LBS's keep pushing for 20"+ TT for 4' 2" 8 y/o rider??
I've taken my 8 y/o son to a few local bike shops in the area, and they all keep pushing him towards 20" bikes with usually a 20"-20.5" TT. My understanding (based on the Dan's Comp sizing chart - http://www.danscomp.com/serve.php?se...riderchart.htm
) is that this is wayyyyyy too big for him.
They insist its fine, and that most kids his age are in that size bike. I'm leaning towards a 18" bike instead of a 20" bike just because I can't find a 20" bike with smaller than a 19.5" TT (MirraCo 20F).
Am I wrong in trying to find a 18" bike for him, or is the Dan's Comp sizing chart wrong and the LBS's are right? (He currently rides a Walmart 18" bike just fine, and he just doesn't seem to handle a 20" as stabally). I just want to make sure I'm not going to need to upgrade him to a 20" bike next year if I drop $250 on a 18" bike this year, ya' know?