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    Kids bike

    Looking at this fo one of my kids,9-12-14,he wants 500-520,what do you think?
    bicycle type: mountainbrake type: disc (mechanical)frame size: 17 inhandlebar type: risermake / manufacturer: Specializedmodel name / number: rockhopper comp 29ersuspension: suspension fork (hardtail)wheel size: 29 in
    Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29er set up as a 1x10 with a new 11-42 Shimano expanded range cassette, new Shimano SLX Shadow plus rear derailleur, new SLX 10 speed shifter, new Shimano Deore crank with an external bearing bottom bracket. A new 30t narrow wide chainring, RaceFace bash, and new KMC 10.93 chain. Both Bontrager Mustang Elite tubeless ready wheels have been rebuilt with a new Sram X9 hub up front, Bontrager hub on the rear, and new Dt Swiss spokes and nipples. The frame is a 2010 model with adjustable dropouts which allows it to be run single speed without the need for a chain tensioner. The Rockshox fork is stock but in excellent condition having just been serviced. Stock Avid disc brakes with new pads but new Avid Elixir 9 hydraulics are available. All new Jagwire cables and housings. Also new Truvativ Stylo riser bars and Scudgood pedals.

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    Check Specialized's bike archive, those colors don't seem right for a 2010 Rhopper Comp.

    It's a real parts bin special, which in itself isnt always a bad thing but (as a direct comparitor) you can get a new 2019 Trek Marlin 5 for the same money. Parts aren't the same "level" as the bike you listed but they are brand new.

    Also: which kid are you buying for? I'm 5'10" and would fit that frame.

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    Buying for the 14 year old first,hes about 5/10,middle is about 5/7 and youngest is high 4s
    new marlin or new rockhopper packages would be a option as well,

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinton View Post
    ew marlin or new rockhopper packages would be a option as well,
    Yes, new options are out there for the same money. Also with a new bike your buying warranty and in many cases complimentary tune ups from the shop.

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    With your 9 and 12 year old, I'd personally look for a bike with a 27.5" wheel. Your 14 year old maybe a 29er

    My son has which is 11 started racing at 7. The 27.5 even a 26 is much easier for them to get going and stay going compared to a larger wheel. takes too much out of them to get 29ers going over and over again.
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    For the youngest, see if you can find a Transition Ripcord somewhere. Awesome bike for the groms!

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