Ridgeback MX14 for kids – any good?
I have a little used MX16 (in bright blue) I’m about to put up for sale.
Our youngest is now too big for it and unlike his older brother is rather lazy and prefers to be on a pull along so it’s hardly been used.
I’m on the look out for an MX20 for him as I certainly rate the quality.Posted 5 years agosfinnieMemberstumpy01Member
2 nephews have got Ridgeback mx bike. Not sure if 14 or 16 but they seem really well put together. A little heavy, but I haven’t picked up any other kids bikes as a comparison.
Brakes are nicely adjustable for small hands. Smallest nephew was riding his & using brakes properly from about 4 1/2 yrs old.Posted 5 years agostMember
Very good, my son has just grown out of his MX14 and my daughter had the Melody which is the 16″ wheeled pink version. We’ve also had a couple of Isla bikes and in the sub 20″ wheeled bracket I’d say that Ridgeback shouldn’t be overlooked.
They have alloy frames and wheels, decent v brakes etc, they might seem heavy but are a lot lighter than much of the competition and when you look at them there isn’t a fat lot you could change to make them lighter.Posted 5 years agowagonwheelSubscriber
The thing to remember about the cost of the islabikes is that although you have a greater outlay in the first place the resale is very good. We have had several and when resold 2 years later have lost less than £100 on the bikes which is then reinvested in the next one.Posted 5 years ago
Just remember to put the biggest front tyre on at low pressure and then you have your suspension. Your children will love themmangoridebikeSubscriber
My son got on very well with his MX14, rode it loads and his wee sister is just getting started on it.
They both began on a spesh hotwalk and the transition to the bigger & heavier frame took a little bit of time, but once the adjustment had been made they were flying.
My son happily did the Laggan green route and parts of the Nevis Range Blue route on it so they are capable bikes.Posted 5 years ago
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