what dirt jump bike for my 10 year old son?
He’s into his bmxing but he wants to do a bit of mountain biking too, I think he needs a bike that is built to hammer about on as well as being able to do some long ish rides, I thought a dirt jump bike might be what he needs? Looking at getting a second hand as I just can’t afford a new one. Any suggestions on a particular bike that may do all this? All advice much appreciated, cheers.Posted 4 years ago
Brand X frame, Bomber dirt £50 each offa ebay. Deore everything else some of which came off the last and will most likely last for the next.
Some nice steel ones but he liked that one, some can have long top tubes. DMR are nice but expensive. Most take 24″ wheels too.Posted 4 years ago
Something like a Kona shred 24/Scott voltage 24 frame with upgraded forks would be perfect. Am sure there will be some second hand, somewhere.
Decathlon have a new bike called the subsim tasty, the better one has gears and looks like a decent bike (Bmx/Mtb cross) but £450. Available in 26 and 24″.
If you wanted to go 26″, a small original chameleon would be good. Might be a bit big though.Posted 4 years ago
Cheers chaps, Ian, been looking for a kona shred on eBay but seem hard to find, not to keen on the Scott voltage, any more suggestions? Was looking at the adults dirt jump bikes as they seem to have loads of clearance, and slackish geometry for him, them dmr’s look nice but pricey, his birthday in just under two week,Posted 4 years ago
I need to pull my finger out! 😮
Maybe I should get him an adults xs size 26 wheels? Thoughts please? 🙂
not to keen on the Scott voltage,
Why not? its like a little chameleon and tough enough for anything a youngster will throw at it.
Another one that might be worth a look is the Commencal Ramones 24, but not sure if there will be many on Ebay.
If you are looking at a jump/4x bike, the identity Krisis sl looks ace (but probably pricy). The commencal absolute might also be worth a look and will be cheaper (and more likely to find its way to ebay)
Quite a few local ones on Pinkbike but you will be stuck with a single speed!Posted 4 years ago
Yes your quite right there tom, but I’m asking for suggestions and still a little unsure as to what to get him, I thought jump bike thinking they’d be chuckable for him, however looking more into it, it seems they might be a little heavy for him as he wants to do some riding too, the on one’s seem to do very small adult frames, and geometry on the on one’s seem quite hard core, and the prices look good too. An on one out is! 😀Posted 4 years ago
Just need to find one now! 😐torihadaMember
I’m just about to sell my daughter’s Kona Shred 2-4. She’s had it for the past 3 years (shes now 14).The only changes I made was a bigger ratio cassette and hydraulic disk brakes (the unused cable shifter/cable disc shifters will go back on). I toyed with the idea of sticking a set of 100mm forks and a 26″ wheel up front. I’ve had a longer stem on it recently to accommodate her growth. I’m building up a small frame with 26″ wheels for her to replace the Kona.
The shred 2-4 is not an XC bike and is burly enough for any 10 yr old. My daughter’s ridden in the Alps and various UK trail centres. I think with something like a 100 mm fork up front it would be great.Posted 4 years agomamadirtMember
Damn, most of the lil red ‘bred pics went when Fotopic went down but yep it was a cracking little bike 😥 . Another vote for tiny Konas too!
Hmmmm . . . quick rummage through pinkbike.com gallery . . .
Kona Explosif resto
tom, you really need to see Mamadirts 14″ little red Inbred in full dirt jump getup, yeah it doesnt sound right but it sure as hell looked the ticket.
Tinsy, I know just the pic to which you’re referring but I’m burgered if I can find it anywhere. IIRC it was wearing DMR Trailblade forks with braced cromoly bars. This’ll have to do instead . . .Posted 4 years ago
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you got owt yet Shag you only got 5 days now
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Not yet blower and the clock is ticking! 😐
I’ve searched high and low, really like the look of them bikes mamadirt, they look exactly like the kinda bike I’m looking for him, like a proper scaled down bike, but with a hard core xc look to them, rather than a heavy chunky over precautious frame, he doesn’t seem to like all the kid specific bikes, he says they all look similar, I saw a nice14″ 456 summer season on pink bike, but had already gone! 🙁
I’ll check them konas out too.
Cheers moniex, appreciate it, I’ll have a look at them.Posted 4 years ago
Might be a bit late but just saw this and seemed like they might be what you’re after.. http://www.pinkbike.com/news/ns-bikes-clash-jr-2013.htmlPosted 4 years ago
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