Old, SLOW bike rider! ;)
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
Bikes: 1993 Mongoose Switchback MTB
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The Jamis is a nice machine but IF your going to haul a kid, I'd think the "TREK" with a "triple chain wheel set" in front would be a real plus! When your going up hills, with the weight of a child added to the rear of the bike, that small 28 tooth cog upfront would make the ride a LOT eaiser than the much larger single cog on the Jamis, jmho, ymmv. I don't haul a child but I do haul a utility trailer full of foodstuff's and on a uphill, I LOVE my triple chainwheel and use the smallest chainwheel a lot!! IF you can swing a bit more funds, the Trek T30 model would be a real sweet machine as it would be "lighter" and has better overall componets and very heavy duty looking rear rack, again, jmho, ymmv. Welcome to BF! http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...-bike-ec001494
Take care, RIDE SAFE, have FUN!
1993 Mongoose Switchback Ridged MTB, converted to a "Rail Trail Bike"! :)
Last edited by bjjoondo; 07-09-12 at 10:36 AM.