Good bikes for children

Discussion in 'Family and Recreational Cycling' started by Mister Paul, 26 Feb 2012.

  1. Andyg63

    Andyg63 Member

    When I say quality I'm referring to components that go on them also the weight is over 10 kg, way to heavy for a child. Would have liked more choice don't regard 2 as much of a choice considering how many adult bikes we can chose from.
    Andyg
     
  2. OP
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    Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    Choice is getting better. Frog bikes seem to be popular. And round our way almost everyone under 5 seems to be riding an Islabike.
     
  3. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Barmy in Barming
    Frog
    Islabikes
    Specialized
    Dawes
    Ridgeback
    Pinnacle

    All have very decent kids bikes.
    OK nowhere near as many brands as adults, but it is getting better.
     
  4. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Location:
    Bristol
    Agreed, now if only we could get the likes of Toys r us to stop selling lumps of metal and start stocking better bikes!
     
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    Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    I think the challenge is to get parents to appreciate that no-one can make a decent kid's bike for an RRP of £59.99.
     
  6. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Location:
    Bristol
    I don't think you will ever convince some parents to appreciate the benefits of a really good bike, but the bottom of the pile should be to a certain minimum standard, and toys r us shouldn't be allowed to sell below that standard.
     
  7. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Barmy in Barming

    Yup, this is the core of the problem.
    They think.. kids bike... must go cheap.
     
  8. macbikes

    macbikes Well-Known Member

  9. william_just

    william_just Member

    Location:
    London
    Isla bikes, Frog, B'twin...

    Don't be afraid to spend money on a good bike - it will have a good resale value so you'll recoup most of it anyway.
     
  10. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Add Hoy to the list soon.
     
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  11. Shadowfax

    Shadowfax Well-Known Member

    Worx J range. everything else is made of cheese!
     
  12. KneesUp

    KneesUp Veteran

    I got a hardly used Ridgeback MX16 off eBay for £45 or so - can't remember exact price. I think we have to bring our kids up to realise that you don't need new of everything - there isn't enough stuff in the world for that to happen.

    Plus being as it was secondhand when I bought it and it will be secondhand when I sell it, it can't loose too much as either a proportion of its cost or in actual money.
     
  13. macbikes

    macbikes Well-Known Member

    Not familiar with Worx?
     
  14. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Barmy in Barming

    And to say anything else is made of cheese is very silly.
     
  15. Shadowfax

    Shadowfax Well-Known Member

    Indeed.... lard then.

    Smile.
     
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