Tonight I picked it up - been somewhat quiet about this one although I did ask some advice on it a few months back - and from that advice came this outcome.
I might be crazy but I think this will be a fine investment. When you consider it is really not for me but for my best riding (and skiing) buddy. Now there is a little something different about this bike, can you spot it - can you tell?
Scroll down and I'll give you a hint
Yep - a full up 24" road bike for my 10YO daughter's birthday! The only mods the bike shop made were to add cyclocross brakes and a bottle cage. She road it tonight and just loves it. she was speeding along pretty fast, getting the feel of it. I can't wait to take her on some real adventures. They also have a junior race program here, I am thinking maybe next year after she gets proficient at riding faster, shifting, clipless pedals (which will be added later) and cadence.
This is so cool!