Its been a long, long time since I've bought a bike for someone new. And yet, like an idiot, I am going to buy one for the girlfriend. She doesn't need implants, so I've got a leg up on a couple of you... Would it be a violation of her 8th Amendment rights (prohibition of cruel and unusual punishments) to get her a hard tail for riding in Phoenix? I found a really great deal on a Yeti ARC in her size, but I am not sure if a hard tail is the way to go for her. So if you were going buy a bike for a woman you were sleeping with, would you save some money and get her a well spec'ed used bike, or do you drop an extra $600 to $800 and get her a FS bike?