Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-04-08, 07:16 PM   #1
adamant
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
adamant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: n.j.
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix pro / Specialized Stumpjumper xtr
Posts: 131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
need help on up-grading my daughters bike

she is age 11 and 50" tall. we do mainly paved bike trails. i like to replace her single speed little kids bike to something more conformable to ride. she may be into going more if the bike is something up to date.
i ride a diamond back outlook.

http://www.diamondback.com/bikes/mtn...il/outlook-09/

that i just got.
what do you guys recommend? i am looking for a bike that she can grow into.
thanks
ant
adamant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-08, 03:38 PM   #2
badmother
Senior Member
 
badmother's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 3,312
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 90 Post(s)
Depends where / how much she rides. What about buying her a nice folder? She could have a nice bike to ride for man years.
badmother is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-08, 03:55 PM   #3
Little Darwin
The Improbable Bulk
 
Little Darwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Bikes: Many
Posts: 8,402
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
How about getting her what you are riding, in the appropriate size? I see they come in sizes down to xxs...

It would seem to be pretty motivational to ride the same bike as you... And if you get the size that is on the slightly large size of what she can ride now, it should last her for a couple of years.
Little Darwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-08, 05:57 PM   #4
nahh
on your left.
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Bikes: Scott SUB 30, Backtrax MTB
Posts: 1,802
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It all depends on how much she rides. If it's flat I wouldn't go away from a single speed too soon. They're lighter and easier to use. Raleigh has some great bikes that aren't too expensive and you can get a good fit too.

how's this? http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/women/retro-1/ , if you can get that in a small enough size it would be really nice. Or are you looking for something a little bit more high performance?
nahh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-08, 09:03 PM   #5
DieselDan
Senior Member
 
DieselDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Beaufort, South Carolina, USA and surrounding islands.
Bikes: Cannondale R500, Motobecane Messenger
Posts: 8,521
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Try going with a 15" Raleigh Venture base model. It only has 7-speeds and one shifter with one rear derailer. Enough to get her started with a shifting bike, but nothing to overwhelm her.
DieselDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-08, 01:52 AM   #6
martianone
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern VT
Bikes: recumbent & upright
Posts: 1,911
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by badmother View Post
Depends where / how much she rides. What about buying her a nice folder? She could have a nice bike to ride for man years.
+1 to this suggestion.
Recently got my 10 yo son a Xootr Swift folding bike;
it is light weight, responsive, easy for him to ride.
While a little more$ than other choices, we should be able
to adapt it as he grows.
martianone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-08, 04:32 PM   #7
Panthers007
Great State of Varmint
 
Panthers007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dante's Third Ring
Bikes:
Posts: 7,479
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Look at what the other kids are riding. This establishes the current trend. Then ask a kid which bike they'd like to have if they could. This establishes "cool." Then find out her preference for color. This covers individuality. Now remember that she's going to be growing. This establishes intelligence on your part.
Panthers007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:07 AM.