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Old 04-23-18, 11:56 AM
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Tiny RockShox?

I rehabed an old bike into a shiny new ride for my 3 year old.

I took him out to a paved area near my house for his first riding lesson over the weekend. (Such an awesome moment for any parent!)

Anyway ALL he wanted to do was to ride down this super rocky drainage path. He must have come over to this thing 10 times BEGGING ME to let him ride down it.

So obviously I need to know if I can find a high quality RockShox fork for a 16" wheel since he's ready to hit the hard stuff early!!!

(For the ultra serious people here who take everything literally, this is a joke. Yes, the kid really wanted to do this. No, I'm not letting my 3 year old with training wheels do that. It's just a photo that made me laugh. My son absolutely did not understand why he wasn't allowed to ride through the rocks. He really wanted to get off road and get wild his very first time on the bike, bless his little heart!)
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Start building up a 20" wheel bike, there are 20" high end suspension forks for Short wheelbase recumbents..

your 3 year old will grow into it a 20" bike very soon.

take the training wheels and the cranks off to make it into a balance bike now, once the balancing skill is learned then put the cranks back on..
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He's gonna need disc brakes, too.
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Originally Posted by Kapusta View Post
He's gonna need disc brakes, too.
Brakes?

The hell, you say! Brakes are for the weak! FULL SPEED DOWN THE ROCKY TRAIL!!!!

( I shouldn't joke. This kid has NO FEAR. He'd do it. )
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24 " fatty tires, winning !,I also think they make some with 20" tires too.
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Originally Posted by Skipjacks View Post
Brakes?

The hell, you say! Brakes are for the weak! FULL SPEED DOWN THE ROCKY TRAIL!!!!

( I shouldn't joke. This kid has NO FEAR. He'd do it. )
SkipJacks, thats awesome man, youre a good dad for wanting to get him off to a good start. I havent seen any suspension bikes that small but i bet you can duct tape bungee cords together or something!
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Originally Posted by RubenAlonzo View Post
SkipJacks, thats awesome man, youre a good dad for wanting to get him off to a good start. I havent seen any suspension bikes that small but i bet you can duct tape bungee cords together or something!
HARDTAIL OR NOTHING!!!!

He's a fun kid.
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