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Bike for a youngster

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Aria30, 4 Jun 2008.

  1. Aria30

    Aria30 New Member

    Hi all,

    Hope someone can point me in the right direction please? My young lad (7 years old) has joined a club and is enjoying his cycling. So much so, that he's decided to enter into some races.
    We'd really like to get him a racing bike, as as the moment he's on a mountain bike, which makes it considerably harder for him to compete.
    I've trawled the internet for such a bike, and cannot find any small enough (he's the average size for a 7 year old), please could someone give me any details, links etc to help?

    Many thanks
    Aria30
     
  2. Disgruntled Goat

    Disgruntled Goat New Member

    Try Islabikes - but they don't have a road bike for 7 year olds - only 9+ but the Beinn 24 is only 1lb heavier than the road bike. Slap some skinny tyres on, flip the stem and put some bar ends on and you have yourself a reasonable road steed.

    http://www.islabikes.co.uk/range_page.html
     
  3. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Welcome:
    Do you know what the other kids at the club are riding?
     
  4. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Giant do one. I've only seen it in the T-Mobile colours, not sure if it comes in any other. Not sure on the price either, but i cant see it being a huge amount.
    The LBS near me used/still does have one tucked away somewhere. I could probably get more details on it next time i'm in there if you need.
     
  5. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Islabikes. I couldn't recommend them enough.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Aria30

    Aria30 New Member

    Thanks everyone for your help. The Islabikes looks like a good choice.

    At his club there are a couple of other youngsters his age, and their bikes are quite old, so I could get something similar off ebay etc if I could find one. Anyways, thanks for your ideas, it has helped me out, you seem a very friendly lot.
    Cheers
    Aria30