For Ultimate comfort: Trek Domane Women’s ALR 4 Disc

If it’s comfort you’re after, Trek’s Domane Women’s ALR features Trek’s innovative ‘IsoSpeed decoupler’, which allows the seat tube to flex with the forces of the road, while maintaining the same power transfer and handling of a traditional frame. The Domane’s aluminium frame is tuned to women, and the bike sports a Shimano Tiagra  10-speed group set.

RRP: $2,499

For a reliable all-rounder: Merida Scultura Disc 400 Juliet

If you’ve got a budget but you’re after a well-specced women’s-specific bike with the added stopping reliability of disc brakes, the Merida Scultura Disc 400 Juliet fits the bill. With a Shimano 105 drive train and hydraulic discs, alloy frame, carbon fork, 12x142 through axle, and weighing in at a totally acceptable 8.95kg, this little bike has a lot to offer.

RRP: $1,899