Join Date: Feb 2006
Bikes: Spec Allez Elite, Trek 3900
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Buying a 20 inch bike for my son, need help?
I would really like to get him a Specialized Hotrock but I'm having a difficult time justifying the $160 for something I know he'll outgrow in one year, two at the most. A "Schwinn" for $70 doesn't look too bad but I realize its not the real thing and pretty much crap compared to a Spec, Giant, Trek, etc.
I feel bad for thinking cheap since I roll around on a Spec road bike and Trek MTB. One advantage I would have over a typical big box bike buyer is that I know to check the assembly and keep an eye on things. Should I save the cash now and make the big spend when he moves to 24 inch in a year or so or just bite the bullet? Better yet, is there a decent trade off in the $100-120 range?