- mtb for a 10 year old – Cove Sanchez
I was eyeing one up for my eldest, but it would have been a bit big for him (he’s 8). The only draw back I can see might be the weight – older Sanchez frames particularly are pretty hefty (7lbs?), more recent ones quite a bit lighter. Whether that’s an issue depends on what the alternatives are though.Posted 4 years agoWhathaveisaidnowMember
I’m guessing it would be used for a myriad of purposes, think it is mainly aimed at dirt and street with a sprinkling of trails, as long as the angles measure up I can’t see why it would be any less comfortable on an xc ride than anything else…
and its versatile and has street cred,.. that’s what every kid favors over mile munching IMHO!Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
IIRC it’s quite long, alomst large XC bike long, 23″+ top tube.
Maybe look at something like a dialled holeshot (short), which is IIRC 21.5″? I built one up for my missus as she’s not much taller than a 12 yr old, it looks like it fits her quite well.
Either way they all carry a 2-3lb penalty over even the cheep XC frames. Brand-X, handsome dog, arrow, dirty-jo all used to do a generic ‘tripple butted’ XC frame which would weigh significantly less if you can find a small enough one.
My/her holeshot is about 30lb using a 1x8speed XT and XC spare bits from the shed (i.e. nothing overly strong, but no expensive/modern light bits).Posted 4 years ago
Hi – would anyone have any thoughts on using a Cove Sanchez frame for a MTB for a 10 year old. I’m not familiar with the bike but it seems a good size and possibly quite fun?Posted 4 years agomoniexMember
I’d say too heavy and too long in the top tube. Will make it hard for him to jump. Top tube main issue with small 26″ kids bikes. I have built a few for my boys (now 10 and 12) and they prefer to ride/jump the one with the shortest top tube.
Small rockhopper frames work well.
My oldest is now 153cm and now just fits on a small stiffee, which he loves.
Keep looking I’d say …Posted 4 years agoianvMember
The sanchez is steel so it will be quite heavy, the forks will be hard as they are coil argylls. It does look pretty long in the TT as well. I would imagine he might struggle if there is any climbing involved.
It obviously depends on how tall he is but my son (10) is still riding a 24″ and its much more suited to messing about than an overly big/heavy 26″ bike, he uses it for XC as well. Something like this for example:
orPosted 4 years agoswankyMember
Possibly one of these would be more suitable?
http://www.feltbicycles.com/International/2014/Bikes/mountain-kids/q-kids-series/Q24-Disc.aspxPosted 4 years ago
£300 new rather than £400 second hand for the Cove
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