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  • New kids bike
  • mrchrist
    Full Member

    Hi,

    Looking at getting my 10 year a new bike. Any one got any suggestions or know of anything suitable for sale?

    Thinking 26inch wheel hardtail, something like a Vitus (26) Nucleus would do the job.

    Happy to go 2nd hand and drive a bit, live near Leeds.

    thegeneralist
    Full Member

    Got this for sale in Manchester….

    https://www.gumtree.com/p/bicycles/trek-fuel-ex-jnr/1413153131

    keefezza
    Free Member

    How about a GT?

    I’ve got just the thing and not that far away on the correct side of the hills 🙂

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    thegeneralist
    Full Member

    Bloody hell. Had a scan through the classifieds. Someone is flogging his son’s 8 months old 5.10s for £55 plus postage 😆

    mrchrist
    Full Member

    He would bloody love a full suss and will be driving past there in Monday. Will make an enquiry thanks!

    Can’t get that GT to load sorry.

    weeksy
    Full Member

    https://singletrackworld.com/classifieds/advert/gt-stomper-ace-26-kids-hardtail/”

    Can’t get it to work as a direct link.

    ads678
    Full Member

    I bought a second hand Trek Marlin for my daughter. 27.5 wheels but stuck some 26″ wheels in there and will go back to 27.5 as she gets bigger. I already had some good 26″ wheels though.

    Forks were absolute shite, but found some nice second hand Manitou’s. The rain has a straight steerer but tapered forks fit if you fit an external bottom headset cup.

    TBH though, that Trek up there looks great so I’d just buy that!!

    thegeneralist
    Full Member

    He would bloody love a full suss and will be driving past there in Monday. Will make an enquiry thanks!

    Sorry, should have been clearer, it’s me wot’s selling.

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    Lockdown shenanigans!

    keefezza
    Free Member

    Cheers Weeksy not sure why it did that.
    Open to offers for my lads bike 🙂

    molgrips
    Full Member

    I’ve got a decent 24 for sale, will surely be too small though.

    happybiker
    Free Member

    I’ve also got a decent hard tail for sale if that doesn’t work out.

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    happybiker
    Free Member

    My link doesn’t work but it’s in the hard tail section under Custom Kids Bikes.

    stumpy_m4
    Free Member

    molgrips
    Full Member
    I’ve got a decent 24 for sale, will surely be too small though

    Sorry for butting in on this thread ! … What u got molgrips as looking for a 24 inch for the grand daughter, as she’s outgrown her cannondale Cujo 20

    mrchrist
    Full Member

    We have settled on the Vitus now. Thanks for the suggestions though.

    gingerflash
    Full Member

    I hope the fork is better than the Suntour XCR on my son’s Saracen Mantra. It is massively overdamped, in compression and rebound. At the sort of pressure he needs for a reasonable spring rate, the fork barely rebounds at all. Rebound damping is not adjustable. Going to try switching it for an old 26″ Reba that we have in the shed.

    In contrast, the RST First on his little brother’s bike is excellent, supple and active, even with a much lighter rider.

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