When I say ‘best’ I kinda mean ‘cheapest’. Obviously there are the usual places but they are all pretty pricy but I am a bit nervous about buying from someone I have never heard of nor had recommended.
I had been looking at Raleigh – they seem to be the best compromise between price and weight. The current bike we are looking at (Chic 20”) is £220 RRP but I have seen it as low as £160 (or £145 from a very dodgy looking site).
Will have a gander at the Carrera range though cheers.
+1 for here – the usual 2nd hand islabikes and frogs will be much lighter than anything else in the 20″ wheel range. The oft-stated spiel about islabikes having good resale is true, especially if you buy them 2ndhand in the first place.
They are being bought as ‘main’ Christmas presents (half each from us and grandparents but in the guise of being from Santa) I would like to buy new – especially as finding two similar condition second hand bikes will be difficult and they *do* compare. When they were younger (three YO IIRC) we did buy second hand bikes for Christmas and the first thing E did was to get the baby wipes out and start to clean the ‘dirty bike’.
And just looked – Islabikes are out of budget even when second-hand!!!! At the end of the day, they aren’t to be used for big off road treks, just for leisure riding around the roads near the house/to the playground etc and the occasional summer ride on the local cycle paths.
We’ve had some Ridgeback MX range bikes for ours and have been really happy with them. Islabikes etc are really nice but kids grow too quick, they basically need a new bike every 18months or so and that gets a bit silly.
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