The Darling is the first true women’s bike Lenz has made. It’s a proper trail bike, with 5 inches of travel and 27.5″ wheels. It boast clearance for 27.5x 3″ tires, but it looks like it would clear a 3.25″ pretty easily. Devin based it off of the geometry of the Behemoth, which is the most popular trail bike Lenz offers in all wheel sizes, including plus size tires. He made the frame much lighter and with a ton of standover clearance, which makes it possible for women to choose the size based on their desired top tube length or stack and reach. Prospective buyers should ignore the labeled size, and go off of desired cockpit length, since all the sizes should have ample standover for most anyone. The new aesthetic and curvy nature is really nice looking. all parts of the bike flow together in a way that makes it look really cool and sexy. You can get any color you want, so talk to the team about color options. The bike rides really well. It’s fun and playful, highly maneuverable due to Devin’s well known short chain stay geometry. It’s easy to manual over rocks and roots and felt great on climbs. The bike is lightweight. 28lbs as built for the demo bike, which is not with very light components. Carbon rims and bars and lighter hubs would easily bring it down to 26 lbs. Not bad for a 5″ travel trail bike. Click here to see more about this bike.