baudman wrote:Test ride.
Don't buy it as a surprise for her, much more important to buy something that fits her as well as possible.
Try different styles too.
Make sure the saddle is comfy! I used a well padded, sprung, broad but wonderfully comfortable saddle. (Specialized "expedition") Great for getting laughed at, but at first the only way I could ride more than about 2 km without pain! If her saddle is not comfy, the whole romantic bit is wasted
Have changed to a more traditional road saddle (womens fit) now I have a road bike and ride much more regularly.
Good luck and happy riding!