- First 26" advice (ahem)
Had a quick scan through previous topics and didn’t see another thread applicable, so here goes.
My 10 year old lad is getting a bit giraffe for his Isla (which has done him proud). I’m looking at a first foray into 26″ for him. My initial thought is to do a self build I reckon, using a bunch of the spare parts from the trusty rusty drawer (yes, I know none of them will probably fit…..) Having scanned through the usual suspect websites I’m heading down the line of a DJ-type frame to get the Stand-Over he’ll need and try and avoid him feeling like he’s on a penny farthing.
Any advice lads and lasses? Anyone hurdled this before with success?Posted 5 years agoJunkyardMember
Some way of this myself but I think you have the right plan
Air forks must surely be a must as well given kids weight
Think I would get some weak – possibly even cable- disc brakes to start with.
You often see very small sized frames going cheap on websites as well.
Would probably spend some money on serious wheels as they should last a few bikes worth.Posted 5 years ago
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