- Decent £350 bike for a 10 year old?
It’s funny age, cos they grow out of them quick. My boy had an old Spesh Hardrock 24″ wheel off the classifieds, which was a very decent bike, with decent sus forks. Recommended my mate get the Hardrock for his kid – he bought a new one and it was junk in comparison.Posted 6 months ago
His next was an adult small Boardman, also off classifieds – lovely light bike.
So yeah, I think if you go for a kid’s bike, you have to go really expensive to get decent these days – if manufacturers like Specialized are taking the piss with junk componentry, then most probably are in the cheaper range.
Small adult bike seems to be the answer.YetimanMember
It’s a shame it’s a bit over budget but my 7 year daughter, who is very tall for her age is loving her Genesis Core 26. I managed to pick up a mint 2nd handle example back in April but they seem to be like hens teeth on the used market. Same spec as this…..Posted 6 months agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
On behalf of a mate with 10 year old twins.
They like the look of road bikes and both are mad about triathlons (kids today, no bloody fun), but have absolutely no experience of riding one apart from a single organised session of wobbling around an outdoor running track.
Dad would prefer if they started on MTB’s away from traffic and they have loads of easily accessible quality off road stuff locally.
One about 4’11” and the one they feed properly is 5’3″.
Would an XS adult bike pose any issues?
If so, any idea of what’s hot about that point?
Decathlon only do a small, not extra small, Spesh start about £400 and after that I’m lost.
Light, simple, kid proof?Posted 6 months ago
Any ideas?Rusty SpannerSubscriber
Cheers for the replies, will have a good look at those.
A quick search brings up this Kona Fire Mountain at just over budget.
Kona’s own size guide reckon it’d fit them both and with that spec I’d ride it myself.
He’s buying two, cheeky to ask for further discount on bikes or kit?
Edit – I do remember that Vitus thread.
That Genesis is a fine looking bike too, just a bit pricey.Posted 6 months ago
His original budget was £300 including kit, but I’ve managed to up it a bit.eemyMember
What about a 14-inch Cube Aim. Probably not the most exciting, but would do the job. https://www.bestbikeproducts.com/m1b42s2p6968/CUBE-AIM-27-5-2017/RS_GB/30157Posted 6 months ago
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