Daughter's bike preference
Hi. No it's not pink - but she's past pink now. It's sky blue. She likes the color but it isn't the color that makes her want the bike. It's the comfort of the position - with easy step-through. It's a comfort bike as opposed to a mountain bike - or the specialized myka is, I think, a mountain with comfort features.
I'm sure she feels more confident because she can sit more upright and step through the bike. She's only been riding one month (one block distances bc. we have a hill that prevents her going further on a one-speed) - and riding a little kid's 20" at that. So anything her size feels a bit overwhelming now. I think she likes that the Townie feels more manageable. But I'm concerned that she's going to be accustomed to a bigger bike - even a non-step through - very soon - and then with the Townie it will be harder to ride in our hilly neighborhood.
Any bike we get her we'll get her a more comfortable seat - in fact the Myka she tried did have a comfort seat swapped out on it.
Any other opinions about bikes for a tall, non-athletic 10 yo girl - in a hilly neighborhood. I should also add that although she's not athletic, she has a lot of perseverence and I can imagine her wanting to ride a lot - for fairly long times.
PS - she also tried a Jamis durango - 26" wheel - just 12 1/2 inch frame. She liked that a lot but it was almost $700. She also liked it before she tried the Townie.