I'm looking into buying my 9 year old a new bike and need some advice. I'm looking at these bikes with 24 inch wheels. I don't want to spend more than $250 and have been looking at a couple different options. Can someone tell me which of these bikes has the better components? This bike will be used for mostly pavement riding and very minor trail rides.
The GT can be bought for $240 and the Raleigh for $250. I've looked at several Trek's and Specialized but they are all north of $300.
If there are others in this price range I should consider please let me know. Or if it would be worth it to go to $300 I'd like to hear why?