouts in the 30-80 mile range and has never encountered any problems. The folks at the shop gave her a fit as well so the bike is set up great. Specialized makes products superior to most others, so I highly reccomend this bike to any woman looking to get into the sport. Plus, the great quality makes it a joy to work on and tinker with. She has used it a a few crit races in the Driveway Series in Austin, which would be fun on any kind of bike, and she said it rode great. The frame is nice and stiff without being harsh. And the feminine colors are always a plus. She is about 5 ft 6 inches and the 52cm frame fits her perfectly. It also came with a really comforatble yet minimalist seat that is comfortable even after 3 or 4 hours in the saddle.
College Station, TX