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Old 11-28-17, 09:43 PM
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Cyclocross Bikes for 11 year old

I am looking for a low cost solution to getting my son riding on unpaved bike paths. We are planning to ride the GAP and C&O trails this summer and need the right bike. He currently rides a Fuji Ace 24 road bike which has 24x1 tires. i ordered larger tires today in the hopes they will fit his frame but I'm not optimistic. My limited research into youth gravel bikes has turned up a model by Giant and another by Diamondback. I am looking for more options and a bike store in Massachusetts or surrounding area that would carry preowned options. Any recommendations?
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A road bike with 1" should be just fine unless it's seriously rough.
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My usual response to questions like this: Islabikes USA https://www.facebook.com/IslabikesUS...TvH_RY75jF_W9c

Expensive but with fantastic resale value (80%+ after a couple of years?). Look up the Luath range.
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A Kids Cross race being done at the CX races where you live? PDX did.
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Are you looking for drop bar only or would a flat bar bike be okay? For flat bar bikes, there's the Woom (size 5 or 6, depending on height), the Trek Dual Sport (26" wheels), PreVelo Alpha 4. Or this one that I noted in another thread: https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p...nshkmntbb24bjp

I know people who have done cyclocross with the F24, although that comes stock with 1" tires; not sure if they switched out the tires.
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