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Old 06-03-07, 01:45 PM
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Real light MTB frame or bike for kids

Hi,

I am searching for a really light frame or MTB for my 4 yoears old kid. He is almost jumping from a heavy 12" Haro Bike that is is too small for him.

Suggestions if money is not the main factor but one of them?

Thanks.
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Old 06-03-07, 02:52 PM
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Why is weight such an issue for a 4 y/o? Just get a steel frame bike without suspension. I always rode Schwinns as a kid.
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Old 06-03-07, 02:57 PM
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The options for kid's bikes are pretty thin, even from the major manufacturer's. It's a low demand part of the market, and with most kids not too discerning of quality and outgrowing their bikes in a few years, it's hard to sell customers on fancy kids bikes.

If you check out a few shops, you should be able to find some options that are better quality than department store bikes, but not much lighter.
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Old 06-03-07, 03:21 PM
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Man, how can kids bikes be the low-demand part of the market? When I was a kid, everyone had at least one bike, regardless of whether or not they ever used them.
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buy him a heavy bike make him strong that what my mom and dad did and now


it will make your kid fast in a few years when he is older
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Old 06-03-07, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by k_freese
Man, how can kids bikes be the low-demand part of the market? When I was a kid, everyone had at least one bike, regardless of whether or not they ever used them.
I guess I didn't state that quite right...it's a lower $ part of the market. Although a lot of kids bikes sell, they're almost exclusively lower-cost bikes, for the reasons I gave above. I don't know how total numbers compare, but I suspect that metric also tends towards kids.

That said, if anybody does know of a company that makes higher quality kids bikes, I'm sure the OP would be glad to hear, and the rest of us can store that knowledge for future reference. Also, when I say compare qualities, I'm not trying to imply that the normally available kids bikes are deficient. There's simply not the same range of quality and features available.
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Go get a norco kids bike.
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I'm pretty sure he's too young but Scott makes a NICE kids mountain bike. It's expensive, and as mentioned the smallest size won't fit him just yet but it'd be something to look at in a few years.
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Suffering is not the way

Originally Posted by salsa
buy him a heavy bike make him strong that what my mom and dad did and now


it will make your kid fast in a few years when he is older
If my kid weights 40 pounds and he rides a heavy 20 pounds is like if you swap your fancy cannondale for a some place mentioned Scwinn and try to race with it.
Thinking about unneeded suffering as the way to success is wrong. If you want something you are to work hard and suffer, but not suffering more than needed. Anybody who suffers too much could finish hating the sport. Following your rule, you could hang a backpack full of stones during your training and you might be the next Tomac or even Armstrong.
I know that people don't want to spend a lot of money in a bike thet won't fit the boy in 18 months, but i do, reason why the market don't offer a wide range on this matter. But I want and I can to get light bikes for my boy.
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Old 06-04-07, 12:22 AM
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Best option

Originally Posted by Pete ***erlin
Because riding a bike that weighs almost as much as you do is less fun than riding a very light, nimble bike.

For a lightweight frame/bike the OP should look at BMX mini bikes (available from Specialized, Haro, etc.). Short of a full custom bike, they are the best option for that age.

This one seems the best option. I am thinking of a Redline, Felt or similar light BMX bike.

Thanks for your answer and nice pic.
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Old 06-13-07, 07:41 PM
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It wokred for me to. I would look at the stinky 2-4 from kona. That has 4 inches in front and back so he can knock the hell out of himself. Or look at scott i heard they had a cross country bike for kids.
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Old 06-13-07, 07:51 PM
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Specialized Hotrock - nice little trail bikes for kids. Not expensive either.
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Old 06-13-07, 08:07 PM
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gary fisher has kids bikes
http://www.fisherbikes.com/bikes/series.asp?series=kids
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