Is it me or does it appear very hard locating bikes for 8-9 year old boys? we've a budget of £400 ish on a new bike to replace the Apollo Vortice (enough said). going to be used mainly around forest trails and along an abandoned railway line (The Flitch Way) my son is 8, 9 in June with slim athletic build and average height, were really struggling with something suitable. Evans Cycles have the Pinnacle Mauri, thats the sort of bike. Now can anyone shine some light? I've looked at the obvious ones ie, Evans, Cycle-Revolution, Cycles UK and a couple of small dealers. we don't want to buy from Half***s. so any ideas, suggestions, guides and general advise would be greatly appreciated.