Good bikes for children

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

  1. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

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    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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  2. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

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    Bristol
    [QUOTE 3058766, member: 45"]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.[/QUOTE]
    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.
     
  3. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    [QUOTE 3058766, member: 45"]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.[/QUOTE]


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

    macbikes Well-Known Member

  5. 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.
     
  6. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Add Hoy to the list soon.
     
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  7. Shadowfax

    Shadowfax Well-Known Member

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

    KneesUp Veteran

    [QUOTE 3058766, member: 45"]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.[/QUOTE]

    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.
     
  9. macbikes

    macbikes Well-Known Member

    Not familiar with Worx?
     
  10. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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

    Shadowfax Well-Known Member

    Indeed.... lard then.

    Smile.
     
  12. Shadowfax

    Shadowfax Well-Known Member

    They have a website. Its called Worx Bikes I believe.
     
  13. macbikes

    macbikes Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I did find it in the end :smile:
     
  14. Evansdch

    Evansdch New Member

    Triban 3 from Decathlon looks good - or at least good value - to me for the 9+ age, but perhaps not as versatile as others out there.
     
  15. Shadowfax

    Shadowfax Well-Known Member

    No mention of Scott either, surprising. Or are they just too expensive? It does make me laugh Adults are willing to part with thousands for their steeds, yet not a few hundred for their little darlings.
     
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