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    kid bike

    So my daughter is turning 9 next month and wants to start riding with her old man. I am going to get her a bike but i am not sure which to get. you guys have any suggestions or have one that you wanna get rid of ?

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    Talk to nomad_rdr. His son's about that age and is hitting most stuff that pops is on his Kona Stinky Jr. That kid's going to absolutely slay trails when he gets older.
    A trail that’s too difficult wouldn’t exist because it’d never be used. But, trails can exist that’re too difficult for you.

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    Specialized HotRock has worked great for my 10 year old. You can pick used ones up REAL cheap. My son's was $75.

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    I've seen the Stinky jr's go for around $500-600 on ebay. One recently came with a set of custome 20" disc wheels that the grom had outgrown!!! There are several other companies that make 24" bikes (older GT that I'm keeping my eye on).

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    My 8 and 7 year olds both ride 24" bikes (Trek and Specialized) with front suspension that are good bikes and not too heavy. Originally, I got my son a full suspension cheapo from target - the thing weighed a TON! He couldn't ride it at all because of the weight.

    I got them both used at Bicycle Village - they have a trade in program much like with the kids ski gear - and the bikes are both in great shape. Best part, they are actually nice bikes that are worth working on, so they're learning to do basic maintenance too
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    My neice has a 2006 Specialized Hotrock A1 FS 24 21-Speed Girls that she has outgrown and barely ridden. Here is the original picture:



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    There are several full suspension 24 inch bike out there.
    - Specialized FSR $650
    - Kona Stinky Jr. $1300
    - Scott Spark RC Jr. $1100
    - Scott Spark Jr. $600-$700

    I'm leaning toward the RC Jr. It is a claimed 26.5 lbs and comes with a 9 speed rear (almost all kids bikes are 7 speed). It's the lightest of the bunch. My son is 7 years old and weighs 60 lbs.

    For hardtails, all the manufacturers make a model in the $300 range that is probably about 27 lbs. There are two models that stand out for a little more.

    Ibex alpine 440 ($400 but sold out for this year)
    Scott Scale RC Jr. ($800)

    Again, the Scott just rules. They claim 22.3 lbs.

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    Ohh...and I weighed the Walmart special Mongoose full suspension. 36 lbs!!!

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