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searching for kids trail bike....

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by mikehorne, 27 Jan 2018.

  1. mikehorne

    mikehorne Regular

    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.
     
  2. steven1988

    steven1988 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    How tall? And what inside leg are you looking for there's plenty it' just getting the right size and least weight as possible
     
  3. steven1988

    steven1988 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sheffield
    Personally In your position I'd stretch the budget to 440 if you can and buy the best. Islabike beinn 26
     
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  4. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Exactamundo
     
  5. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

  6. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    Location:
    Wirral
    Ridgeback mx24
     
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  7. Reynard

    Reynard Veteran

    Location:
    Cambridgeshire, UK
    Wiggins Chartres?

    The Wiggos are good bang-for-buck. I know they're from Halfords / Cycle Republic, but seriously, they're nice bikes. I've got a Wiggins Roadie (my only bike currently) and someone else on here rides a Chartres 26.
     
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    mikehorne

    mikehorne Regular

    thanks everyone for their input, as ever valuable information. we have made a decision and after much deliberation and web surfing my son is most impressed with the Specialized HotRock 2018, based mainly on the fact that our local Cycles UK let him borrow one for an afternoon, thats good service.
     
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