26" wheels and XS Frame (Too big for a ten year old)??
I’m not sure all 10 year old’s are the same height…but with a slammed seat, short cranks and stem and narrow bars i think it’d fit just fine.
I’m about to move my ‘taller than most ten year olds’ 8 year old up to a 24er / 13″ frame because i have one lying in the shed. I don’t kids are that fussy about sizing tbh. Soft seat and grips and some skull stickers are where it’s at.Posted 2 years agotransporter13Subscriber
Last year i built 2 bikes up for my eldest pair.
1 of them being a medium spesh pitch for my then 9yo and 5’1″ daughter
The other a short scott voltage fr for my then 8yo 4’10” son
Both run 1×10 11-36 cassettes with 30t NW ring up front,152mm cranks and 40mm stems.Posted 2 years ago
Neither of them struggle for reach.
Summers coming and my lads cheap toys r us bike is falling apart and he’s really started to get into his riding. I’ve got some wheels and short travel 26″ forks in the shed and i’m considering snapping up an XSmall 26″ hardtail and building it up – I cant help thinking though it may be too big! Anyone built anything similar and it was ok size-wise? Any help appreciated….cheersPosted 2 years agolardmanMember
I’m currently building an XS trek FS frame up for my 8 yr old.Posted 2 years ago
It’s running 24″ wheels, 100mm travel front and back with150mm cranks and a 35mm stem. Not put him on it yet, but sizing seems about right from the measurements I’ve taken. I’m keeping the wheels as light as I can, and the components as compact as possible. The plan is to change up to 26″ wheels, longer stem, seat back etc: when he outgrows it.
hmmmm, lots of food for thought. Thanks for the options all, and the offer evh22 (Im in the SWest which is a shame). He’s 5ft and his current cheapy 24’er has a 14″ frame and he’s getting very very confident on it. Think I might take the plunge on a 13″ 26er and keep things light and simple. 152mm cranks, 30t 1×9, short stem and some choice grips! Will post pics when up and running. He’s well excited just talking about it ( a bit like the grown-ups I guess) 😆Posted 2 years ago
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