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Old 02-28-06, 05:17 PM
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Sprocket Man
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I'm currently looking for a new bike for my 6 year old daughter. We've looked at a bunch of different models at various shops, and one thing I've found that they all have in common - they're all really heavy! When I pick up these bikes, they definitely feel heavier than my road bike (which is about 18 lbs.).

I have a couple of questions about bikes for kids just learning to ride 2 wheelers.

1. Where would I find a good selection of lightweight kids bikes? (online stores would be fine)
2. Is it even recommended for a kid to have a lightweight bike? Perhaps its better for a kid to learn to ride on a bike that has a little more 'bulk'?

Maybe my road cycling weight obsession is unnecessarily affecting my buying decision for my daughter. I have no idea!
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