I know little to nothing about road bikes. My youngest has grown up around 5 athletic siblings and has picked up the best from each of them. He is strong in the water, runs well for a 6 year old and is great on him MTB (40 miles rides in the summer are a weekly deal). He wants to step into a coulpe of junior Tris or duathalons as soon as we find ones for his age....
Stats- My son just turned 6, has a 58 cm inseam and is 52" tall. He averaged 85 miles a week on his MTB last summer (down to 20 miles on the trainer). We did take him to a local shop for fitting and he was well suited for the Specialized Allez with regards to step over, reach to the bars, etc.
In finding him a road bike for this coming spring, I realize how little we know.... We don't know anyone who can make comparisons on pluses and minuses of any of the below bikes and what might be a good value... Any guidance would be greatlyappreciated.
Models I could find for youths---
Specialized Allez Junior Double 24"--Can get for $550 locally
Pennarola Zircone--Can get for $700 shipped....international They offer a 22" model...I could not find any right ups on Pennarola
Felt F24--$650 shipped from within US
Trek KDR 1000 24"--$620 locally
Argon 18 D-2 24"--$450 shipped..International