DiamondBack Claroty 24 for tween?
I picked up my first adult bike on July 4: a Trek 7.2 FX WSD. My daughter was with me when I test rode and ordered the bike the week prior. She asked me to buy a bike for her also. Unfortunately at 12-years-old, she still doesn't know how to ride a bike (she has a small "Barbie" bike with training wheels from years ago, but never learned to ride without the training wheels).
On Saturday, my fiancÚ picked up his new Trek 7.4 FX. At this point I have no choice but to get a bike for my daughter. LOL. My daughter is on the small side and my 15" frame is too big for her. She might be able to ride a 13" frame, but that might be too big also. Rather than spend a lot of money on an adult bike she may or may not ride, I decided to go with a 24" kids' bike, figuring that if I really get into cycling she will get my 7.2 FX when I upgrade, and she's grown a bit.
I found this DiamondBack Clarity 24 on sale and ordered one for her. Did I make a mistake or is this a good starter bike?