Help with a youth bike (24")
My family has just gotten into mountain biking. We have made several trips around the block and have made it out to some single tracks a couple of times. I started out not knowing anything about bikes, but thanks to this sight and visiting several bike shops, I have picked up on a few things.
I bought myself a Felt Nine 80, I found my with a Scott Aspect 45 on CL, and I bought my oldest son a Trek 3500. The problem is what to buy for my youngest. He is 7 right now, and not quite bike enough for a 24" youth bike from Trek/Giant, but should be by spring. He also has not learned to take care of his bike as well as I would like him to. I'm trying to decide if I should just get him a dept store bike until he's big enough for a 26" or go ahead and get him a 24" like the Trek MT200. I'm worried he will outgrow a 24" quickly and I'm not having any luck finding anything used.