- Kids bikes… 7-year old girl… recommendations?
I have 3 islabikes and they are all fantastic. Highly recommended. They're lighter and easier to use that than the competition.Posted 7 years ago
Unfortunately for my son's next bike he insists he has suspension, but I think I'm still going to get the 24" Beinn. Maybe add some aftermarket forks if he doesn't forgive me. I don't think you'll regret it.voodoo-richSubscriber
Looking for a new bike for my little girl, approx 1.2m tall, so all the shops reckon a 20" wheeled frame. She's currently racing round on a 16" hand-me-down, so not sure how she'll like the size change.
I was after something nice and simple, but everything out there seems to have gears and a suspension fork. I doubt the forks will be up to much, but will a 7-yr old cope OK with gears?
Any particular models you can recommend? I've looked at Carrera, Specialized, Pinnacle, but theres not much to choose between them. Is it worth going for something from Islabikes?Posted 7 years agovoodoo-richSubscriber
Looks like I might need to find an Isla for her! Trying to steer her away from choosing a bike based on the pretty colours…
Atomizer- send me some pics? Not massively keen on anything with suspension for kids, but might be worth a look. How old is it? I'm in Kent btw, not far!Posted 7 years agomick_rSubscriber
She will easily be able to ride the larger model of the two 20" Islabikes. The better sizing (lower bb, short cranks etc) generally mean they can ride one wheel size up compared to all other bikes (e.g. my lad was on 20" + gears Islabike doing "proper" ish off road at 4.5 yrs). Check her against Islabikes size charts – they are generally very accurate.
It might be worth a visit for a test ride to see if she can even sneak onto a 24" (eldest now nearly 8 has been on 24" for a few months and it rolls much better off road).
Islabikes resale values on Ebay are also sky high – meaning no great worry if you need to upgrade a size in 12 months.Posted 7 years ago
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