Old 06-16-09, 10:23 PM
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How old is your son?

How much is your budget?

I got my 12 year old daughter a Kona Lana'i http://www.konaworld.com/09_lanai_c.cfm
I figured a mountain bike would be best for her as she'll no doubt be dropping it, jumping curbs (with no regard for the bike), and generally treating her bike as any 12 year old would.

For myself, I got a Kona Dew FS http://www.konaworld.com/09_dewfs_c.cfm and have absolutely no regrets -- it's a terrific bike that allows me to ride at good speeds on pavement, and jump off-road to do some light trail riding with my daughter. The front suspension fork has a lock-out which makes pedalling up hills a lot easier. It's not as durable as a mountain bike, but it doesn't pretend to be.

I got Kona's because I read nothing but good stuff about their bikes and we've got a local dealer who sells them.
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