Hi. We have 2 kids, age 8 and 10. We are very casual, recreational family cyclists... We'll go out maybe a 12-20 times this summer for 5-10 mile trips on mostly paved bike trails.
We can't afford higher-end bikes, especially since the kids will outgrow them in a couple of years (if we're lucky). So the big question is ---
Are we making a mistake by buying the $120 bike at Target or Toys R Us?
Are there any particular brands you specifically recommend to get, or to avoid?
Any help would be much appreciated!