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


Go Back   > >

Recreational & Family Ride just to ride? Have a family and want to get them into cycling? Drop in here to discuss recreational and family cycling issues.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-25-06, 05:07 PM   #1
Michael Gugliel
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bike recommendation for 12 year boy

My son is moving into his thrid bike and I promised I would buy a brand new one this time. He rides to school daily and does trails and light off trail a few times per month. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
Michael Gugliel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-07, 08:49 PM   #2
BigBlueToe
Senior Member
 
BigBlueToe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central Coast, CA
Bikes: Surly LHT, Specialized Rockhopper, Nashbar Touring (old), Specialized Stumpjumper (older), Nishiki Tourer (model unknown)
Posts: 3,388
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Don't buy a bike at Walmart, K-Mart, Toy's-R-Us, Costco, etc. Their bikes are cheap, but they're heavy and the components are usually crap, even if they say Shimano.

Go to a bike shop that sells some of the national brands - Specialized, Trek, Giant, etc. Ask for their advice. You'll pay more than at a department store, but it will be a better bike, and will have a much better resale value when your son outgrows it.

Another thing to consider is Ebay, Craigslist, or garage sales. There are plenty of kids who have outgrown their nice bikes. However, don't do that unless you know what to look for.
BigBlueToe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-07, 07:43 AM   #3
DiRt DeViL
Senior Citizen
 
DiRt DeViL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes: Kona Unit, Orbea Volata
Posts: 321
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If he's tall enough get him a good adult bike, most manufacturers have entry level models that are around the 300 dollar mark.
DiRt DeViL 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 07:04 PM.