- Recommend me a bike with pedals for a 4yr old
My daughter has had a balance bike ( Wooden Easyrider thing) since she was just under 2 and is pretty confident on it. For Christmas, I’d like to get her a pedal bike to progress onto.
What can anyone recommend? The only criteria are that I don’t want it to be too horribly gender specific, good quality and not too expensive…Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
Isla if you can afford it
IME the 16 is sthe shortest lived as it lacks gears so is limiting and gears only start at 20 “
I think I got a specialized rockhopper or some such from ebay for about £30 which was brilliant and passed on.
IME you get back pretty much what you pay on any decent second hand bike but the isla outlay is much more substantial.
Ridgebacks are fine as I have the 20 ” one but its less than 50% the price of Isla and you get what you pay forPosted 4 years agoRickosMember
We did a similar thing and bought an MX16. However, on arrival it was clear the bike was way bigger than we were led to believe when looking at the size charts. Ended up getting a Cnoc 14 as an interim and even though he now fits the Ridgeback he much prefers the Cnoc.
Short version – get the Cnoc, and maybe even the 14 over the 16 unless she’s tall for age.Posted 4 years agoaugustuswindsockSubscriber
My daughter, now 5, loves her cnoc 16 which was handed down from her brother, everything about them written on here is spot on, and the resale value makes them decent value. However, one of her friends has an early rider, a belt driven very lightweight bike, it is by far the best kids bike I’ve seen, they aren’t cheap, but again they will hold their value extremely well I should imagine.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks everyone – seems pretty definitive! The only question now is Cnoc 14 or 16? She’s 4.5 yrs, but I’m thinking the 14 would be easier to handle for her to start with and could be handed down to her younger brother (18months) sooner..
Seems like £130 or so is the going rate for the 14 or 16 second hand. Anyone got one in purple they’d like to shift before Xmas?
She won’t care what it is as long as it can have streamers put on the handlebars and a doll’s seat fitted!Posted 4 years agobooktownmanSubscriber
Frog bikes definitely worth a look.Posted 4 years ago
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