Recreational & Family - Trek Mystic 20 vs. Specialized Hotrock 20 vs. Giant Bella
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06-23-11, 06:07 PM
All these bikes are similar, probably all good bikes. Any suggestions regarding function / durability? (my daughter will probably pick based on the color)
06-23-11, 11:57 PM
Trek if she's a princess, Specialized if she's a tomboy, and Giant if she's in between. :D Of course, the Trek features the most impressive advertising, so must therefore be the better bike! ;) But seriously, take her out to test ride the bikes and let her tell you which one she wants! :thumb:
06-24-11, 11:15 AM
i'm not sure how the pricing compares in the us, but i'd recommend checking out norco. my daughter's on her second one - she had a 20" and now has a 24" - and they seem to be as good and as well equipped as the major brands you mention, for a bunch less $$.
06-24-11, 06:58 PM
Thanks for the note on Norco. I checked their website, and they don't offer single speed simple 20" bikes. Of course, for similar models Norco bikes are cheaper.
06-24-11, 08:33 PM
Single speed 20" on the Canadian Norco site not US.
07-01-11, 12:41 PM
My 5yr/9M old daughter ended up getting the Specialized Hotrock 20. There's actually a pink/red one available.
She likes the look of Trek Mystic 20 look a bit more, because of the accessories, but the handle bars were a bit too high for her from her seating position (like riding a chopper).
The Hotrock is a very nice bike. We've had the 12, 16, and 24-Street versions and all are lighter than the norm and very durable. Great bikes.
07-13-11, 02:20 PM
My daughter is enjoying the 20" Hotrock. summer time is great.
07-20-11, 02:41 AM
I got my daughter an Electra Hawaii II. She LOVED it. I had to add gears recently, so she could ride with us. How old is she?
07-21-11, 03:31 PM
my daughter will be 6 in Sept. so far she really likes the Hotrock.
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