Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Bikes: '96 Trek 800, '10 Specialized Steel Allez
Fully Rigid Fun Bike: Specialized Rockhopper vs Raleigh Urban Assault
Hey guys (and gals)
Getting a replacement bike for my 13yr old. He rides only paved roads, but he rides hard... VERY hard: curb hopping, laying down, wheelies, jumps, etc.
We also go on rides to the beach on weekends (about 18miles round trip, paved roads, a couple hills). So I wanna get him something durable yet fast. Alas, I've narrowed down to two 1990's fully rigids, both apparently in decent shape, the specialized rockhopper and raleigh urban assault, both of which are for sale second hand, in good shape.
Does anyone have any experience with either (or both).
Any thoughts? Anything I could be overlooking?
As always, your input is appreciated.