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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:25 pm 
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Hiya,
I have an 8 year old boy who is in need of a new bike since growing out of the one we bought him a couple of years ago.

At first I thought about building him one, then considered trying to find a tiny framed Mtb before finally thinking that maybe a BMX would suit?

Its awfully difficult to find a quality child sizd bike/components without spending a stack of money. Im seriously thinking about getting this for him:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/hoff ... -prod72472

Any thoughts on the subject?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:04 pm 
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My advice after a lot of searching....Islabikes...yes they are pricey but you get a light bike that will encourage your young rider to get into bikes...and when they outgrow it? They have a great resale value so you can get your money back. Buy quality thats my opinion...

Doug


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:08 pm 
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wookiee wrote:
My advice after a lot of searching....Islabikes...yes they are pricey but you get a light bike that will encourage your young rider to get into bikes...and when they outgrow it? They have a great resale value so you can get your money back. Buy quality thats my opinion...

Doug


Yes Islabikes or a decent BMX.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:08 pm 
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Thanks Wook. I did look at islabikes but the price did put me off a bit. I've just gone and bought a 2nd hand BMX. I don't know a great deal about them.. and I hope it fits him but there we are.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:59 am 
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hoffman make some good bikes and have been around for ever, i know you have one now but the race bmxs are mainly alloys an very light might find an older one of them cheap,


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:48 pm 
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BMX, tough as anything, as kids ourselves we abused our bikes so tough wins hands down.


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