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Offline loonyy

Mountain trip with the kid
« on: May 26, 2022, 10:30:15 pm »
Hello members!
I am going to visit my sister and her kid in 2 weeks and she asked me to help with the choice of special mountain bike. We want to have 2-3 day riding. Honestly, I do not know how to choose bike for a kid! I have a Fuji Declaration, and it would be easier to have the small version of it :) He grows so fast, and it is important to remember about it. I found this Diamondback Bicycle for mountains, but is it a good idea to choose bike without trying it in the store? I think that kids should see the bike and try to ride it dor several minutes before choosing. So what would you say? What is the right way of choosing kid's bike?
Thank you in advance!

Online ray b

Re: Mountain trip with the kid
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2022, 08:42:20 pm »
The simple answer - it needs to fit. They'll be comfortable from the first pedal stroke.

Although you don't mention the age, my philosophy is to never make a child carry more than required to replace an inner tube.

I recall some great trail trips with a couple young sons and a BOB trailer.
“A good man always knows his limitations.”

Offline loonyy

Re: Mountain trip with the kid
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2022, 09:27:27 pm »
The simple answer - it needs to fit. They'll be comfortable from the first pedal stroke.

Although you don't mention the age, my philosophy is to never make a child carry more than required to replace an inner tube.

I recall some great trail trips with a couple young sons and a BOB trailer.

He is 7 y.o. He is not experienced in several day's trips so we are concerned. Your advice seems to be right, we should try the bike before buying

Online ray b

Re: Mountain trip with the kid
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2022, 01:32:51 pm »
7 is a tough age. The novelty can wear off suddenly.

For multi-day trips with adults and older children, I had my youngest on a trail-a-bike or tandem until age 8 or 9.
“A good man always knows his limitations.”